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  • Huntsville, AL
  • My name is Ryan and I am very new to homebrewing. I brewed my first batch of beer in September of 20
  • Homebrewing,web development
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  • My current setup involves some very basic stuff, like plastic buckets and stuff like that, nothing fancy.

    Brew #1: Brewer's Best Amber Ale.

    Brew #2:'s porter ale kit.


  • Posted in thread: when do I put in the wort chiller? on 04-13-2008 at 11:24 PM
    Brewing my first full boil batch with a propane cooker. When do I put in the wort chiller?

  • Posted in thread: what does good crushed grain look like? on 04-12-2008 at 08:08 PM
    Getting ready for my first AG batch, and I need to know what my crushed grain should look like.
    Anyone have any good pictures?:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Has anybody done this before? on 02-28-2008 at 01:28 AM
    I recently bought a twelve pack of Sam Adams White Ale and I'm not too crazy about it. I
    recently tried Dogfishhead 90-Minute IPA for the first time ever and every since then
    everything else just seem...

  • Posted in thread: Utah is considering legalizing homebrew! on 02-28-2008 at 01:22 AM
    The Free the Hops movement here in Alabama just got a law introduced here to legalize
    homebrewing (among other brew related laws). I wish Utah the best of luck in getting this
    passed. That way hopeful...

  • Posted in thread: Red Rye Ale on 02-26-2008 at 02:48 AM
    I'm thinking on brewing this as my first AG batch. What does it taste like? Does it have the
    typical rye sweetness?

  • Posted in thread: general recipe guidelines for malt on 02-26-2008 at 01:18 AM
    I'm about to start all grain brewing and was wondering if there was a general rule-of-thumb for
    how much malt to include in my recipe? I'm thinking about making a dark rye ale recipe of some

  • Posted in thread: conditioning beer on 02-15-2008 at 02:09 AM
    Conditioning will work magic on some beers. I made a porter once that tasted like laughing gas
    (don't know why) after it finished carbing. I gave it two weeks to condition, and it turned out
    to be the...

  • Posted in thread: kettle size on 02-15-2008 at 01:29 AM
    Hit your local Micro brew pups they sometimes have kegs that the valve is stripped or its
    dented to much . Friend picked 2 up last summer for 15 bucks each. Distributers too, they
    sometimes get kegs b...

  • Posted in thread: kettle size on 02-14-2008 at 02:10 AM
    I'm working on switching to all grain and am looking to buy a turkey fryer kit to handle the
    full boil. Is the 32 quart kettle large enough to boil the 7 gallons of water needed to
    brew?I'm really try...

  • Posted in thread: AG equipment on a budget on 12-27-2007 at 10:59 PM
    Hi Ryan,I recently converted to AG and it really didn't take much from my previous extract
    setup. I got an 8-gallon aluminum pot ($20) and a 10-gallon cooler ($25) from Walmart. Other
    than that, I onl...

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