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My 26 yr old daughter is pregnant and will be delivering in 4 months. I thought I would start an American Light Lager to help celebrate the birth of my grandson. By the way she is a BMC drinker and I thought I would brew one she would enjoy for sure after her 9 month sobriety.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:32:57 PM »

American Pale Ale

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Brewed an American pale ale. Reused my yeast from an earlier batch of the same. First time for doing that. What was I waiting for? EASY PEASY.

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4/2/2010 9:30:10 AM
Associated Press
ST. PAUL — Home drink brewers in Minnesota can now sell their concoctions to the public.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill Thursday that makes it legal for commercial beverages to be brewed in the basement of a building.

Early laws made it all right to make home brews for personal use but prohibited people from selling the drinks. Many had concerns about moisture and mildew often found in basements.

Under the new law, the state's Department of Agriculture will review spaces and issue permits to those that pass muster.

This applies to brewing everything from drink syrups and carbonated drinks to bottled beer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Safale WB-06 Ale Yeast
« on: March 03, 2010, 05:01:40 PM »
I think I will go with 05. thanks for all the feed back.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Safale WB-06 Ale Yeast
« on: February 28, 2010, 01:03:27 PM »
I'm going to make an American Honey Wheat.


Has anybody used the Safale WB-06 Ale Yeast. Does it work well. I guess it was made for wheat beers so I was going to give it a try.

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I'm doing the all grain Bav.Helles kit from NB. Going to use my first starter on this one. Do you think 1 quart starter will be good? I'm using the wyeast 2308 munich. Also, would this be a good yeast to save for the stella clone kit or other european lagers?

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Ingredients / Re: Coconut Porter Thoughts?
« on: November 28, 2009, 10:23:47 PM »
Coconut contains oils. this will affect your head retention at the very least.JMO.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: +1 to Cargill Malt
« on: November 28, 2009, 10:20:55 PM »
that is a sweet prize. Bonas. And congrats on the win.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: New to all-grain brewing
« on: November 28, 2009, 10:16:23 PM »
I am finally going to do my first all grain this weekend, actually 2 of them. The Helles kit and the Oatmeal stout kit from NB. Will crush the grains Thursday after we get home from the Inlaws and since the kids are staying there and the Wife works, I will have a long brew day on Friday. Wish me luck.
Big ambitions.
I got the oatmeal stout brewed and in the fermenter at about 8:00pm Fri.. It all went well but after 7 gallons on the preboil and 75 min. on the boil I came out 1/2 gallon short on the 5 gallon target. (I did 2.5 gallon on the first infusion at 156* for 60 Min. then did 3.5 on the second infusion at 170* for 10 Min. then mashed out. At 45 Min. into the boil I saw that I was going to be short on the final batch size so I did another infusion at 170* for 1 additional Gal. 10 min. added it and continued the boil 15 min.).
 The OG was high though so I added THE half gallon of water into the fermenter and the OG is now at 1.046 which is pretty close to target. I used the dry yeast for the first time, added it to about 8 oz of pre boil wort to proof then dumped it into the carboy when it was 65*, its bubblin away now.
I have a soft water machine here and I have a 5 micro filter that I run that water through. I put 1 tsp of gypsum in the mash.
 Do you think it will be OK?? Or even good?

I guess the helles will be next week end as my wife has me doing "other things today and tomorrow. At least the Oatmeal will be done by X-mas. The helles will still be ready by Easter.

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The Pub / Re: favorite bourbons
« on: November 25, 2009, 06:52:10 PM »
I like Jim Beam as a rule. Have drank a barrel or two in my day. If I'm in "a mood", I will prefer the Kickin' Chicken (Wild Turkey). I apreciate Knob Creek as a gift.

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The Pub / Re: The Martini Thread
« on: November 25, 2009, 06:37:07 PM »
Gordon's London Dry Gin is a classic. One of the best.
My method...pour the gin into a tumbler glass, sweet vermouth into another.

Top up the first glass with tonic water and ice, the second with bourbon, bitters and ice!   ;D

Right on brother.

As for vodka;
3 shots of Tito's Handmade vodka from Texas,
1 shot simple syrup,
juice from 1/2 lemon.

Shake with ice,
stain into chilled cocktail glass rimmed with sugar.
garnish with lemon twist.

3 of these prebar and forget the bar


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The Pub / Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« on: November 25, 2009, 02:17:40 PM »
I had a couple of beers with Dale Watson the last time he was in town for a show. Pretty nice guy. Full of s*** of course.

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I am finally going to do my first all grain this weekend, actually 2 of them. The Helles kit and the Oatmeal stout kit from NB. Will crush the grains Thursday after we get home from the Inlaws and since the kids are staying there and the Wife works, I will have a long brew day on Friday. Wish me luck.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: General mash tun advice
« on: November 20, 2009, 09:47:14 PM »

damn, i just bought the 10 gallon AGS from northernbrewer and it comes with red coolers.....  am i doomed to make s***ty beer?
No matter what you do your beer will taste like Miller Lite.

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