Last Activity:12-16-2009 6:28 PM
Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout on 11-18-2009 at 05:15 PM
So, I was looking around for a good AG stout recipe, and stumbled upon the following:- 15 lbs
Maris Otter- 1 lb crystal malt- 1 lb chocolate malt- 1 lb roasted barley- 1 oz Chinook hopsI
cooked this u...
Posted in thread: Ka-Boom on 10-06-2009 at 01:41 PM
Just a couple thoughts from my own experience:First, I'd recommend getting a blowoff tube
that's the same diameter as the opening of the carboy, so you don't have to mess with a
stopper, and so the bl...
Posted in thread: Wooden Beer Case Plans? on 07-10-2008 at 01:45 PM
Great responses, everyone - thanks! I think I'll take a trip to Lowe's and buy some lumber.
Appreciate your help!
Posted in thread: Wooden Beer Case Plans? on 07-08-2008 at 02:24 PM
Hey guys -- Does anyone have plans for a good wooden beer case? I recently attended a party
where I supplied a generous amount of my own beer, but when I lifted up one of the cardboard
cases, the bott...
Posted in thread: Hello from IL....as well on 04-14-2008 at 07:52 PM
Welcome! Always good to have another member from the Windy City! Go Chicago!
Posted in thread: European Bock Brew Day on 03-13-2008 at 03:10 PM
Yeah, I yearn for the day when SWMBO decides she wants to redo the kitchen...then I might be
able to convince her to let me move the old stove into the basement, direct vent it outside,
and then the e...
Posted in thread: Low carbonation after secondary on 02-28-2008 at 07:32 PM
I just sampled a scotch ale I brewed a while ago, which happened to be my first time using a
secondary fermenter, and found it to significantly lacking in carbonation. It's not completely
flat, but I ...
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Kits on 02-25-2008 at 09:49 PM
I've done the Oktoberfest, Scotch Ale, and European Bock....all very good, but the Oktoberfest
was the best, in my own opinion, and according to all those who have yet to taste it. BB kits
are very ea...
Posted in thread: Hello from the Chicago Burbs on 02-20-2008 at 04:34 PM
Welcome to the group! I'm in the Aurora area, so you're in good company out here in the burbs.
Be sure to check out the LHBS in downtown Aurora, if you get a chance!
Posted in thread: Hello from Chicago on 02-19-2008 at 03:03 PM
Welcome, fellow Chicagoan! If you're looking for a HBS, you've come to the right
place...there's a lot of them around here. In fact, when I started up, I was surprised to find
two shops within a short...