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  • Father, husband, musician, brewer, second place winner of third grade spelling bee. I also have a pickle tattoo.
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  • Everyone always says "I like everything!" when, really, that means whatever is on the radio is good enough. The only genres I don't really get into are funk (except James Brown), Pop Country (think radio country), commercial rap, and most of the young pop stuff coming out. favorites include all flavors of punk, metal, rockabilly, dubstep, classical, crooners (like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean), and classic country (Hank Williams, Johnny Cash). I also play in a psychobilly band called Sour Mash Kats
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  • Wife signed me up for a class at the local shop and it kinda took off from there. Got a starter Brewers Best kit, a batch of BB English Brown Ale, and a propane turkey fryer and had at it. Turned out great so of course I want to keep doin it. I've brewed about 10 different batches so far. I'm looking forward to getting into a little deeper and, after getting a few simple extracts under my belt, doing some experimenting with recipes and whatnot. Currently looking into the all-grain move and making a fermentation chamber.
  • Cream ale (First all-grain batch!), AG black IPA
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  • Black IPA been dry hopping for a week and a half.
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  • Posted in thread: Recipe question on 12-31-2014 at 03:23 AM
    ok. After fixing that faux pas, here's what I've corrected to get about where I want to be.
    Again, I've only done a couple recipes on my own, and this is my first IPA. Let me know what
    you think of th...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe question on 12-31-2014 at 03:04 AM
    Wow...I did...Case of the Monday nights for sure...Thanks for the tip billl!:drunk:

  • Posted in thread: Recipe question on 12-29-2014 at 07:34 PM
    Efficiency is about 75%.

  • Posted in thread: Recipe question on 12-29-2014 at 07:34 PM
    Thanks guys. This is for a 5 gallon batch which is why it seemed like such a low OG for that
    much grain. I have a 10 gallon tun (Orange water cooler). Would sugar kill the mouth feel of

  • Posted in thread: Recipe question on 12-29-2014 at 04:19 PM
    This is probably the third recipe I've done all on my own and I'm having some problems. I would
    like to make an American IPA, and I feel I've got a pretty good recipe going, but Beersmith
    says that my...

  • Posted in thread: Man Mug Giveaway - Open to All on 11-04-2014 at 03:31 PM
    Signed up and ready to win!Sent from my iPhone using Home Bre

  • Posted in thread: Red ale critique on 11-04-2014 at 01:25 AM
    Right off the bat 1.9 lbs of roast barley looks way wrong. It should be 3 or 4 % of the total
    grist, if using the 300L, maybe 2% if using the 500L. Thats going to make a stout.I'm just
    going off Beers...

  • Posted in thread: Red ale critique on 11-03-2014 at 09:59 PM
    Still fairly new to making my own recipes but here's what I have for a red ale I'd like to
    make. Let me know what you think: Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: Wyeast 1084 Irish AleBatch Size
    (Gallons): 5Or...

  • Posted in thread: Worst brew day ever on 10-15-2014 at 12:17 AM
    Had that happen the very first time I did AG. I feel your pain friend.Sent from my iPhone using
    Home Bre

  • Posted in thread: English Barleywine critique on 10-15-2014 at 12:04 AM
    I had planned on 90 minute. What will 120 minute do for me and how would I adjust my hop
    schedule?Sent from my iPhone using Home Bre


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