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  • Posted in thread: First Time Recipes - What Was everyone's first time? on 07-04-2016 at 12:46 PM
    My MIL got me a Mr. Beer Kit in 1995 for X-Mas and my 1st brew was the Englishman's Nut Brown
    Ale. I followed their instructions to the "T",and it came out pretty bad.I continued using the
    Mr. Beer pr...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions on 05-09-2016 at 09:45 PM
    I've been homebrewing off and on since since 1995,and have found,that if your brew doesn't come
    out as expecting,MIX-IT.If it's too bitter mix it with cream soda.If it is sour ,mix it with
    V-8 juice.T...

  • Posted in thread: Brand New Brewer on 05-05-2016 at 07:51 PM
    My 2 cents,if you are just gonna start brewing,look into Mr. Beer. I know everyone hates it,but
    you can get a 2.5 gallon resuable fermenter for 10 bucks. Start with brewing extract recipes
    first.Then ...

  • Posted in thread: Making half-size batch of Coopers Amber Ale on 04-29-2016 at 11:42 AM
    I learned the hard way!But I brewed a large can of Cooper's Real ale as a 3 gallon batch.No
    extra dme,lme etc.It came out WAY too bitter,to the point I have to mix it 50-50 with
    store-bought lite beer...

  • Posted in thread: Big game beverage on 02-07-2016 at 05:45 PM
    I've got several heavy hitters.A Citra IPA, Cooper's Real Ale, Mutton's Pilsner and 1 or 2
    SMASH's,but I wanted something that allows me to have more than one but lets room for pizza and
    wings,so I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Woes on 12-17-2015 at 02:02 AM
    these hops were in the sealed 1 oz. silver packs.I used them as I use all of the others,but
    these had none of the advertised characteristics,which led me to ask if b/c they were
    unrefridgerated,would ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Woes on 12-16-2015 at 01:52 PM
    Got a question for yinz. Do you keep your UN-Opened hops packets refridgerated?Here are my
    problems.I brewed a pale ale with Hull Melon hops,another pale ale with Mandrina Bavarian,and
    an Amber ale wi...

  • Posted in thread: Cooper's 3.75lb. kits on 11-27-2015 at 09:31 PM
    Hi there, Got some questions. I brew 2.5 gallon extract batches,with steeping grains. I usually
    use a Muntons 3.3lb can,add some hops and steep some L20 or 40 and some carapils.What I'd like
    to know i...

  • Posted in thread: What to brew for non-beer drinkers? on 11-13-2015 at 03:35 PM
    For what it's worth,I'm trying my luck at making "Hard Rootbeer". I brewed up a 3.3 Breiss
    Golden light w/o any hops.I'm going to transfer this to a slimline,and add 2 oz. of rootbeer
    extract and 2 1/...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Day Traditions on 08-14-2014 at 11:40 AM
    I don't really have any traditions for brewday,but on bottling day,I have to play the song
    Manhattan Spiritual,for every batch I bottle.(most are 2.5 gallon). I had heard this song when
    I was a little...