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04-25-2010

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08-15-2010 2:48 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Seattle
  • Mainly a guitarist, but dabbling in organic gardening, and NOW home brewing beer. i like the hoppy stuff.
  • like i said...
  • musician
  • Neil Young
  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Stranger
  • none that would have me as a member, besides a beer forum
  • friends corrupted me. i am on my first batch of IPA. typical setup, glass carboy, plastic primary fermenter, bottling bucket, etc...
  • bigger, hoppier, maybe a stout after another strong ale.
  • IPA...
  • Male
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch blues... on 05-03-2010 at 10:37 PM
    im back, baby!

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch blues... on 05-03-2010 at 09:22 AM
    well... paranoia set in again. this time reading my book. i remember stirring (on the rigorous
    side) the wort during the cooling stage trying to speed up the process. now i fear that i may
    have oxidiz...

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch blues... on 05-01-2010 at 05:39 AM
    this is rare for me, but pliny the elder lives up to the hype. dang! thats a tasty beverage!

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch blues... on 05-01-2010 at 04:50 AM
    good to know. im trying to stay cool about this as my tendency is to assume the worst. finally
    found a stash of pliny the elder. bout to do a little research.

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch blues... on 05-01-2010 at 03:12 AM
    im thinking from the looks of my profile pic, that its REALLY concentrated. it was a 5 gallon
    recipe, looks more like 4. i think i should try and add water. i also want to dry hop it.
    should i boil th...

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch blues... on 05-01-2010 at 02:48 AM
    the main thing i am worried about is cleaning out the carboy. i can see thats not going to be
    very fun.

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch blues... on 05-01-2010 at 02:18 AM
    so my first batch of IPA went PRETTY okay...besides starting it off by dropping my iphone into
    a bucket of sanitizer...yep-making the wort...went well.no boil over. noticeable hotbreak
    etc...60 minute...

  • Posted in thread: What is Shepard Bros. K-Cleaner for? on 04-26-2010 at 01:59 AM
    TOTAL newbie here. Bought to get into cleaning/sanitizing my stuff. I have some One Step which
    is supposed to be good for both cleaning AND sanitizing, right? Then I have some Shepard Bros
    K-Cleaner, ...

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