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  • One day I woke up and decided it might be fun to brew my own beer, and maybe cheaper as well. My brother in law gave me the idea a few days before so I went with it.

    I bought a complete kit from Corvallis Brewing Supply right here in Oregon. It's just the basic beginner type setup, no conical or 3 stage brew tiers quite yet but maybe in the future when I go all grain. The kit came with a carboy, fermenting bucket, bottling bucket, auto siphon, tubing, wine thief,hydrometer, 1 step cleaner ,Idopher, capper, bottle caps, carboy and bottle brush, 2 cases of bottles, 20 qt. brew kettle, bottle filler, thermometer, how to brew by John Palmer, and a few other things I am forgetting.

    For my first batch which I just bottled on 7/17, i made a dark stout from Corvallis Brewing supply. OG of 1.065. I got the FG down to about 1.020 which is a touch high, but not too bad for a first attempt. Next batch I am going to try making a starter for my white labs pitchable yeast vial. The stout
  • After that Im going to look into a brown ale of some kind, I found one that looked good here on the forums so I think I will give that a try, once again it will probably be extract although for my next batch I may try a Partial mash recipe. And after even a few more batches I am going to see how much it will cost me to get an all grain brewing setup that I can do in my kitchen. I know it is possible. I will be looking for an Oktoberfest partial mash if I can find one, probably an IPA, and If I ever get a cheap fridge for fermenting and kegging a lager of some sort.

    Thats about all for now. Homebrewing is definitley fun, I will let everyone know what I think of the finished product when my beer is done bottle conditioning in about 2 weeks.
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  • Posted in thread: Tell me that my beer is not completely ruined (I know it is..) on 11-14-2009 at 10:43 PM
    I won't say for sure but I wouldn't drink it if I were you.

  • Posted in thread: Next brew I'm going to do an experiment. on 10-30-2009 at 08:54 AM
    I have been using secondaries ever since I started brewing about a year ago. I don't know why,
    the kit I ordered just came with a carboy and bucket so I figured I should secondary. Is it not

  • Posted in thread: just cracked open my Belgian strong on 10-30-2009 at 08:48 AM
    finally! after almost 4 weeks in the bottle I cracked one open. Best beer so far, and better
    than alot of microbrews I have tried. Not to sharp on the palate smooth and just the right
    hoppy profile I ...

  • Posted in thread: Is it ok to post something in the classifieds that is not related to beer? on 10-29-2009 at 10:07 AM
    I have a tobacco pipe I would like to sell, I don't have enough posts in any tobacco forums, I
    am assuming posting it here would be in bad taste, but I just wanted to make sure.

  • Posted in thread: Watch ads on 10-28-2009 at 07:48 AM
    When did HBT start advertising watches from Overstock? I just bought one of the ones that was
    listed. Pretty wierd.

  • Posted in thread: help with bottling on 10-04-2009 at 09:57 AM
    I bottled today but I had to tape the bottle filler to the bottling spigot because it kept
    falling out. What is the right way to attach your filler to the spigot? I have some tube and a
    little piece o...

  • Posted in thread: Good small fridge for kegging? on 09-24-2009 at 09:20 PM
    well, let's suppose you get the fridge for free (very hypothetical) just on perlick faucets
    (assuming you want the best) you'd spend 60 bucks (30 each). that doesn't include shank or
    tailpiece or anyt...

  • Posted in thread: Good small fridge for kegging? on 09-24-2009 at 08:02 AM
    I know I have been posting alot lately about all grain setups, kegging, etc.. And I still have
    not made up my mind. I have come close to buying some things out of the classifieds for an all
    grain setu...

  • Posted in thread: Hitting expected OG with partial boils + top off? on 09-23-2009 at 07:49 AM
    I brewed a belgian ale a couple of weeks ago and couldn't figure out why my reading was 1.160
    when it should not have been higher then 1.080. Now I know that when I put the thief in to take
    a sample I...

  • Posted in thread: What do you think of what I found on Craigslist on 09-21-2009 at 07:44 AM
    coolI never heard back from the guy I emailed about the keg and chiller. I hope he hasn't sold
    it!Thanks for the help, now I really want the chiller.

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