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  • I am a new brewer, except for the Mr Beer kit I had almost twenty years ago. My first passion is fishing. Surfcasting for Striped Bass to be exact.
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  • I brewed with a Mr Beer in the past and wanted something better to make better beer.
  • More partial mashes. More of my Linesider IPA and a PM cream stout
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  • Posted in thread: Irish Moss on 04-06-2014 at 06:27 PM
    Using a racking cane would be best after you whirlpool to make a nice trub cone. If you do pull
    it from the valve on the kettle try using a paint strainer bag to filter it. That won't pull
    out what gi...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 02-21-2014 at 04:15 AM
    Holy crap! Good stuff count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Aluminum Pot - 10$ on 01-20-2014 at 12:36 AM
    If that falls through I will take it.

  • Posted in thread: Drink or cellar? on 11-11-2013 at 01:31 PM
    I found this dusty bottle at a beer distributor that I have never been to before. He had just
    found it and put it on the shelf. Should I drink it or hold on to it? The decision is killing
    me please he...

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-15-2013 at 04:08 PM
    Great stuff! I am in.

  • Posted in thread: Free leaf hops obtained - in need of some suggestions on 09-05-2013 at 04:19 PM
    Since you have fresh hops and don't know what they are you should use them for either a flavor
    addition or dry hopping. Not knowing the alpha acids I wouldn't use them for bittering.
    Remember, it take...

  • Posted in thread: No cones on my plant on 08-30-2013 at 08:25 PM
    When were they planted and where are you located?

  • Posted in thread: Summer Giveaway! on 08-29-2013 at 09:14 PM
    I am in! Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Should I Harvest. on 08-19-2013 at 02:54 AM
    You will be drying them anyway. They are going to have moisture in them regardless of when you
    pick. If they feel a bit papery then pick them. Don't let them get brown, even the tips. How
    many commerc...

  • Posted in thread: Plastic buckets and bacteria absorbtion on 08-18-2013 at 09:25 PM
    No to the Lysol. Give it a quick wash with what ever you want (fragrance free preferably) then
    throw the Starsan in. That will kill whatever nasties you had in there.