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    ABOUT ME

  • Love of beer
  • Barley Wine
  • Banana Rum Porter
    Noble Trapist
  • No secondaries yet
  • WCPA-gone
    Muntons Bock-gone
    Nut brown Ale-gone
    Rasberry Ale-trying to drink yuk
    Jeff's Pale Ale-gone
    Porter-gone
    Cream Ale-gone
    Belgian Witbeir-gone
    Flat Tire-gone
    Hard Apple Cider-gone
    California Steam-gone
    GONE TO IRAQ(no brewing for a long time)
    Big Bens Pale Ale-enjoying
    Oldcasted-conditioning
    Hard cider-conditioning
    Vanilla bourbon cream ale-conditioning
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  • Single
  • Charleston
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  • Posted in thread: Aging Stout on 05-03-2013 at 10:04 PM
    Greetings everyone,I am looking to bottle condition a 8%+ stout for six to seven months while I
    do my tour in the middle east. My question should I just bottle in a typical grolsch bottle or
    should I ...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB Brewing (with pics) on 02-13-2013 at 12:55 AM
    For the grain aftertaste I suggest using a Secondary. Not only did I notice a way clearer beer,
    the taste cleaned up as well. My primaries would have excessive trub which even being very
    careful would...

  • Posted in thread: Harsh bitter taste from bottled ale?? on 02-09-2013 at 12:47 PM
    I second the Chloramines in the tap water. I also have noticed harsh taste since using tap
    water w/ AG. The local brew club hooked me up with a water profile and told me to use RO and
    adjust w/ salts....

  • Posted in thread: Apple Cider question on 01-31-2013 at 01:13 AM
    Put an ad on Craigslist for empty bottles. I have helped many new brewers this way or buy a
    case of decent craft beer and use the empties. Before you know it you will have cases upon
    cases of empties.

  • Posted in thread: Back to Full boils w/extract on 01-27-2013 at 01:59 AM
    By the way been doing BIAB for about 10 batches and love it. Just been getting alot of gushers
    for some reason since I moved to AG. Don't know if I am sucking yeast back into the bottles or
    what. Some...

  • Posted in thread: Back to Full boils w/extract on 01-27-2013 at 01:57 AM
    I guess I was vague. Do you all steep grains in same 5 gallons or separate? Do you cut
    bittering hops. Last time I did a full boil with extract it seemed watered down. Is there
    really a huge taste dif...

  • Posted in thread: Back to Full boils w/extract on 01-26-2013 at 01:23 PM
    Greetings everyone,Just recently got back into 5 gallon extract batches from AG to save some
    time and keep pipeline going. I have done two before with pretty good results. Any suggestions
    to the proce...

  • Posted in thread: Apple Cider with Beer? on 01-26-2013 at 01:20 PM
    It is called graff. I believe it is 4 gallons of cider and 1 gallon of beer but either way
    sounds delicious to me. I am getting the ingredients together soon and making a batch. There is
    a recipe on h...

  • Posted in thread: Using RO water on 01-17-2013 at 10:55 PM
    Which of the test would it be? W-9 Household Coliform Bacteria & Complete Mineral Test*That is
    the one that is close to 40 dollars but they have a few more for 10 dollars cheaper.

  • Posted in thread: Beer Foaming out of Bottle on 01-15-2013 at 12:49 AM
    Let them sit for longer. I had numerous batches do this once I switched to all grain. Usually
    six to eight weeks and you should be in the clear. If they are still doing after six then you
    should chang...

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