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  • I sense a new obsessive hobby...........
  • Scouting,hiking,camping,music
  • Veterinarian
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  • eclectic- jazz,folk,some pop, classical, singer-songwriter
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • currently BBT
  • varied interests
  • Bangor Homebrewers
  • 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.
  • It's amazing to look back on my original post. Still brewing some of the original beers I started with in my 1st year. Have expanded a bit though. rnCounted this afternoon; I have 20 different varieties either in the process or ready to drink.
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  • Posted in thread: Best beers to harvest yeast from on 01-21-2017 at 03:09 AM
    I harvested and grew up a La Fin du Monde back in 2013, and brewed a very respectable clone
    from what I grew.

  • Posted in thread: NHC question on 01-21-2017 at 02:46 AM
    Its in specialty beer according to the 2008 bjcp not sure where that lines up with the AHA
    because they do have their own system.the 2015 guidelines break up specialty beer into more
    categories and ...

  • Posted in thread: NHC question on 01-21-2017 at 01:21 AM
    Hey folks,I've printed out the NHC handbook, and looked pretty extensively at the 2015 BJCP
    style guide. I'm not sure I'll enter or be chosen, but my Q concerns a 7.9% StickeAltbier that
    is just comin...

  • Posted in thread: Cheers from NB Canada on 01-20-2017 at 03:03 AM

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2017? on 01-17-2017 at 02:20 AM
    750.5+6G Nova Scotia PA= 756.5

  • Posted in thread: 3 taps - what would you chose? on 01-16-2017 at 12:00 AM
    Hmm, I bottle and tend to have 10-15 varieties available, but if I were forced to limit it to
    3, I'd say something light like an American Wheat, something medium maybe an altbier or Vienna
    lager, and ...

  • Posted in thread: CDN ProAccurate Folding Thermocouple Thermometer Giveaway on 01-15-2017 at 11:55 PM
    I'm in. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Posted in thread: Batch sparge specific question on 01-15-2017 at 11:42 PM
    I can answer this one.... efficiency. If conversion is still happening during the last few
    minutes of the mash, but you don't stir, then much of the newest converted sugars will remain
    inside of the h...

  • Posted in thread: In love with homebrewing! on 01-15-2017 at 02:10 AM
    Welcome Lozanoe! Just wait until you are doing 15-20, 5 gallon batches per year. Then you can
    say with the rest of us: obsession......... :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Batch sparge specific question on 01-15-2017 at 02:05 AM
    "A" is correct for batch sparge. You also want to stir the mash well prior to draining the
    first runnings. Brew on :mug:doug- just curious- why would you want to stir just before you
    drain your 1st ru...

Primary: Nova Scotia PA Cold Conditioning: Batch87 Bock, December Marzen, Vienna Lager Bottle conditioning: Ben's DoubleAlt, 1 G Cider, Peach wine, Dandelion wine Drinking: Jim's Altbier, October Kolsch, Gunslinger Cranberry Graf, RIS, Redrum Rye, PBR 4.0, Clarence Stout, German Pilsner 'Wannabe', Jamaica Mon Ginger beer, Fruit/Moon series, Moose Maple Slobber, Batch 64 Bock, several others