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  • I've been brewing for about 8 years now. My system is a DIY gravity fed system that I keep tinkering on. 2 - 15 gallon kettles and 1 keggle, capable of doing 10 gallon batches - I always seem to make extremely BIG beers and was tired of my old system not being able to handle all of the grain required.
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  • Posted in thread: Chattanooga on 04-11-2015 at 01:46 AM
    Bought a house in the Soddy area in December after living 7 years on the outskirts of
    Gainesville, GA. I have been a home brewer for 8 years now and am working on getting things
    worked out to start br...

  • Posted in thread: Man Mug Giveaway - Open to All on 11-04-2014 at 03:02 AM
    It doesn't take a man to like these mugs. I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: All my IPAs taste the same on 10-15-2014 at 11:14 PM
    Just a followup on this conversation. My Citra IPA was the best ever! Very citrusy and not
    spicy. I still can't say what the secret is, but I did water additions and the only hops were
    Magnum for bitt...

  • Posted in thread: All my IPAs taste the same on 06-19-2014 at 08:49 PM
    I haven't posted here in awhile. I did a Simcoe Pale Ale and it is much, much better. While not
    the citrus I am looking for I taste the Simcoe and not just spicy hops, it is way more complex
    - and the...

  • Posted in thread: Allagash Curieux Clone on 06-19-2014 at 08:39 PM
    I used 4 oz of corn sugar (dextrose) and it turned out perfectly carbonated. That's pretty much
    my standard bottling amount unless I am doing something unusual.

  • Posted in thread: Allagash Curieux Clone on 04-29-2014 at 09:21 PM
    It'll be fine! Don't worry, have a homebrew! :D

  • Posted in thread: Allagash Curieux Clone on 04-27-2014 at 02:31 PM
    I checked back over my notes to see what I got on my 2 times making this beer. My OG was lower
    than your OG (1.070) and my FG was lower than your FG on both beers (roughly 1.004). I suspect
    you may ha...

  • Posted in thread: Allagash Curieux Clone on 04-07-2014 at 09:29 PM
    In my experience it is never a mistake to use a blow off tube but defaulting to an airlock can
    be a big messy mistake! Unless it is a mead, lager or I use my larger fermenter with plenty of
    head space...

  • Posted in thread: Allagash Curieux Clone on 03-29-2014 at 08:22 PM
    I left mine on wood/bourbon a month in secondary - but that was with the medium toast Hungarian
    oak/Beam. The second go around had a combination of Medium American oak and Hungarian Heavy
    toast. You m...

  • Posted in thread: Allagash Curieux Clone on 03-27-2014 at 06:54 PM
    Ahha! Yes, I probably would cut down on the oak if you aren't blending. The base Tripel is
    outstanding all on its own. Better yet, make a 10 gallon batch and blend some and split some. I
    think that's ...


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