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  • Erica Maurizio
  • 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 04:39 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 05:59 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...

  • Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 11-01-2013 at 02:55 PM
    Question for the group. I am doing my first pumpkin ale and I've been following the recipes
    through many threads. After stopping at my lhbs, the clerk told me it was not even worth
    putting pumpkins in...

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