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Old 10-19-2005, 07:33 PM   #21
I use secondaries. :p
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sure, you can use one gallon jugs. if plastic, they will allow oxygen through and who knows what could happen (premature stale brew, likely). If glass, I see no issues.


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Old 10-19-2005, 08:43 PM   #22
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First beer at 15, in a pub frequented by undercover cops! My mates and I threw them back and left promptly!

First homebrew at 18 - tasted like vinegar!
Second attempt at homebrewing at University age 21 - tasted like vinegar!
Third attempt at homebrewing 3 months ago age 34 - tasted great - success at last!!

Beer....the Duke of all Beverages.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:45 PM   #23
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I was probaby 30 when my brother abandoned his homebrewing hobby. He gave me his supplies, and I did 22 extract kits over the next 4 years. I took two years off from brewing because I lost interest... THEN, I drank a porter at the local brewpub that made me want to brew again. I bought AG equipment and have brewed 18 batches in the last year.

So, at 37, I've found my true purpose in life!!! Brewing and consuming large quantities of homebrewed beer. Why did I bother with college?!?!
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:19 PM   #24
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Started homebrewing early this summer at 22.
Still a newb, but im brewin' myself through it!

Up next:
Bottled: Franziskaner Hefeweizen
Bottled: Light American Pale Ale
Bottled: Newcastle clone
Bottled: Light Honey Ale
Bottled: Apple Cider (Tastes more like sweet wine)
Bottled: Apricot Ale(finished)
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:03 AM   #25
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My mom tells me our neighbor gave me my first drink of beer when I was 4. Started brewing 10 years ago, made two undrinkable batches, quit and then picked it back up again about 8 months ago. I stored my equipment all that time, I deserve to be making good beers now.
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Primary :Bloody Nose Porter
Primary 2: Bloody Nose Porter
Secondary: Blackberry Melomel
Secondary 2:air
Bottled : 14 Pound Hammer Cider, Punkin Ale, know ale, Domino wheat
Keg 1: **** Inside Her
Keg 2: IPA
Keg 3: one on a weeknight, two on a weekend IIPA
Future : Ginger Cream Ale,
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:57 AM   #26
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Had my 1st beer at 17; offered by a friend of mine's older brother. Carling Black Label. Brewed my 1st beer at 19 with the friend whose older brother offered that 1st beer.

At that time, 19 was the legal age for beer and wine in Illinois.

You ask me, in this age of our piss-poor government sending kids off to die, 19 should be the legal age for beer and wine across the US. But, that's another thread.
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:46 AM   #27
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Had my first beer, no joke, at 21. Luckily it was something good from a local restaraunt/brewery. Haven't looked back since. First homebrew last year at 25.
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:42 AM   #28
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Legal age being 18 here, I had my first beer around 12. Drank a lot at 16/17 then just mellowed out soon as it became legal, going more for taste than to get wasted. First tried brewing orange wine when I was 21 (complete muck), then moved brewing high ABV muck for distilling. That worked quite well but I ended up neglecting my studies as it took sooo much work to get so little out of the still. Plus it was just flavourless moonshine/poitin, no art to it, no flavour, no chilling with a brew, just wastedness and flavourlessness..

Then my uncle showed me his brew setup when I was in canada in August for my cuz's wedding. I tasted his beer and it reminded me of belgium so much, I fell in love instantly. It had never occured to me before that I could make beer like that. So I bought a load of equipment over there and have been in the swing of it since, on my third brew now and I'm 22.
Primary: nothin (soon to be cheap lager)
Secondary #1: Nothin
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:52 PM   #29
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First home brew about a month ago, age 19, but I do not give it away, I drink every bit of it. I am somewhat of college "partier" but brewing my own beer has given me a new found appreciation for good beer.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:01 PM   #30
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I just started brewing earlier this year at 27, got 4 AG batches under my belt, none of which have been great, but I'm getting closer...

First beer at 17, took me a while to develop a taste for it. Before that, I was a wine drinker, liked reds a lot. Had my first wine at 3... Whenever my parents had guests leaving, they would spend half an hour chatting at the door... that was the perfect time to go to the dinner table and finish off their glasses... ahh, the good ol' days...

Up next - Hoegarden clone, then maybe a Corona clone
Primary - Nothing
Secondary - Nothing
Secondary - Nothing, man I should really brew something...
Bottles - Just yeast, drank all the beer :(
Keg 1 - Sleeman Steam Beer clone
Keg 2 - India Pale Ale

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