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  • I got into home brewing through a coworker, I went to his house after a going-away party for one of our other coworkers and tried one of his homebrews, checked out his setup, and was inspired. Found a Mr. Beer setup by chance while wasting time at a store and decided why not? I know, I know...but it's a start. Am now running with four 6.5 gallon plastic carboys, a 30 quart SS kettle, an excellent propane-sipping burner, an eager assistant, and a drive to learn and succeed. I use the Mr. Beer barrel for extremely experimental brews and have been stretching the limits of extract and partial-mash since I started. So far, I've made a pale ale, a nut brown, an IPA, a Blue Moon/Grand Cru, a pear cider, an oatmeal espresso chocolate porter, and an agave IPA.
  • Anything and everything. I'm not too crazy about wheat beers, but I'm trying everything to see what I can make successfully. So far, everything is working. That's encouraging.
  • Pear cider, Oatmeal Espresso Chocolate Porter, Agave IPA
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  • Pale Ale, Nut Brown, IPA
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  • Posted in thread: gelatine and dry-hops Q on 08-19-2012 at 08:30 PM
    Cool. Post some pics when you're done if you feel like it, I just used gelatin for the first
    time on my Amarillo Pale Ale and am curious how yours is going to turn out. I went the other
    route and dry-...

  • Posted in thread: gelatine and dry-hops Q on 08-16-2012 at 02:41 AM
    There are two schools of thought on this, as far as I've seen. First is dry-hop after fining
    with gelatin. Your beer will probably still have a little bit of hop particulates floating
    around, but you'...

  • Posted in thread: South Texas Jalapeno Wheat-extract on 12-14-2011 at 09:37 AM
    I like where you're going with this, but I would be concerned about introducing undesirable
    bacteria with your secondary additions. Plus, you might want to do some research about throwing
    veggies into...

  • Posted in thread: Patriotic Amber Ale (Rogue American Amber) west coast style! on 12-09-2011 at 08:21 AM
    I just brewed this with a few minor tweaks - used Special B 115L, added .5 lb. victory malt and
    an extra lb. of pale malt, and used 1 oz. Centennial 10.9% in place of the 1.75 oz. Cascade and
    2 oz. Ca...

  • Posted in thread: Gauging ABV when adding fermentables during fermentation. on 11-18-2011 at 08:23 PM
    Thanks guys, this is a big help. Calder, it sounds like you probably have a go-to website for
    this information. Mind sharing? I know some brewers use programs to do everything from
    calculate efficienc...

  • Posted in thread: Gauging ABV when adding fermentables during fermentation. on 11-18-2011 at 11:02 AM
    Hello, I've been searching for a reliable way to try to accurately measure ABV when adding
    ingredients during fermentation. I have a modified Haus Pale Ale going right now. I went with a
    sort of pick-...

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Primary: none (Brit-Bit will be next) Secondary: Amarillo Pale Ale Bottled: Agave IPA, Ginger Pale Ale, Lemongrass Grand Cru, Dark Ale, Oatmeal Espresso Chocolate Porter, Barleywine, Juniper Winter Ale, plus more Kegged: waiting on funds for keg system