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Old 11-21-2010, 04:28 AM   #1
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Default I am a fetus amongst old know it all brewers (CA)

my name is eric and I just started making beer with out kits .... I still use malt extract... sorry all grain freaks, I'll try to make an all grain beer soon though. Im an ale guy... I don't really like pilsners and lagers too much. I love hoppy I.P.A's.... Lagunitas hop stoopid is one of my faves. I have only made three batches of beer so far.. a chocolate stout, a Fennel bitter, and a I.P.A .... just got a profile so I could come on here and get some brew knowledge dropped on me


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Old 11-21-2010, 04:42 AM   #2
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My advice is to jump right in like I did.

My first beer was an all grain BIAB amber ale. I haven't looked back.


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Old 11-21-2010, 05:02 AM   #3
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Woo hoo! Come on in the water's fine!

Any old way you make beer is OK here. You'll do it differently a year from now, if you keep doing it.

I don't think anyone here knows it all. Maybe you'll be the first.
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Welcome! I'm up in Sebastopol, if I can help anyway let me know!
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You like hoppy ale like me. I have made hundreds of 12 gallon batches and my neighbors love me. I have to say that not one of them will brew any beer though. It's much better and cheaper to go all grain. I would not go back to bottles either. Kegging is much easier.

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So I had my I.P.A sitting in primary for 2 weeks in a 6 gallon glass carboy and then I switched it to a 5 gallon carboy. I lost so much liquid siphoning it... there was so much hop sediment towards the bottom. I am going to dry hop with cascades as soon as fed ex gets here... Just want to know if all that empty head space is bad for the time being??? http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...g?t=1290533828

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My advice is to jump right in like I did.

My first beer was an all grain BIAB amber ale. I haven't looked back.

I am going to on my next batch.. wish me luck
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Welcome! I'm up in Sebastopol, if I can help anyway let me know!
do you know of any hop farms or places besides online where I can get fresh hops???
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You like hoppy ale like me. I have made hundreds of 12 gallon batches and my neighbors love me. I have to say that not one of them will brew any beer though. It's much better and cheaper to go all grain. I would not go back to bottles either. Kegging is much easier.

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Kegging would be great.. I'm too poor right now to buy all that stuff.. so for now I bottle. All those malt extracts are too much money.. I'm for sure gunna go all grain at some point


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