Author Topic: Will Buck from Columbus, GA  (Read 3192 times)

Offline bucker

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Will Buck from Columbus, GA
« on: January 06, 2013, 07:57:23 PM »
Hello!

I have been browsing the forum for a little while now and have been planning on getting into home brewing for over a year now.  I recently purchased a 5 gallon, basic starter set and have my second batch fermenting now.  I did a pretty basic ale to start and have a wheat beer fermenting now.

I look forward to getting better at this (I already learned that the turkey fryer is easier to use for boiling, and that a wort chiller is a necessity... mine will be here next week).

Thanks for the help that I'm sure Ill get from all of you in the coming years!


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Re: Will Buck from Columbus, GA
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 12:15:01 AM »
Welcome. Steps to brewing great beer:

Sanitation, sanitation, sanitation
Full wort boil
Fermentation temp control
Great recipes
R.I.P.:Belgian Blonde
On Tap: Apfelwein, Kolsch(v2), Pumpkin Ale, Belgian Specialty 
Aging/Storing: Coffee Porter, Chocolate Porter, Flanders Red, English Barlywine
Fermenting: Maggie's Altbier
Next Up: PtE(1.1), Belgian Dubbel?

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Re: Will Buck from Columbus, GA
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 10:38:19 AM »
Welcome. Steps to brewing great beer:

Sanitation, sanitation, sanitation
Full wort boil
Fermentation temp control
Great recipes

+1

Truer words have not been written.  I would add:
Be consistent - volume measurements and temps.
Calibrate your equipment.
Make a yeast starter.
Have Fun!
Fermenter 1: Lite American Lager (first lager!)
Fermenter 2: empty
Keg 1: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone
Keg 2: Factory Punkin Awesome!