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02-28-2013

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07-03-2015 9:25 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Golf,wood & metal working,birding
  • Business owner
  • Classic country and Classic rock. Willie Nelson, Don Williams, CCR, Moody Blues, etc.
  • Princess Bride - Red
  • Sports
  • CS Lewis, Tolkein, Elmer Kelton's books
  • 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.
  • Varies
  • Varies
  • 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.
  • All the above.
  • Male
  • Married
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • California

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  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 07-04-2015 at 04:33 AM
    Probably 3 1/2 - 4 gal. left in the keg of the slightly skunky batch. I dry-hopped it in the
    keg with 2 oz. of whole leaf Cascade at room temp for a couple of days. Then chilled it back
    down. That wor...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 07-03-2015 at 02:12 AM
    It's not bad enough for me to add hops. It's just a slight taste. Most people have liked the
    beer. It's not a bad thing to compare it to Heineken. The flavor is crisp and clean, no after
    or lingering ...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 06-27-2015 at 04:27 AM
    I made this some time back and tried it for the first time last weekend. Mine came out tasting
    like a mixture of Miller Lite and Heineken. Slight skunky taste. I've made several 5 gal.
    batches of this...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping in the keg on 06-17-2015 at 03:37 AM
    Alright, now you have done it! I am going to try dry hopping my Stone Ruination clone when it
    is ready to go into the keg. Hopefully it will help my beers step up a bit :)LOL, not sure I'd
    recommend t...

  • Posted in thread: Making the Jump to Kegs on 06-16-2015 at 04:53 AM
    +1 to most of the above. 12' lines, Perlick faucets, get your kegs used instead of new (unless
    you have a lot of bucks and just have to have new kegs). Keg Connection and Adventures in
    Homebrewing sol...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping in the keg on 06-16-2015 at 12:24 AM
    I am very pleased to report success with this method. After 2 days at room temp the keg went
    back into the keezer. Pulled my first pint a short time ago. Wonderful Citra aroma and flavor!
    This beer we...

  • Posted in thread: ruined my beer? not my 1st, but 4th and 5th on 06-15-2015 at 08:19 PM
    Unfortunately, a dedicated fridge is out of the question for right now. I will be coming up
    with a decent swamp cooler setup, though. As far as the water, I've been using only
    store-bought spring wate...

  • Added a new Photo on 06/15/2015

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping in the keg on 06-14-2015 at 11:28 PM
    . Fill with 2oz of leaf hops (i used Citra), zip tie the bag close, drop in, and carb. I lef
    the hops/bag in the keg until the keg kicked with no ill effects. This seemed like a very
    simple and sensib...

  • Posted in thread: I'm lazy. Am I missing out not using liquid yeast? on 06-14-2015 at 11:17 PM
    There are several recipes that I like that simply cannot be done with available dry yeast
    strains. i.e. There is no dry equivalent to WLP-004 Irish Ale Yeast. If I want to make a good
    Irish red ale I ...

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