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  • Started with a Mr. Beer that had been given to me for Father's Day. Didn't use it until that autumn. The beer turned out good and I wanted to try something more challenging. Went to extract/steeped grains on the stovetop. Then a few months later to all-grain. Currently brewing in my garage, 5 gallon batches, with a huge freezer/fermenter set up that can handle up to 6 batches at a time.
  • 4 tap keezer has a steady rotation of different brews. Depending on the season the lightest may be a hard cider or cream ale and the darkest an oatmeal stout. I enjoy American IPA's, Pale Ales and ambers.
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  • Always have a supply of Amber Ale, Cream Ale, IPA and APA on hand. I've also tried making some hard ciders and they've been well received.
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  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-28-2015 at 11:55 PM
    How would someone go about doing that?Sorry to be slow responding to this. I have been
    away.There are a number of good yeast strains to choose from. US-05 is pretty safe. I've read
    some who suggested ...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 09-30-2015 at 01:18 AM
    Has anyone tried to citrus this up a little. Maybe a little lime zest. Sounds like this beer
    would be a good candidate.How about an ounce of Citra at 5 min.? Or maybe an ounce of whole
    leaf in a bag d...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 09-25-2015 at 12:12 AM
    One variation that went over well here was to use 1/2 oz Willamette and 1/2 oz Mt. Hood. The
    Mt. Hood brings a unique flavor/aroma to the party. Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 09-22-2015 at 06:07 AM
    Just put a batch in fermenter. Do you put hops in with 60min left on clock? Ive been add-in the
    last 10min and like what that brings.The recipe calls for a 60 minute addition so that's what
    I've been ...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 09-17-2015 at 10:58 PM
    Wanting to give this a bigger punch I increased the grain bill to achieve an OG of 1.058 and an
    ABV of 6%. All went well except that I got deathly sick during the brew and rushed pitching my
    Safale US...

  • Posted in thread: Big Mouth Bubbler EVO2 on 09-17-2015 at 12:22 AM
    So, I received my new BMB EVO II. I was a little worried at first. It is pretty light compared
    to the first one, more like a proper carboy. Pretty cool actually. And it seals! Woo hoo! That
    is cool. I...

  • Posted in thread: Citra Pale Ale- Oddsides Clone on 09-16-2015 at 03:37 AM
    Thinking about making this again except using Denny's Favorite and eliminating the first Citra
    addition and replace with .25 oz of Magnum at 60. I'll be doing a 3 gallon batch.How do you
    think the the...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 09-15-2015 at 01:04 PM
    Delighted to hear this. I was slightly concerned that my gamble wouldn't pay off, now I'm happy
    to hear I'll have a drinkable beer regardless :)I'd like to hear what you think of it when you
    try it. I...

  • Posted in thread: Final gravity, what happens to the yeast? on 09-14-2015 at 05:38 AM
    These are probably stupid questions and I'm missing something obvious but I can't get my head
    around it. There are many variables which go into what your final gravity will be including
    mash temperatu...

  • Posted in thread: First brew - need some advice on 09-14-2015 at 05:28 AM
    I finally got everything in order and brewed my first batch of American Amber Ale. Everything
    went smooth. I followed the recipe for an American Amber Ale. Had an original gravity reading
    of 1.055 whi...

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