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12-14-2010

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    ABOUT ME

  • cycling,breadbaking
  • rock (Beatles, Doors, Traffic, Zappa), reggae, blues, some jazz
  • Woody Allen (especially older ones)
  • Dr. Who, Torchwood
  • Getting first homebrew kit (2010 Christmas) with my wife, as a hobby for both of us.

    Weizen in the secondary. Planning to move to something a little more interesting than a straight kit brew.
  • Weiss beer, wit beer, brown ale, porter, stout.
  • nada
  • weizen
  • Male
  • Married
  • st charles
  • il

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: How many other Mass brewers are on here ? on 11-10-2014 at 10:25 PM
    I thought this was a thread about brewing during, or instead of going to...mass.:D

  • Posted in thread: So in theory, if I brew my own, I can pay 2.50 a six pack? on 10-22-2014 at 05:24 AM
    Okay, I just sort of skimmed the last few but...Don't tell me NONE of you buy new craft beer or
    Belgian imports or something in order to then say "man, that's good siht, I'm going to brew up
    5 gallons...

  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 10-22-2014 at 05:06 AM
    When Columbus sailed the ocean blueHe ran out of ale and needed to brewSo he order three kits,
    not one, not twoAnd passed out fresh ale to all the crewGot 'em from Northern Brewer, and I did
    too.Colum...

  • Posted in thread: Two Day Brew Process? on 09-14-2014 at 01:51 AM
    Look up "No-chill brewing" on this forum (also covered in last issue of BYO). It won't cut your
    time in half, but it does shave up to about an hour. Basically, you run your hot wort, right
    after flame...

  • Posted in thread: Dark Wit help on 08-06-2014 at 12:42 AM
    I'm going with the 3944 yeast. But what can I add to darken it without seriously changing the
    flavor profile? More black wheat? Some debittered Belgian?

  • Posted in thread: Dark Wit help on 08-05-2014 at 12:17 AM
    I'm trying to make a dark wit beer. I do mostly clone recipes, so I'm ;looking for some
    feedback/assistance. My grain bill currently looks like this:3 lb. Pilsen3 lb. Wheat.75 lb.
    Munich.50 lb. Chocol...

  • Posted in thread: Free Bottles- St. Charles (Chicago area) on 07-13-2014 at 03:34 PM
    I have about 8 cases worth of bottles (mostly in six-packs). All rinsed out. Still with
    original labels. PM me if interested.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Conversion Help on 06-24-2014 at 06:48 PM
    I'm trying to convert to an AG recipe. What does 2/3 lb. of "dutch light dried extract" convert
    to for AG? How about 4 lbs. Northwestern Gold Extract Syrup converted to AG? They're both used
    in a reci...

  • Posted in thread: Group buy in Chicago #10 on 04-20-2014 at 03:18 AM
    Anyone else in the far west suburbs (St. Charles for me) want to try and coordinate a pickup? I
    work in Palatine area, so that's a possibility, too. Let me know! Porterguy

  • Posted in thread: Recipe Modification on 03-27-2014 at 10:28 PM
    I was looking at a Belgian yeast, either WLP 530 or Wyeast 1762.Hops are: .5 oz. Northern
    Brewer (8.5%AA) @ 60 min..3 oz.Hallertauer (4%AA) @ 60 min..25 Hallertauer (4%AA) @ 30 min..25
    U.S. Goldings (...

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