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  • 2008 Christmas present. I have a Coopers setup plus extras with Carboy and extra fermenter. Right now I have tried Kit, Extract and one Partial Mash.

    10/2009 - I now have 3 primary fermenters, 2 5GAL Better Bottles and 1 6GAL better bottles. I also have a keg system with two kegs.

    11/2009 - one more primary fermenter and 1 6 gal better bottle - really into it now.

    2/2011 - 30 batches under my belt. All Grain all the way !!!
  • Partial Mash Doppelbock
    Rye Ale
  • Pat's Pilsner
    Pat's Double Chocolate Chili Stout
    American Cream Ale
  • Pat's English Pale Ale
  • Belgian Strong Ale
  • Pat's Seven Bridges Ale (Real Ale)
    Pat's Slainte Ale (Irish Ale)
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  • Posted in thread: Double Chocolate Chili Stout - OMG!!! on 03-13-2011 at 12:20 PM
    Woops - I forgot to tell you the 5 peppers was only for 2.5 galons. (I split the batch in case
    the chili stout did not turn out).So - I would use ten peppers for the complete 5 gallons.

  • Posted in thread: Double Chocolate Chili Stout - OMG!!! on 03-13-2011 at 12:15 PM
    It feremented in Primary a month and then I moved it to secondary and started with three diced
    peppers. I tasted the next day and it was not as hot as I wanted so I diced two more peppers
    and put them...

  • Posted in thread: Double Chocolate Chili Stout - OMG!!! on 03-13-2011 at 12:44 AM
    OK - I brewed a beer with a base of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout and after moving it to
    secondary I added 1tsp of chocolate extract and 5 red very hot peppers. I thought they were
    serrano but these w...

  • Posted in thread: Maple Brown Ale on 02-28-2011 at 06:56 PM
    Here is a recipe for an Imperial Nut Brown Ale Clone (Tommyknocker). It uses almost 10.5 ounces
    of Maple Syrup.Tommyknockers Imperial Nut Brown Ale5 gallon extract with grainOG=1.080 FG=1.019
    IBU=50 S...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Poppet & Post Design Question on 02-17-2011 at 02:09 PM
    You should order new poppets - you can get them at you LHBS or online.I had the opposite
    problem of you where I could not get the poppet to lock back in. My LHBS told me they dont need
    to lock back in...

  • Posted in thread: Advice from all those who live in Boulder,Co on 02-11-2011 at 08:39 PM
    Tommyknocker Brewery - Idaho Springs, CO.Great Imperial Nut Brown Ale and they usually have
    some on tap that they don't distribute.

  • Posted in thread: Hot alcohol taste!?? on 02-10-2011 at 09:13 PM
    I brewed a Belgian Strong Ale and it took over a year for it to mellow. I had the strong
    Alcohol taste also.Belgians need to age - a long time. I am keeping a six pack and will check
    it in 18 months.

  • Posted in thread: Step by Step Guide to AG on 01-28-2011 at 05:24 PM
    The hardest part of all-grain brewing is arguing about it on the interwebs ;-)+1 on this !!To
    me AG is a lot easier than extract with grains and PM.The grain does all the work for you.

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla and oak question on 03-25-2010 at 08:41 PM
    I brew a vanilla bourbon winter ale (recipe is on this site). I did exactly what you did except
    I soaked the vanilla bean and oak chips in bourbon during primary fermentation. I also added
    some good v...

  • Posted in thread: RE: Farty/Eggy smell during fermentation on 01-30-2010 at 01:05 PM
    I had a Cream Ale that made it difficult to open the door to the room where it was fermenting.
    All is good - Its just the yeast.The first time SWMBO got a wiff of it she wanted me to throw
    it out. It ...