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  • David R.
  • A girlfriend bought me a Mr. Beer kit for my 21st and even though I screwed it up by adding white sugar to boost the ABV and ended up with a nasty, cidery, over-carbed beer, I was hooked.

    Now I've moved up to 5 gallon extract batches with my buddy using two 5 gallon carboys we found in his barn, two 3 gallon pots, and my parents gas stove. We also bought a kit that included a 6.5 gallon bucket as a primary and all the other necessary equipment.
  • Smithwick's Irish Red
  • Citrus Blonde
  • Arrogant Bastard Clone
  • American Amber
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  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 05-27-2011 at 05:27 PM
    *Crosses fingers*:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Lager Fermentation Question on 05-19-2011 at 03:33 AM
    Agreed. Thanks for the input everyone. I suppose I'll just have to adjust my recipes to account
    for my efficiency in the future (which I have yet to calculate haha).

  • Posted in thread: Lager Fermentation Question on 05-18-2011 at 03:01 AM
    The yeast suspension is the problem I was worried about. I agree with you that I'd have to
    lager it all over again, but I definitely wanted a second opinion about it. And there's nothing
    wrong with 4....

  • Posted in thread: Lager Fermentation Question on 05-18-2011 at 01:23 AM
    Regarding my first all grain recipe and my first lager: I didn't hit the efficiency I was
    hoping for during the mash, and the OG fell a bit short of what I wanted. The beer fermented
    for about 2.5 wee...

  • Posted in thread: Capturing Wild Yeast Question on 02-26-2011 at 04:36 AM
    Just tasted my beer fermented with wild yeast compared to the same wort fermented with White
    Labs Burton Ale yeast and the wild was BY FAR better. Thanks for everyones help. The wild beer
    doesn't tast...

  • Posted in thread: Capturing Wild Yeast Question on 01-28-2011 at 03:37 AM
    ITS ALIIIIIVE! For some reason, about 3 weeks after I brought it inside, I checked on it and
    there was a nice layer of foam on top! It definitely didn't smell like just wort, and it
    definitely didn't ...

  • Posted in thread: Capturing Wild Yeast Question on 01-20-2011 at 03:40 AM
    Thanks for all the input. The wort has been at 68F for 5 days now with no signs of
    fermentation, bubbling, krausen, CO2 smell, etc. I'm pretty convinced that I didn't catch any
    yeast OR that the yeast...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Hopping?! on 01-19-2011 at 02:30 AM
    Thanks for all the info everyone, I'm definitely trying this with my next batch. I mainly use
    whole leaf for dry hopping so I probably wont tie off with floss. I'm still a bit nervous about
    clogging t...

  • Posted in thread: Need opinions - First three labels on 01-18-2011 at 03:22 AM
    The last one is awesome, I love how the smoke around the beer glass traces back to the distant
    building, and how the sun is casting long shadows of the building. Great job!

  • Posted in thread: Keg Hopping?! on 01-18-2011 at 03:00 AM
    Thanks ArcaneXor. Do you weigh the hops down also so that theyre suspended in the middle of the
    keg? Also, apparently I never searched for dry hopping in the keg before because I just found a
    ton of r...

Primary1: Sapphire Hefeweizen Primary2: Citrennial IPA (Citra and Centennial hops) Secondary: New Zealand IPA (Nelson, Riwaka, Motueka, and Pacific Gem hops) Bottled: American Amber, American Pale, Red IPA Kegged: One Hearted Ale