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  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Brewing Beer!
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  • James Boyd
  • Currently have 3 Primary's that I rotate out. No secondary's (don't do fruit beers for the most part). Got into brewing 2 years ago because my wife bought me a MR. BEER kit. After the first two batches (that she bought with the kit) I was hooked, and out at my LHBS that weekend picking up real equipment. Currently a PM brewer. Only reason I am not to the AG step is I have no room for the equipment.
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  • Posted in thread: Howdy from homebrew hell on 06-24-2011 at 04:51 AM
    Wait three weeks before you pop one. You can sneak some but they will seem over carbonated at
    first and flat after a few minutes. The carbonation really needs to settle into the beer. Also,
    make sure ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping on 06-16-2011 at 09:24 PM
    IMO whole leaf hops work the best for dry hopping and I just dump them all in. A lot less clean
    up than pellets, even while using a grain bag. As to your beers being cloudy, it could be a
    variety of t...

  • Posted in thread: Irish Moss...? on 06-08-2011 at 08:15 PM
    I use gelatin and a good cold crash, but then again as someone said, it's all about your
    preference. The only reason I use gelatins you don't have to remember to add it to the boil,
    which means it is ...

  • Posted in thread: Howdy from homebrew hell on 06-08-2011 at 07:34 PM
    So the wort has been fermenting 4 days now and i am seeing no more CO2 in the airlock how much
    longer should i allow it to ferment? I was under the impression that i should let fermentation
    run two we...

  • Posted in thread: Howdy from homebrew hell on 06-08-2011 at 07:31 PM
    The bucket will do fine. Whether you use buckets or carboys is all personal preference. I like
    carboys, having said that. It's good to see you're active in the brewing, there is nothing
    worse than run...

  • Posted in thread: It's official, I'm having heart surgery on Feb, it's real now. on 06-08-2011 at 07:18 PM
    Good to hear! I will crack a beer tonight in honor of you. Keep fighting the good fight! Prost!

  • Posted in thread: It's official, I'm having heart surgery on Feb, it's real now. on 06-08-2011 at 02:01 PM
    Really glad to hear that your doing better Revvy, how did the move go? Also, no harm in being a
    little nuts 'Cat', my wife tells me everyday! :drunk:

  • Posted in thread: Hi, I'm Michael and I'm a homebrewer, oh crud on 06-07-2011 at 10:33 PM
    Welcome back to the wonderful world. I'll drink one tonight for you. Also, you couldn't have
    picked a better forum to join!! Prost!

  • Posted in thread: Lemon... Lots of Lemon!! on 09-08-2010 at 08:40 PM
    Citrus is one of those notes that can go south really fast (as in too much). I have used way
    too much lemon in one of my batches, and it took a good couple of months to mellow out, and
    even then, it w...

  • Posted in thread: Sorachi Ace / cat piss on 09-07-2010 at 04:41 PM
    I would have to agree that it is entirely perception, or at least the majority of it is. I
    happen to love Simcoe. I use it in a lot of my beers (Amarillo, Nugget and Simcoe are always in
    my supply). I...

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