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  • An all grain wheat ale as well as a new all grain batch version of my pale ale.
  • Milk stout and a Marzen lager.
  • cream ale
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  • Posted in thread: ruined my beer by kegging? or....what? on 04-13-2014 at 06:22 PM
    Update!So, I let the keg sit and kept sampling every couple days. Has improved but not 100%.
    Prior to all this I filled a couple grolsch bottles off the tap and stored them in the back of
    the fridge. ...

  • Posted in thread: Forced Carbonation Using a Carbonation Stone on 04-10-2014 at 03:03 PM
    Great post. I share your experience with different methods of carbonation. My last batch, an
    APA, ended up perfect, but I think it was more a matter of luck than anything else. I have yet
    to settle on...

  • Posted in thread: Ball-lock keg pricing on 04-10-2014 at 02:56 PM
    I bought 2 used ball lock kegs through E-Bay last year and paid about $80.00 for both including
    shipping. They were in good condition with the worst part being was getting the root beer smell
    out of o...

  • Posted in thread: Forced Carbonation Using a Carbonation Stone on 04-10-2014 at 02:46 PM
    Since I began to home brew I have always been a big fan of forced carbonation and since I brew
    a lot of lagers it helps cut down on the time frame between brew day and the time which you can
    open one ...

  • Posted in thread: how much should a co2 refill cost? on 04-10-2014 at 01:40 PM
    I had my 10 lb. CO2 tank refilled recently at a cost of $18.00 at a local fire extinguisher
    service company in Wheeling, IL.I had been using another company closer to home, but they
    typically charged ...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Mills - Your opinion? on 03-25-2014 at 01:09 PM
    Love my Barley Crusher. Bought the standard size one and use it with an electric drill. I have
    probably used it to mill grain for 20-25 batches of beer and have never had a problem with it.I
    use it on...

  • Posted in thread: Red Rye Ale on 11-15-2013 at 05:39 PM
    I have been curious about rye beers since tasting a Hoss rye a while back and have been looking
    for a good recipe. After looking through all of the posts regarding this recipe I've decided to
    give it ...

  • Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 11-08-2013 at 06:59 PM
    After experiencing a problem getting my batch of pumpkin ale to carbonate properly, I'm finally
    going to bottle this coming weekend. Maybe the delay won't be so bad as it is now 8 weeks since
    brew day...

  • Posted in thread: Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone on 11-01-2013 at 03:04 PM
    I brewed this recipe almost 5 weeks ago and just racked it from primary to secondary last
    weekend. It had a fantastic aroma to it and the S.G. at racking put it at about 7.3% ABV. Truly
    a winter warme...

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