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11-17-2012

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09-04-2015 1:21 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • I'm work in the field of emergency services, as a paramedic, in New Hampshire. I've had the chance to live in Europe for 2 years and taste many of the brews that Northern Switzerland and Southern Germany have to offer. Something I would go back and do all over again if given the chance.
  • Exercise,basketball,brewing,and work.
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • Steve
  • Rock
  • Star Wars, Officespace, Indiana Jones, Tom Clancy movies, nerd stuff
  • South Park, Family Guy, Homeland, Top Gear (UK)
  • Tom Clancy novels, Angels and Demons, Brewing Classic Styles
  • Former ZG Olympiakos Zurich, Professional Beer Drinkers of Zurich
  • A buddy of mine sponsored a club league basketball team I played for while living in Switzerland. He brewed THE BEST beer I have ever tasted. Since then, I've been hooked on refining the process to brew something close. I'm currently using a large Coleman cooler with a CPVC manifold with 2 large 40 qt pots to go along with my turkey fryer.
  • Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
  • none
  • I keg!
  • Keg 1: Pumpkin AlernKeg 2: Kolsch
  • Male
  • Married
  • Nashua
  • New Hampshire

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  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 09-04-2015 at 02:54 AM
    I chilled a bottle and popped one open, tonight. Primed perfectly. Healthy nose of the yeast
    characteristics. I couldn't taste the hops, really. It was a lot sweeter than I anticipated,
    even though it...

  • Posted in thread: Hidden Gem? on 09-03-2015 at 07:32 PM
    Von Trapp brewery in Stowe, VT. They produce some of the finest lager I've enjoyed in the US. A
    Helles and Vienna are two phenomenal beers.

  • Posted in thread: Need Help: Aeration/Oxygenation setup on 09-01-2015 at 12:50 AM
    Not if you buy them at home depot or lowes. They sell them in the soldering/welding section.

  • Posted in thread: 4 Tap Coffin Keezer on 08-25-2015 at 02:12 PM
    Very nice. Have any pics of the finished product?

  • Posted in thread: Alien in my cider on 08-25-2015 at 04:14 AM
    Subbed. Looks nasty, but I love the comments.

  • Posted in thread: Reusing yeast cakes on 08-17-2015 at 11:51 PM
    I have never done this. I have seriously thought about it, for the same reasons you are. I ran
    this idea by a friend of mine, who operates his own independent brewery in Switzerland. His
    advice to me:...

  • Posted in thread: Don't Do That. on 08-17-2015 at 11:45 PM
    Composting grains in August is only an option for those who either have large yards or dislike
    their downwind neighbors.Yep. My back yard smells like a garbage dump. I'm pretty sure I've
    seen more fli...

  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 08-16-2015 at 09:56 PM
    I got antsy. I bottled 8 bottles of this today. 10 days in the primary, 3 in secondary on the
    oak cubes that I steamed for 15 minutes. The rest was kegged and conditioning at 70 degrees for
    the next 3...

  • Posted in thread: High FG (increased ?!?) on 08-16-2015 at 04:05 PM
    How long did you let this ferment in the primary? Did you pitch healthy yeast? Did you take a
    measurement of FG after or before you poured your bottling sugar in the bottling bucket?

  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 08-12-2015 at 09:33 PM
    Well,sounds like you need a rebrew to ageI have another 5 gallons ready to go. Eight 22 oz
    bombers and the rest will be kegged. I'm throwing 5 oz of corn sugar at it, so I'll let it
    naturally carb up ...

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