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  • Finally decided to pull the trigger on brewing. My family chipped in by picking me up the Midwest Supplies Starter Kit. That came as a huge surprise. I'd been budgeting for my own equipment, so now I'm using the budget to get upgrades (immersion chiller for starters). I have a ton of support up here, most of my friends are in on this homebrewing craze. Wife's on board, so it's time to see how quickly this spirals out of control. First batch (Irish Red kit) started on June 1. I have to say my inspiration honestly comes from Omar Ansari at Surly Brewing. I'd recommend one of his tours if you can get in on them. I'll probably never open my own brewery, but if I were to, I feel like that brewery is a model example of how I'd run things. Excellent beer culture. Thanks all for welcoming me in my first few posts.
  • Coffee Brown Ale, Milk Stout, Baltic Porter, Dragon's Milk Clone (I hope), Strawberry Tart, Smokey Al, Raspberry Tart...and more to come this year.
  • Smoked Baltic Porter
  • Warrior-Citra IPA, Russian Imperial Stout
  • Fresh WI Strawberry Tart, Mushroom/Pepper Smoked Baltic Porter, Das Grillen Oktoberfest, Coffee Bender Clone
  • I don't own kegs... :(
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  • Posted in thread: Alternative false bottom for Blichmann G1 10g on 01-13-2017 at 06:22 PM
    Wondering if anyone has any experience with picking an alternative false bottom for blichmann
    G1 kettles, or know of one that'd fit well. I'd like to add a false bottom to my 10g boil
    kettle for hops ...

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 12-10-2015 at 08:30 PM
    I'd like in on this one!

  • Posted in thread: Cream Soda tastes buttery on 09-12-2015 at 11:55 PM
    Follow up. I pretty much followed the same recipe with the following changes:1 Tbsp of vanilla
    (=15mL)Boiled the sugar until 230F.Didn't add salt.Tastes much better. I think the advice about
    adding mo...

  • Posted in thread: Cream Soda tastes buttery on 09-12-2015 at 12:22 AM
    I would point to the salt as the culprit. That's likely to put your flavor towards buttered
    popcorn vs. a caramel/cream flavor.Any reason for boiling to 300°F? Typically if I go above
    250°F, it starts...

  • Posted in thread: Cream Soda tastes buttery on 09-10-2015 at 11:43 PM
    It did get a slight bit yellow and did get a tad darker on one of the edges during the boil.The
    ingredients for the vanilla are organic vanilla, purified water and alcohol.

  • Posted in thread: Cream Soda tastes buttery on 09-10-2015 at 11:23 PM
    Trying to sort out a cream soda recipe. Its simple enough:16 oz sugar16 oz water1Tbsp of Orange
    juice1 tsp Mexican vanilla extractPinch of saltAdd 4 oz water to the sugar and Melt the sugar
    and boil t...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-07-2015 at 02:23 PM
    i'm in

  • Posted in thread: The SsBrewingTechnologies "Happy HolidaySs" Giveaway! on 11-16-2014 at 03:00 AM
    replying because I like conicals

  • Posted in thread: Excessive Foam with Perlick Flow Control Faucets? on 08-19-2014 at 09:58 PM
    Nah, double checked that to be sure, but good thought.I tried increasing the line length, but
    then I ran out of beer in the no word on if that would have solved it. In other news,
    my new keg ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewtius Maximus/The Braxton 10 – Complete Single Tier Build on 08-19-2014 at 06:12 PM
    Kind of interested in this build. Where do people source the steel for stuff like this? He
    needed 44' of steel tubing. That's maybe about $250 worth of steel. Wonder where one could try
    and find scrap...