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  • I brewed a beer from a Mr. Beer kit and decided brewing is for me and Mr Beer kits WERE NOT for me. So, against my own better judgement I purchased the necessary tools to move directly to all grain. I also decided, foolishly, that I didn't need to use other recipes until I got the hang of I made my own. My first was an attempt at a brown porter with coconut and chocolate nibs. As fate might have it...I added coconut too early in the boil so you cant taste it, added WAY too much in the way of cocoa nibs in my secondary, used ZERO fining agents, and of course way too much specialty malt. The result...a headless, god-awful cloudy porter that is way too strong and has a bunch of oil on top from coconut. Learning in this fashion did serve me well and my latest brews have been very good and have been welcomed with open arms and mouths...I found this site, listened to hour upon hour of brewing podcasts, and read book after book on the subject which has served me well...
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  • Posted in thread: What's in your fermenter(s)? on 04-17-2015 at 12:54 AM
    Session IPA hopped with Columbus, Cascade, and Waimea.

  • Posted in thread: Peaches & Cream Ale on 04-15-2015 at 11:55 PM
    OG: 1.050FG: 1.009IBU: 19.3SRM: 3.4ABV: 5.480% efficiency6.5 gallon batch4.50 lbs Rahr
    6-Row4.50 lbs Weyermann Pale2.25 lbs Flaked Corn1 - 49oz can Oregon Peach Puree (Primary)2 oz
    Olive Nation Pure P...

  • Posted in thread: Peaches & Cream Ale on 04-15-2015 at 11:48 AM
    I'm currently putting the final touches on my recipe. The neighborhood ladies decided that they
    want a fruit beer and peach was their choice. I think this could really be a winner, stay tuned
    for the ...

  • Posted in thread: Session IPA (Oglesby Ale) on 04-11-2015 at 11:25 AM
    OG - 1.049FG - 1.013SRM: 4.7IBU: 60ABV: 4.3% efficiency158F mash7.00 lbs - Weyermann Pale
    Malt2.75 lbs - Franco-Belges Vienna Malt0.50 lbs - Weyermann CaraFoam0.25 lbs - Simpson's
    Golden Naked Oats0.5...

  • Posted in thread: Waimea Hops on 04-10-2015 at 08:02 PM
    My experience with NZ hops has been similar: intense fruit. Personally, I don't like those
    heavy-handed fruit bomb IPA's which is why I blend. I love using the dank nature of Columbus to
    balance out a...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 04-08-2015 at 10:45 AM
    Session IPA: Pale, Vienna, CaraFoam, & Naked Oats with Columbus, Waimea, and Cascade hops,
    finished with Kolsch yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Waimea Hops on 04-01-2015 at 10:46 AM
    That is VERY encouraging! Thanks fab80, now I'm even more excited to get this one brewed!

  • Posted in thread: Draconian Libations': The Stroke of Midnight (Black IPA) on 03-31-2015 at 11:33 AM
    Glad to see this recipe is still circulating as its one of my best. If you can do 65 that would
    be ideal but 68 will work out fine.

  • Posted in thread: Waimea Hops on 03-30-2015 at 11:34 AM
    I'm about to brew a Session IPA and I'm very curious to try this hop. I'm not big on showcasing
    any particular hop so I always layer/blend them to a desired effect. This will have a base of
    pale malt ...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 03-13-2014 at 02:13 AM
    taking off work on St. Paddys day to brew up my first LagerWelcome to the fold. Large ring had
    become my

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