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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: kegging question on 08-27-2015 at 02:43 AM
    I have bottled many batches and know from experience that bottling may be a lot of work but it
    is less expensive. And as you have experienced, carbonation can be a little more spotty since
    you are try...

  • Posted in thread: Storing life of grains on 08-26-2015 at 04:10 AM
    According to some of the maltster's websites uncrushed grains are good for a number of years as
    long as they are stored dry and cool.

  • Posted in thread: Some questions about clearing on 08-26-2015 at 03:49 AM
    +1 to most of the above. Clarity is affected by suspended trub and by proteins. The trub will
    settle out with enough time. The proteins, not so much.Whirfloc or Irish Moss added toward the
    end of the ...

  • Posted in thread: Aerating Wort - methods, how to's, recommendations? on 08-26-2015 at 02:01 AM
    As others have said there's a lot of empirical evidence out there from studies and tests that
    show that vigorous sloshing does about as much good as aerating with o2 or other methods. I
    tend to agree....

  • Posted in thread: Bubbles stopped after 6 hours on 08-26-2015 at 01:51 AM
    Airlocks lie .... Hydrometers don't.

  • Posted in thread: Help with hop additions on 08-25-2015 at 03:47 AM
    I'm not a big fan of Chinook except for bittering ... and then only in moderation. As said
    before Chinook can be a bit harsh. I generally prefer Nugget, Magnum, Warrior or Horizon. My
    taste buds aren'...

  • Posted in thread: What should I do with my old IC? on 08-25-2015 at 01:56 AM
    Anyone got some MacGyver-type ideas on what to do with it?Got the same issue here. Figured that
    someday I'd add a pump to my system. With a pump in the system you can modify the old IC to sit
    in the H...

  • Posted in thread: Citra Pale Ale- Oddsides Clone on 08-24-2015 at 11:32 PM
    Not yet. I'll look around for it. It will be neat to compare.Am on day 1 in the fermentor.
    Holding at 69 Deg F using US-5 yeast.It's bubbling is sweet and floral.We are at about the same
    place. Brewed...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 08-24-2015 at 02:02 AM
    Around here this beer goes flame to glass in just over two weeks. Just drew my first pints from
    my 7th batch. It's a hard beer to keep around when it's hot and dry...the keg keeps getting
    empty faster...

  • Posted in thread: Citra Pale Ale- Oddsides Clone on 08-23-2015 at 06:27 PM
    I'm working on a Zombie Dust clone. Sounds similar. Only on the West coast. :-)Have you tried
    Knee Deep Brewing's Citra Pale Ale?

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