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  • For years I talked about how id love to make my own beer. Beer is one of my relegious sacrements...especially when im smoking ribs or turkey wings. Then, this last Christmas my wife and Daughter hot me a deluxe kit from Brewer's Best. the included a Rauchbier kit which we cooked last sat. but its been 65 hours not and no sign of fermentation or bubling. So im bummed.
  • After some experience, I want to try a vanilla ale. using whole ground up vanilla beans added toward the end of the boil.And I want to work up a "cheap" beer. A drinking ale not too strong and the goal here is to see how cheaply i can make it, but still have a good flavorfull beer. Hopefully using local inexpensive ingredients. I love to experiment with new ideas, with cooking and smoking too.
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  • Posted in thread: Any brewers in Lebanon/Hanover? on 08-04-2013 at 02:30 PM
    Next time your at jesses....try PEAK ORGANIC IPA! I was sitting outside in their patio a couple
    of years ago ..perfect weather...thai wings and decided to try something new besides my beloved

  • Posted in thread: Best Ever IPA Recipe Suggestions on 10-01-2012 at 03:31 AM
    HI Bull....thats is exactly what i plan on doing....ive only done extracts so thats what im
    gonna do here...i found an IPA that is soooo good it is a relegious experience to me....peak
    organic ipa! So...

  • Posted in thread: dissappointed on 06-18-2011 at 12:30 PM
    Thanks for the advice everyone! Ill definetely do better at keeping it at more stable temps
    ...its just that the weather has been screwy here. This this was a brewers best kit....and i
    got it at the l...

  • Posted in thread: dissappointed on 06-17-2011 at 12:23 PM
    Tasted my first home made beer, a Brewers best kit...a gift for Christmas....Not it
    with food....nice taste and just the right amount of carbonation....but i just opened my first
    bottle of ...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions on 04-25-2011 at 10:06 PM
    Just got off the phone with someone from Brewers Best....Im making a Rauchbier, and its now in
    the lagering stage in my fridge in a glass barboy. He advised to take a reading i did and
    got 1.020...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer with questions on 04-15-2011 at 10:43 AM
    OK I will post it if they give it to me. Im gonna try to get over there this weekend.

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer with questions on 04-14-2011 at 01:43 PM
    Looks pretty straight forward....thanks!

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer with questions on 04-14-2011 at 01:42 PM
    Thanks Yooper! It IS exciting! i find im checking the temp and staring at the fermenter looking
    for bubbles about 10 times a day! lol

  • Posted in thread: 15 Minute Cascade Pale Ale on 04-14-2011 at 01:23 PM
    This is a very simple pale for a brewer of any level of experience. While I enjoy doing my All
    Grain beers, I still brew this beer from time to time. The plus is that you only have to boil
    the beer fo...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer with questions on 04-14-2011 at 01:18 PM
    You should definitely do this. It's a good idea to always have something else to drink to take
    your mind off waiting. ;) I would suggest a basic pale ale or hefeweizen for your next brew.
    Either would...