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  • I've thought about trying this for a while now, but I didn't know exactly how to get started. Not too long ago, I happened to pass by a store named Brew Depot in Alpharetta, GA. To make a long story short, I stopped by and bought the book The Joy of Homebrewing by you-know-who, and not too long afterwards I had bought my first starter kit. Towards the end of October, 2008 I brewed my first beer, a Robust Porter, from a kit with the brand name Brewer's Best. I made many mistakes (breaking my hydrometer, dropping the strainer into the fermenter), but I was pleasantly surprised by the results I got from my first brew. My second beer was an Oatmeal Stout, which went much more smoothly and turned out quite well. Since then I'm finding out just how addictive this little hobby can be. My third beer was an attempt at making a Belgian Wit with a bit of a Christmas flavor to it.
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  • Posted in thread: Lid on or off for boil? on 03-26-2010 at 07:09 PM
    I vote for off. Back on after the boil once it cools below 160F or so. I can't remember where I
    read it, but I think you have to worry about bacteria once it drops below that temp.

  • Posted in thread: Do I need a bottling bucket? on 10-25-2009 at 11:20 PM
    They aren't too bad pricewise, about $12 at my LHBS.

  • Posted in thread: No, I don't need a blow off tube.... on 10-09-2009 at 04:10 AM
    LMAO!! What a trippy blowoff! This thread needs more pics, but it definitely has potential! :D

  • Posted in thread: First Batch - Robust Porter (pics) on 08-18-2009 at 06:12 PM
    My first batch was this exact same kit, and it also turned out very nice. It's not hard at all
    to use steeping grains, pretzelb. The kit includes a grain bag to put them in. If you can make
    tea using ...

  • Posted in thread: Want to try a porter. on 08-04-2009 at 08:59 PM
    I have a special fondness for porters, since my first homebrew was a Brewer's Best Robust
    Porter kit, and to this day it's still one of my favorite batches. My two favorites that I have
    tried so far a...

  • Posted in thread: Honestly I am so f*&#ing pissed about my beer right now on 08-04-2009 at 08:01 PM
    Lately I've been using a spare fridge to control my fermentation temps. It doesn't get lower
    than mid 50's to mid 60's which unfortunately makes for a lousy kegerator. However, this seems
    to be really...

  • Posted in thread: Bad long will my beer be safe? on 07-23-2009 at 02:34 PM
    If you can't get any replacement yeast before you leave, I certainly don't see that you have
    anything to lose by trying to pitch the smack pack anyway. You might want to consider keeping a
    few packs o...

  • Posted in thread: Help Me Clean My Long Dirty Hose! on 07-14-2009 at 08:39 PM
    A while back I bought a small bottle of stuff labelled beer line cleaner from the LHBS. It's
    essentially sodium hydroxide, which is one of the main ingredients in Drano. I have no doubt
    you can probab...