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Old 10-01-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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Aug 2009
Pacific Beach, CA
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Hey brewers,

Well, after 1.5 months of brewing, I'm making the switch. Just scored a brand new turkey fryer setup with the burner and 8gal SS pot for $60 on craigslist, and am about to get what's needed for a mash tun.

My wife thinks our garage will be a micro brewery soon, but I don't think so. I mean, it will take me at -least- 6 months to put in a bar and six tap system!
Justin H.
Brew Blog: Three Taps Brewing
Primary: Centennial Blonde Ale, Deception Cream Stout Secondary: Empty.
Bottle Conditioning / Drinking: Pumpkin Spice Ale, Cherry Wheat Ale, Bee Cave IPA, EdWort's Apfelwein.
R.I.P.: Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Pecan Scottish Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale.

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You definitely win my award for "Most Enthusiastic New Brewer".

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Old 10-01-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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Dec 2008
virginia beach
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you won't regret the switch. there are some headaches (the worst of which is the 5-6 hour brew times!) but your beer will be better than you could ever imagine if you are patient and precise in your craft.

it's not the blood you've spilled that gets you what you want, its the blood you share. friends, family, community: these are the most valuable things a man can have.

on tap- lemongrass kolsch
on tap- stout
on tap- small mead
bottle-sweet mead

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Old 10-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
May 2009
Los Angeles
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Not to mention the savings on cost. By reusing yeast, ordering bulk hops and bulk grain my cost per batch is less than half of what it was when I first started.

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Old 10-01-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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Mar 2008
Denver, Colorado
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Welcome to a wonderful addiction!

Resistance is futile. You have been infected.
That's not a beer gut, it's a liquid grain storage facility!

Originally Posted by DrinksWellWithOthers View Post
You're all wrong. Apfelwein is a time machine and mind eraser combined into one.

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