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05-21-2010

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12-03-2012 3:19 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • St. Louis Area
  • Brewing of course!
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Joshua
  • I listen to almost anything except pop and country.
  • What is this thing you call "TV"?
  • I began homebrewing in 2008 because I grew tired of going to the local grocery or liquor store and not finding anything new or interesting to try. Everywhere I went, all I could find were the same ol' commercial beers you'd expect to find in St. Louis. So in order to broaden my tasting horizons, I was given a homebrew starter kit for Christmas and have been brewing ever since.

    My first batch was an Irish Red Ale that was not something you would call desireable. It was a partial boil, extract kit and it was waaaaay too bitter. It permanently turned friends and family off from trying my beers. I have been working hard to redeem myself and have made some tastey brews.

    I have since upgraded my brewing equipment to all-grain, full volume boil, which eventually gets put in kegs instead of bottles. My next project this summer is to build a brewshed to house all my equipment and make it easier to control fermentation temps.
  • Who bottles?
  • Male
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Brew Stand Sale and Christmas Giveaway on 12-09-2010 at 10:23 PM
    Should I add the RIMS tube to my cart or will it be added automatically?

  • Posted in thread: The Pliny Pack is For sale! $12.25 on 11-17-2010 at 05:49 PM
    Is everybody using the 87% 5% 4% 4% grain bill as prescribed by Vinnie?That's what I went with
    with a slight modification for what I had available at the time.

  • Posted in thread: The Pliny Pack is For sale! $12.25 on 11-17-2010 at 11:56 AM
    I brewed a Pliny pack from Farmhousebrewingsupply.com for the group brew day. I learned my
    lesson the first time I brewed this beast and used hop bags for the boil and secondary
    additions.The aroma si...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 10-11-2010 at 04:34 PM
    I haven't updated in a while.+40 beer, mead, apfelwein, etc26940

  • Posted in thread: The Pliny Pack is For sale! $12.25 on 09-27-2010 at 06:28 PM
    +5 (10) gallonsI even hit my target OG 1.071. I have great expectations on this one.

  • Posted in thread: Friday Night Lights- $10.95- Pliny Group Brew on 09-25-2010 at 11:47 AM
    I know it's early but it's 6:30am and I just started my mash. I love brewday! So much to brew,
    so little time.

  • Posted in thread: Friday night lights-It's lager time on 09-24-2010 at 05:26 PM
    In for 1You gotta stop having these sales. I'm running out of room!

  • Posted in thread: New products: Tap Handles! Need your input. on 09-21-2010 at 01:59 AM
    If I have some other method of indicating what's on tap (ie chalkboard or dry erase board), I'd
    go with the pub handles. However since this looks like it's for custom handles, I vote the
    oval.

  • Posted in thread: The Pliny Pack is For sale! $12.25 on 09-17-2010 at 05:09 PM
    I like to primary for a week then rack to secondary and start the dry hop additions. I leave in
    secondary for 14 days and add the second dry hop addition with 5 days left in secondary.

  • Posted in thread: The Pliny Pack is For sale! $12.25 on 09-16-2010 at 02:16 PM
    I'm fighting the urge to brew this recipe this weekend. The only saving grace is a local Irish
    Festival this weekend so I will likely be distracted with that :)

FORUM SIGNATURE
Keep your facts, I'll take the truth. Primary: Amber Ale, ESB Secondary: Apfelwein Conditioning: lots Keg/Tap: Pliny the Elder, Steam Ale, Oatmeal Stout Gallons brewed in 2010: 80 [last updated 11/17/2010]
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