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  • Western Mass
  • Anyone in the Western Mass (hilltowns!) area that wants to talk shop, feel free to send me a message.
  • Attempting to grow
    food/herbs at the
    ,SCUBA,rock-climbing,bass guitar,sailing,archery
  • Small business computer consulting
  • One Straw Revolution
  • Since August 2011.
  • Make a brew school? (an informal one) Who knows?
  • Batches I've brewed:
    Maple Stout,
    Sterling Blonde,
    Willamette Blonde,
    Skyrim Screwdriver Pale,
    Willamette SMaSH,
    X-Mas Amber,
    Briggity Brown,
    WTF Ale (Rye and unknown hops),
    The Rookie (local organic wheat/barley),
    Blonde Redux,
    Hazelnut Oatmeal Porter (for a friend...),
    English Mild,
    Dark Wheat
  • Single


  • Posted in thread: Making Traditional Sake! The difference between it and Rice wine. on 02-22-2013 at 02:24 AM
    Thanks for the writeup, Arpolis.The process required of a sake-brewer makes it seem much more
    like an art than making beer or mead.

  • Posted in thread: sources for organic malted barley and hops on 10-19-2012 at 09:16 PM
    Seconding Valley Malt in Hadley, MA!

  • Posted in thread: A belgian stout with T-58? on 06-13-2012 at 08:09 PM
    Hey sursole, how did the re-pitching go? Did this turn out alright?

  • Posted in thread: Pannepot Clone Recipe on 06-13-2012 at 08:06 PM
    I'm interested as well.

  • Posted in thread: safbrew T-58? on 06-13-2012 at 08:02 PM
    Glad you revived the thread, Nateo. I've come across some malted spelt from my local malthouse
    (perhaps the rarest sentence in brewing), and the plan is to brew it up with some T-58, Magnum,
    and Casca...

  • Posted in thread: One Entrepreneur Wanted. on 05-30-2012 at 02:13 PM
    What a read!As an under-employed twenty-something Massachusetts resident, I would like to
    say... Nah, never mind. Judge me if you will, you silly generalist. :cross:

  • Posted in thread: My First Brew AKA Brewing With Nothing (With PICS!) on 02-03-2012 at 03:19 PM
    I know from experience that it can be tough to find English language books in China, but if you
    can order online (or by some quirk of fate), get a copy of Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers by
    Stephen Bu...

  • Posted in thread: Beer will never taste the same again... on 02-03-2012 at 02:55 PM
    [what Ed said]

  • Posted in thread: The Lager Hole on 01-27-2012 at 01:32 AM
    Awesome. Was waiting for photos. :mug:It looks like some sort of boiler or cadaver-toaster.

  • Posted in thread: A fly flew in my cooled wort is it ruined? Serious answers only please on 01-22-2012 at 03:33 PM
    My "Skyrim Ale" turned into "Skyrim Screwdriver Ale" after flameout, but it was a tasty brew.

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