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  • My wife and son watched a 'How's its made' TV show and thought it was something that I might like. They tivo'd the show for me and I finally got around to watching it a few weeks later. I quickly found this forum, did a bunch a research and brewed my first extract in Jan, 2009. The beer sucked but it didn't stop me from wanting to brew more. Now, its a hobby that I thoroughly enjoy. Every batch since the first one has been great, with each one getting better. Its a great hobby to have - little bit of science and sort of challenging to understand everything and make a variety of great brews.
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  • Posted in thread: Online Buying Rather Than Local on 08-21-2014 at 10:33 AM
    I've used online vendors in the past - austin, More, Brewmasters. Ingredients were always
    great. However, shipping was sort of an unknown as I live in NE and a day or two delay could be
    devastating if...

  • Posted in thread: I forgot the LME on 08-19-2014 at 02:43 AM
    might as well keep it going now and see what happens but no sugar no alcohol no fun

  • Posted in thread: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Issues on 08-07-2014 at 05:12 PM
    Kai Troester has published some experiments, and shown that sparging with cold water is just as
    effective as sparging with a grainbed at 168- so it's not the issue that is causing you
    efficiency issue...

  • Posted in thread: how long does it take others to bottle a 5 gallon batch? on 08-03-2014 at 11:15 AM
    Not including sterilizing the bottles and using 22oz bottles, probably 45 minutes. I bake my
    bottles to sterilize them and usually do it overnight. Outside of that, its a pretty quick
    process, especia...

  • Posted in thread: BeerSmith - BeerTools - Promash. - Which is best? What do you have? on 08-03-2014 at 11:12 AM
    ... until you're without internet service. I'll take BS instead. :mug:I can't remember the last
    time I didn't have Internet service so that has not been an issue at all for me. It also works
    great on ...

  • Posted in thread: When Did You Switch To All Grain on 08-03-2014 at 11:07 AM
    Everyone is different. I wouldn't think of it in time but just do whatever your comfortable
    with. It takes some time to learn AG plus you need some additional equipment. I made one
    extract, one partia...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock seal fell into the bucket, what to do on 08-02-2014 at 12:31 AM
    for anyone else having this problem, i found this clever write up on the evil grommet...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 08-02-2014 at 12:16 AM
    + 5 gallons Triple+5 gallons Witbier+5 gallons Guiness Stout Clone+5 gallons Zombie Dust
    clone+5 gallons Triple+5 gallons Lemongrass Ginger Wheat= 21,898

  • Posted in thread: BeerSmith - BeerTools - Promash. - Which is best? What do you have? on 08-02-2014 at 12:13 AM
    Brewers Friend - web based so no software to download. And it rocks. Easy to use, great
    calculations, nice user interface, all good...

  • Posted in thread: getting very discouraged with this hobby, pls help... on 08-02-2014 at 12:09 AM
    I am the only judge that matters when it comes to my beer. It doesn't really matter what a
    judge or anyone else thinks. You can always find people to criticize you and the things you do.

God is great, beer is good and people are crazy....

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