I figured I should stop lurking and introduce myself. I'm a pretty new brewer out in the Boston area. Started brewing around February with an all extract, and then quickly progressed to all grain and just got totally sucked in. I'm a huge fan of the german styles (raced in Munich last summer and drank my share of litters after the racing ended). So far I've made 8 brews (my girlfriend loves to brew as well and we brewed most of them together). Being a rower as well, I've got lots of buddies who love to drink the beer, so all that is left is 2 and a half batches.