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  • Always loved fine beer, just started making it. So far my setup has been really cheap. My roommate got me a 2 bucket start kit for xmas, my girl gave me a 6.5 gal pot, found a carboy on craigslist for $15, and drank our way through bottles.
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  • Posted in thread: Greetings from Illinois on 03-08-2010 at 03:32 AM
    Welcome from one Chicago noob brewer to another!

  • Posted in thread: Revolution Brewing in Chicago on 03-08-2010 at 01:41 AM
    If you go to Hop Leaf, I find upstairs more intimate. You can only get bottles, they have a
    great selection but they are not a brewery. Map Room is also a great bar to go to, they have a
    beer menu lik...

  • Posted in thread: Revolution Brewing in Chicago on 03-07-2010 at 10:01 PM
    Still waiting to go to RevBrew. I live about 6 blocks away and just saw it for the first time
    about a month ago. Anyone know of specials, samplings,tours of the brewery, or a good time to
    go with the ...

  • Posted in thread: How fast did you switch to AG? on 03-07-2010 at 08:04 PM
    I like the alchemical process of turning grain into nectar of gods. For me thats what drives me
    to make beer. I honestly don't even drink that much. It is a rather spiritual process one which

  • Posted in thread: Popped the Top on my First Batch! on 02-18-2010 at 01:04 AM
    I have a few friends that all work at the same bar, they said I can come by at closing any day
    to grab bottle. I can easily walk out with enough bottles for a full batch, just need to
    wash/san and pee...

  • Posted in thread: Popped the Top on my First Batch! on 02-18-2010 at 12:20 AM
    I'm jealous as your a couple weeks ahead of me on the first batch. I'm putting the third batch
    in the brew kettle this weekend so once I get the pipeline going I'll be set for
    good...........I have my...

  • Posted in thread: Popped the Top on my First Batch! on 02-15-2010 at 08:44 PM
    Doesn't it feel great? I just popped the top on my first beer last night, its still not fully
    carbed, only been capped for 1 week, but the hell with it, this is my beer and its damn fine!
    It feels gre...

  • Posted in thread: 1 gallon recipes on 02-15-2010 at 08:38 PM
    I plan to do this a few times also. it sounds Cool. I'm considering using the left over apple
    jugs from making ed worts apple wein. need to research if they will work or be big enough.But
    they are fre...

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from Chicago, and thank you homebrewtalk! on 02-15-2010 at 08:35 PM
    Well hello, and welcome, I too am new and from Chicago. Have you hit up Brew and Grow yet? They
    have FREE BEER! Good luck and if you ever want to swap a few bottles, let me know.

  • Posted in thread: 1 gallon recipes on 02-15-2010 at 08:04 PM
    how about getting another one or 2 and do 3 or 4 gallon batches. use different yeast in each.
    Maybe dry hop each different. You will prolly have better results.After listening to the last
    Basic Brewin...

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