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Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-05-2015 at 02:50 PM
I put the ESB into the fermentation chamber last night. This morning it was at the proper
temperature and bubbling away quietly. Now I'm getting away with my wonderful wife (who fully
supports my hobb...
Posted in thread: Who is Brewing this 4th of July....or at least the weekend? on 07-01-2015 at 06:26 PM
I'll be brewing the 2nd or 3rd and doing up the Bit R Done. I'll be using my new grain mill and
fermenting chamber I built, both for the first time. Should be a good time as I am introducing
Posted in thread: Bit R Done - 2014 Gold Metal ESB on 07-01-2015 at 06:16 PM
I made this one a few months ago and then had to travel. I came back to a fridge with about a
12-pack remaining and... not a beer you would think would age well but it does. Brewing this
over the week...
Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 07-01-2015 at 10:57 AM
I picked up my freezer for my fermenting chamber. Igloo 7cf freezers on sale at the Best place
to Buy big box items.
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 10-26-2014 at 01:12 PM
31,467.4+5g White House Honey Ale+5g Limit Break IIPA+5g White Materia Belgian Blonde+5g
Riveter Rye+5g Belgian Chocolate Stout+6g Cranberry Chocolate Milk Stout+5g Yooper's Pale
Posted in thread: no soap and brew supply store closed... on 10-26-2014 at 01:03 PM
OxyClean Free. Emphasis on the "Free" part because the normal stuff will leave some lovely
scents on your equipment without very serious rinsing.Also, +1 on rinsing well. I lost a full
batch of beer d...
Posted in thread: How to calculate efficiency? Why is mine so low! on 10-14-2014 at 11:31 PM
Thanks for all the comments. I just went all-grain and was SLOWLY batch sparging my grains. And
when I say "SLOWLY" I mean 30+ minutes to drain 8 gallons of wort. I was under the same
Posted in thread: What I Learned from My First AG Brew Day on 10-14-2014 at 08:08 PM
As a veteran of a whopping two AG batches I can agree wholeheartedly. It took me 4 years to
make the switch and I still have yet to taste the new brews but I'm enjoying it. I would add
the following t...
Posted in thread: Dark Chocolate Stout on 10-14-2014 at 01:55 AM
I just siphoned this into my fermenter and hit it with O2. I am very excited by the idea of
this beer but I'm contemplating changing it up a bit. After 3-4 weeks in the primary I'm
thinking about doin...
Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 10-04-2014 at 02:54 PM
Put together my new brew kettle, set up the garage for brewing my first all-grain, and just
chilled a couple of bottles of my most recent creation so there is a ready supply of
"inspiration" on hand f...