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  • I am a teacher and real estate agent and I love the hobby of brewing beer...when i retire I would like to open my own pub...I am currently waiting to start my brewing classes with American Brewers Guild.
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  • I have been brewing on and off for about 10 years. I have brewed about 30 batches of brew mostly from kits bought at my local home brew stores. My buddy and I are getting more serious now. We gave out beer, bottled and labeled, for Xmas.

    I have built my own All Grain brewery and we have called our operations the DD Brewing Company.

    I like Porters and dark beers best. I have not brewed a lager yet and I know that I have a ton to learn about the whole process of brewing.
  • Brown Ale and Oatmeal Stout
  • California Pale Ale
    Orange Clove Mead
  • Nothing
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Rasberry Porter
    Rasberry Ale (Mistleberry Ale)
    Red Ale
    Spice Ale (Ho Ho Hammered Ale)
    Brown Ale
  • Continental Pilsner
    Honey Porter
    Smithwicks Knockoff
    Summer Ale (Bitter)
    Summer Ale (Sweet)
    Rasberry Ale
    Chocolate Porter
    Pale Ale -twice
    Red Ale
    Oatmeal Stout
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  • Posted in thread: Session Ale Carbonation question on 10-27-2012 at 08:08 PM
    Is the low alcohol in a session ale, mine is at 3%, something that could cause it to be
    difficult or carbonate. I have followed my regular carbonation schedule and it has produced a
    very flat beer. I ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing with sage on 10-22-2012 at 02:39 PM
    Anyone ever brewed with sage? I w thinking of doing a winter ale with it but not sure how much
    to use and when to add it.I am probably going to add it to the secondary unless I hear

  • Posted in thread: I am having trouble carbonating this batch on 10-13-2012 at 10:38 PM
    So I made a small mistake in my mash had it was up at 160 degrees for the 1st 30 minutes of the
    mash. The beer turned out ok but it is very hard to carbonate. I followed my normal carbonation
    method b...

  • Posted in thread: Rice Hulls and Pumpkin Question on 10-13-2012 at 10:36 PM
    Hello all,I have been brewing all grain for about 6 years now and I have brewed my last two
    batches and had horrible efficiency. The last two batches have had rice hulls and pumpkin in
    the mash.I have...

  • Posted in thread: Too much yeast on 08-18-2012 at 07:03 PM
    Hat are the pitfalls of too much yeast being pitched?

  • Posted in thread: Yeast nutrient...anyone use it? on 08-17-2012 at 02:33 PM
    Ironically I posted this thread, the information has been great, and I forgot to add the yeast
    nutrient to both stages of the process of making both these starters. They are doing good at
    both stages ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast nutrient...anyone use it? on 08-16-2012 at 01:09 PM
    Why not make a 5 or 10 gallon batch and use the yeast cake for your larger batchThis is a great
    idea but I don't have e time to brew the original batch.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast nutrient...anyone use it? on 08-16-2012 at 01:08 PM
    Thanks for the input. Does the amount of nutrient matter? Can you use to much? When do you add
    the nutrient in the process of making the starter?

  • Posted in thread: Yeast nutrient...anyone use it? on 08-16-2012 at 04:45 AM
    Does anyone use yeast nutrient in their starters or in the carbon for fermentation? I thought I
    had read that you should use it and it has been awhile since I made a starter. I can't remember
    when to ...

  • Posted in thread: Rye God?! RYE?!? on 07-22-2012 at 07:17 PM
    This looks like a great recipe. I've only made a rye from extract before and I am going to try