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01-29-2006

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02-17-2007 6:55 AM

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  • Aurora, IL
  • Mechanic

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  • Posted in thread: Good half volume boil style? on 04-01-2007 at 11:23 AM
    Yes, the late extract method is the best way for partial boils. Been doing it for a while now
    and am very pleased with the results.

  • Posted in thread: Extract addition in last 15min of boil? on 04-01-2007 at 11:18 AM
    I've been doing this for a while too, I steep grains and do a partial boil. It's helps alot
    with the color and also with the hop utilization. Seems to be the best way to go with extracts.

  • Posted in thread: Hello from the NW Burbs of Chicago on 02-10-2007 at 11:06 AM
    I'm also glad to hear from another area brewer. Hope you first brew tasted as great. This is a
    great site with alot of people willling to help out, I know they helped me. I'm not real far
    from you rdw...

  • Posted in thread: The new guy speaks on 02-04-2007 at 11:20 AM
    Good luck and have fun.

  • Posted in thread: First Beer! on 02-04-2007 at 11:10 AM
    Looks good Richard, each batch gets a little better as you learn a few new things. Good luck on
    your next batch.

  • Posted in thread: Using Oak on 02-03-2007 at 11:04 AM
    Last month I had a cask conditioned brown ale at my local brewpub and it was great. I picked up
    some oak chips the other day and plan on giving it a try myself.

  • Posted in thread: LME at end of boil on 01-31-2007 at 12:35 PM
    I do the same as Homebrewer and boil 1 lb. of the DME with the steeped water and the hops and
    add the rest of the extract after 45 mins. It does seem to help with the hop utilization and
    the color doe...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from the Chicago area on 01-24-2007 at 02:57 PM
    Welcome lizard, a great buch of people here and always someone to answer any questions that can
    come up. Good luck on your next brew. Hey g0dolpins, I guess Sundays game put all those
    questions to res...

  • Posted in thread: First Label on 03-21-2006 at 12:24 PM
    I've been using regular printer paper, in different colors. I trim them and apply them to the
    bottle with an Elmer's glue stick. Works really well and they come off easily.

  • Posted in thread: Priming with Mr Beer on 02-24-2006 at 12:12 PM
    I've had good luck with 6 tablespoons of corn sugar or 10 tablespoons of DME mixed with a half
    cup of water when batch priming. With the corn sugar its pretty much an equal measure with cane
    sugar, wi...

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