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  • Started home brewing on 25 DEC 1999 after my girlfriend (now wife) bought me an Ale Pail starter kit from the LHBS for Jesus' birthday. We ripped right into it after coming home from family dinners and parties and got right to work. - - - - It was an American Pale Ale kit with 6#LME, 1#specialty grains, 1oz. Nugget for 60 min., 2oz. Cascade for 10 min, and Dry Ale yeast. We remember it being soooo goood! - - - - - I did drink a couple of local micros from time to time, and I always liked them, but prior to brewing that first beer I was a 24-pack of Natty kind of guy. That brew day changed me instantly. I started brewing a lot, and never bought anything less than the local craft beer. I also found a taste for the more exotic (read:expensive) craft beers and styles. I continue to explore this fascinating and ever changing beer renaissance we are experiencing in North America. - - - - - Through the years I have gone through periods of constant home brewing once or twice a month for months on end, to periods of no brewing for a couple of years. And then when circumstance were right, another long brewing period, followed by more off time. But during all that time I have always remained a beer enthusiast (a few friends call me a beer snob. Sorry, I WILL NOT DRINK YOUR LIME-A-RITA). - - - - - In the summer of 2014, a brewer friend of mine had me over to brew with him because he knew i had done it a couple years back. He was doing all grain which I had never done in my 40+ batches that far. I had always been an extract/specialty grain brewer. When I decided to pick up the hobby again I knew the only option was all-grain. I still had all of my old gear, and nearly 500 clean empty bottles. I just bought a 16 gal. kettle and built a mash tun from a cooler and I was ready to go. Now I wonder why it took so long to make the switch to all-grain.
  • Cream Ale, Cream Ale sitting on vanilla beans
  • Common Room ESB, Honey Kolsch, CYBI Dead Guy Clone, Great Lakes Christmas Ale clone
  • Vin's Wild Pale Ale
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  • Posted in thread: the best homebrew video ever!!! on 02-25-2015 at 12:50 AM
    Welcome @mongster I know he's new here but I think @Austin needs to do a brew & A with mongster
    I think we would all love to see that!YES, this!

  • Posted in thread: SSBrewTech Announced a New Insulated Mash Tun! on 02-24-2015 at 11:59 PM
    FINALLY someone builds one of these in the US! I have a stainless double walled, 1" insulated
    mashtun, but I had to buy it in Ireland and have it shipped back with me when I moved here.
    There's a comp...

  • Posted in thread: the best homebrew video ever!!! on 02-24-2015 at 06:03 PM
    Welcome @Mongster !! Really glad to have you on HBT. Looking forward to your next video. Very
    nice setup you have there.

  • Posted in thread: 5gal to 10 gal grain bill on 02-21-2015 at 11:46 PM
    I have looked at the recipes and noticed that some people double the grain bill while others
    leave it at the original 5 gallons. :confused:I'm curious to know where you saw people brew 10
    gallons wit...

  • Posted in thread: Just scored 50 lbs of malted grain on 02-21-2015 at 11:31 PM
    Unmilled will store much, much longer.

  • Posted in thread: SSBrewTech Announced a New Insulated Mash Tun! on 02-21-2015 at 11:21 PM
    That looks pretty awesome.

  • Posted in thread: Brew Day w/ Photos - Feb 21 on 02-21-2015 at 11:14 PM
    Wow, attention to detail with the the labeling and prep of your hops. I do enjoy looking at
    everyone else's process. Good work.

  • Posted in thread: Identify the pump on 02-21-2015 at 10:57 PM
    Screengrab from [ame=""]this video[/ame]. The pumps
    are also talked about in this thread which discusses just how awesome that video is.

  • Posted in thread: The "Dear" , "Sincerely" thread on 02-21-2015 at 10:12 PM
    Dear Stian Mong, MOAR!Sincerely,Interwebs

  • Posted in thread: the best homebrew video ever!!! on 02-21-2015 at 09:39 PM
    He posted in his youtube comments a couple of hours ago that he would be joining HBT.


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