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  • I was previously a Microbiologist at a large pharmaceutical company, and learned a good deal about culture techniques and best practices. While at work, I mentioned to a old farmer-type co-worker that I would like to try homebrewing. The next day, he brought me all of his equipment: glass carboy, old DME, large plastic carboy, homemade copper racking cane, old capper, some makeshift equipment for bottling, and his "instructions". I read up, ordered, and brewed my first batch as a steeping partial mash AHS Newcastle Brown Ale Clone. I only had a 2 gallon pot and had to mash in 2 separate sessions for a 5 gallon batch!!! Upgraded to a 10 gallon aluminum and an immersion chiller. I am a devout DeathBrewer Partial Mash Steeping homebrewer. I will be a while before I go All-Grain due to time, space, and money constraints.
  • AHS Imperial Stout
  • AHS Irish Red Ale
  • AHS Miami Weiss (+Orange Zest), AHS Oatmeal Stout, AHS Irish Red Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Potasium Metabisulfite vs. Starsan on 11-21-2012 at 06:03 PM
    Star San or Iodophor. Nothing else matters:)

  • Posted in thread: old beer on 11-21-2012 at 05:57 PM
    You shut your mouth when your talking to me!!!

  • Posted in thread: IPA Pickles?!? on 11-21-2012 at 05:35 PM
    DogFish and a company called Brooklyn Brine have done this on a production basis. Defanitly a
    "different" Flavor.I had these a few weeks ago and I absolutely loved them! Couldn't really
    pick out any h...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to store your equipment on 09-28-2012 at 07:31 PM
    As long as the stuff in your bottling bucket isn't metal or scratchy, you've got the right idea
    - consolidate and store stuff inside other stuff. I don't like storing anything in my bottling
    bucket. I...

  • Posted in thread: Awesome Beer Facts!! on 09-25-2012 at 05:00 PM
    Perhaps it should of been rule of wrist.Boondock Saints

  • Posted in thread: "Oh, I don't like dark beer" on 09-20-2012 at 04:23 PM
    My father in law (a hardcore BMC) told me that the Centennial Blonde tasted dark :tank:

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing bottles.... on 09-20-2012 at 04:14 PM
    I do not wash my bottles unless they are visibly dirty. I do immediately triple rinse after
    pouring a glass as a habit.

  • Posted in thread: What is eating my Centennials? on 08-27-2012 at 03:57 PM
    Unless you find a bug on a cone, I would not immediately think it was a bug. Any signs of
    mildew? What is your watering/fertilizing routine? Maybe the cones are burnt, not eaten.

  • Posted in thread: What is eating my Centennials? on 08-27-2012 at 03:52 PM
    Make sure to include the Sevin dust as part of any recipe you post on here :cross:

  • Posted in thread: why did all the beer foam out the bottle on 08-27-2012 at 03:49 PM
    You either overcarbonated the bottles (too much sugar per volume of beer). Or you have an
    infection. Or perhaps you did not refrigerate long enough. Please give a rundown of your pre
    bottling beer vol...

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