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  • God's country, AR
  • I like beer. I also like BBQ.
  • Beer and BBQ -- It doesnt
    get any better than that
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  • Classic rock, southern rock. Yeah, I'm a redneck. A redneck who likes '80's new wave.
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  • I think I like "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing" better than "How to Brew"
  • Mr. Beer kits gave me a good handle on sanitation and basic procedure. Currently doing full boils in a 44 qt kettle on SQ-14 burner. The way I see it, I'm only a converted cooler away from AG.
  • Needsaname Irish Red Ale
  • Nada--what the hell am I thinking?
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  • Dead Moth English Pale Ale
    Wort Chiller Hell Nut Brown Ale
  • Kegging system to come.
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  • Posted in thread: Critique my Nut Brown Ale extract recipe please on 12-22-2008 at 05:56 PM
    Well last night I finally popped the top on the first of these puppies. They have been
    conditioning away for > 2 months at about 55*.The bad news is that when I popped the top, it
    was a gusher. The go...

  • Posted in thread: First brew with mistakes on 11-25-2008 at 10:14 PM
    OK, after two weeks in the bottle when I first taste-tested this brew I noticed that it was
    very twangy, and had an almost metallic taste to it. It was puckery-dry too, so I decided to
    let it sit for ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing in AR on 11-03-2008 at 06:14 PM
    Welcome Barc! Nice to see a fellow Arkansan on HBT. I'm in Russellville.

  • Posted in thread: Critique my Nut Brown Ale extract recipe please on 10-30-2008 at 09:56 PM
    UPDATE: After a month in the primary, we bottled this baby last night. OG was 1.052 and FG was
    1.015. Bob, I took your advice and added another 2 oz chocolate.The Ringwood behaved quite
    admirably. Aft...

  • Posted in thread: Quick... you are stuck in a hotel room without a bottle opener... on 10-30-2008 at 05:04 PM
    When I smoked it was a lighter, now it's a key or anything else I can wedge between my thumb
    and the bottle cap.

  • Posted in thread: BeerAdvocate Ratings. on 10-30-2008 at 05:00 PM
    I too have noticed the BIG beer gets BIG scores. When I come across a beer I haven't had I
    check out the ratings, but I take those ratings with a grain of salt, afterall, nobody know
    what I like more ...

  • Posted in thread: Ringwood Wyeast 1187 (first brew) on 10-27-2008 at 09:06 PM
    I used this yeast for My Nut Brown Ale/ and like the above poster I got great advice from Bob.
    I did not make a starter (didn't have any DME on hand--has since been rectified). It took a

  • Posted in thread: ice bath on 10-18-2008 at 03:10 PM
    How much salt are we talking? And what kind? I use an immersion chiller and an ice water bath
    but it still takes 30 minutes. I'd like to try this.30 minutes? That seems a bit long for an
    ice bath/IC c...

  • Posted in thread: Irish Red question on 10-17-2008 at 05:22 PM
    Holy cow!100% Munich LME ranges from $36-$45 for 8.8 lbs. It looks like AHS has 40% Munich for
    ~$10/3lbs. Decisions, decisions......I really need to go AG.

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