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  • Sullivan, IL
  • First homebrew was a sort of half-assed knock off of edwort's apfelwein recipe. Put 1.5 cups of raw sugar in 1 gallon of juice, threw some baker's yeast at it, and topped it all off with a condom airlock. SWEET. Turned out ok, so I had to get some equipment and start cranking out some extract beer kits and a little larger batch of edwort's apfelwein.
  • JOAM, Oatmeal Stout, Maple Beer.
  • Autumn Amber Ale.
  • American Cream ale.
    Edwort's Apfelwein.
  • Apfelwein.
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  • Posted in thread: Brewing with kids? on 07-10-2009 at 09:15 AM
    sparky....those look so good!I always wanted to them a go but I have no idea how to eat those
    little bastards!I'll try to crack them like little lobsters and make an ass of
    have a 7yr...

  • Posted in thread: fermenter question on 07-10-2009 at 07:54 AM
    Personally, I love my big bucket primary. 7.9 gallon plastic bucket for wine/beer. Works
    perfectly. Just brewed up a nice Wit with absolutely no blowoff problems. If you think that you
    may have a blow...

  • Posted in thread: Storing bottles during carbonation? on 07-10-2009 at 07:49 AM
    I have a MIGHTY stack of empties on my kitchen table, against the wall. 5 high and 5 wide... It
    definitely is a conversation starter for visitors.As far as bottle conditioning, I do that on
    the floor ...

  • Posted in thread: Lots of sediment... on 07-10-2009 at 07:16 AM
    As Pappers said, you are good. Getting the wort too cool shouldn't be a problem, your yeast
    might just take a little longer to get going. Rest assured, though, the low temp won't kill
    them. The sedime...

  • Posted in thread: Waiting for the wort to cool on 07-10-2009 at 07:10 AM
    If you are doing a partial boil I have found that using some ice as top off works very well.
    Just make sure the ice is sanitary.

  • Posted in thread: Monitoring fermentation temperature. on 07-10-2009 at 07:07 AM
    I like to use the LCD thermometers that you just stick on the fermentor... Just like the ones
    commonly used to monitor aquarium temperature. They are pretty cheap and will give you a pretty
    good idea ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation in the secondary on 07-10-2009 at 06:59 AM
    Fruit in the secondary should impart a bit more flavor than from the primary... That being said
    if you aren't happy with the fruitiness at the end you could always garnish your beer with a
    hunk of mel...

  • Posted in thread: using bottling bucket as primary on 07-10-2009 at 06:50 AM
    Ive used mine as a fermentor... It's ok, not too hard to keep it clean. I just take the spigot
    out and soak it in some oxyclean, then hit it with sanitizer before use. The big draw back is
    not having ...

  • Posted in thread: Clearing with Gelatin on 07-09-2009 at 05:52 PM
    I bought some finings from midwest and followed the instructions... Let stand in COLD water for
    1 hour, then bring to a boil to dissolve. I know you guys seem to be dead set against boiling,
    but it cl...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics) on 07-09-2009 at 06:02 AM
    Awesome, I was starting to wonder why you couldn't just mash with a grain bag over the stove.
    You just pushed me over the edge! Time to dig up a recipe and try my hand at AG.