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  • Started out making cider and brewing all grain with a friend. Now I am doing my own all grain brewing. I've made light ales, IPAs, Black IPAs, stouts.... Getting a little more advanced now with a hopback and developing my own recipes.
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  • Posted in thread: Ten Fidy Clone on 11-14-2012 at 12:07 AM
    There is no oak in Ten Fidy, that smoke you are tasting is definitely from all that dark malt.
    I have done more batches and altered the recipe and used less dark malt and more pale making a
    thinner be...

  • Posted in thread: Must try breweries at the 2012 GABF on 10-10-2012 at 01:15 AM
    We get Hoppin' Frog here in Colorado, good stuff. I'm going to hit the Founders and 21st
    Amendment first!

  • Posted in thread: Low hop utilization brewing with Crystal Mountain spring water, need help.... on 10-02-2012 at 06:28 PM
    I live in Colorado and have very soft water and I had the same issue. I started using Gypsum in
    the mash and boil and immediately noticed the difference. I would suggest playing with the
    EZwater calcu...

  • Posted in thread: Ten Fidy Clone on 09-12-2012 at 11:43 AM
    It turned out really good. Funny part is, I made 3 batches of this and thought the first two
    were bad at first. But my LHBS guy told me to bottle it and let it sit and it might get better.
    So, I did a...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone used true spring water for beer? on 07-16-2012 at 09:58 PM
    My wife likes to go up the mountain to a spring just outside of Cripple Creek, CO. She uses it
    for baking bread. So, I've been up a few times and brought a bunch of carboys with me. I've
    brewed with i...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock Blew Out, Open Fermenter for 3 Days, Dumper? on 07-09-2012 at 05:44 PM
    My rule of thumb in these situations is1. Whatever happens, make the beer anyway2. If it turns
    out gross, put it in a closet and forget it exists for 6 months.3. If it's still gross, give it
    another 6...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock Blew Out, Open Fermenter for 3 Days, Dumper? on 07-09-2012 at 05:31 PM
    When I went on a tour of Twisted Pine Brewery, their owner told us that all of their fermenters
    have an open port at the top to the beer can "open" ferment. I've also done something similar
    before wit...

  • Posted in thread: Wooden Stand Question on 06-25-2012 at 09:42 PM
    I used concrete backerboard like beerloaf above. Also, in other places that get some heat I
    used spray paint meant for BBQs.

  • Posted in thread: Ten Fidy Clone on 06-20-2012 at 02:22 AM
    Well, after several failed attempts I finally did it. Fermenting a 1.104 beer takes some extra
    skills it seems. Especially during the Colorado winter. So far it tastes great 2 months in the

  • Posted in thread: growler bottling ;) on 06-01-2012 at 10:46 PM
    I carbonated a stout in a growler before. Put in about 1/2 a tsp of sugar and used the he-man
    grip on a good cap. Left it for a few months to age and came back to a highly carbonated beer.
    Maybe not i...