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    ABOUT ME

  • A friend of mine turned me on to homebrew a couple years ago. This year is my first year of brewing but i'm loving it. So far i've accumulated a few basics, fermentors and bottling buckets. I'm still bottling, haven't made the switch to kegging. My biggest dilemma is money. I built a stir plate for a couple bucks using a post on this forum and have had mixed success with it. My biggest challenge right now is brewing consistently. I plan on shifting focus to 2.5 gallon batches and working on a specific beer until I can get it right. If I could find a good 1 gal. fermentor I think I would use that instead.
  • Darmstadter Bavarian Heffeweizen Clone
  • Hefe 1.2
  • Empty
  • German Heffe 1.1
    German Heffe
    German Dunkel
    American Wheat
    American Pale Ale
    American Brown Ale
    American Brown Extra-IPA
    Mexilager
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Excessive Trub on 02-16-2010 at 04:51 PM
    After reading the replies, I thought this might help: I do a couple steps to limit trub in the
    fermenter. First I vorlauf heavily, setting a very firm grain bed when sparging and only allow
    runnings i...

  • Posted in thread: minimum height ? on 02-12-2010 at 05:09 PM
    Hey there, I agree with what everyone is saying here, your first and second year hops should be
    fine with the 5 foot height, I would recommend a separate structure if its possible though. If
    the bines...

  • Posted in thread: AHS American IPA on 11-28-2009 at 11:16 PM
    I've brewed with AHS ingredients before and the quality is excellent. Specifically I've brewed
    the American Pale Ale, The American Wheat Ale and the "Stimulus Package Brown Ale" All with
    great success...

  • Posted in thread: Storing hops - Barrier bags and sealer on 11-28-2009 at 09:11 PM
    Has anyone tried storing hops in mason jars? Perhaps the vacuum sealing techniques with
    preserves could be used (i.e. heating up the jar and sealing while its hot). I'm just
    brainstorming here. Maybe ...

  • Posted in thread: Grill brewing? on 11-28-2009 at 04:27 PM
    The propane turkey frier works like magic. Do that option. Seriously, its great. You can find
    them in lots of sizes, with matching kettles and easy fittings. Some complain about them being
    slow, but t...

  • Posted in thread: Grill brewing? on 11-27-2009 at 07:15 PM
    I got the same smells bad speech from my girlfriend. I feel your pain friend. I did move
    outside with a hot plate temporarily. I can't tell if you are talking about a propane grill or
    a charcoal one. ...

  • Posted in thread: Bringing homebrew on the plane on 11-27-2009 at 07:07 PM
    I was wondering about this myself. Thanks for posting. Does anyone know if shipping homebrew is
    a similar process? Just wrap and pray? or is there a trick anyone has learned to successful
    shipping.

  • Posted in thread: Wrong hops, wrong time. Any ideas? on 11-26-2009 at 09:42 PM
    It might make a difference to a beer judge, but a layman like me won't be able to tell the
    difference. You might have gotten some more isomerization of the bittering oils from your aroma
    hops and mayb...

  • Posted in thread: When does it get better than commercial? on 11-26-2009 at 09:22 PM
    In response to : I dumped a bottle of my first homebrew down the drain today when my wife
    suggested I open the bottle of Koenings Hoeven Quadrupel that was in the fridge. It was a good
    choice - my fir...

  • Posted in thread: Growing in Tennessee? on 11-11-2009 at 04:32 AM
    After about 2 weeks I had a small budding hops plant about the size of a quarter. hops grew
    slow and I kept cutting them back, only letting two bines grow unhampered from each rhizome.
    Its my unders...

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