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  • Homebrewing,paranormal activity,bicycles,coffee.
  • I manage a local coffee shop.
  • Benjamin Allen Hale
  • Anything involving Spencer Krug, Daniel Bejar, Jeff Mangum or Tom Waits.
  • There Will Be Blood, The Men Who Stare At Goats.
  • X-Files, Millenium, The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge, Bones, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares (UK version),
  • Anything by Steinbeck or Pirsig. Most books about homebrewing.
  • I started with a rudimentary kit in 2010 and just started buying more equipment whenever I could afford it. I have brewed hundreds of (extract and all-grain) batches and switched to all grain in September of 2012. I'll never go back to extract unless the apocalypse happens and I'm hulled up in my LHBS.
  • I will brew my already-delicious English bitter over and over until it is absolutely perfect.
  • Double-Imperial IPA #1 (12.5%), Imperial IPA (8%), English Special Bitter #2 (6%), American Pale Ale (4.5%)
  • I rarely transfer my beers into a secondary fermenter.
  • Once I bought the kegerator I realized how tedious and horrible bottling is.
  • English Special Bitter #1 (5.5%), Ordinary Bitter (4%)
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  • Posted in thread: New From Pa. on 03-12-2013 at 02:00 AM
    Welcome! You're on the right track: brew as often as you can and do your research. And when you
    have a question, come back here. :)

  • Posted in thread: Hello! 2 years extract, 2 weeks AG. on 10-16-2012 at 07:22 AM
    I am fortunate enough to have a girlfriend who loves beer, no kids (but a cat who loves to
    watch me brew) and enough free time to listen to a couple back-logged episodes of The Brewing
    Network every d...

  • Posted in thread: Hello! 2 years extract, 2 weeks AG. on 10-15-2012 at 10:19 PM
    I've been reading through HBT forums for over a year and never made the jump to sign up. I
    started AG two weeks (and four batches) ago and am learning so much more than I even knew you
    could learn abo...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB newbie with a mash volume question on 10-15-2012 at 10:05 PM
    It depends on which beer you are making but yes, AG can boil over if you aren't careful. I've
    found higher gravity AG batches tend to boil over easier. Just have your pot holders ready ;)

  • Posted in thread: BrewHardware Giveaway! on 10-15-2012 at 08:56 PM