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  • Posted in thread: How many batches do you brew in a month? on 12-07-2013 at 11:39 AM
    I started brewing at the beginning of the year, and I just brewed my 43rd 5 gallon batch at
    home. Generally brew once a week. Though as many others have mentioned, sometimes it's no
    brewing for two or...

  • Posted in thread: Ok, please dont kill the newbie……….Coors Light... on 11-30-2013 at 12:27 AM
    And on that note, a British mild might be a nice beer to try and win some light beer drinkers
    over with. They're more characterful than american domestic macro, though I would say
    altogether different...

  • Posted in thread: Ok, please dont kill the newbie……….Coors Light... on 11-28-2013 at 12:07 PM
    I second the Kölsch yeast recommendation. It gets nice and dry like a lager, and also throws
    some faint sulfur aromas that lend itself to seeming like a lager. You could use all pils, or
    add a little ...

  • Posted in thread: Early Morning Brews on 11-24-2013 at 01:00 PM
    I love this thread. I haven't been part of the early morning club in a while. Now that the cold
    is setting in, I find myself staying in bed longer. But I've recently had the bug to brew brew
    brew. I t...

  • Posted in thread: crisp brown malt and special roast the same stuff? recipe help please on 11-23-2013 at 03:06 AM
    Well, it depends what kind I brown. I'm currently working through a keg of brown I made with
    Maris otter, crystal 65, victory, special roast, midnight wheat, and special b and it is
    delicious. Dare I ...

  • Posted in thread: English IPA Partial Mash & Boil on 11-04-2013 at 03:09 AM
    I think crystal is pretty important to the English bitters. I'd use some English pale crystal
    in a British IPA. I have yet to try torrified wheat, but look forward to playing around with
    it. I'm not a...

  • Posted in thread: Rodent proof grain in my basement? on 10-20-2013 at 02:48 PM
    My basement had a big earwig problem this summer. All my grain is either in the plastic bags
    from the malsters or the homebrew shop, then it goes into a big Rubbermaid tote. All my base
    malts are in t...

  • Posted in thread: help with IPA. on 10-20-2013 at 02:39 PM
    sub out a # of 2-row for Munich. But I agree that all your numbers and ingredients seem to
    suggest you would not have a thin beer. I would double check the accuracy of your thermometer
    for your mash t...

  • Posted in thread: Barleywine. Need Input. on 10-07-2013 at 01:48 AM
    A few thoughts:The recipe has a lot of specialty grain. I think the Munich will be unnecessary,
    and your roast barley seems a bit out of place. When I think of barleywine, I think of a simple
    malt bil...

  • Posted in thread: Marris Otter SMaSH on 10-06-2013 at 10:25 PM
    Surprised the fuggles got so undrinkable. Perhaps they were overdone, but when I use them I get
    a nice, soft fruitiness. Maris otter is always my go to grain for distinctly English beers. I
    like to pa...