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    John 14:6-7; Colossians 2:6-10
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  • Back in 1995 a coworker friend introduced me to homebrewing after discovering my love of English brown ales, dark stouts and porters. He had been brewing for a few years and began to teach me by involving me with his brewing. We brewed approximately 30 batches together for the next 3 years. Eventually we lost contact (after having kids, moving out of town, etc.) and I continued to brew, only 8 batches, over the next 2 years. I brewed my last batch in August of 2000. I have only ever brewed extract recipes, and I'm fine with that.
    I stopped for various reasons. I sort of lost interest, partly due to the fact that I lost contact with my friends that loved homebrew. I began going to church and Bible study and questioned if homebrewing was wrong or not (I now realize that it is good if it is controlled and not used as a vehicle for drunkenness and sin). I also went to a Bible college in 2002 and lived on campus. Brewing beer would not be allowed there.
    I don't know why I waite
  • Belgian White (Who's in the Garden Grand Cru)
  • Chocolate Ale; Tamra's Honey Blond Ale
  • Nine Years After English Brown Ale
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  • Posted in thread: slow, slow start for yeast on 01-21-2010 at 06:54 AM
    Some good feedback..thanks all!

  • Posted in thread: slow, slow start for yeast on 01-16-2010 at 05:21 PM
    I made a Nut Brown a few days ago. I pitched the yeast (Nottingham Ale) and after 36 hours
    there was a little bit of activity. I mean everything prior to that was settled on the bottom
    with no bubbles...

  • Posted in thread: tiny bubbles, ready to bottle? on 06-24-2009 at 08:17 PM
    I have a Belgian Ale that was made using White Labs Belgian Golden Ale Yeast (WLP570). It has
    been in the carboy for 4 weeks and 3 days, in temps between 72 to 78 degrees F. However, it
    still has a sm...

  • Posted in thread: boiling specialty grains on 05-17-2009 at 02:26 PM
    Interesting! I have the 3rd edition of the CJOH and here is what mine says (This is in the
    intermediate section, on page 196).Quote:Originally Posted by Charlie P. said...Add the crushed
    crystal and b...

  • Posted in thread: boiling specialty grains on 05-16-2009 at 05:55 PM
    homebrew, astringent, yeasty taste..." in a negative way. We are all homebrewers here, are you
    are just being rude. :DPage 195 from CJOH, Elbro Nerkte Brown Ale. This is the recipe I am
    drinking now, ...

  • Posted in thread: boiling specialty grains on 05-16-2009 at 05:44 AM
    I have brewed all of my batches (appx. 30 extract) based recipes from beginner section of The
    Complete Joy of Homebrewing. These recipes instruct you to bring your specialty grains to a
    boild and imme...

  • Posted in thread: liquid yeast with dry yeast on 05-16-2009 at 04:27 AM
    I already bought ingredients for my next batch of beer, this includes 1 vial of White labs
    Belgian Golden Ale liquid yeast. After all of the research I have done on this site, I think I
    need to increa...

  • Posted in thread: How does this recipe look? on 05-09-2009 at 12:34 AM
    Yeah I am mashing the crystal and the 2 row (first time partial mashing). My water is very
    soft, so I thought the salts might help. I did suspect that I had too much simple sugar. I'll
    probably cut th...

  • Posted in thread: How does this recipe look? on 05-08-2009 at 02:42 AM
    Do you have any suggestions for this experimental recipe I'm working with? It is for 5 gallons,
    I may even bump it up to 6 gallons. It is an extract recipe with the 2 row and crystal being
    partially m...

  • Posted in thread: Pale Malt and Crystal Malt on 05-07-2009 at 04:33 PM
    How much crystal and 2 row would you suggest I use for this experimental recipe I came up with?
    Pale Ale?5 lbs extra light dried malt extract2 lbs rice syrup solids 1 lb 10 L crystal malt1 lb
    2 row pa...

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