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  • Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series, most anything written by Douglas Adams, "American Gods" and "Ana
  • Society for Creative Anachronism
  • Brewers Best "Amber Ale" is waiting for the primary to become available. The wife also just got an interesting "Root Beer" mix that intrigues me greatly.
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  • Posted in thread: NASTY astringent taste in my first homebrew on 08-05-2010 at 09:54 PM
    My first brew (a German Style Light) has an extremely potent and bitter aftertaste. Recent
    research has led me to suspect it comes from the fact that I knocked a bunch of the
    "krausen-ring" sludge bac...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping specialty grains on 08-05-2010 at 02:28 PM
    I just brewed up an English Brown Sunday night. I tied the open end of the muslin bag to the
    door handle of the microwave above the stove. It hung at the perfect height to submerge the
    grains and keep...

  • Posted in thread: Went to homebrew festival, horrible off-flavor everywhere! on 08-04-2010 at 08:41 PM
    I think that I've tasted it too, Jimmy. My very first brew has a very, very strong bitter
    aftertaste that hits the back of my tongue like a punch to the face. It tastes, to me, like I
    bit into the gre...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd Batch Ever!! In the fermenter... on 01-27-2010 at 05:22 AM
    Actually, I may end up having to keep her around for a while. We were at a restaurant called
    "Old Chicago" this weekend and ordered two "trips" (4 4oz. samplers of different brews from the
    110 they ha...

  • Posted in thread: confused!!!! on 01-27-2010 at 04:52 AM
    I just did a brew and took a recipe from a book from the owner of the dog fish head brewery.
    I'm pretty sure that I just bought that same book this weekend. I've earmarked the "A to Z
    Brown Ale" as my...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd Batch Ever!! In the fermenter... on 01-26-2010 at 07:42 PM
    Not as concerned about the SWMBO's clothes.... she can be replaced. The beer, however.....

  • Posted in thread: 2nd Batch Ever!! In the fermenter... on 01-26-2010 at 05:16 AM
    Just boiled up my 2nd batch Thursday evening. It is currently burbling happily away in my "brew
    closet" (or, closet, as we say here in the Midwest).Brewer's Best American Amber1 lb. Crushed
    Crystal 80...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Suburban Seattle on 01-23-2010 at 06:33 AM
    Former Tacoma resident, now stranded in Northern Illinois. Wish I were where you are.
    :rockin:Welcome, fellow beer-snob.

  • Posted in thread: Hey, Culligan Man!!! on 01-19-2010 at 04:46 PM
    Okay, never mind.... just got directed to a pile of previous threads on this topic that
    answered my question. Just goes to show that I should READ before I ask.

  • Posted in thread: Hey, Culligan Man!!! on 01-19-2010 at 04:42 PM
    I work just down the street from a Culligan plant. They deliver our water in 5 gallon plastic
    carboys. Is it worth it to go to them to see if I score some used bottles or are these of
    insufficient qua...