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  • Posted in thread: Brewing with mint on 07-08-2007 at 04:52 AM
    I brewed an extract "Golden Ale" and boiled a big handful of fresh mint in with my wort as if
    it were hops. I used no hops in the boil in hopes the mint would "come through" in the flavors.
    Using mint...

  • Posted in thread: New AG Brewer with ?'s on 06-04-2007 at 08:53 PM
    Order a copy of "How to Brew" by John Palmer and buy a copy of Promash or Beersmith (my
    preferred choice) for the computer. Both are wonderful additions to my beermaking process in
    terms of rememberin...

  • Posted in thread: Most overrated high priced beers on 06-04-2007 at 08:49 PM
    Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite.....they're over-marketed, over-rated in the volumes in which they
    sell and priced too high for the quality of drink you chug.Save your money and drink PBR, Beast
    Lite or B...

  • Posted in thread: Visiting Duck/Nags Head Area NC. Any breweries? on 06-04-2007 at 08:45 PM
    I visited a brewery/restaurant at Kill Devil Hills a year or so back. It wasn't too far from
    the Wright Bros. Memorial Park. It's located on the main stretch of highway that runs North and
    South on th...

  • Posted in thread: Peppermint Pale Ale on 09-13-2006 at 08:21 PM
    I actually used mint in lieu of hops once in a generic Golden Ale extract brew from AHS (they
    mailed the wrong recipe). It did nothing for the flavor of the ale, period. In fact, I wound up
    hating the...

  • Posted in thread: Poor Richard's Ale on 07-17-2006 at 09:39 AM
    I'm brewing the Poor Richard's on Monday (7/17/06) and hope it turns out as well as the
    recommendation in this posting. So far, I'm batting 1.000 because the Caramel Cream Ale that
    everyone raves abou...

  • Posted in thread: Austin's New Shipping Policy on 07-17-2006 at 05:36 AM
    It's still a good deal if you don't have a decent homebrew shop within 20 miles or so. I used
    to rely on Austin Homebrew extensively because they, via Internet, were the supplier around
    IMO.I think th...

  • Posted in thread: Boom-Boom vanilla overpowering? on 06-24-2006 at 01:58 PM
    The vanilla "influence" definitely diminishes over the weeks and really balances nicely.

  • Posted in thread: Pitching New Yeast Prior to Bottling on 06-23-2006 at 12:20 PM
    I used one of the Wyeast smack packs that says "create a starter" a few days before brewing. Of
    course, I grabbed it off the shelf for brewing the same day.It's bottling time and I'm
    wondering if I sh...

  • Posted in thread: pellet vs. whole on 06-14-2006 at 06:08 PM
    One lesson I learned is how much wort gets absorbed by whole leaf hops. They're easier to
    strain out after the boil, but BOY you're losing some worty-goodness.However, I only regret is
    not starting my...