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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: Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone on 05-19-2015 at 09:16 PM
    Quick update on how my brew day went. Undershot the OG by a lot....ended up at 1.072.
    Everything else went perfect from maintaining mash temps to the boil and additions...just
    really disappointed on h...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 05-18-2015 at 12:14 AM
    It's been a while since I've made this one. Had one in the fermenter for 4 weeks. Between the
    juice and the dextrose, hit 1.060 and then 1.000 for 8%. Super clear. Up to now I have always
    used the car...

  • Posted in thread: Why has my efficiency plummeted? on 05-16-2015 at 01:32 AM
    Not heard of the 20 minute ones. wow. I used to do it just because I had started looking into
    the "all nighter" as well that has been talked about on the forum in order to "save time". I
    ended up with...

  • Posted in thread: Why has my efficiency plummeted? on 05-15-2015 at 10:51 PM
    Same thing has happened to me now. I was at I'm LUCKY to hit 60% on my beers. This
    has happened 3 times as well. I crush my grains at .39 gap in monster mill. I'm starting to
    wonder if it...

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 05-15-2015 at 12:03 PM
    I think that happened to one of my first batches as well with this one. But I couldn't tell if
    it was because I kept it in the basement and it never got warm enough

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 04-15-2015 at 11:56 PM
    Good lord. What yeast, volume of wort, and starter size did you use?

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-17-2015 at 12:15 PM
    I love you guys. :tank:

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 03-15-2015 at 01:05 AM
    dear lord. that's like 3.75 gallons?! what was the SG there?

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 03-14-2015 at 09:19 PM
    Best of luck, man! Still one of my favorites and has remained a staple of my offerings. I
    prefer the mango version but others prefer this one.

  • Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 03-06-2015 at 01:26 AM
    4 oz of oak chips seems like a huge amount - I've always been told to use a lot less (1 tsp/gal
    or 1oz/5 gal). Anyone finding that this is making it too oakey or harsh?Before this recipe, I
    never used...

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