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Hello from Colorado

Discussion in 'Welcome!' started by BrewsWayne, 12/8/19.

 

  1. BrewsWayne

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    Posted 12/8/19
    I am a recently retired former pro brewer getting back into homebrewing.
    Years ago I had a single tier, three vessel, propane fired system.

    I have recently ordered a 65L Brewzilla with 35L DigiBoil for sparge water.

    Looking forward for the next phase.

    Cheers,
    Wayne
     
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    Posted 13/8/19
    Hi Wayne, welcome back to the world of beer.
     
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    Posted 13/8/19
    Hi Wayne, hopefully you'll have some awesome 'former pro' tips for us, likewise there are certainly a few guys around here running various models of the Robobrew/Brewzilla units (not me yet, I'm still doing BIAB with a 40L Crown urn but have been thinking about the 35L Brewzilla). Anyway, good luck with it, any plans for the first brew?
     
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    Posted 13/8/19
    does anyone really ever get away from beer ? :)
     
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    Posted 13/8/19
    Thanks for all the welcomes. I hope to get power run this weekend. Water should be another week.
    I ordered in a few pounds of various hops today. I should get some malts next week.
    I am thinking of a simple Pale Ale with Rahr Standard 2 row and about 10% Weyermann Carahell. Hops will be Amarillo and Columbus. to about 40 IBU
    This is based on a recipe I first made about seven years ago.

    Here is a picture of the last system I brewed on:
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    I do expect a bit of a learning curve with the BrewZilla
     
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    Posted 13/8/19
    You must be spoilt for great craft breweries in Colorado Wayne !
     
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    Posted 13/8/19
    Colorado does have over 400 independent craft breweries. Quite a few of them are on the Front Range from Colorado Springs to Ft. Collins. I live in the SW surburbs of Denver and there are about half a dozen within 2 miles of me. Downtown Denver has seen quite an explosion of growth in both population and breweries.

    There still is some room for small, neighborhood breweries and brewpubs. I will say I believe the packaging end of things is well saturated.
     
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    Posted 15/8/19
    S/W of Denver? Littleton? I know some people there.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
  9. BrewsWayne

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    Posted 15/8/19
    Thank you.

    I am in a area known as Ken Caryl. SW of Littleton. Almost into the foothills.
     
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    Posted 25/8/19
    Jealous. Spent my uni years in FoCo at Colorado State. Very fond memories. I took my wife (born and raised in Melbourne) to boulder and foco a Couple years back to see my old stomping ground and she reckons its the only other place she could live outside of Melbourne & surrounds.

    That clean air and sunsets over the mountains just drag you in. A truly special place to be certain.

    Cheers and welcome
     
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