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  • I am a 26 year old living in Newark, Ohio. I am a Network Coordinator for an Ohio ITC in the field of education. I have only brewed once (so far) and that was on November 14th, 2009.
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  • I can't recall the exact moment that I found out about home brewing but I do know that it was two months worth of information gathering. I would read anything and everything I could get my hands on.

    Knowing what I know from reading I wanted to dive straight into all grain but the expense was a little more than just going extract; so I decided to brew extract first. It just seems like the correct way to evolve in the hobby, personally.

    On November 14th, 2009 at 10PM I started to brew my very first beer. It is a German Oktoberfest kit from Brewers Best. Everything went fantastic aside from me worry about my temps throughout the whole steeping process. There are some things that I will change (Such as a better thermometer, and ill use a better bottle for fermenting and a bottling bucket to bottle.
  • I want to experiment with smaller, multiple batches in the future. I REALLY want to try to make a good habanero beer.
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  • Posted in thread: Untitled IPA- The Process and Product on 04-12-2012 at 12:33 AM
    Here are more photos that i've been capturing of it from the stream (which the URL has changed
    because it is my home connection and, well, its just not enough. I might put it on ustream if
    people are ...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie on 06-02-2011 at 08:32 PM
    Like a few other posts on here I am also wondering what all I will need to make a start into
    Meat Smoking.I don't like the thought of building a UDS or something because i'll never
    complete it. I do h...

  • Posted in thread: Rheostat or Potentiometer for Stirplate? on 02-14-2011 at 08:30 PM
    Does it really need to be a 2W potentiometer? Not that I cant find one but when I do the power
    calculation is around 50mW. Where did I go wrong?

  • Posted in thread: Rheostat or Potentiometer for Stirplate? on 02-14-2011 at 06:32 PM
    Ok. So unless theres a huge price difference I can just get the rheostat or a 2W pot. As much
    as I like to tinker sometimes its just nice to simplify things.....at first lol. I'm sure i'll
    mod it late...

  • Posted in thread: Rheostat or Potentiometer for Stirplate? on 02-14-2011 at 01:04 PM
    The latest plans with the rheostat are located here: guess I've read that you need the rest
    of the circuitry if you go with the pot instead of the rheo but I wanted to confirm this. If
    its that easy...

  • Posted in thread: Rheostat or Potentiometer for Stirplate? on 02-14-2011 at 04:48 AM
    Hello EE's I have a question. I am planning on building a stir-plate and I am seeing designs
    with a rheostat and others with circuits that were built with a couple components.Are there any

  • Posted in thread: Northeast Ohio Bulk Grain Order on 02-09-2011 at 07:29 PM
    I REALLY know how that is. Thanks for investing your time into this and trying to make this
    happen! I learned some things for sure.

  • Posted in thread: Home Brewers Formulary Poster on 02-08-2011 at 10:51 PM
    Yeah it would be nice if it were actually on sale somewhere.....

  • Posted in thread: Obama is a homebrewer on 02-07-2011 at 01:17 PM
    Id like to know the recipe as well. Maybe we should just all email them and ask? (drac0's idea
    stolen from IRC) :)

  • Posted in thread: Northeast Ohio Bulk Grain Order on 02-04-2011 at 08:38 PM
    actually can you just change mine to 1 bag of MO for now? Hopefully I'll be able to add another
    before the actual buy, but don't want to have to back out of a bag at the end removing the 42nd
    bag.LOL ...

Quote: Originally Posted by ChshreCat View Post If you aerated well, you should be fine. They're multiplying. Listen close and you'll hear your yeast humping. Seriously. Give them some privacy and they'll get to work when they're done.