How Many Homebrewers do we have out there!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Tadkins472, May 9, 2013.

  1. Tadkins472

    Tadkins472 Chirping

    Almost everybody loves a good craft beer, I wanted to start this thread to discuss home brewing, Growing your own Hops, Pitching your own Yeast, Making your own Homebrew equipment and just enjoying a good craft beer.

    This is a hobby Ii am very passionate about and love to do. Whats better than the anticipation of waiting for your brew to ferment then pouring that frothy topped porter into a glass. Enjoying every last sip until the batch is gone. Let’s get this thread going and have some fun with it. Post recipes you have tried, what has worked for you and what hasn't.

    By no means am i a beer snob I will drink Pabst and Busch with best of them but there is a time and a place for good beer and lets discuss it hear.



  2. Tadkins472

    Tadkins472 Chirping



    Headless Cattleman
    6.5 lbs. English 2-row Pale Malt
    0.75 lbs. English Chocolate Malt
    1 lbs. American Caramel 80 L Malt
    1 lbs. Roasted Barley
    1 lbs. Lactose
    1 oz. Northern Brewer Pellets boiled 60 min.
    .5 oz Fuggle Pellets boiled 15 min.
    Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale or White Labs WLP004 Irish Stout
    2 lbs. Pumpkin
    *No more than 1 tsp total in boil.

    Smack yeast packet if needed.
    Bake Pumpkin at 350F for 1 hour
    Mash at 154F for 1 hour 17 quarts or 4.25 gallons of water.
    Sparge at about 165F -170F around 7 gallons of water.
    Boil for 1 hour total.
    Add Northern Brewer Pellets at start of boil.
    Add 1 tsp of spices at start of boil. (Just a **** hair of Clove)
    Add Fuggle Pellets at 15 minutes left.
    Cool the ***** down to about 75F
    Pitch yeast.
    Ferment for about 2 weeks.

    Original Gravity: 1.051
    Terminal Gravity: 1.017
    Bitterness: 32.5 IBU
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I'm thinking about getting a home brew kit for my birthday. I've always thought about doing it, but this time I have actually been saving bottles. I already have 3 big carboys and a propane burner. I dont know too much about brewing but I think I'm going to start with the all grain method. I like IPA's. Nice hops BTW
  4. Tadkins472

    Tadkins472 Chirping

    Thanks they are Chinook hops that's from last year this year there is twice as many. We just brewed a Hefewiezen and it turned out really nice and is a good one to start with because they are ready to drink in about 8 days.Feel free to ask any questions im always down to help if I can.
  5. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    Right on! Definitely will. Maybe I'll post some pics when I get it all set up
  6. Tadkins472

    Tadkins472 Chirping

    Definitely I would love to see them!
  7. spunxter

    spunxter In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2015
    central nj
    I know this is an old thread but homebrew rocks. Chooks love the spent grains too. I'm into ipa s and apa s. Got some hop rhizomes coming soon. I just might give that stout a try although i never brewed one before. I just started all grain a few brews back. Nothing beats a homebrew!! Happy brewing !!

  8. irischick

    irischick Songster

    Mar 8, 2013
    We have been home brewing since October. We started with a 1 gallon kit from Agway. Got it for my BF for his birthday a year ago. It came out great. This year for his birthday I bought him a mega kit - 5 gallons, propane burner and all. We just finished a chocolate stout and it came out great. We are starting a spring beer tomorrow. The recipe looks great and save it to try. Thanks for sharing.
  9. HarleyHyena

    HarleyHyena In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2015
    My boyfriend loves beer. We've thought about getting into brewing our own beer. Is it hard to start brewing your own beer?
  10. spunxter

    spunxter In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2015
    central nj
    Nope not hard to start at all but beware it gets addictive( kinda like chicken math) and it seems there is always equipment u want to upgrade. But it is rewarding if u enjoy good beer.
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