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  • I'm new to home brewing and in the middle of my first batch. I came across these forums while searching for some information.
    My grandfather used to run a store in his garage selling home brew supplies when I was very young. Now that I am of age and appreciate a good brew he was very excited to pass off some of his equipment and knowledge. I am carrying the family tradition, just wish we had some secret family recipe.
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  • Posted in thread: 15 Year Old Grain on 06-01-2009 at 02:55 AM
    So I broke out the coffee travel mug mash tun.....It wasn't very sweet, so I don't think there
    was much conversion :( I'm still gonna make a batch...probably a 2.5gal. I'll post the results!

  • Posted in thread: 15 Year Old Grain on 05-31-2009 at 08:37 PM
    I would crack a few ounces of the lager grain and do a micro-mash: 152F 60 minutes. If the wort
    is sweet and starch-free (and tastes good), have fun.Thanks, that is a good suggestion. I'll go
    try that...

  • Posted in thread: 15 Year Old Grain on 05-31-2009 at 07:20 PM
    I'll keep you updated for sure! It actually smells great, weirdly enough. I don't think ill use
    the flaked maize it kinda has a funk. But what the hell, I'm definitely gonna make

  • Posted in thread: 15 Year Old Grain on 05-31-2009 at 07:06 PM
    My Grandfather used to run a home brew shop in the early 90's. So every time I visit, I raid
    his basement. I got a lot of good stuff to get started(carboy, buckets, capper, grain mill...).
    This time a...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone smoke hops? on 03-13-2009 at 06:37 PM
    RDWHAHG(Relax Don't Worry, Have A Home Grown). :)I tried to do that once, in my closet. Brewing
    beer is much easier and a whole lot less stressful!

  • Posted in thread: Julmust- does anyone have a recipe?? on 03-13-2009 at 05:46 PM
    Julmust - Julmust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDoes anyone have a recipe?

  • Posted in thread: Bacon Day & Beer on 03-13-2009 at 02:03 PM
    [QUOTE=jchadscud;1194882]If you can't figure out the bacon beer thing, you should make a few of
    these to right your wrongs...We made a few for the Super Bowl and they were actually really
    good. and s...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone smoke hops? on 03-13-2009 at 01:52 PM
    (as in "drying") the dry buds and leaves prior to adding them to the alcohol in either method
    increases the potency of the resulting preparation.Anyone know anything about this? (may not
    be safe f...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone smoke hops? on 03-13-2009 at 12:22 PM
    Mission #1 for me is to find some Everclear... hope to do so by this weekend. Keep us updated!
    I want to try this, but I don't want to be the one to waste that special ingredient. ;) You're
    the man if...

  • Posted in thread: Victory Hop Devil (partial mash) comments-suggestions? on 03-12-2009 at 09:27 PM
    I just tasted a hydrometer sample and I am getting very excited about this one! OG-1.069 Beer
    Smith estimated 1.066