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  • Got a starter kit as a gift of Christmas in 2009. Started my first batch on New Year's Eve. Bottled it on January 15th, 2010. (Sampled the mix...not bad.) Official tasting on January 29th...minimal carbonation (A little anxious...but had a sweeter taste!) Second Kit - Robust Porter (added Vanilla Extract) is in the works...carbonating in the bottles...time will tell.
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  • Concord grape true measurements due to free frozen juice...figured what the heck and see what happens.
  • Light Ale; Vanilla Porter
  • Thinking about venturing this route...
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  • Posted in thread: No Secondary Convert on 02-20-2010 at 03:21 PM
    Being new to this, I have yet to use a secondary. (Only brewed two batches ever.) So I don't
    really need the a secondary is what I am hearing? The flavor from both has been delicious...but
    from the bo...

  • Posted in thread: Oops - hops in fermenter on 02-17-2010 at 03:32 AM
    I too am a newb and did that with my second batch - Vanilla Porter. I just got a screen for my
    funnel to help stop me from the next debacle. As with my beer, we cheated the system with a
    nylon steepin...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Timer Growing Hops in NE Ohio on 02-17-2010 at 02:31 AM
    Sutherncomfrt - Thanks. Cascade sounds to be a definite. I was also hearing that Northern
    Brewer or Perle were good for Porters and stouts. Thnks again for the tips.

  • Posted in thread: 1st Timer Growing Hops in NE Ohio on 02-16-2010 at 03:43 PM
    I am thinking about planting three or four hops rhizomes this spring. I am very new to brewing
    beer and any advice/help would be appreciated.I don't know which rhizomes to purchase. I live
    in Ashtabul...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer in Northeast Ohio - Ashtabula. on 02-15-2010 at 07:23 PM
    Over the years, I thought about brewing my own beer but never got around to do so. My
    girlfriend bought me a starter kit for Christmas, and here I go.Like with any hobby that I take
    to, I want to buy ...