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  • Old Chicago restaurant in Southgate, MI. They were my first experience with brews from all over the world and locally. As I continued through the tour, I got more curious and talked about getting into the homebrew scene. I received a MR. Beer kit for Christmas in 2010. It turned out horrible. But, I ended up buying a "real" kit from Austin Homebrew and a recipe from my LHBS. It turned out better tasting but I screwed up the fermentation. I just continue to want to improve and I've kept it up....and I love it. I realized how far I'd come when I was able to supply a friend of mine a variety 6 pack with all different brews. A little moment of pride.
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  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 02-01-2017 at 04:20 PM
    the words "carmel extract" gave me pause...not sure how one would extract carmel flavors as you
    do with Vanilla, almonds, etc, - so I did a quick check on Walmart's site and it's for
    flavoring only. T...

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 12-23-2016 at 04:07 PM
    Thing 'o beauty :)Glad it worked and you get to enjoy one of my favorite recipes on the site :)

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 11-26-2016 at 04:04 AM
    What's the temp where the carbing bottles are sitting? I have had success in turning them over
    a few times and re suspending the yeast over the course of 2 weeks. If it's at least 68* give
    that a try ...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 11-07-2016 at 02:34 AM
    Yeah. It's still enough of a background flavor in that case...for me at least. It's been well
    received by those that have drank it, so I will run with it :)

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 11-06-2016 at 02:03 PM
    Fireball became my go to about two batches ago. I use it based on an earlier post and now use
    3/4 cup for me recipe

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 10-29-2016 at 02:49 PM
    Yeah, doesn't take long to finish. Aging it does make a difference though. After bottling, try
    to save a few ;)

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 10-21-2016 at 08:33 PM
    Actually I have a dedicated 5 gal better bottle for my cysers and ciders. I use 4.5 gal of
    juice. Never had a prob with the Nottingham yeast. No blow off ever needed. I have even used
    the same strain ...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-12-2016 at 11:41 PM
    OK, I've made this recipe and believe I've stayed up to date with the posts....but with all
    this talk about blow offs, things spraying all over peoples' faces....I don't recall ever
    reading anything a...

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 10-04-2016 at 12:57 AM
    I'm no expert, but this quote says most of it. However, you may end up fine...sometimes you
    just never know. If they yeast aren't stressin' all that much then you won't have to worry
    about it. But, th...

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 10-03-2016 at 10:29 PM
    Holy cow! I wish you the best, sir. My normal practice is to pitch 2 packs for anything over
    1.060 or there abouts but that's just me.

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