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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2014, 07:41 AM
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Flavoring Question

I am planning to make a Vanilla Baltic Porter. I am just not sure how I am going to flavor it. I have had an idea to put pure vanilla extract in the last few minutes of the boil, but not sure how...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By BrewingRugger
I would say that my top three would be an AM IPA,...

I would say that my top three would be an AM IPA, Cali Common, and a Wheat IPA
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By BrewingRugger
I have made a Baltic Porter twice now. The first...

I have made a Baltic Porter twice now. The first time I brewed it I did not hit my gravity and the ABV was lower than expected, but I used a lager yeast but fermented at a low ale temp. It turned out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By BrewingRugger
My first brew day was almost exactly 3 years ago....

My first brew day was almost exactly 3 years ago. I had a Brewer Best IPA kit. I tried to do a full boil on an electric stove. I followed the instructions step by step. But no one told me that I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By BrewingRugger
Homebrew goes fast!! I remember when I started,...

Homebrew goes fast!! I remember when I started, me and my wife would go through a batch in like 6 weeks. But i got lucky and found out that she couldn't drink due to being knocked up. I built a 4 tap...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,003
Posted By BrewingRugger
I played rugby all through college and still...

I played rugby all through college and still dabble in it from time to time. A rugger is a term for a rugby player, and I love to brew!!!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-18-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By BrewingRugger
Grain Mill Issue

I recently ordered and received my grain mill. I have used it a couple of times but I am having a problem with stuck sparges, and this last weekend I could not even lauter out of my mash tun to get...
Forum: Indiana HomeBrew Forum 03-18-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By BrewingRugger
If you are interested email me...

If you are interested email me kmurphy092282@gmail.com
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By BrewingRugger
Type of Fermenters

I have recently broke one of my glass carboys, and now I am considering switching to the better bottle plastic fermenters. just wondering how people feel about them?
Forum: Indiana HomeBrew Forum 12-20-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By BrewingRugger
New Homebrew Club Noblesville

Started a brew club in Noblesville called the Noble Hopsmen of Indiana. We are only four members, but are looking to grow. Have meetings out of homes but want to move to Barley Island as we get...
Forum: Indiana HomeBrew Forum 12-20-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,490
Posted By BrewingRugger
We brew in Noblesville. Even started a club.

We brew in Noblesville. Even started a club.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By BrewingRugger
How to fix your Corney!!!

I am having a problem with a leaky keg. It is leaking from the base of the post when under pessure and the poppet doesn't reset after it has been depressed. How can I fix it?
Forum: General Techniques 10-26-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By BrewingRugger
When to Add???

I want to add brown/ simple sugar to a batch that I am planning. I just don't know when to add the sugar, during the boil at ???mins or in the primary? And I am not sure how to calculate the sugar...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By BrewingRugger
Oak in my Brew

I want to add oak pieces to an Russian Imperial Stout. I am just not sure how much or for how long to get a good aroma?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,468
Posted By BrewingRugger
I try to brew at least one batch every 2 weeks,...

I try to brew at least one batch every 2 weeks, but sometimes I brew more.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By BrewingRugger
Don't worry it may get worse. But it's a fun...

Don't worry it may get worse. But it's a fun club to be a part of.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By BrewingRugger
I am an all-grain brewer. I only have I kettle. ...

I am an all-grain brewer. I only have I kettle. I just heat my sparge water about half-way through my mash and pour that into a 5 gal drink cooler until I am ready for my sparge.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By BrewingRugger
The best advice I can give is... keep trying. ...

The best advice I can give is... keep trying. The worse thing a new brew can do is get discourage and throw in the towel. I would also suggest if you know someone with more experience brew with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,816
Posted By BrewingRugger
It was about three years ago me and swmbo were...

It was about three years ago me and swmbo were talking about getting into a hobby together to spend time together that did not involve our kids. We came across homebrewing on the internet, found out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By BrewingRugger
You don't need much to make the switch. When I...

You don't need much to make the switch. When I did it all I had to do was to add/make my mash tun. If you have a brew pot that is at least 7.5 gal and use some kind of outdoor burner/turkey fryer,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By BrewingRugger
I would have to say that I am a populist that...

I would have to say that I am a populist that would love to be a geek with a small streak of gourmand.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By BrewingRugger
It really come down to personal preference. I...

It really come down to personal preference. I use secondarys. I think that my beers turn out pretty good. I have use single or prolonged primary and the beer turned out fine it is just what you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By BrewingRugger
I use pellets but you can use whole leaf. I...

I use pellets but you can use whole leaf. I would use a hop sack; I sanitize my hop bags before you use them.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By BrewingRugger
I clean my carboy after I use it and then clean...

I clean my carboy after I use it and then clean it again and sanitize it before using it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-28-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By BrewingRugger
My vote is for ball lock. The pin lock kegs have...

My vote is for ball lock. The pin lock kegs have post that have little pegs that break easily and you cause you to go buy new post every so often.
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