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  • Florida
  • Love the outdoors and getting a kick out of the home brewing. I own 3 telescopes. My idea of a perfect weekend - I take one (or two) of my telescopes out to a dark site along with some really good food, and I bring along one of my little tap-a-draft bottles.
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  • So far just Ales, but recently have arranged to get a freezer which I'm going to convert to hold 4 kegs. Will try making some lagers this winter after I get set up for it. My favorites so far are Raspberry Ales and malty brews. I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to hops, I have to admit! I do love a nice, flavorful, malty brew though. Scottish Ales, Stouts, and Saisons are some of my favorites, and I am planning on experimenting with various fruit beers. My boyfriend favors raspberry, so I make a raspberry ale every 3rd or 4th time.
  • I have the ingredients to make a pumpkin ale and another Stout. Planning on experimenting with some 1 gallon brews - different recipes, a Kolsch maybe and some others
  • Scottish Ale, Mackeson XXX Stout clone, Raspberry Ale
  • Raspberry Ale, Cream Ale, Honey Bee Ale
  • I own 4 empty kegs. Waiting on the arrival of a used freezer that's been promised to me. Planning on converting it for my kegs.
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  • Posted in thread: Small Batches on 10-16-2008 at 04:06 AM
    Also...get the Designing Great Beers book. It has great chapters on calculating your grain
    bill. With the calculation methods used in the book, you can easily learn to calculate your
    grains and all ho...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 10-04-2008 at 04:26 AM
    Thanks for the tip knownikko. I'll try that, sounds like it's working for you. This thread has
    been full of helpful tips - going to brew this weekend using the method demonstrated here.
    Maybe I will r...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 10-03-2008 at 04:32 AM
    I like the Scottish Ales myself. Have the stuff to make one, but under the impression that it
    needs to ferment at lower temps than I can usually manage. What does anyone think about that -
    I have the ...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 10-01-2008 at 12:00 AM
    DeathBrewer - At the risk of sounding so redundant - Kudos on the great post. The sign of a
    real teacher is someone who can make it sound so simple. You have all the necessaries and none
    of the confus...

  • Posted in thread: First Batch from florida! on 01-02-2008 at 07:48 PM
    I posted not long ago..before my equipment came in. It arrived last Saturday and my first batch
    is fermenting. Looks good so far. I made an Irish Red from a Midwest kit.I live in Port St
    Lucie, FL. I ...

  • Posted in thread: Kit question and I'm hooked on 01-02-2008 at 07:38 PM
    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and suggestions! I downloaded the catalog from Northern
    Brewer and sent away for hard copy, also checked out austinhomebrew. It looks like my first
    batch is fermen...

  • Posted in thread: Kit question and I'm hooked on 12-31-2007 at 04:21 PM
    Ok, I just made my very first batch of beer on Saturday. I am hooked! I made an extract kit
    from Midwest - the Irish Red Ale. I thought I would keep making the extracts for a while until
    I get my conf...

  • Posted in thread: First Batch from florida! on 12-17-2007 at 10:00 PM
    I'm more newbie than you...haven't even got beer making equipment yet! Decided to do some
    research first. My boyfriend has the Beer Machine. Not sure how versatile it is, but I would
    like to be able t...

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