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    ABOUT ME

  • I've been working on my beer-geek status for a couple years now, trying as many beers and styles as I can. I can't really say I have a favorite style, but I seem to gravitate towards darker and/or stronger styles - either in alcohol or just flavor/bitterness.rnrnI got my first kit for my birthday in November '11 - a nice, deluxe kit with most of what I'll need to keep me going for a while. It came with an American IPA kit, which I'm in the process of fermenting right now...rnrnI hope to learn something with every batch and become a part of the homebrewer community, which seems pretty awesome.rnrnCheers.
  • Photography,cycling,hiking,beer,and some other stuff too
  • number cruncher
  • Brian
  • Porter, English Pale Ale, Double IPA, Oatmeal Stout and/or Milk Stout, Amber Ale, Chocolate Stout, Belgian Witbier, Imperial Stout, California Common, Coffee Stout, Hefeweizen, Smoked Beer, Wheat Stout, Oyster Stout, Belgian Strong Dark Ale or Quad, Belgian Strong Pale Ale or Tripel, Biere de Garde, Strong Ale or Old Ale, Scotch Ale, Schwarzbier, Doppelbock, American Black Ale... in that general order, but I'm sure it'll change up as I get experienced...
  • Nothing yet... need to complete my new "hot weather" setup.
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  • Porter (Black Butte clone)
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  • Male
  • Married
  • Phoenix
  • AZ

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  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Cooler - Recommendations on 04-04-2013 at 04:51 PM
    Welcome to "Hell"I have been using a chest freezer in my apartment but if I had a house would I
    have purchased a refrigerator. Bending over to place a 6.5 gallon carboy full of beer into the
    chest fre...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Cooler - Recommendations on 04-03-2013 at 07:33 PM
    I'm a new brewer who just relocated from a nice, cool environment in CA, where I didn't need a
    cooler all year, to Phoenix, AZ. So yes, it's going to get VERY hot pretty soon here. I'll be
    brewing in ...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial Kombucha - Is Tea Trademarked? on 09-28-2012 at 12:52 AM
    Well if you're planning to sell any type of homebrew even kombucha you're going to need to
    consult a lawyer anyway. My guess is the big names like Lipton are not going to like their name
    being mention...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial Kombucha - Is Tea Trademarked? on 09-23-2012 at 02:23 AM
    I'm not a legal expert, but my guess is that as long as you're not using the name, it's just
    another ingredient in your product. "CherCher's Kombucha" vs "CherCher's Lipton Tea
    Kombucha."Yeah, that's ...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial Kombucha - Is Tea Trademarked? on 09-20-2012 at 05:18 PM
    I'm sure I'm getting way too technical or paranoid here, but I can't seem to find one single
    mention of this anywhere online, and I've looked pretty hard.I really don't know if I'll ever
    brew kombucha...

  • Posted in thread: Too much trub to take O.G. reading?? on 04-16-2012 at 02:01 AM
    Awesome, super glad I posted this one - lots of great stuff. Thanks for all the help!!

  • Posted in thread: Too much trub to take O.G. reading?? on 04-15-2012 at 04:59 PM
    After cooling the kettle to 70 degrees you pour it into your fermenting bucket then add cold
    tap water to top it off to 5gallons. After you stir till well mixed. Get a reading then taste
    your reading....

  • Posted in thread: Too much trub to take O.G. reading?? on 04-15-2012 at 04:55 PM
    So what would you say I did wrong here? I saw a couple comments about mixing the wort. I'm not
    aware of any step I left out other than maybe doing the whirlpool before transferring to
    primary to avoid...

  • Posted in thread: Too much trub to take O.G. reading?? on 04-15-2012 at 04:30 PM
    Mix what, the wort in the kettle, the bucket, or the sample cylinder? I did taste it, it tasted
    fine, but I was of course getting lots of hop particles in my mouth, which wasn't super
    pleasant...

  • Posted in thread: Too much trub to take O.G. reading?? on 04-15-2012 at 04:04 PM
    So I'm still a newbie, and just brewed up my third batch yesterday. For now I'm trying to do
    something different each time (that is, that involves at least a couple new processes).My first
    was a super...

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