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  • 'A Town Called Panic' trumps these two.
    Conan the Barbarian,
  • Anything on TVO, even the kids' stuff
  • Don Juan - Byron, Orlando Furioso - Ariosto.
    Ottava Rima is brilliant!
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  • I like beer so much I thought one day "I should make it myself". Before you could say "$150" I had a 1 gallon stove top set up. The brew shop near me doesn't mill grain and a rolling pin won't cut it. This site has directions on how to make an inexpensive grain mill. I'm in.

    A year and 300 dollars later, I've got a bayou classic, a stainless steel milk churn and a barley crusher. The zapap's holding up. Brew day down to 6 hours. Spiffy!
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    English Brown Porter
    More Bitter
    Some Bitter
    Perhaps an ESB
    Then maybe crush some apples next autumn
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    Classic Irish Dry Stout with some Choc malt.
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  • Posted in thread: Nitrile glove + Star San = Sulfur? on 11-16-2010 at 03:39 AM
    I recently switched from iodophor to starsan. I used distilled water and keep the starsan in
    two 10L plastic cans - I wanted to use it from batch to batch. I did some bottled one batch
    racked another ...

  • Posted in thread: Quick help: can I mill grains in coffee grinder? on 11-12-2010 at 01:04 PM
    I find the baggie rolling pin doesn't work.What does work - it'd take flipping ages - is a
    heavy glass and a bread board. Strew the grains very sparsely over it and crush with the bottom
    of the glass....

  • Posted in thread: YES!!!!!!!!!!!! ...and what is my beer? on 11-12-2010 at 12:59 PM
    Sadly I really haven't left it long enough to do it justice! I don't know. I think your thread
    title suggests that justice has indeed been done in beer form. I can't remember which brewery
    it is, but ...

  • Posted in thread: Low OG, anyway to salvage? on 11-12-2010 at 03:48 AM
    When doing AG always take a preboil gravity. This will tell you whether you have reached you
    target or you have to add some extract.ex: Target OG 1.042@5g= 42X5= 210 gravity pointsgravity

  • Posted in thread: YES!!!!!!!!!!!! ...and what is my beer? on 11-12-2010 at 03:18 AM
    Challenger? Exquisite!I'd have said old ale too, but Old Peculiar it ain't, not at 1.092.
    Perhaps, it's something approximating a historical mild ale. I don't know, looking at Wheeler,
    I have difficul...

  • Posted in thread: California Common (Anchor Steam Clone) Extract and AG on 11-12-2010 at 03:06 AM
    I got a hold of some California Common yeast. To my shame I've never tried Anchor Steam beer,
    but this recipe is beautiful in its simplicity, so I'm going to give it a go.It's going to be a
    weird Brit...

  • Posted in thread: Guinness Draught Clone on 02-10-2010 at 01:01 AM
    That's a great question.I read in Homebrew for Dummies that one shouldn't crush the darker
    grains. I mentioned this on another forum and was told that homebrew for dummies was only good
    as toilet pape...

  • Posted in thread: Re-Capping twist off? on 12-03-2009 at 07:16 AM
    I've been asking people to save me their bottles and someone just dropped off 24 bottles -
    saved my bacon, all my bottles are full (what a nice situation to be in) - until I saw that
    they were twist o...

  • Posted in thread: Guinness Draught Clone on 11-15-2009 at 03:21 AM
    170.5 is the strike temp Hold mash at 158.0 for 45 minI have another question. This is a high
    mash temp. As a dry stout I would have expected a lower mash temperature in order for it to
    ferment dry. I...

  • Posted in thread: Guinness Draught Clone on 11-15-2009 at 03:01 AM
    apparently not...I Tried that exact recipe and the Acid Malt didn't give me what I was looking
    for. I was talking to someone at the Lhbs about 2 months ago and he told me about the Souring
    guiness. I ...