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  • We (myself and a few friends) have been getting together for a few years once a month to try beers we haven't had. Eventually, it became difficult to always find new beers, so we decided to start brewing! We started with an all-extract starter kit (IPA) to wet our feet in June '09. Now we're all-grain always. We brew often.
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  • Posted in thread: California Common Fermentation Infection on 02-20-2017 at 11:34 AM
    Looks pretty much like what's going on in my fermenter - also using the mangrove jack (M54). I
    guess it's what this strain does. Thanks for posting the photo, cshulha.

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-05-2016 at 05:35 AM
    Amber Waves, all-grain!

  • Posted in thread: "It's a proprietary hop blend" on 11-16-2015 at 01:47 AM
    I think this place deserves at least another shot. I'm sure the business aspect and its stress
    can overshadow or even negate the joy of beer and brewing, especially in a brand new place.

  • Posted in thread: Skim the mold or toss? on 11-10-2015 at 01:21 AM
    I had an infection with a porter once, very similar to what you describe. Everything smelled
    fine, samples tasted fine, so I bottled it. Carefully transferred to bottling bucket at
    bottling time, turn...

  • Posted in thread: C Hop IPA help on 11-09-2015 at 04:47 AM
    I love some victory malt in an IPA. I wouldn't mess with the grain bill, munich and victory go
    well together and it's all nicely proportioned. Just my opinion. OP, is this a 6 gallon batch?

  • Posted in thread: Was S-04 the right choice? on 11-09-2015 at 04:16 AM
    You'll probably still enjoy the beer keeping the ferm temp low like you're doing. To me that
    yeast starts tasting weird (tart, pineapple) when it gets a little warmer.

  • Posted in thread: C Hop IPA help on 11-09-2015 at 04:07 AM
    I'm with Sammy. Late additions and hopstand plus dryhop will give you the citrus bomb you're
    looking for. Nice grain bill, by the way. I'd mash 152ish. I feel 156 would be too high, and
    would rather a...

  • Posted in thread: new brewers / reducing the brew day on 11-09-2015 at 03:05 AM
    Hey OP, have a beer and chill the eff out.

  • Posted in thread: new brewers / reducing the brew day on 11-08-2015 at 11:52 PM
    The people who obsess with making brew-day as short and easy as possible are forgetting that
    brewing is a hobby, so you're suppose to enjoy it (or most of it, but most hobbies have their
    chores (clean...

  • Posted in thread: How does this look for an IPA? on 11-04-2015 at 10:46 PM
    Looks good. A lot of excellent IPAs have similarly simple grain bills. I recommend doing
    another IPA to explore some specialty grains, like victory malt (my favorite addition in IPAs)
    and honey malt, ...

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