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11-16-2011

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09-23-2014 1:37 PM

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32 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • Caught the bug in the summer of 2011...My "brewery" is called Pilgrim Abbey. I like to brew with anyone in the south shore of Mass, so drop me a line if you want to get together.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Plymouth
  • MA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: WLP 530 trouble...if you can call it that. on 09-22-2014 at 02:24 AM
    interesting. Just rocked out a near 11% Belgian Strong Pale Ale with this and no issues. Finish
    slightly higher than I wanted (1.012) but I carmelized some of the first running so this is
    expected.Wha...

  • Posted in thread: Apartment water source? Shower head? on 09-22-2014 at 02:09 AM
    How handy are you? T the water line under your kitchen sink for a suitable solution. I plan on
    doing this specifically for an immersion chiller when I finish my kitchen renovation.

  • Posted in thread: Tasting phenomenon on 09-19-2014 at 02:13 PM
    I pick up a single of it once a week since release. This year's is really well done, or at
    least I think so. I've probably had about 8-10 octoberfests from the US in the last month and
    SA is easily th...

  • Posted in thread: The "Dear" , "Sincerely" thread on 09-19-2014 at 10:55 AM
    Dear HBTs that don't like IPAs or think its a fad;We get it, they are hoppy...we already knew
    that. We don't need to hear about it in 5 new threads a week. Just talk about what you
    like.Sincerely,HBTs...

  • Posted in thread: Drank my first IPA ever this evening. on 09-19-2014 at 10:51 AM

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hop, Carb, and Chill in a Keg on 09-19-2014 at 10:33 AM
    Why not the best of both worlds and split the dry hop? Dry hop now in your fermenter and after
    4-5 days, transfer to the keg and do a second dry hop. Force carb/chill and your all set.

  • Posted in thread: brewers friend water questions on 09-19-2014 at 10:31 AM
    Your calcium level is nearing the top end, I prefer under 100 but thats just me. As for the
    sulphate level, you don't need to be exact, 350, 360, close enough.Also, is this just mash
    additions? Try us...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone been able to replicate extreme hop aroma? on 09-18-2014 at 07:28 PM
    I think it's mostly hop freshness. I brewed an extract beer and dry hopped it with 3 oz. When
    you poured a pint it literally smelled up the entire kitchen. Ever since then, two years ago, I
    want that ...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian pumpkin beer? on 09-18-2014 at 06:26 PM
    Sam Adam's actually released a Harvest Saison this year in their fall twelve pack and although
    it's not really one of my favorite styles it was pretty good. Go for it!Sent from my iPhone
    using Home Br...

  • Posted in thread: First Wort Hopping your Beer on 09-17-2014 at 06:20 PM
    I do it out of laziness and time. I often do 90 minute boils, sometimes more. Its far easier to
    just toss in the bittering right off the bat and have time to do other stuff.No real/major
    difference in...

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