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  • I got into home brewing back in 1989 in Boston. I brewed about 5 batches. Only a couple were any good. I started brewing again in Spring 2009. I am amazed that I am able to produce such good beer now. I was really just doing it for fun, but this is really good beer. I can't stop now! I've jumped into all-grain. Made an MLT out of a 5 gal. Rubbermaid. I was contemplating going bigger, but recent events, time constraints, and space requirements have dictated I go smaller. So, I bought some 3g Better Bottles, and I haven't looked back. This stuff just keeps gettin' better.
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  • Posted in thread: melanoidin malt on 06-16-2013 at 12:20 PM
    Melanoiden is pretty much the same as Belgian Aromatic, I believe.

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber Build - Mini Fridge on 04-04-2013 at 10:15 PM
    Bearded Idiot and Skottree,I use 3-gal Better Bottles to ferment, so I think I could use less
    room in a chamber. I have a question about the fridge. I would like to have my chamber be
    slightly more ae...

  • Posted in thread: Belma Hops on 12-22-2012 at 02:50 PM
    It smells great, I will be kegging this weekend and will post resultsI never heard of these
    hops until today, so I read this whole thread. You said you brewed a Zombie Dust clone. How did
    it turn out?...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking for Christmas? on 12-22-2012 at 02:29 PM
    My list includes the following:FFF Alpha KlausStone Enjoy by 12/21/12 (I know! I didn't enjoy
    it by...)A bottle of my Russian Imperial Stout that I brewed a year and a half ago (One more
    left for next...

  • Posted in thread: Starting Homebrew Club in NW Suburbs on 12-22-2012 at 02:08 PM
    How did I not know there was a home brew club at Bigby's? I live in Addison. I've been going to
    Bigby's since before Ed owned it, and I have been bringing Mike, Ed, and Nick home brew for two
    years no...

  • Posted in thread: Dishwasher to sanitize bottles? on 12-05-2012 at 12:51 PM
    It is not an extra step. The dishwasher is in place og the Starsan step. Also, it is nice to
    put the bottling bucket on the counter, sit next to the open dishwasher, and pull the bottles
    and fill. I'm...

  • Posted in thread: Dishwasher to sanitize bottles? on 12-05-2012 at 03:40 AM
    I rinse bottles right after pouring then commercial bottles go into a SS pot with oxyclean to
    soak off the labels and clean the insides. After the label comes off they are washed well and
    stored until...

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 11-10-2012 at 05:51 AM
    There seem to be a lot of us from the Chicago area hereApparently, we have the best pale ale in
    the country according to GABF!

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 11-09-2012 at 05:50 AM
    I've been subscribed to this thread since near the beginning, and it is so hard to keep up.
    600+ replies in 7 months.I'm a 3g brewer mostly ("Handcrafted by the Case"), and I usually take
    off November...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing Small. on 11-02-2012 at 11:03 PM
    Here is a Gumballhead Clone recipe I built from many recipes found on HBT and other places on
    the web. It is for 3 gallons. I'll let you know how it goes.Recipe: Gumballhead CloneStyle:
    American Wheat...

Mmm, beer.

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