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by mickeymac
Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Geographically, What region are you from ?
Replies: 26
Views: 25593

Shows

Although I never saw it, I've read that "Sherman Oaks" was a cable comedy show. Also, the Gary Shandling Show that ran on Fox in the late 80s was set in S.O. Here's my e-mail for your trip: mmarkmc@pacbell.net. San Diego is about 200 miles away, but we might be able to make it down.
by mickeymac
Sun Mar 31, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Geographically, What region are you from ?
Replies: 26
Views: 25593

Sherman Oaks, CA

Sherman Oaks is actually a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley within City of Los Angeles boundaries. Although northern California and San Diego County seem to have good brew pubs on almost every corner, Los Angeles County is lacking in that department. I haven't been able to figure out exactly ...
by mickeymac
Tue Mar 19, 2002 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did you get started?
Replies: 29
Views: 33246

Thanks

I was very lucky that my screw-up on the first batch didn't contaminate it. It was a mistake I'll never make again. We're malting grains for a new batch, this time using millet, sorghum, and corn. I'm hoping for something resembling Hefeweizen.
by mickeymac
Tue Mar 19, 2002 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did you get started?
Replies: 29
Views: 33246

Good suggestion

Maybe I'll do that. I can always use a helping hand. Fortunately, my neighbor is a homebrewer and an Anhaueser-Bush employee, so he has give me a few tips along the way.
by mickeymac
Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did you get started?
Replies: 29
Views: 33246

My wife

In July 2001, my wife was diagnosed with celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. This means she can't have anything with barley, wheat, or oats. She really missed beer, so for Christmas I bought her a homebrewing kit and got to work on figuring out how to make gluten free beer. Because we can't use m...
by mickeymac
Fri Mar 01, 2002 6:11 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Keeping wort overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 8845

My unique problem

I'm brewing gluten-free beer for my wife, so I don't have the luxury of doing partial mashes. If I can only find some buckwheat, corn, or sorghum malt extract I'll be in business.
by mickeymac
Fri Mar 01, 2002 6:08 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Keeping wort overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 8845

Good news

I think I'm going to try it next time I brew.
by mickeymac
Sun Feb 24, 2002 6:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Keeping wort overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 8845

Hmm

Thanks, Ed, I think I'll try that one busy weekend. Maybe I'll experiment with an extract batch so it won't be such a loss if things go south on me.
by mickeymac
Fri Feb 22, 2002 7:00 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Keeping wort overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 8845

Thanks

It would make life a bit easier, but I had a feeling it wasn't a good idea. Well, tomorrow's brew-day and the kids are gone for the day. Sorry to hear about your recent problems.
by mickeymac
Fri Feb 22, 2002 1:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Keeping wort overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 8845

Keeping wort overnight?

Having two small kids in the house makes it difficult to set aside a block of time big enough to complete an all-grain batch from mashing to sealing the fermenter. So, once the grain has been mashed and sparged, can the wort be stored for a short period of time (e.g., overnight or for a full day) to...
by mickeymac
Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gluten-free
Replies: 7
Views: 8107

Update

My wife tried the beer and swears she can't tell the difference between my brew and "real" beer. However, it has been a while since she had a real beer. It definitely tastes a bit different from any beer I've ever tried. However, I think most casual beer drinkers would not notice anything unusual ab...
by mickeymac
Mon Feb 11, 2002 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gluten-free
Replies: 7
Views: 8107

Pretty careful

My wife isn't ulta-sensitive, but I was pretty cautious about avoiding any possible sources of gluten. After using rice syrup solids in the beer (forgot to mention that ingredient in the original post), I learned that it sometimes contains trace amounts of wheat. Since then, I've found a source of g...
by mickeymac
Sun Feb 10, 2002 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gluten-free
Replies: 7
Views: 8107

Gluten-free

My wife was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, which means she can't consume anything containing barley, wheat, and several other grains. I'm in the process of brewing her a batch of gluten-free beer. I malted my own corn, buckwheat, and quinoa and included all of these grains in the first batch. I'...