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    ABOUT ME

  • I'm new to brewing but I love it! I am the type of person that has little patience, but I like how I have to be precise and patient for 4+ weeks to try out a brew that I made. Great hobby!
  • Brewing,hockey,gaming,and motorcycles
  • Operations Tech for Electric Coop.
  • Ryan
  • Rock
  • Too many.
  • Lie to Me, Modern Family, The League, Community, and Jersey Shore.

    I know I know, Jersey Shore is
  • I don't read much, but I picked up a copy of "Brewing Up a Business" and I really like it so far.
  • My father-in-law had brewing equipment that he got from a brewing kit many years ago. He gave it all to me so I could try brewing my own beer. Since then I have added some equipment to make the process a little easier and I just got a Tap-a-Draft mini kegging system for Christmas that I can't wait to try!

    I have now brewed 3 different beers; a honey ale, a red ale, and now a Dunkelweizen. I really liked the honey brew, the red ale was OK, and I am looking forward to the dunkel.
  • Air
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  • Brewers Best Dunkelweizen (doesn't taste good :-(), Fate Tire Clone, Liberty Cream Ale with Vanilla.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Grand Forks
  • North Dakota

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  • Posted in thread: Using yeast......for bread? on 03-08-2011 at 02:19 AM
    Well, its sounds like your yeast was dead maybe.To answer your question, I usually make a
    starter with a cup or two of warm water and mix in some table sugar until dissolved (about a
    tablespoon or two...

  • Posted in thread: Using yeast......for bread? on 03-07-2011 at 10:23 PM
    I make bread all the time with beer yeast. Maybe you didnt us enough? McGarnigle is right it
    just takes a little longer to rise that is all. I dont make a stater with milk for them
    though?What do you ...

  • Posted in thread: Using yeast......for bread? on 03-07-2011 at 10:00 PM
    I have some Nottingham yeast that I washed from my Fat Tire clone. I had the idea of using
    washed beer yeast to make bread. I've made beer bread before, but beer yeast....? Thought it
    would be a fun l...

  • Posted in thread: Other hobbies besides brewing? on 03-04-2011 at 03:07 PM
    I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel
    train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I
    translate ...

  • Posted in thread: yeast starter on 02-25-2011 at 05:26 PM
    3. Learn how to wash yeastI have a question. Last night, for the first time, I decided to wash
    and keep some Nottingham yeast. I think did a pretty good job and it's sleeping nicely in my
    fridge as I ...

  • Posted in thread: TAP-A-DRAFT: first impression... on 02-25-2011 at 01:39 AM
    If I get "too many" I would do it, but based on what I've seen so far, I doubt there's going to
    be many left. In fact, local folks are coming out of the woodwork here, interested in these
    units. I'm a...

  • Posted in thread: TAP-A-DRAFT: first impression... on 02-23-2011 at 10:59 PM
    You betcha. I've actually got a friend that's knows a distributor who gets the out-dated beer
    back. He's managed to get me a few expired and a few empties (but the CO2 is intact on all) for
    $6 and $2,...

  • Posted in thread: Fat Tire clone on 02-23-2011 at 02:17 AM
    Hmm....I don't know if having only 3 gallons of water is your problem though. I only boil 2.5
    gallons of water when I do all my extracts. After adding my extract I'm around 3 gallons. By
    the end of th...

  • Posted in thread: Fat Tire clone on 02-22-2011 at 08:30 PM
    I hate to make you white a novel on the forum, but what went wrong?I brewed this 3 weeks ago
    (mini mash) and it went really good. Just thought I would ask what you had problems with.

  • Posted in thread: Is 8-9 months in the bottle too long? on 02-22-2011 at 08:24 PM
    If your going to leave you're beer for a long period of time I would suggest getting some
    oxygen absorbing caps. I used them once for a beer that sat for quite a while. Beer still
    tasted fine so I'm a...

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