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Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-03-2015 at 11:24 PM
Just pitched the yeast on my first batch in about a year and a half (last year was spent
working on my house).Belgian Specialty Ale7.5 lbs. Belgian Pils1 lb. Wyermann Abbey Malt.25 lb.
Light Crystal1 ...
Posted in thread: Best LHBS in NW or W suburbs? on 07-21-2012 at 02:21 AM
So just as a followup to this thread...The Brew and Grow in Roselle is close to where I live,
but I was totally spoiled by my previous HBS where you could measure out only the grains you
needed, run t...
Posted in thread: Outdoor brewing in summer on 07-20-2012 at 03:27 AM
I've decided to brew smaller AG batches indoors for the time being as I really don't have a way
to avoid hot sun + patio burner and I know that it would take forever to cool the thing down.
It's just ...
Posted in thread: Outdoor brewing in summer on 07-14-2012 at 05:24 PM
yes. i usually start in the morning around 9 amHmmmm.... I suppose I could let the mash sit
overnight (I've done that before) and sparge in the morning so I could start my boil early
enough in the day...
Posted in thread: Outdoor brewing in summer on 07-14-2012 at 05:16 PM
Okay... I'm gonna sound like a whiney little brat but do you guys actually boil wort outdoors
when it's over 90 degrees outside?I've been trying to schedule a brew day for the past month
and every sin...
Posted in thread: Revvy's Belgian Blonde (Leffe Clone) on 06-29-2012 at 12:07 AM
I'm finally going to get around to brewing this as soon as it friggin cools OFF here in the
midwest (the thought of standing over an open kettle in 91 degree heat sorta freaks me
out).Anyone try this ...
Posted in thread: Chicago water science. on 06-19-2012 at 02:55 AM
^^bump^^ I have city water, suburban Cook County (Schaumburg). Am going to start brewing again
soon (as soon as it cools down a bit !) and was wondering if I need to treat for chloramines
(my water re...
Posted in thread: Starting Homebrew Club in NW Suburbs on 06-12-2012 at 04:37 PM
I'm going to try to make it out to the meet-up tonight. Sounds like fun.
Posted in thread: Best LHBS in NW or W suburbs? on 04-27-2012 at 03:39 AM
Thanks for the sugestions guys! Can't wait for my life to get back to it's semi-normal state.
I've been dying to start a sour .. and I'll actually have a garage in this new place so I'll
have a place ...
Posted in thread: Best LHBS in NW or W suburbs? on 04-22-2012 at 08:21 PM
I'm moving to Schaumburg in about a month, and hope to get right back into brewing. I tell ya,
moving halfway across the country really puts a damper on what you can brew (not wanting to
schlep full c...