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  • Relative newbie.rn1st batch brewed 12/26/11(Christmas present)rnI can sense a new obsessive hobby...........
  • Scouting,hiking,camping,music
  • Veterinarian
  • same
  • eclectic- jazz,folk,some pop, classical, singer-songwriter
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • currently BBT
  • varied interests
  • too many to list
  • Have been thinking about brewing since I found a Hop vine at an old abandoned homestead 3 years ago, and transplanted it home. It grows up the side of my house.rnMy wife finally took the hint and got me a 'Truebrew' kit for Christmas 2011. 1st brew was an 'Oktoberfest' on 12/26. Surprised me by being quite tasty.
  • Upcoming in next month:rn1. Irish Redrn2.'Kitchen Sink' Stoutrnthen prior to summer, a cream ale, and a 'Blue Moon' clone. Probably will want to do a porter or brown ale as well.rnThen Fall will be an Alt, back to back with 'Ben's Double Alt', followed by another Oktoberfest and maybe a bock.rnFall
  • nothing at this point
  • Cascadian Dark Lager thats been lagering for a month now. Probably bottle in another 2 weeks.
  • Since 9/12:rn'Ben's Double Alt'rnCiderrn'Loghouse Honey Porter'rn'Novemberfest'rn'New Years Special Bitter'
  • none
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ellsworth
  • Maine


  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 02-14-2016 at 02:13 AM
    2457+ 5.25G Valentine's Irish Red=2,462.25

  • Posted in thread: Goodbye, and Thank You on 02-09-2016 at 01:29 AM
    Awesome John, you're living the dream! Now don't flunk out bud....;)Seriously, congratulations.

  • Posted in thread: Why IPAs are 6-7% abv on 01-31-2016 at 04:23 PM
    The ABV is just a traditional "style" thing. There are tons of session IPAs at like 4%, seems
    to be the fad right now.Session IPA = Pale Ale. ;) Both good! :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Need Help, brewing tomorrow on 01-31-2016 at 04:21 PM
    Sounds like you done good Tex!

  • Posted in thread: Poor efficiency--?? on 01-31-2016 at 04:09 PM
    That's a lot of grain for your first beer. 17 pounds seems a little high, but perhaps he had
    his reasons.I agree with alexacuna. 17 lb grainbill is pretty big for a what should start out
    with an OG of...

  • Posted in thread: Beer from Horse Feed? on 01-31-2016 at 03:57 PM
    Better watch out for somebody's big eyeball peeking in here. Priceless!

  • Posted in thread: Yeast help for today's brew! on 01-31-2016 at 03:46 PM
    What size batches are you making with these numbers? I'll have to scale it down for 1.5 gallons
    lolSorry it's taken me a while to get back. These are for 5G batches. So, I would would figure
    that even...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast help for today's brew! on 01-31-2016 at 01:33 PM
    Yes, Mr. Malty does have an option for yeast slurry.I used to be a yeast 'washer' but after
    reading a couple of articles a few years ago, and looking at Woodland Brews info., now I just
    use the slurry...

  • Posted in thread: Samples for specific gravity on 01-26-2016 at 03:00 AM
    GHBWNY beat me to it. This is exactly how I do it, but I have a 60cc syringe and have attached
    a 6 inch length of IV tubing. Spray it down with starsan, then snake it down the airlock hole.

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider from Frozen Cider on 01-24-2016 at 11:58 PM
    I froze 4 G of fresh cider this year and used it a month later in my 'Gunslinger Cranberry
    Graf'. Turned out great. No difference in taste over previous year's versions.

Primary: Valentine's I.R. Cold Conditioning: Batch64 Bock,Decemberfest Lager Bottle conditioning: Vienna Lager,Waldo Lake Amber, Drinking: Sammy Lager,Gunslinger Cranberry Graf, Ben's DoubleAlt, Labor Day Alt,Ryecentennial PA,Memorial slobber,Memorial moon,Loghouse Honey Porter, February IR,Batch 50 Bock,several others