Any brewers out there?

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    Any brewers out there?

    I've been homebrewing beer for 13 years. It's a fun hobby and tastes great!

    I started, like most, with extract brewing, and now I do grain steeping and partial mashes. I'm about to make the jump to all-grain.

    My best recipie is for heavy nut-brown ale. It's not too heavy bodied, and even non beer drinkers like it.

    Is there anyone else here that's been bitten by this bug?

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    I learned home-brewing when I was a kid. We did it in an open crock with cheesecloth over the top, and watched as the bubbles subsided to know when to add a little sugar and bottle! Things have changed!

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    I do. I stage 2 brew like you. I keep wanting to brew something new but always seem to go back to the pale ale because I like it so much. Apricot Pale is where it's at for me.

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    I'm an official taste tester!

    Not yet, but I have been looking into it. I think it would be a good thing to know.
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    Absolutely! I've got a brown ale, a bourbon barrel porter, and a belgian ale in the kegerator right now! In fact, I think I'll go pour a pint...

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    I did when I had a more permanent place - look forward to getting back into it when things settle down some. I did grain steeps, but then I would also use malt syrup. My favorite was a Porter, but I made lots that turned out great! I'd like to eventually grow my own grain and hops, and do it all at home.

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    Yep, but not nearly enough. I have not gotten into the steeping process yet, there just doesn't seem to be enough time for all the hobbies, that I enjoy.
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    Tried wine making as a kid.
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    I'm an a official taste tester. If youall will send a case I will get back in a later post as to how good they are. LOL
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    Long-time brewer (12 yrs) here. :)
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    yep. been brewing for years. almost exclusively all-grain, though I will do an extract/specialty grain or extract/partial mash from time to time. My specialties are meads, cider/perry, brown ales, and Scottish ales. I also do liqueurs. Used to compete and judge. After I had to stop drinking because of my kidneys, I started teaching. Still love it, though.
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    Haven't made a batch in a while, but used to brew some fine mead and ales!
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    I make a great IPA because I am a real hop-head.

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    I just ordered up ingredients for 2 new batches. One will be my regular nut-brown recipie, and the other will be an experiment. Will it be amber? Will it be dark? Only the grains will know for sure!

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    What do you use/where do you get your supplies? I know there was Mr. Beer shop walking distance from my house,but I'm unsure if they are still open(never went out there.)

    I do enjoy beer, I wonder if I could make a good home brew. I prefer Newcastle, Tecate, Yuenglin,Icehouse,..


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