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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 05:18 PM
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Posted By PolishLogic
Count me in please.

Count me in please.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-14-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By PolishLogic
I made this kit over the summer, and did so with...

I made this kit over the summer, and did so with a full boil. I steeped the Carapils for 30 minutes at 155. I also scaled back the Tradition to .8 oz, and left the Saaz at .5 oz.

For what it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By PolishLogic
Sounds to me like you'll end up with beer. ...

Sounds to me like you'll end up with beer.

Relax, I'm willing to bet that it turns out to be quite tasty.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-30-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By PolishLogic
I picked up a 3 gallon Better Bottle to use for...

I picked up a 3 gallon Better Bottle to use for my experimental half-batches. Great piece of equipment.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 82,287
Posted By PolishLogic
+58 = 38,343 The weather these last two...

+58 = 38,343

The weather these last two weeks really put a damper on a strong finish, and has me backlogged with 4 batches ready to brew.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,260
Posted By PolishLogic
There used to be a stout at 3rd Street Aleworks...

There used to be a stout at 3rd Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, CA that was great on tap, but AMAZING when they ran it out of the cask. Aside from that particular beer, I'd have to go with Sierra...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-18-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By PolishLogic
SN Celebration Anchor Merry Xmas Happy New Year...

SN Celebration
Anchor Merry Xmas Happy New Year
DFH Chicory Stout
My dubbel

Unfortunately dual stuck fermentations backed up two of my other brews....talk about terrible odds.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,852
Posted By PolishLogic
Why I brew: 1) Fun as hell 2) The rush...

Why I brew:

1) Fun as hell
2) The rush from creating something that turns out amazing to my taste.
3) The rush from creating something that turns out amazing to my friends' tastes.
4)...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-17-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By PolishLogic
Oh man....just cracked open my first ones tonight...

Oh man....just cracked open my first ones tonight and they're delicious!




I actually picked up an undertone of sassafras. Giving it....in my opinion, a very slight root beer taste.

At...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By PolishLogic
If you keep it simple at first, and then continue...

If you keep it simple at first, and then continue to evolve your recipe by making some adjustments here and there, I'd imagine you'd be pretty hard pressed to make absolute crap. Besides, there's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,920
Posted By PolishLogic
Most beers I brew fall right in the mid 5's. I'm...

Most beers I brew fall right in the mid 5's. I'm more into the taste versus the kick (not that big beers don't taste good). So I'd rather keep my beers low enough to have a couple without staggering...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By PolishLogic
Also an extract brewer here, and I've begun...

Also an extract brewer here, and I've begun concocting my own beers. How I eased into it was to first start with brewing software (Beersmith for me), and then a bit of revisiting those recipes that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-12-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,336
Posted By PolishLogic
Another vote siding for the option of setting it...

Another vote siding for the option of setting it aside for 6 mo. to a year.

Get brewing on a new batch and put this one out of your mind. When you come back to it, I'll bet it's delicious. You'll...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-06-2010, 05:00 AM
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Views: 367,025
Posted By PolishLogic
After thinking of a number of names, I just keep...

After thinking of a number of names, I just keep coming back to one: Back Room Brewing.

Basically because all my fermentation, bottling, etc., takes place in the back room of my house. So, it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By PolishLogic
For what it's worth, I opted for this one...

For what it's worth, I opted for this one (http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Scientific-Digital-Thermometers-Stem/dp/B0015SGXAM/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1291355101&sr=1-3) after dealing with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By PolishLogic
Another for the Oxiclean + warm water + soak...

Another for the Oxiclean + warm water + soak method.

I use about 1/2 - 3/4 scoop then fill it to the brim with warm water & soak for 24-48 hours. After dumping I rinse with a one of those bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,830
Posted By PolishLogic
I bottle in 22's but I make it a habit to put the...

I bottle in 22's but I make it a habit to put the last bit into three or four 12oz bottles strictly so I can taste one at the end of each week. For no real reason other than I enjoy taking part in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,171
Posted By PolishLogic
1. move to all-grain 2. further refine my...

1. move to all-grain
2. further refine my "all-original" recipe into a truly finished product
3. be able to replicate that recipe consistently
4. enter a couple competitions
5. brew my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,388
Posted By PolishLogic
I'd say spend a few extra dollars and go with...

I'd say spend a few extra dollars and go with either the SP10 or SQ14. You can't go wrong with either of those.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,982
Posted By PolishLogic
Take a peek here: ...

Take a peek here:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homebrewing-equipment/equipment-kits.html?SID=620f9c32e155bfb2e7d0b1e1c00273b7

You'll find kits with the same specs (or better) at a lower...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,332
Posted By PolishLogic
My question would be: How does your beer...

My question would be:

How does your beer taste to YOU??
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 93,421
Posted By PolishLogic
I thought the show was pretty entertaining...

I thought the show was pretty entertaining (although the rap gave me the douche-chills, but I'd guess that was part of the intent). I wasn't expecting it to be a super-technical, scientific...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By PolishLogic
1. How to Brew 2. This forum 3. Diving right...

1. How to Brew
2. This forum
3. Diving right in and going for it

Rinse & repeat
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By PolishLogic
I've got the same pot but in a 36 quart size....

I've got the same pot but in a 36 quart size. It's a damn fine pot in my opinion.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By PolishLogic
Technically, you can do it either way, really....

Technically, you can do it either way, really. For me personally, I do my steeping in roughly 1 gallon per pound, then add that to rest of the water when the steeping is done.
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