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Old 04-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Any Homebrewers in the West Covina area?


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Old 05-07-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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Any Homebrewers in the West Covina area?
How did that brew session go? You get all 3 batches in?


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Old 05-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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How did that brew session go? You get all 3 batches in?
I did two the japanese and brown ale... but i had a major issue for some reason... the brown ale OG was only 1.028 at 82F... I mashed at 149f for 60 mins

Grain bill
9.5# great western 2-row
.25# chocolate malt
.25# Black malt
.25# crystal 60L

what went wrong?


I am doing the Blonde Ale tonight I got tired
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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really? and your sure of your mash temps...I dontknow what could have caused that... the other mashed ok?
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Yeah... I used 4# of the great western 2 row and 3# of the german pilsner w/ 2# of rice solids and got 1.046.

I dont know what happened! I checked the calibration on my hydrometer cause I was like there is no way that only came out to 1.028!!!!!!! But hydrometer was perfect lol... so i just threw 1-2/3 cup corn sugar and 2 cups of table sugar (ran out of corn sugar) and got it to 1.040 from 1.028... We'll see how that turns out lol!
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Sweet! Not many Homebrewers around here! kosmokramer owns a shop in La Verne you should check it out... its the old Vangaurd shop, but 100x cleaner and way better service!!!!
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Sweet! Not many Homebrewers around here! kosmokramer owns a shop in La Verne you should check it out... its the old Vangaurd shop, but 100x cleaner and way better service!!!!
Believe it or not there are quite a few of us on my block here in Claremont, and a few more in surrounding neighborhoods. Yeah I bought my first homebrewing kit from Sean @ Vanguard but the service was so poor and pricing odd that I stopped going there and chose to drive to MoreBeer instead. Honestly I like MoreBeer despite the long drive but maybe I'll go check out LaVerne again.

Does the new owner itemize his receipts? That drove me nuts about Vanguard, you could never tell how much a batch actually costed...
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Believe it or not there are quite a few of us on my block here in Claremont, and a few more in surrounding neighborhoods. Yeah I bought my first homebrewing kit from Sean @ Vanguard but the service was so poor and pricing odd that I stopped going there and chose to drive to MoreBeer instead. Honestly I like MoreBeer despite the long drive but maybe I'll go check out LaVerne again.

Does the new owner itemize his receipts? That drove me nuts about Vanguard, you could never tell how much a batch actually costed...
LOL yes i do, you seriously dont know how many people have told me the same thing about the previous owner. I was a customer of his as well for a VERY short time, i too would rather take the drive to riverside rather than deal with the service at vanguard. Everything he did wrong I vow to do right Come on in and check us out. My name is Sean to by the way but a differant Sean entirely
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Yeah I get an itemized receipt every time and the new Sean is way better! But yeah definitely check out the new and dramatically improved La Verne Store!!!!!!


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