« on: December 03, 2010, 01:36:11 PM »
Thomas Fawcett here. Use their Golden Promise more than MO, but liked both very much. Blatz mentioned their Halcyon and I have heard good things about it. Might give it a try sometime.
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1) What is your age range?
2) What area do you reside in?
3). What do you do for a living?
4). How many children do you have?
5). How long have you been home brewing?
a. >1 year
b. 1-3 years
c. 4-7 years
d. 7+ years
6). How much money do you spend on home brewing a year?
c. $2,000 +
7). How often do you participate in Home Brewing?
Why did you begin home brewing?
First time was when a buddy dragged me into it on summer break from college ~1979. I gave it up after a couple of batches and went back to school. Sixteen years later a love of craft beer made me revisit the hobby and it's been downhill ever since! ;-)
9) Do you have any home brewing goals?
Brew the best beer possible, try new styles, learn all I can and have fun.
10). How many hours per day do you spend online?
11) What are the top 10 websites that you visit each day?
Milwaukee Area and Chicagoland Brewers Group
Brewing Network Forum
Chicago Sun Times
My bank's website
My company's website
12) What forms of social media (ex: facebook, twitter, blogging) do you use the most to connect with home brewers and learn about home brewing itself?
...There are people who say not to boil it because it will denature the proteins. That is silly. ...It stems from cooking or, more specifically, baking with gelatin. Boiling reduces the gelatin's strength and causes a top film to form, which in turn causes lumps in your batter. Lumpy Batter. I think I saw them open up for Deep Purple in 1977.
... I find Summit to be very onion/garlic-y when the beer is young, but that it fades into a great tangerine/grapefruit flavor after a few weeks.Exactly! I brewed an IPA with it and found the same! I like Summit! Beveragebob, you dumped yours too soon! I'll have to seek out some of this Gubna beer you people are talking about. I don't know if it has arrived in Chicago yet or not. Don't recall seeing any OB beers yet. But I have so much homebrew, I don't spend much time at the booze shop these days!