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    ABOUT ME

  • Craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Grew up in Buffalo, but live in Brooklyn.
  • beer (of course,) music,movies,jogging,travel,photography,cooking
  • Actor/film maker
  • Brett Vanderbrook
  • Indie rock, post-punk revival, metal (The Strokes, Fallout Boy, Ben Folds, Band of Horses, Arctic Monkeys)
  • Godfather, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Saving Private Ryan, Goodfellas
  • Peep Show, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Weeds, True Blood, Oz, Seinfeld, Simpsons, Family Guy, Arrested Development, The Office
  • When I entered college, I didn't drink, and thought I never would. By the end of my sophomore year, I had started drinking socially, but stuck mainly to things that didn't taste like they had alcohol in them, and cheap beer. By the time I graduated college, I had begun to appreciate the taste of good beer and had moved away from the Labatt's and the Coors and started discovering craft brews. 6 years later I now live in New York City and consider myself to be well-versed in the study of water, yeast, hops, and barley. My interest in beer has gone way beyond simply drinking it, and it was only natural that I'd soon arrive at homebrewing.
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  • Sexy Pilgrim Pumpkin Ale, Chubby Wheel Amber Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Kegging equipment in New York City area on 07-05-2014 at 03:31 PM
    I live in the New York City area (Brooklyn specifically) and I'm looking to keg my first beer
    next month. Morebeer.com sells everything you need for $229, but I'm looking to see if I could
    get it a li...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB efficiency on 07-04-2014 at 04:37 PM
    For those of you doing BIAB consistently, what kind of efficiency are you getting? I've been
    doing mostly BIAB PM brews (with a sparge) for almost 3 years now, and I seem to get crazy high
    efficiency....

  • Posted in thread: Gravity issues/sweet beer on 05-21-2014 at 04:58 PM
    I agitate my wort very well, but I was told by another brewer that even with proper agitation,
    I likely have stratified wort, and that it's very difficult to prevent, no matter how much you
    mix/agitat...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity issues/sweet beer on 05-21-2014 at 03:40 PM
    I just double checked my thermometer, and it read 32.3 in a glass of ice water, so it's pretty
    close. I think I'll try mashing at a lower temp next time. I wasn't aware of the issue with
    extract and l...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity issues/sweet beer on 05-21-2014 at 02:51 PM
    For the high og readings: does your hydrometer read 1.000 in distilled water? You can also just
    try taking a reading of your wort prior to adding extract/top off water then calculating how
    much gravit...

  • Posted in thread: Aw D$%&, I forgot the Irish Moss! on 05-20-2014 at 05:01 PM
    Or you just have cloudy beer. It's pretty much just aesthetic. RDWHAHB.

  • Posted in thread: Gravity issues/sweet beer on 05-20-2014 at 04:41 PM
    I'm a partial mash brewer, so I've come to accept that getting accurate OG readings with a
    hydrometer is a crap shoot. It seems regardless of what the estimated gravity will be, I'm
    always much higher...

  • Posted in thread: Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale (AG and Extract versions) on 11-24-2013 at 04:08 PM
    This truly is an amazing pumpkin oie ale recipe. And with a shot of whipped cream vodka,
    WOW!!!Ooh, good idea! I still have ONE bomber left of the batch of this I brewed last fall.
    It'll be a Thanksgi...

  • Posted in thread: High OG on 11-24-2013 at 04:04 PM
    It is very tough to mix wort and top off water - like others have suggested your best bet is
    probably to measure your postboil gravity and then calculate the dilution. If you ever move to
    an aeration ...

  • Posted in thread: High OG on 11-24-2013 at 03:48 PM
    Why can you not move to all grain in your kitchen? I've been doing all grain in my kitchen for
    years. I happen to be blessed with an electric stove with a very high output burner but if you
    can boil 3...

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