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  1. K

    How many gallons of homebrew in 2014?

    5308 + 20 = 5328 5 honey wheat 5 Guinness clone 5 coffee stout 5 blue moon clone
  2. K

    What's in your fermenter(s)?

    coffee stout and blue moon clone
  3. K

    Beer Geeks vs. Beer Snobs?

    every body is hitting the nail on the head. IMO beer geeks love beer, beer snobs look down on people for not drinking what they do. BMC drinkers don't even phase me because you see so much of it and at least they're drinking beer. i give the commercial breweries credit for controlling 95% of...
  4. K

    What came in the mail for you today?

    noble trapist ale kit from midwest for a buddy. i love brewing and want to brew more but don't want to be a full blown alcoholic or give tons of it away so i now have my friends ordering kits and shipping them to my house. i brew it, make them help bottle (over beers of course), keep a sixer...
  5. K

    Homebrew Supply Websites

    i like midwest quite a bit. easy to navigate the site, fast shipping, they have a rewards program, i haven't researched extensively but their prices w/ shipping seem lower than average. seems they mess up orders quite a bit but they correct them easily and quickly.
  6. K

    How I print beer lables for cheap. small runs and long runs, waterproof-ish.

    Just wanted to say thanks, thanks, and thank you! This is genius. I got them printed at staples on glossy paper for around $6 or 7 and they even cut every single one out for me for $1 more. If you have them cut before you have to be careful when spraying the clear coat because they will blow...
  7. K

    Wedding Home Brew Help

    Good news, found a banquet hall that said since it was a private party not open to the public that they pretty much let the bride/groom do what they want
  8. K

    Wedding Home Brew Help

    That seems like the best option for now but I'd way rather have home brew on tap at the reception.
  9. K

    Wedding Home Brew Help

    I am wanting to make the beer for the reception for obvious reasons but every venue in town says their liquor license would be revoked if they offered outside beer. For those that brewed for their wedding or friends' wedding how did you go about doing it?
  10. K

    You know you're a home brewer when?

    This, plus making an excel spreadsheet planning out the beers you're going to make month by month
  11. K

    What your pet peeve about Brewing

    Definitely removing labels and bottling.
  12. K

    Label Removal Thread

    Definitely doing this!
  13. K

    How I print beer lables for cheap. small runs and long runs, waterproof-ish.

    How do they keep up in ice? And you can buy what I believe is called flyer paper at Staples and print yourself. It looks just as good as what Kinkos prints.
  14. K

    Label Removal Thread

    The hottest water ever and dish soap (didn't measure, probably close to 2 TBSP) in the bath tub (did 50 at once) for 15-30 minutes. I'm sure longer would be better and even draining the water after it cools and re-filling with scalding hat water again. 312 were the easiest, as in barely any...
  15. K

    Chilling Wort

    Thanks guys!
  16. K

    Chilling Wort

    Jayhem, once I read your response I was like "duh" haha. Switching to all grain soon, looks like i'll be using a wort chiller. Mac, thanks for the link! I always like saving money.
  17. K

    Chilling Wort

    Alright so it seems like the experienced folks recommend wort chillers. I currently chill by using about 8 lbs of ice and topping off with cold water. It takes like a minute to get below 80 deg F. I love this method. I would assume it's quicker and less of a pain than a wort chiller (never...
  18. K

    Selling home brew in IL

    Good call! I actually checked out Obed and Isaac's a couple weeks ago. They have a killer amber! I need to try some Rolling Meadows! Every time I've been at a restaurant where it was served it was lunch time and although very tempting, figured it wasn't a good idea. And lol about the southern...
  19. K

    Selling home brew in IL

    Jacksonville is right by Springfield, you know, the capital of IL haha? Believe it or not we're not that hillbilly, you'd get got quick, it's not like Tennessee moonshine haha. I'm not that serious yet, was just curious b/c this whole "working" thing is overrated.