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02-28-2010

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01-21-2013 2:16 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Duh! Brewing!
  • mostly Sci-Fi
  • anything Sci-Fi
  • The Dresden Files
  • Brew #1 - Brewer's Best Scottish Ale Kit
    Brewed on glass stovetop, no wort chiller, pretty bad
    Brew #2 - Brewer's Best Kolsch Kit
    Brewed on glass stovetop, no wort chiller, drinkable
    Brew #3 - Brewer's Best Summer Ale
    Brewed on glass stovetop, no wort chiller, drinkable
    Brew #4 - Fuller's ESB Clone
    Brewed on glass stovetop, 1 wort chiller, not good
    Brew #5 - Mendicino Red Tail Ale Clone
    Brewed on glass stovetop, 2 wort chillers, not good
    Brew #6 - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone
    Brewed on propane burner, 2 wort chillers, pretty good
    Brew #7 - North Coast Old Rasputin Clone
    Brewed on propane burner, 2 wort chillers, pretty good
  • Thinking about a barley wine for Christmas 2012
  • Sadly....nothing....
  • Sadly....nothing....
  • A few bottles left of the Mendicino Red Tail Ale clone
    Most of the Old Rasputin Clone
  • No kegging setup...
  • Male
  • Married
  • Elkridge
  • Maryland

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Preventing boil-overs on 02-15-2013 at 10:42 PM
    After my first boilover I started using Fermcap and haven't had one since. My last brew was 8.5
    gallons in a 9 gallon kettle so I think the stuff works. :)

  • Posted in thread: Pick my first home brew on 02-15-2013 at 10:37 PM
    I vote for a nice American Pale Ale!

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Best Scottish Ale on 02-15-2013 at 10:34 PM
    This was my first brew ever. I remember it being very malty, almost no hop bitterness. But then
    again I was trying to boil 2.5 gallons of wort on a glass cooktop and I don't think I ever got
    it to a g...

  • Posted in thread: 2 beers from one mash? on 11-23-2012 at 08:01 PM
    Hi everyone, I'm going to be brewing a barleywine next weekend and am wondering if I can re-use
    the grain after collecting the barleywine wort? Do you think it would have enough remaining
    sugars to ma...

  • Posted in thread: Healthy Fermentation? on 11-10-2012 at 05:27 PM
    Helibrewer, Thanks for the advice. I put on the blowoff tube and it held up fine. I'll always
    start with a blowoff tube from now on.

  • Posted in thread: Healthy Fermentation? on 11-06-2012 at 02:25 AM
    :DCan just imagine how the vast majority of people, non-homebrewers, would react to seeing that
    pic.:fro:THAT is a vigorous fermentation:rockin:Got a little on the ceiling too.

  • Posted in thread: Healthy Fermentation? on 11-06-2012 at 02:25 AM
    Jesus that pic is scary! What temp were you at on this ferment? Did you leave any headspace in
    the bucket ?It's about 65 degrees in the basement there. I put 5.5 gallons in the 6.5 gallon
    bucket.

  • Posted in thread: Healthy Fermentation? on 11-06-2012 at 01:06 AM
    This is my 14th and the first time this has happened. Im not longer excited. I just want to go
    to bed and not wake up to a mess.

  • Posted in thread: Healthy Fermentation? on 11-06-2012 at 12:58 AM
    Is 82625this going to hold?

  • Posted in thread: Healthy Fermentation? on 11-05-2012 at 11:46 PM
    Can I just scrape the top of the krausen off?

FORUM SIGNATURE
On Deck - Not sure yet... Primary - Standard Bitter Secondary - Empty Bottle Conditioning - Irish Red Ale Past Brews - Brew #6 - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone,Brew #7 - North Coast Old Rasputin Clone, Brew #8 Half Wit / Half Wit Raspberry
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