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  • Lifting weights,brewing,shooting
  • Police Officer
  • Couldn't find any beer I liked thought I'd brew my own.
  • 1)Belgian W
  • 1)Chocolate Stout
  • 1)Munich Helles
  • 1)Gruit Ale
    2)Punkin Ale
    3)Brown Ale
  • Pumpkin Ale (extract)-----------
    5 lbs amber DME
    2 lbs Munich
    0.5 lbs crystal 40
    1.0 oz Goldings (60 min)
    1 lb 13 oz canned pumpkin (60 min)
    1.0 tsp allspice (10 min)
    0.5 tsp cinnamon (10 min)
    0.25 tsp crushed cloves (10 min)
    0.20 oz irish moss (10 min)

    The recent batch was prepared using an all-grain version. All I did was convert the DME to 2-row and voila, it was ready to go.
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  • Posted in thread: What does your LHBS do to keep you coming back? on 10-15-2011 at 09:56 AM
    He has an unbeatable beer selection! Other than that he's a cool guy and some of his items
    (bottles + sugar) are cheaper than online. As far as grain and yeast he doesn't have the
    quanity and selectio...

  • Posted in thread: Avid All Grainer.... on 10-14-2011 at 04:26 PM
    This will be my last post in this misunderstood thread. I never said extract wasn't good of
    course it's good the ingredients are premaid? Also I have gotten 3 people I work with to start
    brewing and y...

  • Posted in thread: Avid All Grainer.... on 10-14-2011 at 08:22 AM
    Not trying to pick a fight to each his own. But the making a cake story pretty much proves my
    point for me. It's easier and it taste better so I do it. My friend can do it but I can't so I
    don't. That...

  • Posted in thread: Avid All Grainer.... on 10-13-2011 at 02:32 AM
    People who are scared to do AG because they're afraid of failing is what's wrong with the US
    today. It's also why BMC runs the beer industry. People always want the easy way perfect every
    time. Extrac...

  • Posted in thread: What recipes are you brewing? on 10-11-2011 at 01:24 PM
    As Gordon Strong says extract is like making kool-aid. Don't mean to offend but after my first
    brew I thought there's got to be more and have been AG since. I'm new to craft beer so I try
    and stick cl...

  • Posted in thread: My First Lager - When to Start Diacetyl Rest? on 10-10-2011 at 09:57 AM
    Doing my first lager now and have conflicting info. Fermed mine for 10 days krausen dropped did
    a 4 day D rest. When I racked it took a gravity reading it had reached FG but had a butter
    flavor? I'm n...

  • Posted in thread: Joining the many as of late: first all grain on 10-09-2011 at 07:08 AM
    Maybe it's just me but I thought sparge water was not to exceed 170? I know you were trying to
    raise the grain bed temp but when you first pour in all the grains are getting nailed with
    boiling water....

  • Posted in thread: octoberfest on 10-05-2011 at 08:51 AM
    Paulaner is good also Sam's good!

  • Posted in thread: 5.2 ph stabilizer on 10-01-2011 at 06:28 AM
    I agree with hughbrooks. I use walmart spring water and 5.2 to make things easier! Yes I know I
    can get this and that report on the water but really? Also don't tell me I don't need something
    because ...

  • Posted in thread: First Experience with Austin Homebrew - Big Thumbs Up on 10-01-2011 at 06:20 AM
    AHS gave me another bottle of yeast after the first failed to ferment my starter, in hindsight
    it was probably my fault! No questions asked free O' charge. They also have great shipping and
    sell grain...

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