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  • Happily married, despite my new obsession! Five great kids all grown and mostly still local and five grandkids. Life is good! P.S. - If you appreciate living in a free, er, still sorta-free country thank a vet.
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  • On the steepest part of the home brewing learning curve... Just customized a SS pot, got a ghetto-rig and mounting a chugger type pump to it. IMHO, as beers go, Amber's rule as they provide a good, non-burnt tribute to the malt gods while not puckering up the face with over the top bitterness.
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  • Amber Ale with first use of liquid yeast.
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  • Posted in thread: Are You an Airlock Sniffer? on 10-21-2014 at 02:11 AM
    After a couple of days just opening the keezer gives ya all the CO2 and fermenting smells a guy
    could want, but before using the keezer to ferment I did sniff the airlock. (when nobody was
    looking) :D

  • Posted in thread: Brew Hardware ( on 10-20-2014 at 02:04 PM
    +1 for Brew Hardware. Bobby is running a top notch service and has top shelf items. I learned a
    lot just watching his how-to vid's and put together a very nice boil kettle with therm and
    valves, pumpi...

  • Posted in thread: Using lime to increase alkalinity - when is enough too much? on 10-20-2014 at 01:58 PM
    Perhaps we need to account for atmospheric CO2 absorption...

  • Posted in thread: You're no longer a n00b when... on 10-19-2014 at 01:25 AM
    500! ...When you realize a proper water profile is the 4th leg for the beer stool of brewing
    and can manipulate it as such.

  • Posted in thread: Just tasted my first two kegged beers - baaad... what the heck happened?? on 10-18-2014 at 10:20 PM
    I'll be watching this thread as I experienced very nearly the same...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 10-18-2014 at 10:14 PM
    When your man cave is used to store beer paraphernalia even when your brewery is in the

  • Posted in thread: Being broke and a homebrewer on 10-17-2014 at 04:01 AM
    I've been there and money is still tight. I choose to brew rather than buy beer when money is
    really tight and I am at the point where I drink roughly 80% homebrew vs commercial. I am lucky
    that now t...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 10-17-2014 at 03:53 AM
    Your once prized gun room has given up 51% of its space to beer related paraphernalia and you
    realize ya need to expand your cave...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Northern Virginia on 10-17-2014 at 01:30 AM
    Welcome! Don't forget to post pics of your builds!

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest FG way too low at 1.005 on 10-16-2014 at 02:50 AM
    Two things:First, your mash temp? Secondly, you didn't happen to use US-05 (dry) yeast did you?

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