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  • I brewed my first batch of beer with my friends in the second floor men's washroom in Gamertsfelder Hall, Ohio University. We had probably six or eight hot-pots going, each one boiling a quart or so of wort. rnrnIt was a success! We made beer! Needless to say, it didn't taste very good, but it was beer! It's pretty hard not too make beer when you have water, malt, yeast and hops!
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  • Posted in thread: Why know how to bottle Harvest? on 08-28-2011 at 01:52 PM
    Because come the zombiepocalypse it's having mad brewing skills like that that will make you
    "king of the sacred barley water" and folks will come from miles around to trade their nubile
    slave girls f...

  • Posted in thread: Chicago? on 08-22-2011 at 05:11 PM
    You also might want to try Two Brothers... They're out in the 'burbs, but their beer is

  • Posted in thread: brew pot question on 08-06-2011 at 02:00 AM
    I use a one gallon measuring pitcher. Here's one on amazon:

  • Posted in thread: Wort chiller - no sink hook up, other alternatives? on 07-10-2011 at 10:17 PM
    I plan on filling up one side of the sink with cold water and ice, putting the suction side in
    the cold water. Its my first time using a wort chiller, so I'm not sure how much water I'll
    need.I just c...

  • Posted in thread: Wort chiller - no sink hook up, other alternatives? on 07-09-2011 at 08:05 PM
    Same problem. I went with at pond pump from my LHBS. I sink the pump into a cooler with a cup
    or two of rock salt and about 20 lbs of ice. Works very nice. This is the pump I picked up.
    Seems to be st...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Balz Spring Wheat on 06-21-2011 at 12:36 PM
    Sorry... answered my own question. A little research shows that honey malts are most commonly
    steeped. Particularly in extract brews.

  • Posted in thread: Honey Balz Spring Wheat on 06-19-2011 at 11:37 PM
    Thank you very much for posting your recipe. It sounds (and looks) delicious. I would like to
    try this. I have a dumb newbie question. After reading your recipe, I'm not sure what to do
    with the half ...