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  • First Homebrew: October 2011rnBrewed (as of 4 Mar 2012) - rn- 18 batchesrn- 90 gallons
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  • I thought about homebrewing for about five years and finally pulled the trigger with a deluxe kit from in October of 2011.rnrnThis hobby has consumed me like no other. I love to brew, and I love to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I make it a point to attend the monthly gatherings of my local brew club where free beer and homebrew tasting is the usual plan.rnrnBrew on! RDWHAHB!
  • Beer. I will brew beer and it will be some damn good stuff. ;p rn-=-=-=-=-=-rnOriginal Post from Oct 2011:rn---rnNot sure yet... Probably repeating the same first two recipes a few times to nail down my technique before branching off much.rnrnWhen I have the gear and experience, I plan on focusing on stouts/dunkels.
  • (4 Mar Feb 12)rn#15 - Malted Milk Stoutrn#16 - Waldo Lake Amber v1.0rn#17 - Waldo Lake Amber v1.1rn#18 - Black IPA
  • (4 Mar 12)rn#13 - Alaskan Amber Alern#14 - Vanilla Bean Porter
  • (21 Feb 12)rn#1 - Caribou Slobber v1.0 - Only a few saved.rn#2 - Dead Guy Clone v1.0 - Only a few saved.rn#3 - Caribou Slobber v1.1 - Only a few saved.rn#4 - Dead Guy Clone v1.1 - Only a few saved.rn#5 - Happy Holiday Ale - 12-pack aging for fall.rn#6 - Raspberry Wheat - Buddy's Brewrn#7 - Dry Irish Stout - Drinking 'em.rn#8 - Big Goblin Stout - Drinking 'em.rn#9 - Dead Guy Clone v1.2 - Drinking 'em slowly. Waiting for full carb.rn#10 - Vegas by Morning IPA - Awaiting proper carb.rn#11 - Monte's Face Puncher IPA - Awaiting proper carb.rn#12 - Irish Red Ale - Awaiting proper carb.
  • Nothing yet! Kegs have arrived, just waiting to clean 'em and fill 'em!
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  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-01-2013 at 05:11 PM
    Sign me up for this one! :)

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 04-10-2013 at 10:05 PM
    Tip: Don't bottle two batches after work. You may get distracted by hungry kids, normal family
    life, etc... and forget something important.As I was cleaning up from bottling two batches last
    night I n...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-23-2013 at 11:06 PM
    Sign me up! 8^)

  • Posted in thread: Sanity Check - Starter for Bottling two batches on 10-09-2012 at 05:14 AM
    Thanks for the input!I ended up going with beerman0001's suggestion. I re-hydrated the yeast in
    boilded/cooled water in a mason jar. I then pitched half of the solution to each batch in the
    bottling b...

  • Posted in thread: Sanity Check - Starter for Bottling two batches on 10-07-2012 at 07:11 PM
    Brewers,I'm planning to bottle two batches of beer that have been in secondary for about 5
    months so my intention is to re-yeast at bottling.I've never done this before, so I was
    thinking about making...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer Reliability - Digital vs Analog on 09-24-2012 at 04:16 AM
    Brewers: I'm looking for some opinions.After calibrating my new thermometer in a 60/40
    Ice/Water slush, these are the readings I saw.In your opinion and from your experience, which
    of these would you ...

  • Posted in thread: Add bottling sugar to 1.030 FG Barleywine? on 09-18-2012 at 11:47 PM
    Thanks for the tips! I appreciate your insight and think I'll go ahead and go with the "normal"
    sugar amount -- maybe a little less. I don't want this barleywine to be too fizzy anyway, so I
    think tha...

  • Posted in thread: Add bottling sugar to 1.030 FG Barleywine? on 09-17-2012 at 05:18 PM
    Brewers,I'm getting ready to bottle a Lord Fatbottom Barleywine batch and I'm trying to figure
    out the best plan for bottling sugar. Bottle-bombs and/or over-carbonation are things I would
    like to avo...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer from Nebraska on 07-24-2012 at 10:16 AM
    Welcome! I just happened to notice your post and live in Bellevue as well. :pYou just asked a
    few questions that have no definitive answer, so take what I write simply as opinions or
    suggestions.I've ...

  • Posted in thread: Rubber Stopper submerged in Freshly Pitched Wort on 05-28-2012 at 02:22 AM
    Another update: After noticing the rubbery smell begin to fade, I decided to let a few friends
    try this brew. I told them each there was a flaw and their job was to tell me what it was.
    After assuring...

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