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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 04-15-2016 at 12:13 PM
    Ok finished my syrup and seems really think once cooled followed the new break downMy
    experiences so far are to not let it cool too much. I'll leave it for 20 minutes or so and then
    just dump it in to...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 04-02-2016 at 02:58 AM
    I'll usually let it go for 6 weeks. It clears up REALLY well. This time around, I'm going to
    wait the 6 weeks then pitch another 4.5 gal on top of the cake.

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 03-25-2016 at 10:10 PM
    Regarding the vanilla - yeah, it's really up to your personal tastes. I love vanilla and will
    throw two beans in, but that makes it less fun for a lot of others. I have a recipe posted in
    the AG secti...

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 03-15-2016 at 12:16 PM
    Hi Camden, I'm betting you'll be fine. But, that high of a % will take the yeast a little while
    and you may not get the volumes of carbonation you wanted, but let them sit at the temp you've

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 03-06-2016 at 10:08 PM
    I'm new to kegging too so around 30psi for 24hours? my first batch kegging that is what I did
    then left it at 12 psiYou'll get a few different answers and personal experiences. I usually
    put on at 35 ...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 03-05-2016 at 08:33 PM
    If I am going to back sweeten in a keg would shaking it up mix the caramel in?That would work..
    I'd suggest a 2 birds, one stone approach with force carbing. Not only will you get it carbed
    and "ready...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-01-2016 at 10:08 PM
    American Amber FTW!

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 02-07-2016 at 11:44 PM
    Me saying "what most people do" never works out lol - I can tell you what I do and share the
    basic knowledge I have. My understanding is that refractometers really aren't good for finding
    FG. They're ...

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 02-07-2016 at 09:34 PM
    Using a brix refractometor I started this at 1.097 and finished at 1044 putting it into the
    northern Brewer calculator it comes to being fg of 1.01 11% is this correct.... This is my
    first time trying...

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 01-24-2016 at 10:02 PM
    If you used the WLP060, you should be fine. In my experience, it seems to be one of the
    strongest performers I've ever used. I only did a 1.5l starter for mine and it still powered
    through everything ...

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