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  • Just getting started "home" home brewing. previous experience at a local "Ubrew". Great place but bar tab was killing me and it was a long drive home to be that "happy", if you know what I mean.

    Just started brewing at home with the thought that if I enjoy a bit too much, all I have to manage is some stairs.
  • self employed
  • Last year was invited to a "Ubrew" place where you brew the batch, they store the batch and clean up behind you. Great fun and a good way to see if a person would like brewing themselves. The killer for me was the drive home after brewing and bottling and the bar tab brewing.

    I started to look at home brewing while visiting my son in St. Louis this past summer. His girlfriend bought him a starter brewkit for his birthday (is that a great girlfriend or what?) and while visiting, I read more and more and got the "bug".

    So after a bit of research, I started up making my own beer. This fits my personality as I am a "do it yourself" personality type. Cooking, cars, construction, just about anything I try to see if I can do it too.
  • Copper Ale
    Hex Nut Brown Ale
  • Cream Stout
  • Irish Red Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Should i go to secondry on 09-03-2016 at 06:11 AM
    Give it three weeks in the primary. Move to a secondary if you are not comfortable working off
    the yeast at the bottom. If I can just say, 5 days is way to soon to be messing with your beer.
    Just beca...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-01-2016 at 10:09 PM
    I do not win it all, I would be happy with any gift of a kit. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Drying hops question on 08-08-2015 at 04:02 AM
    Haven't had this experience either. How thick are you laying the hops to dry?

  • Posted in thread: Former extract, former all grain, now extract brewer brewer on 01-14-2015 at 09:20 AM
    Extract works fine for me. I get to brew often and the amount of time keeps my wife happy. I
    can't pull of the "honey I will see you in 6-8 hours" stuff on the weekend with all sorts of
    other things t...

  • Posted in thread: Labeling methods? on 01-04-2015 at 06:48 AM
    +1 with KevinB. I use Avery 5408 round labels too. They are perfect for bottle caps. Avery also
    has free template software that lets you create you own label style. I can put the name of the
    brew, the...

  • Posted in thread: Coffee mug broke in my wort on 11-05-2014 at 05:43 AM
    Spend two bucks at the hardware store and get some one gallon paint strainers. Figuring
    sanitation yada yada, you'll attach them to the end of your siphon hose (exit end) doubled up.
    Use a rubber band...

  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 11-01-2014 at 04:39 AM
    Yea, MLS talk! Sigi finally didn't beat himself against arena twice! He didn't outthink himself
    before kick off. Bringing Papas off the bench with 90 minutes of energy to use in 30. They have
    to chase...

  • Posted in thread: Has brewing beer demystified beer for you? on 10-11-2014 at 06:11 AM
    I think my brewing helps me appreciate the process more. I think about it now vs. downing a
    beer, pretty much any beer. Now I tend to actually look at the style and "taste" for the style
    when drinking...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting Brew Day Time the time challenge! on 08-24-2014 at 04:06 AM
    Just kind of skimmed your post, but to the OP, if you plan on doing what you said you wanted to
    in your kitchen, better check with your home owners policy. There's a reason the gas is what it
    is in yo...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer with og question on 08-24-2014 at 03:36 AM
    Spend $20 for a refractometer. They are easier to read, use less beer and most look like a mini
    lightsaber... You're close enough on your numbers as others pointed out could be your water
    levels, boil...