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  • Something I wanted to do for Years and Years. After failed experiments when I was really young (like 8 or 9), then dumb (teens), Broke (early twenties), I finally bought a book I read most of the book and it was placed on a shelf for a while, I did not have the equipment nor resources to get started. Then one day I looked again and realized I had most of what I needed. Common kitchen equipment can get you really far... I also found Palmers Website, and Midwest brew supplies. I have been obsessed since to my SWMBO's dismay. Good thing we don't live together yet... :)
  • Vienna Summit SMaSH,
    Contemplating a Melomel,
    Will be brewing more Schwarzbier looks like friends love it as much if not more than I do.
    Chocolate Mole Porter,
  • nada
  • Wonkas Flat Tire (Strong Plastic Smell) Any Cure for this? *hangs head*,
    Maple Stout,
    Irish Red (SWMBO's first try at Brewing),
    Apricot Weizenbock,
    Sumatra Stout,
    Kern's XB-1,

    Oh and Birch Beer (soda)
  • Irish Red (tapped out 8/19/2009),
    Schwarzbier (Out),
    Vienna-NB SMaSH (Out 9/5/2009)
    Sterling/Styrian APA (60 min boil with pilsner tastes closer to spotted cow now than anything else), Vienna Porter, Indiscrimination IPA
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  • Posted in thread: Nottingham Yeast on 10-07-2009 at 04:06 PM
    I have not used Nottingham since my original trouble batches. Still waiting for my sachet
    exchange to give it another chance. Every sachet I have used from other batches has worked fine
    in the past. I...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Component Keg Creativity on 09-11-2009 at 09:14 PM
    It looks like for the yeast harvesting you did about 5 gallons in the 5 gallon corny.Have you
    tried 5 gallons under pressure or what was your experience if you have tried more than 4
    gallons under pre...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham Yeast on 09-03-2009 at 02:35 PM
    Thanks Keith,I will be sending the few packets I have in. Thank you for this offer, it does
    ensure I will give Nottingham another chance sooner rather than way down the road, and helps
    renew my good w...

  • Posted in thread: Cayenne-Chocolate Stout... YIKES! on 09-01-2009 at 03:01 PM
    Well at 8 months I thought it was drinkable enough to enter into a couple contests this
    summer....But like I drukkenly posted back in July,Ok, you can take this to the memorial quotes
    page and post it...

  • Posted in thread: New keg, caustic cleaner, rinsing mistake? on 08-31-2009 at 08:07 PM
    The caustics I have used are a base or hydroxide type cleanser/detergent, so above 7 on the pH,
    with Star San being the acid or less than 7. Absolute worst case scenario would be you mix them
    in a clo...

  • Posted in thread: What variety of hops is this? (it very closely resembles hemp) on 08-31-2009 at 04:25 PM
    Sorry to be Off Topic, just this statement gets me a little riled.Doesn't it say something like
    alcohol kills 100,000 people every year while marijuana's never killed anybody? I personally
    know of one...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham Yeast on 08-20-2009 at 04:49 PM
    so I'm worried, but still just relaxing. i pitched on sun and now wed no activity. took a
    reading and it looks like my gravity actually increased (on sun it was 1.047 and today it looks
    like .050. i a...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham Yeast on 08-05-2009 at 09:51 PM
    Graff: I had pulled the Graff as I said I would last week and tested it, it was still a bit
    high for what I thought I had read off the recipe 1.012, rethought this later and realized this
    was the high...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham Yeast on 08-05-2009 at 07:10 PM
    Time for an update on my progress; I apologize that my results on these are fairly destroyed by
    repitching to both of these brews.Schwarzbier: Last update it was at 1.022 and inactive also
    hydro sampl...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham Yeast on 07-26-2009 at 05:22 PM
    I did not add any more yeast to my batches at this point. My Schwarzbier went thru a pretty
    fast ferment and did not do much of anything the last few days. I tested it with the hydrometer
    - 1.022... B...