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  • I bought my first kit and equipment for my 21st birthday and quickly got hooked and went all grain. Considering periods of inactivity, I am up to 100 (5 gal) batches as of 04/2014. I wanted to get into brewing out of curiosity as I had been exposed to home wine and beer brewing through my family. My aunt has been making wine, and some beer, as long as I can remember and my grandparents (German-American) made homemade hooch off and on since Prohibition. I have also started making wine to keep the peace at home.
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  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing problems and questions!!! on 02-20-2016 at 09:14 PM
    I don't think that I would toss a batch because of a little sanitizer in the mix.How much
    sanitizer would be too much? Anybody?*Edit: I do not bother cold crashing in large part because
    of the oxidati...

  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal IPA? on 02-20-2016 at 09:04 PM
    It works well. Surly Brewing in Minneapolis, MN adds oats to a few different beers: IIPA
    (Abrasive), saison (Cynicale), brown (Bender) and probably a few other seasonals. I was a bit
    surprised at firs...

  • Posted in thread: Grain into bread? Grain not used during brewing. on 11-16-2014 at 06:36 PM
    No problem using the malted (unmashed) grain. Most bread recipes call for a little bit of sugar
    to get the yeast going but you could probably skip it if you do a micro mash. Just let the
    honey malt si...

  • Posted in thread: Splitting a batch during the boil on 10-19-2014 at 06:38 PM
    Why not boil it in another (smaller) pot in the kitchen right away? I would do that just to
    save time.

  • Posted in thread: Using leftover grains and hops. on 09-28-2014 at 04:58 PM
    I agree - what yeast do you have?

  • Posted in thread: Getting poor efficiency, how to measure mash tun temperature on 09-20-2014 at 08:43 PM
    What's odd is on my last batch I had my mash at 153 and at the end of the hour it read 155F
    :confused: I recognize that one. One tip that will directly improve mash efficiency is to more
    thoroughly a...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone brewed chicha? on 04-12-2014 at 11:20 PM
    "...mighty mighty pleasin', pappy's corn squeezin'..."... anyway, two things to consider - the
    first would be to germinate/malt the corn before brewing to make the starches viable for
    brewing and usin...

  • Posted in thread: Hobo Brewing on 03-10-2012 at 11:18 PM
    Why a Belgian? Why not "Guaraní Tango"?~subscribed - please keep us updated

  • Posted in thread: Peach Wine on 03-10-2012 at 11:10 PM
    I haven't used peaches yet - but I have made strawberry wine twice and a strawberry wine /
    wheat beer hybrid (I thought I was making a 'strawberry wheat beer' until I tried it and
    realized that adding...

  • Posted in thread: What's your profession? on 02-26-2012 at 11:59 PM
    graduate student in Hispanic linguistics