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The Pub / Re: Doctors Orders. Now what?
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:35:46 PM »
If the doctor's orders are to "abstain from alcohol". Then, that's what you need to do.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Purchasing Crushed Grains vs. Milling
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:29:28 PM »
I also have a barley crusher and i don't mind hand cranking. I consider it a bonus work out. Usually, I mill the night before brewing.

The Pub / Re: Homebrewing in 2015
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:16:42 PM »
I started brewing before there was brewing software (1988). But, I use Beersmith now and I enjoying using it. I like to tinker with recipes.

The Pub / Re: Shot Across The Bow...
« on: February 02, 2015, 06:06:20 PM »
We criticize Budweiser. They certainly have a right to criticize us.

Other Fermentables / Re: 10 yr. old Beet Chablis pic
« on: January 31, 2015, 05:55:11 PM »
Looks gud. Congrats!!

Going Pro / Re: Been gone for awhile...
« on: January 28, 2015, 06:52:30 PM »
God's best to you on your adventure!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: help me spend my bonus
« on: January 15, 2015, 10:36:18 AM »
I'm boring when it comes to spending bonuses.  The first things that came mind were:

1) Pay down son's college loans
2) Extra principle payment on the mortgage
3) put in savings account or IRA

I'm sure you can come with something more fun.   ::)


All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge Water Volumes
« on: January 10, 2015, 01:07:10 PM »
Don't tell anyone, but I only measure to the half gallon.
I won't if you won't! I usually go to the nearest 1/4 gallon.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stir bar in Fermentor
« on: January 10, 2015, 04:34:45 AM »
I'd call it par for the course. Pot a sticky note on your fermentor to remind you not to throw out the stirbar with the trub.
+1 I forget and do it all the time. I have three on hand so it doesn't stall production.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Success Finally
« on: January 09, 2015, 11:42:29 AM »
What temp do you normally do a d-rest at?
62F for  me

between 60f and 65f for me.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Success Finally
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:47:25 AM »
Congratulations! I love doing lagers. They are a great beer to drink and a challenging beer to brew. There are so many ways to make a mistake. But, when you get it right, it is amazingly satisfying.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing over the Holidays?
« on: December 08, 2014, 01:03:40 PM »
Fermenting right now:
1883 Guinness Stout (from The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer by Ron Pattinson)
European  Pilsner

Lagering right now:
Iowa Pre-Prohibition Lager

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Winter Lager
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:45:25 PM »
I always enjoyed Sam Adams beer and don't understand the criticism. Bob Cannon spoke in our area a few years ago and I got to meet him. He is a nice, professional guy, a home brewer, that has great passion for beer.

For me, it started back in in 1988 in St. Petersburg, Fl. My apartment was close to a homebrew shop and it look like an interesting thing to do. I brewed a lot of amber ales because back then, about the only thing available was Bud, Miller, Coors, etc. This was my way of escaping that. Hallelujah!

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First go round
« on: October 12, 2014, 06:53:48 AM »
Can you tell us what yeast strain you used and what temperature you fermented at? Most lagers ferment best between 48 degrees - 55 degrees and take about a month to ferment.

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