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  • Started extract brewing back in the early 90's, from a startup kit at a LHBS. Been wanting to go AG for years, and finally jumped in with both feet in April 2009. Bought a 10 gal. boil kettle and converted a 10 gal. Igloo orange cooler with a false bottom for my mash tun. Been brewing an AG brew every month, and loving the new results. Recently upgraded again to a brewstand and 10-gal batches!
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  • Posted in thread: Cleaning/Sanitizing Question on 03-13-2015 at 07:31 AM
    B-Brite is an oxygen based cleaner. I looked around and most of them do recommend to rinse
    after use, although One Step says it is non-toxic and leaves no residue.There is a thread here
    on rinse vs. n...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-13-2015 at 02:35 AM
    I'm in! Awesome!--LexusChris

  • Posted in thread: Peach Wheat Recipe on 03-10-2015 at 07:40 AM
    First off, Congrats & welcome to homebrewing! :)I've not heard of or tried a peach wheat beer,
    but it does sound tasty! I've not brewed one, but I have brewed several American Wheat beers.
    Hopefully s...

  • Posted in thread: Old Ale w/Hibiscus ..thoughts? on 03-04-2015 at 07:35 AM
    Thanks for the suggestion DeathBrewer. I had not thought about that aspect of the dried
    hibiscus flowers.To check it out, I measured out 4g of flowers for 4oz cup (approx. strength of
    suggested 4.4 oz...

  • Posted in thread: Amount of hops to use on 03-04-2015 at 07:24 AM
    Those lighter beers do not need a lot of hops at all. I see that the BJCP guide for Light
    Lagers is 8-12 IBU ... which sounds good to me! :)The boil time is used to isomerize
    alpha-acids in hops to cr...

  • Posted in thread: Liquid Yeast Beers Always Seem a Bit... Well, Not as Good as Dried Yeast on 03-04-2015 at 06:56 AM
    Interesting thread with lots of great comments!Initially, I would just assume that dry or
    liquid yeast would not make a big difference. How you take those delivery mediums and turn them
    into 'happy he...

  • Posted in thread: Wormwood on 02-28-2015 at 07:37 AM
    I posted my gruit recipe here on HBT. It should also be under my name in the
    drop-down..Wormwood is an insanely bitter herb, so a little goes a long way. It is a different
    kind of bitter than hops. It...

  • Posted in thread: Old Ale w/Hibiscus ..thoughts? on 02-26-2015 at 05:21 AM
    Hey all,It has been a few years since I attempted an English Old Ale, and this was the recipe I
    used then.Recipe: My Old AleBrewer: LexusChrisStyle: Old AleTYPE: All GrainRecipe

  • Posted in thread: Summer Ale on 02-26-2015 at 05:02 AM
    Here is one of my favorites for the summer months... a take on an American Wheat beer. Light &
    freshing... :)Recipe: Summer Fun WheatBrewer: LexusChrisStyle: American Wheat or Rye BeerTYPE:
    All GrainN...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a malt... on 02-26-2015 at 04:54 AM
    I love Yoopers description for Northern Brewer .. to me it is definitely a 'woody' kind of
    flavor... slightly astringent in that it hits the back of my front teeth. I notice it easily in
    any beer that...

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