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  • Posted in thread: How bad was your first home brew? on 12-19-2012 at 04:17 AM
    An old Mr Beer kit, need I say more...things have improved a lot since that batch.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Bucket Lid on 12-11-2012 at 03:52 AM
    I've got the most inexpensive suggestion yet. Don't snap the lid down, just set it on top. I've
    done this for the last 18 batches or so, and not a single problem yet. No more fooling with the
    stupid a...

  • Posted in thread: The First Sack! on 12-04-2012 at 02:26 PM
    The area I live in is too small for a full-on LHBS. About the best I can find is this website;

  • Posted in thread: House Yeast Strains?? Do you have any?? on 12-04-2012 at 03:47 AM
    mt_rob, check out 1335 "A classic British ale profile with good flocculation and malty flavor
    characteristics. It will finish crisp, clean and fairly dry."Thanks for the recommendation, I
    will give it...

  • Posted in thread: House Yeast Strains?? Do you have any?? on 12-04-2012 at 03:21 AM
    I'm narrowing my yeasts to three; 1056, 2112, and S-23. I know, pretty lame....but I've just
    come to realize over time that big estery / fruity favors in my beers isn't my thing. I'm
    thinking of repit...

  • Posted in thread: The First Sack! on 12-01-2012 at 05:37 PM
    I just couldn't stop myself from posting this...I've been brewing 3 years now, 25 batches, a
    year of all grain. Finally took the plunge and bought that first 55 lb sack of malt. Can't help
    but think o...

  • Posted in thread: Did you break even yet? on 08-27-2012 at 03:17 AM
    I figure I am down to about $38.96 per 12 ounce glass now. I enjoy it with my $64.67/lb deer
    sausage. But boy is it worth it. We make great beer.I also deer hunt, and ride a street bike,
    so anytime I'...

  • Posted in thread: since switching to all-grain..... on 08-21-2012 at 03:20 AM
    In this issue, I have to put it on the brewer. You do need fresh LME or DME, but otherwise
    there is no difference. Half my beers are extract and half are AG, but when I'm drinking them I
    cannot tell t...

  • Posted in thread: Water analysis help on 07-12-2012 at 04:29 AM
    That water looks pretty good to me. Just add some gypsum and your good to go for most anything.
    My water, like most people's in the Rockies is way hard.Unfortunately, water is a rubix cube of

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation on 05-18-2012 at 03:43 AM
    I had the same experience at about batch no. 3, my bucket lid just wasn't sealing. I thought
    about it, read up on this forum, and decided it was no big deal. Now, for the last six or so
    batches, I hav...