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Posted in thread: Whats your Profession? on 01-18-2012 at 12:57 AM
I run a same day courier company. Was formerly an investment banker. Chemistry/biology
background is minimum at best, engineering is non existent. I just like beer and playing with
fire outside my com...
Posted in thread: steeping grains - is more better? on 11-01-2011 at 12:52 AM
Your steeping grains are going to add specialized flavors, color and gravity points to your
brew. There could be an excellent beer with a very basic, extract heavy malt bill and a
horrible beer with a...
Posted in thread: Vendor Hop Listings on 10-22-2011 at 06:12 PM
This might be a dumb question, but why is there a wide AA% variation between the various
vendors for the same hop variety? Is there that much difference from one harvest to another or
between their su...
Posted in thread: Pilsen (Extra Light) Extract vs Golden (Light) Extract on 10-19-2011 at 11:30 PM
Outside of the lighter color and additional fermentability of Pilsen malt over Golden, is there
much of a difference between the two? i'm especially interested in whether there is a noticable
Posted in thread: best beer you ever had from a can on 10-08-2011 at 03:02 PM
Heady Topper and Hop Crisis are my two favorite canned beers. Got lucky that my parents took a
trip to Vermont the same week the Alchemist's cannery opened and they brought back a case of
Heady for me...
Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-22-2011 at 08:41 PM
Count me in
Posted in thread: Rookie Mistake on 06-17-2011 at 01:57 PM
OK, here's a real question that I haven't been able to find an answer to using the search:I am
looking to decant my starter Saturday morning, but am wondering if it's going to be ok to throw
it in the...
Posted in thread: Rookie Mistake on 06-16-2011 at 03:12 PM
So last night I was making 2L of starter in preparation for my first brew on Saturday. Got
through the boil without making a mess and sanitized everything as recommended, but
unfortunately I've now re...
Posted in thread: Prepping for first extract brew - Questions on 10-23-2010 at 05:01 PM
I am getting ready to jump into my first brew using a kit from Midwest: their Honey Nut Brown
Ale with the Wyeast 1098 Activator. I'm looking to do things as close to the "right" way as
Posted in thread: Hey hey from Richmond! on 10-10-2010 at 07:55 PM
Have thought about trying out home brewing for a while and finally sat down yesterday and
bought equipment and extract kits from Midwest. I am reading the book online as well as the
forum and can't wa...