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  • Wonderfalls, Arrested Development, MXC, Mythbusters (mmmmm,. Kari)

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  • AHA, North Tx Homebrewers Assoc.
  • Started brewing in the US Army (former W. Germany) in the late 80s so I could have weizen back home. Worked at extract and AG brewing (heated mash on stovetop, then into insulated box, Zapap lauter tun).

    Brewed for a few years then ran out of room. Hiatus.

    Came back to the kettle in 2008 after we bought our first house. Brewing on the patio w/propane is an epiphany...
  • Go-to batches: mild ale and weizen.

    Things to try: Koelsch, perhaps? Guinness clone?
  • AG Better Life Bitter[29],
    AW "Perfect Pitch" on a reused 3068 cake + 1# sucrose
  • I have largely given up on secondaries, except when required to add fruit or things like that.
  • AG mild[13] (yucky, messed up the recipe),
    EdWort's AW w/3068[7],
    AG Farmhouse[18],
    AG Blackberry Farmhouse[19],
    AG Wall-e Weizen[20],
    AG Trainwreck MMA mild[21],
    Bitter Ike[22],
    AG Blackberry Farmer's Daughter[24],
    ApfelWein w/no added sugar and Danstar Munich[23],
    AW Birthday Treat +3068+0# dextrose[25],
    AG Hop And Change[26] Young's Double Chocolate clone (BYO),
    cranberry apfelwein,
    plain and blackberry mead,
    AG Racing the Coldfront weizen[28]
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  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-01-2016 at 02:28 AM
    I'd give the Swingin’ Blonde Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit a try.

  • Posted in thread: Yay or Nay: Boil Water w/ Priming Sugar? on 06-25-2012 at 05:31 AM
    Second, in what way would a short boiling of the sugar make it easier for the yeast to
    metabolize it?I suppose one might make the admittedly-tangential argument that cracking the
    sucrose to glucose+fr...

  • Posted in thread: I am currently fermenting Ovaltine. on 02-28-2012 at 05:28 PM
    You're only listening to the left channel, I did the same thing, the voiceover is in the
    right!The audio levels between the tracks are uneven. Voice is the top track in this Audacity
    screenshot. Music...

  • Posted in thread: Franconia Brewery Accident on 02-19-2012 at 05:02 AM
    So sorry to hear this. The owner is a good guy, very friendly and deserving of success. I bet
    his insurance company will forbid any future tours... :-(

  • Posted in thread: I am currently fermenting Ovaltine. on 01-15-2012 at 11:48 AM
    "More Ovaltine, please!"It comes full circle, since some of the brewers stayed afloat during
    Prohibition by producing malt products like Ovaltine.

  • Posted in thread: Drinking my First!!! on 01-15-2012 at 11:46 AM
    Good job.And the Irish Ale has become a favorite of mine. I'm partial to a Smitwick's clone I
    drug up from somewhere. Jamil, maybe.

  • Posted in thread: Large Giveaway - Fermenter, Mash Paddles, Thermapen on 12-20-2010 at 07:33 PM
    username: fratermusI subbed to the Dallas subforum to stay informed.

  • Posted in thread: How much idophor do you guys use? on 06-22-2010 at 01:01 PM
    I thought after a certain period of time after being mixed it loses its effectiveness?Although
    I generally use iodophor, I do keep starsan mixed in the spraybottle (distilled water) for that

  • Posted in thread: Corona grain mill? on 02-04-2010 at 10:54 PM
    How long does it take you guys to mill around 15lbs of grain with a corona mill and a power
    drill?A few minutes. Most of that is stopping to fill my dinky hopper. If I made one of those
    Ozarka hoppers...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning Used Slants on 01-12-2010 at 12:59 PM
    I use Hugh's method, though to get out remnants sometimes I boil a pot of water with the tubes
    in it.