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Hello, my name is...
« on: July 21, 2006, 08:11:32 PM »
Hello All,
 Welcome to the BeerSmith community forum.  I've tried hard to remodel both the forum, main web site and now the new BrewWiki site to make it more user friendly and less BeerSmith centric.

  I invite you all to post in our forum on any brewing topic, and if you are new to the forum feel free to post a short message here about your brewing experiences, hobbies and more.  Introduce yourself to the other members (we have over 750 now!) - they are a valuable source of information on all brewing topics.

Cheers!
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Re: Hello, my name is...Dan Young
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006, 06:25:48 PM »
I have been extract brewing now for 5 yrs. BeerSmith is one of the best things to hit the home brew market. Keep up the great work.

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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006, 07:43:07 PM »
Thanks!
  I'm glad you enjoy it!

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Re: Hello, my name is...Ric West
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 12:34:44 PM »
I've been doing extract and extract with specialty grains for about 8 years now...I also brew meads and really want to give cider a shot this year (I live next to the apple capitol of GA)... I have used other brewring software before...but Beersmith by far is the easiest and best I have used....now to find my old recipes for mead and convert them from another softwares format into beersmith :D
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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 05:13:07 PM »
Hello some o you all may know me from some of the other fourms, but it is just this poor North Carolina mountian boy from the GA state line.

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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 05:27:29 PM »
Bo_gator and MysticMead,
  We're happy to have you here!  Please join in on the discussion and feel free to discuss anything brewing related.  Also - let me know how the meads and ciders come out - I have very few mead or cider recipes and would love to add a few to the online collection here and on the BrewWiki.  Please upload a few when you get a chance.

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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006, 07:14:58 AM »
sounds like bo_gator doesnt live to far from me.....

Brad....as soon as I get my recipes converted from promash, I'll post them.
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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2006, 01:29:37 PM »
Hey all!  I am new here and am just getting started in home brewing.  A buddy of mine and I are going to give brewing a try in the upcoming months.

I guess there is a place here in St. Paul where you can brew your first batch on-site rather than having to buy all the equipment.  To be honest, all the lingo seems a bit daunting right now, so this may be a good way to go, but of course I welcome your thoughts.

Anyhow, thought I'd stop by and say hello.  Hope to see you all around in the future!

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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2006, 09:54:38 PM »
Welcome!
  Happy to have you on board.  You might want to try out the BrewWiki site (brewwiki.com).  I authored an article there on how to brew your first batch, and there is quite a bit there on how to brew in general.

Cheers!
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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2006, 05:04:24 AM »
Welcome everybody :D

Great software and fun site.

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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2006, 08:39:24 PM »
Hey all!  I am new here and am just getting started in home brewing.  A buddy of mine and I are going to give brewing a try in the upcoming months.

I guess there is a place here in St. Paul where you can brew your first batch on-site rather than having to buy all the equipment.  To be honest, all the lingo seems a bit daunting right now, so this may be a good way to go, but of course I welcome your thoughts.

Anyhow, thought I'd stop by and say hello.  Hope to see you all around in the future!
I would suggest that you look closely7 at the costs of the BOP you mention.  IMHO you should be able to buy a startup kit and brew your own for the cost of the BOP  look at a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone or something similar for your first brew. 

Brewing beer is really quite easy.  In the St Paul area you should be able to connect up with a homebrew club.  IMHO one of the best things that you can do if you are thinking of brewing.
here are two
Saint Paul Homebrewers Club  ID #: 000149897
1472 Como Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108  USA
775 871-3490
sphbc@sphbc.org
www.sphbc.org

Brewers In Chaos  ID #: 000148054
2195 Como Av
St. Paul, MN  55108-1812  USA
651 603 8541


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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2006, 08:54:59 PM »
sounds like bo_gator doesnt live to far from me.....

Brad....as soon as I get my recipes converted from promash, I'll post them.
Where abouts do you reside?  I am in Franklin, NC right across the border from Clayton

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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2006, 12:29:26 PM »
sounds like bo_gator doesnt live to far from me.....

Brad....as soon as I get my recipes converted from promash, I'll post them.
Where abouts do you reside?  I am in Franklin, NC right across the border from Clayton

North GA mountains... near Jasper/Ellijay
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Re: Hello, my name is...Tim
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2006, 09:36:50 AM »
Howdy All,

I'm Tim and I live outside of Kansas City on the Kansas side.  I used to brew quite a bit in college and when I lived near Green Bay, WI.  But I haven't brewed in over 10 years.  Too little time with the wife, career and kids thing going on.  Besides, I originally started brewing to make beer resembling the good European beer I was raised on.  And it was cheaper than buying stale imports (when you could find them).  But it got easier to get good beer, and the "saving" money bit wasn't holding as much water since you could go to any liquor store and get a range of good beers at an affordable price.

Now I'm coming back, less because I want beers I can't find but more because I want to brew MY beers.  I want to work on a handful of styles and play around with the styles and techniques to get them down to where I have MY house beers on tap and the occasional specialty.  And, in case any local liquor store or brewpub owners are worrying about their business dropping, I think it's going the OTHER way.  The more I try to define the styles I want, the more research I'm doing to know what target I want to shoot for.  Heck, in trying my Belgian, I think I cleaned every liquor store in town out of their stock of Chimay, Rochefort, Delirium and Golden Carolus.  Took notes on the tastings but they aren't very legible and seem to be written in a foreign language....guess I'll just have to wait for them to restock!  ;)

Seriously though.  In coming back, it seems like I'm in a time warp.  Things have changed SO much it's like an entire other world.  The equipment and information available are almost mind-boggling.  When I started years ago I had to go to the local feed store for a floating dairy thermometer and the local farm co-op for hops.  Mail order was a crapshoot.  There were some good ones, and there were some not so good ones...Now we've got multiple stores here in town!  But I do LOVE the Beersmith program.  The ability to convert the recipes and then turn out a shopping list was fantastic.  Heck, I was able to call my favorite shop to see what the % on their hops were so I could plug it in and change the quantities before going to get them!  THAT was a serious time-saver.  Well worth the money to buy the program.  And having my brewlog, calculators and conversion charts in one spot is GREAT.

OK, my monologue's run long enough.  Thanks again and good brewing to all.

Tim

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Re: Hello, my name is...
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2006, 07:19:53 PM »
Tim,
  Welcome - I had a similar experience.  I brewed in the late 80's then took a few years off.  When I returned in the early 90's it was like night and day - all of a sudden we had quality ingredients, liquid yeasts (which made a huge improvement) and much better equipment and better books.

  Now with the internet it has exploded beyond that - you can find entire books online, tons of information, etc...  (brewwiki.com !).

Cheers!
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