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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By brewer_sam
Thanks for this information. I have not moved...

Thanks for this information. I have not moved into All-Grain yet but this was definitely a nice read, at least for the not as advanced brewer like myself.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By brewer_sam
And a fine chiller you have. It looks like you...

And a fine chiller you have. It looks like you did a great job putting it together! I'd use it!

:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By brewer_sam
I hated trying to cool my extract batches in an...

I hated trying to cool my extract batches in an ice bath. I recently purchased the Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller from NB for my 3rd batch and give that a go. What a huge difference and for $60...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By brewer_sam
Congrats on your first beer! Yup, that yeast...

Congrats on your first beer! Yup, that yeast always manages to help us make the best beer that they can make!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-08-2013, 06:36 PM
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Brewing right now actually. Sitting and watching...

Brewing right now actually. Sitting and watching my smashing pumpkin ale finish its 60 min boil. Added baked/smashed pumpkin to my extract mash. Can't wait.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,621
Posted By brewer_sam
I wouldn't know where to begin with a plumbing...

I wouldn't know where to begin with a plumbing job like that. But yes, it's 12x22 so it will definitely be a nice place to birth some beers. I love the fact that there is electricity in it so I can...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-23-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By brewer_sam
I 2nd, or 3rd, what has been said about Amazon...

I 2nd, or 3rd, what has been said about Amazon Prime. If you buy a lot of stuff through them it is definitely worth it. Not to mention with Prime you get a lot of free online videos and tv shows...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-23-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,621
Posted By brewer_sam
I just bought a house. I used to brew in the...

I just bought a house. I used to brew in the kitchen on the coil stove but now I have a nice backyard. My plans are to just brew in the backyard. However, I do have a nice backyard shed that has...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By brewer_sam
And I have my eyes on maybe trying a Pumpkin beer...

And I have my eyes on maybe trying a Pumpkin beer for Halloween/October as my next batch since it's nearing that time of year.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By brewer_sam
Yeah another ale pail is probably in my future. ...

Yeah another ale pail is probably in my future. Going to build a stir plate so I can have some fun with those 1.050+ beers. Grats to everyone else that has their beers fermenting too.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By brewer_sam
2nd Homebrew in the books!

Just finished bottling NB's Bavarian Hefeweizen kit. This place is always able to answer my questions so just wanted to say thanks again! Now to hurry up and wait a few weeks until enjoyment of said...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By brewer_sam
My bavarian hefe is approaching the 2 week...

My bavarian hefe is approaching the 2 week fermentation mark. I'll be bottling in a day or two. Ferm temps for me were kept around 62-65 deg. I've never brewed a Hefe so I'm curious how this will...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-28-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 106,968
Posted By brewer_sam
Over a week in and I'm so glad that I switched to...

Over a week in and I'm so glad that I switched to using this product. Temps have been extremely consistent in the low to mid 60s when the outside ambient temp was 78-79F. Great product, and not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By brewer_sam
I also have the NB Hefe kit in the fermenter as...

I also have the NB Hefe kit in the fermenter as we speak. Keeping it around 64-65deg. I hear good things about this one so had to give it a shot.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By brewer_sam
I just ordered this kit and brewed it on...

I just ordered this kit and brewed it on Wednesday, it is now sitting in my fermenter. Super simple kit and it got a lot of positive reviews, it smells very good from what I can get out of the...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-22-2012, 04:23 AM
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Views: 106,968
Posted By brewer_sam
Me too, I'm already very satisfied with this...

Me too, I'm already very satisfied with this product. Getting consistent temps without all of the fluctuations that I used to have should result in better tasting beer. And in the end, it's all...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-21-2012, 03:42 PM
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Posted By brewer_sam
So far so good. I might actually have to pull...

So far so good. I might actually have to pull some frozen bottles out. My apartment stays at around 78-79F. The fermometer that is on the fermenting bucket is reading 61-63. And since the ice is...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-20-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 106,968
Posted By brewer_sam
Just started fermenting a bavarian hefeweizen in...

Just started fermenting a bavarian hefeweizen in this cool brewing fermenter. I will keep you posted on the results I have with it. I have 2 2L and 1 1L frozen sitting in there.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-19-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By brewer_sam
It's back up for me! :mug:

It's back up for me! :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,058
Posted By brewer_sam
Down for me

Down for me
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,607
Posted By brewer_sam
I went in once, got the impression that he didn't...

I went in once, got the impression that he didn't want to talk to me. I left and never went back.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-11-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 106,968
Posted By brewer_sam
Just ordered one, wish I saw this last week to...

Just ordered one, wish I saw this last week to take advantage of the free shipping though. I live in Florida and this should be a win win for me and my better half. If I don't have to use the swamp...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-03-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By brewer_sam
I like the foam, don't fear it. I keep my...

I like the foam, don't fear it. I keep my bottles submerged in a starsan solution right up to when I'm bottling. I drain, the foam stays, but when I bottle the beer pushes 95% of the foam out. And...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,081
Posted By brewer_sam
I'm thinking my next brew will be a wheat beer or...

I'm thinking my next brew will be a wheat beer or an ipa of some sorts. I did do a late DME addition as well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,081
Posted By brewer_sam
Update 3/3: I tried my first beer ever last...

Update 3/3: I tried my first beer ever last night! I put one in the fridge a couple of days ago after they have been bottled for a little over a week to condition up. All I can say is wow! This ale...
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