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02-29-2008

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    ABOUT ME

  • Portland, OR
  • Home Brewing,DIY stuff,Photography
  • Soon to be professional body piercer
  • Jay
  • Punk, Blues, Garage, Indy, Old Country(60's or older) etc. . .
  • I plan on joining the Oregon Brew Crew soon
  • I started brewing in about 1998 or so, but back then I was more interested in mead. I took a break from brewing after only 15 batches of mead, and one beer attempt. I had been wanting to start brewing again, but over the years and a couple of cross country moves left me with out any brewing equipment. So I finally asked for some brewing equipment for Xmas '07 and made my second beer (the first wasn't a huge success). I made a chocolate stout from one of my local brew shops kits but I altered the recipe to make it my own. It called for bakers chocolate but I omitted that and made some hops changes and I ended up with a fairly impressive beer. I also came up with a new Holiday tradition and that is every year Xmas day is going to be a brew day, and I'm gonna make a hearty wintery beer. Right now I'm brewing with a fairly slim setup, I have an ale pail, bottling bucket and a 5 gal carboy. I just made a DIY stir plate and plan on making a wort chiller next, if copper prices ever drop.

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  • Posted in thread: StarSan rinsers? on 03-16-2009 at 09:59 PM
    I was scared of the foam for a long time my self. Until about 4 batches ago where I said screw
    it and just did it. I have to say I did not see any negative effects. As a matter of fact I
    think my beer...

  • Posted in thread: Fantastic deal on turkey fryer!! (for boiling wort) on 05-14-2008 at 02:37 AM
    What a great deal I just got this for $32.34 plus I got free 2 day shipping for signing up for
    the free trial of amazon prime. Cant do much better than that. Now all I need is an IC and a
    propane tank...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening Question on 03-23-2008 at 12:14 AM
    FDA classes anything that is not made by Pfizer a health concern. lolAlso there is xylitol
    which is a sugar made from corn cobs and birch trees and I believe is non-fermentable.Doesn't
    that stuff give...

  • Posted in thread: AG - Water Into Barleywine on 03-22-2008 at 01:19 AM
    :confused: I would have to disagree, I have made great tasting barley wines with extract,
    partial mash and all-grain recipes. For a very simple 5 gallon extract version try 12 lbs pale
    liquid malt ext...

  • Posted in thread: Planning first AG on 03-21-2008 at 10:37 PM
    My first was Edwort's Pale as well, it was easy and I got to say for being so simple it's quite
    tasty. Biggest thing to remember is getting your mash-in temps right but to be honest for your
    first bre...

  • Posted in thread: Planning first AG on 03-21-2008 at 09:24 AM
    Do you have a good thermometer...?That's one of the items that I will need to pick up along
    with a burner. I have my eye on one at my LHBS but I'm going to look around to see what I can
    find that may ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry-Hemping on 03-20-2008 at 06:00 AM
    Can someone elaborate on the butane extraction method. Next question is the shake you used
    swag, mids, or dank?Hey I sent you a PM. I'd rather not publish any detailed info in public
    because not only ...

  • Posted in thread: Red Kettle Big Bad Barley Wine on 03-20-2008 at 05:08 AM
    I'm curious, how well did the S-05 handle a wort with such a high OG? (Obviously, you have a
    decent FG, so it worked well in the end.) Did you have any issues with stuck fermentations, and
    what were y...

  • Posted in thread: Planning first AG on 03-19-2008 at 06:19 PM
    Check out "Brew Your Own" (BYO) magazines 150 clone issue for ideas of various beers you know
    you like. I started with a clone of Sierra Nevada's IPA.I like SNIPA.A lot of brewers like Ed'
    recipe becu...

  • Posted in thread: Planning first AG on 03-19-2008 at 08:55 AM
    So I'm planning to do my very first AG beer here in the next couple weeks and I was thinking
    about Edworts Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale. I thought this would be a great beer to get my
    feet wet in AG...

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