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  • I started brewing in 2010 and am totally hooked. First time I ever had home brewed beer was at a homebrew camp at Burning Man in about 2005, and I loved it so much I always wanted to give it a try. One of the things that I love most about brewing is that it is so analog - no computers, handmade crafted goodness. The other thing I love is how much fun it is to share homebrewed beer with friends.
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  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1581-PC Belgian Stout Yeast on 05-20-2013 at 05:56 PM
    This strain sounds interesting but can't see much info on what people actually thought of it.
    Is it a new one? Any thought? From wyeast: "Wyeast 1581-PC Belgian Stout YeastBeer Styles:
    Belgian Pale Al...

  • Posted in thread: Experience with Carboy Warmer? on 01-23-2012 at 11:01 PM
    Anyone have experience using a "Fermwrap Carboy Warmer"? It's winter in L.A. (I know, what a
    joke, right?) so the 55-65 degree ambient temps are great for most ales, but I have a Belgian
    Trippel in se...

  • Posted in thread: Primary fermentation in corny keg on 01-04-2012 at 02:58 PM
    Follow up: I did use the korny keg as primary fermenter on Double Black IPA. Some
    advantages...poured very hot wort right into it and sealed it up and let it cool while I
    cleaned up my brewing gear. R...

  • Posted in thread: Tits-Up Imperial IPA (3-Time Medalist - 2 Golds, 1 Silver) on 12-07-2011 at 06:25 PM
    [QUOTE=BierMuncher;1007546] Tits-Up IIPABatch Size: 6.50 gal Boil Size: 8.54 galEstimated OG:
    1.082 SGEstimated Color: 7.8 SRMEstimated IBU: 100.5 IBUBrewhouse Efficiency: 64.0 %Boil Time:
    60 MinutesI...

  • Posted in thread: How to Dry Hop on 12-07-2011 at 06:12 PM
    I usually use on average 1 oz per 5 gallons. Strong beers like IIPA's can use more while
    lighter subtle beers can use less. Select varieties similar to the way you would pick finishing
    hops. Both bitt...

  • Posted in thread: How to Dry Hop on 12-07-2011 at 03:44 PM
    Any recommendations for amount or type of hops to use for dry hopping with a 5 gallon batch?
    Are any finishing hops good? If dry hopping to an existing recipe, do you skip the final hop

  • Posted in thread: Primary fermentation in corny keg on 12-05-2011 at 06:05 PM
    This could be a game-changer, thanks for posting!! I just got myself set up with a kegging
    system and CO2 tank. I also happen to have 5 old korny kegs which don't seem to be able to hold
    pressure. But...