Glad I Didn't Give Up

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Patrickivan
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Glad I Didn't Give Up

Post #1 by Patrickivan » 3 months ago

2 weeks ago I kegged the best homebrew I ever made. And as a beer lover, I'm not even kidding when I say it's actually one of the better beers I've enjoyed in general.

It was just a simple beer. 6 and 6lbs of Munich and 2 Row. I did multi-temp mash for the first time. Some hops of course. Ale yeast. Just the right citrus hoppiness without being overpowering (can still taste the beer). About 4.5%. A very drinkable, wish it were summer beer.

I am so glad I was convinced here to not give up.

The last wheat was good too for that matter.

And I just did a kit from OBK. The Abbey Ale. In my new 16 gallon mash king my wife got me for Christmas!!! It helped make brew day so much easier!

Next up is a Kilkenny cream ale when I find a good recipe.

Cheers!
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brhenrio
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Re: Glad I Didn't Give Up

Post #2 by brhenrio » 3 months ago

Good work! It is very rewarding when the beers turn out excellent!
In the fermentor: Skidmark Sour Brown Ale
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Tap 1: cream soda
Tap 2: Kolsch
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Re: Glad I Didn't Give Up

Post #3 by Warthaug » 3 months ago

Congrads!
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Re: Glad I Didn't Give Up

Post #4 by hawkbox » 3 months ago

My wife got me that kettle for my birthday, it's worked a treat. Congrats man.
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Patrickivan
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Re: Glad I Didn't Give Up

Post #5 by Patrickivan » 2 months ago

Thanks- just did 2 more since that last one. A pilsner and irish stout. They've just been remarkable lately.

I'm going to go through the forum, but in the mean time, has anyone here added an electric element to their boil pot? One thing that's kind of bugging me is the propane burner. I'm just not digging doing my boils that way.

Of course the idea of drilling a hole into my new pot, just scares the hell out of me. On the other hand, I suppose any mess ups can be fixed with patch. Still- it scares me. And the cost. We just get hosed on prices here.
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Reignman
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Re: Glad I Didn't Give Up

Post #6 by Reignman » 2 months ago

I did about 10 years ago. Used a step bit, bought an element coupler and got my neighbour to weld it to my pot. He can weld stainless steel. I bet there are a lot of electric brewers on this forum who can give way more input on electric brewing than I can.

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