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  • After traveling to Germany and Greece, and enjoying the differences in beer and wine I started drinking some craft beers. Now I decided it was time to make some after reading about brewing on the intrenet.
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    Apple Ale
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  • Posted in thread: drinking one of my last homebrews on 12-29-2013 at 06:38 PM
    Since the equipment is still out I'm brewing a barley wine now. I added a pound of smoked malt
    to it. Wondering if I will notice it. Cleaning up I found one lost bottle of a trappist. So I'm
    about to ...

  • Posted in thread: drinking one of my last homebrews on 12-29-2013 at 04:25 AM
    Just made a pwm circuit for a ssr I had. So I was able to make a 5 gallon batch in the house. I
    like the way this worked out. I just brewed a honey ale. I used honey malt rather then honey I
    hope the ...

  • Posted in thread: Starting my electric build on 12-29-2013 at 03:33 AM
    I need to update this. I have not used the rims yet but I'm boiling my first batch in over a
    year with an electric element in a keg. Using pulse width modulation and a ssr to control the
    220 volts to ...

  • Posted in thread: Can A PWM Deliver True 100% Duty Cycle? on 12-28-2013 at 06:34 PM
    If any one is going to try pwm with a 555 timer this circuit works fairly well. All of the
    other ones I found on the net did not control my ssr. This circuit works and goes almost fully
    on according t...

  • Posted in thread: drinking one of my last homebrews on 12-26-2013 at 12:29 PM
    Yep I have thought about buying a couple extract kits to have something going in the fermenter
    and end up in the fridge. I still have over 50th of malt and a bunch of hops that need used up.
    I'm consi...

  • Posted in thread: What do you drink other than homebrew? on 12-24-2013 at 11:28 PM
    Macallan 15 is a nice bottle to drink. I can't normally afford that. I have been drinking a
    fair amount of the small batch liquors made by some of the Iowa distilleries. The bourbons and
    ryes aged in ...

  • Posted in thread: drinking one of my last homebrews on 12-24-2013 at 08:37 PM
    I am sitting here watching moonshine r's drinking one of the last two homebrews I have. It has
    been over a year since I made a beer. This one is a porter. This has been the best beer I have
    brewed. Us...

  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 09-28-2012 at 01:43 AM
    A stir plate and aeration kit for the wort. Played with the stir plate with a one and two inch
    stir bar in a one gallon carboy. Can't wait to put them to use for the barley wine I'm doing

  • Posted in thread: What are the negatives to leaving pumpkin beer on trub to long? on 09-27-2012 at 12:33 AM
    I would say 7 days in the primary is to short. Some of my beers have been in the primary longer
    then a month.

  • Posted in thread: A friend wants to start a micro brewery and restaurant on 09-26-2012 at 11:53 PM
    Well I work in technical field so giving up that job to start at a low position in a brewery
    won't happen. I see you can pay to take classes in some breweries to get some hands on info. I
    work with co...