• BrewNewb
    BrewNewb Has anyone done any brewing with Pistachios? I kinda thought it might be a nice flavor to add to a pale ale or perhaps even a stout. I haven't looked much into it, but I've seen a couple posts which recommend freezing the wort before fermenting, so that t...  more
    • June 25, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Short's made a pistachio cream ale. The fats should solidify a lot sooner than freezing so you should not have to take it down that cold.
      • June 25, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Hmm, I think I am wrong there. Animal fats solidify above freezing but it looks nut oil solidifies below freezing. Maybe just chill it and skim off the oil so you do not have to go all the way to freezing. A brown ale, since they already have nutty charac...  more
      • June 25, 2012
  • BrewNewb
    BrewNewb Wicked bummed... Friend of mine brought his gear down a few months back, and brewed my first all-grain with me. Was an IPA. I bottled it about a month ago... They're all flat. They taste great, except... flat. Total disappointment.
    • June 24, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Jefferson refermented in the bottle? How long did it sit in primary? Might have actually left all the yeast there when you went to secondary and/or the bottling bucket.
      • June 24, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Paul time to use it for cooking.. brats, bbq, bread, noodles, all kinds of uses.
      • June 25, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      BrewNewb Sat in the primary for about 2 months. That's a good point, I never considered that. Eh, I'm probably still going to drink it... But that's a good point, I do loves me some beer bread.
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Time to make a second batch and iron out the kinks. You have the flavor down.
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      Jefferson I agree with Mark. The best part of brewing beer is, you can always make more...
  • BrewNewb
    BrewNewb commented on Mark's blog entry: One of my all time favorites.
    • June 23, 2012
  • BrewNewb
    BrewNewb How did you go about getting people to come and register? Did you have to do some marketing, or just rely on Google results? (Hope I'm not asking for trade secrets! :p)
    • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Mostly just through Facebook, Twitter and G+.
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      BrewNewb How long have you been at it?
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Since January, 2008.
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      BrewNewb Four years... Well it's paid off! Thanks for letting me pick your brain. :)
  • BrewNewb
    BrewNewb It's a lot of fun. :) Did you code this site yourself? 
    • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark No, it is a script I bought to run the site.
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      BrewNewb I'm using a Content Management System, but it requires a lot of code editing, which I'm more of a newb two than brewing... Long hours, but I enjoy it. :)
    • BrewNewb
      Mark If I coded this site we'd be looking at a logo on an otherwise blank page. :P
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      BrewNewb Nice, simple and understated. LOL
  • BrewNewb
    BrewNewbMark: So I take it you're the founder here?
    • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Yes, that is me.
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      BrewNewb You've got a great little community here. Looks like you put a lot of work into it. Although, I guess it's not really work if it's what you love. I've been working on putting together something kind of similar with my blog... I've added forums, but that...  more
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Always nice to see more sites about beer. Good luck with your blog and forum.
      • June 22, 2012
  • Mark
    Mark is now friends with BrewNewb.
    • June 21, 2012
  • BrewNewb
    BrewNewbMark: Hello there! I've been poking around on the site for a while, finally joined. Looks like you're pretty much dominating the blog posts! 
    • June 21, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Mark Yeah, I use them for reviews and Ken uses photos for his reviews.
      • June 21, 2012
  • BrewNewb
    BrewNewb Hello all. :) 
    • June 21, 2012
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    BrewNewb has added a new profile photo.
    • June 21, 2012
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    • BrewNewb
      Paul good afternoon, have a great time here, some are very active, some a little less so, but you'll get a lot out of just visiting.
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      BrewNewb It's just nice to be around like-minded folk!
      • June 22, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      Paul be careful about the minds that you choose to be like, some of us aren't normal.
      • June 23, 2012
    • BrewNewb
      brewfiles Ahoy
      • June 23, 2012