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  • Current brewing gear is a 10 gallon round cooler/mash tun, 8 gallon kettle, and a propane burner. I did BIAB for a while, and now I've repurposed the bag I used for that as a hop bag. Of course, I frequently forget to use the bag and end up with lots of loose hops in my kettle that also get into the fermenter. Oh well, every once in a while I remember to use it.
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  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 07-01-2015 at 01:27 AM
    Today, I got my copy of American Sour Beers. I've only read the introduction so far, but I'm
    really excited to have this book for some summer reading. We are heading out for a road trip on
    Thursday, s...

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Beans on 06-29-2015 at 04:35 PM
    I don't man, I could go for a 200 Bean Beer. Joking aside I don't think I've tasted *any* beer
    with vanilla where I had the thought "wow theres way too much vanilla in this beer". Because
    its so aroma...

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Beans on 06-29-2015 at 04:29 AM
    200 vanilla beans would definitely be too much for a 2 gallon batch.

  • Posted in thread: Over Carbonated Homebrew on 06-28-2015 at 02:49 PM
    It is also possible that you are just bottling too soon, before fermentation is actually
    complete. If so, you could add a normal amount of priming sugar and still over carb your beer,
    because there mi...

  • Posted in thread: Getting less sour? on 06-27-2015 at 03:21 AM
    Is it getting sweeter? I had some cans of Escoffier, a New Belgium/Brewery Vivant collab brett
    beer, that got progressively funkier for a year and a half or so and then got sweeter and
    fruitier after ...

  • Posted in thread: Had some fun with sours today on 06-27-2015 at 12:28 AM
    Today I did the most playing around with beer I've done in a long time. I had a high gravity
    saison (w/ 3 lbs of honey in a 5 gallon batch) that never carbed up in the bottles. I should've
    pitched fre...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 06-26-2015 at 01:33 AM
    Hauled two carboys full of sour beer up from the basement. Tomorrow I'll be combining them with
    a high gravity Saison that didn't carbonate and also some frozen cherries and peaches. I'm also
    brewing ...

  • Posted in thread: First Sour - Summer Project on 06-08-2015 at 01:10 AM
    In other news, the dark traditional LME will be just fine...This.

  • Posted in thread: I'm growing my own barley! on 06-07-2015 at 11:11 PM
    I've got some more pics of the progress. I had some lodging, so I stood it all up and tied a
    string around it to keep it standing tall. It seems to be doing just fine.May

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 06-06-2015 at 05:24 PM
    Wow, this thread is awesome. I jumped headlong into trying to grow some barley this year. I
    wish I had seen this thread before I tried it.Regardless, I've already learned a lot from my
    own experience....

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Primary - SSB (Signpost Sour Blonde); Calypso Pale Ale; County Western (a dark sour); Chris' Tall Ale (Golden ale w/ sour dregs) Bottled - Signpost Creek Paint Cider; Northern Brewer's Oud Bruin de Table; The Land of Pils and Honey, imperial Saison with Clover Honey; a sour mashed Berliner Weisse; Back To School Porter, Imperial Robust Porter with vanilla beans - Kegged - BBD Belgian Malty Ale

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