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  • First got into the idea of brewing by reading Garret Oliver's book The Brewmasters Table. In the back he suggests brewing a batch or two to really understand beer. That lead me to start saving beer bottles. I lugged those around to two different apartments until I got sick of them and threw them away. A year or two after that I convinced Santa Claus to get me a homebrew kit from an online brew shop and the rest is history.
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  • Posted in thread: Lingonberry In Beer on 06-07-2016 at 12:52 PM
    I've never used lingonberries, but I've used red currants and cranberries. Use whole fruit if
    you have it, freeze it and add it after fermentation. I prefer to put the fuit in a mesh bag.I
    have a red ...

  • Posted in thread: Lingonberry In Beer on 06-03-2016 at 01:46 AM
    I have family reunion coming up(of a bunch of swedes), and i have settled on a kind of
    Lingonberry Sour (slightly sour). The problem is that I have never used lingonberrys. I'm not
    sure I've even seen...

  • Posted in thread: What are your "can't live without" equipment items? on 05-26-2013 at 12:44 AM
    Bottling wand and autosiphon. My first bottling session ever didn't use these. There never was
    a second session without them. Also, I think my new propane burner will become one soon.

  • Posted in thread: Attention new brewers, yes your original gravity reading is wrong. Don't panic. on 04-14-2013 at 04:19 AM
    Can't believe I haven't thought of this or seen this post before. This probably explains
    several batches where I have been under the target OG. Now I wish I didn't added more DME to
    boost it.

  • Posted in thread: Glass carboy vs. plastic bucket on 04-14-2013 at 04:15 AM
    Every few months I keep coming back and searching this question. I like the bucket because it
    is first and foremost cheap. It is also much lighter than glass. It is probably the main reason
    I don't at...

  • Posted in thread: Propane Burner Bayou Sp-10 - Smaller Regulator on 12-07-2012 at 02:20 AM
    The holiday season is upon us and I thought I would take this opportunity to start
    getting/giving myself the necessary equipment for all-grain. I specifically have a question
    about a propane burner to...

  • Posted in thread: Green Apple IPA on 11-30-2012 at 12:17 AM
    Funny I just listened to the old fruit beer episode of the Jamil Show on the Homebrew Network
    and he was saying hoppy beers generally did not make good fruit beers since bitter and fruit
    did not gener...

  • Posted in thread: A More Permanent Label on 06-10-2012 at 01:16 AM
    I have a family reunion coming up, and I'm brewing a beer specially for it. Usually I would
    want a label that could easily come off, but in this case I want to make a sort of a keepsake
    bottle for the...

  • Posted in thread: how to add coffee on 01-15-2012 at 05:20 AM
    I recently did a cold steep. Took a half pound of coffee in 24 ounces of water, put it in a
    sterilized jar in the fridge for 24 hours. Then I added it when I racked to secondary. Haven't
    tasted it, bu...

  • Posted in thread: Hi from Chicago! on 09-01-2011 at 10:17 PM
    As a matter of fact I am looking for a homebrew club. The only home brewer I know lives in
    Seattle and frankly all the non brewers around here are tired of my beer and brewing talk.