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    ABOUT ME

  • Dunkelweizen, Roggenbier, Old Ale, Bob's 1501 Koyt Bier
  • Sweet Mead, Belgian Strong Dark Ale
  • Seven Stitch Black IPA, Honey Saison, Mild (2011 NERHBC Best of Show), Smoked Porter
  • Saison, Smoked Porter, Kellerbier
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  • Portland
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  • Posted in thread: Mild - Best of Show New England Regional Homebrew Competition 2011 on 03-26-2014 at 04:14 PM
    In the fall of 2011 my brother and I went from a vague notion of brewing something quick to
    formulating a recipe and then brewing it over the course of a single day. We went with a
    low-gravity English...

  • Posted in thread: Does the blue carbonator cap EVER actually work? on 06-17-2013 at 03:45 PM
    Funny you mentioned a hammer... The cracking of my previous plastic carbonator cap was via
    hammer. It might have been weakened/fatigued from all the torque I put on it in a failed
    attempt to get it to...

  • Posted in thread: Does the blue carbonator cap EVER actually work? on 06-14-2013 at 07:13 PM
    I'm on my second blue carbonator cap. The first one cracked, after having never once succeeded
    in sealing on bottle threads. As in CO2 hissing out loudly while I was trying to pressurize a
    bottle. We'...

  • Posted in thread: Raise A Toast To Building Better Beer Bubbles Through Chemistry on 11-15-2012 at 01:46 PM
    Thanks, Rev. I did a quick search before I posted it but I obviously didn't use the right
    terms.

  • Posted in thread: Raise A Toast To Building Better Beer Bubbles Through Chemistry on 11-14-2012 at 04:28 PM
    "Now, microbiologists have identified the specific gene in yeast responsible for a beer's head
    and they say this discovery can lead to stronger, longer lasting, more aesthetically pleasing
    foam on you...

  • Posted in thread: We no need no stinking beer gun... on 11-13-2012 at 04:09 PM
    I know some carbonation is lost during any bottling process, so if I am bottling a cider that I
    want at 2.7 vols of co2, what should I carbonate it to? I planned on going to 2.85 or something
    close.Yo...

  • Posted in thread: We no need no stinking beer gun... on 10-03-2012 at 02:22 PM
    Just like cat007, I used a hack saw and sandpaper. It wasn't tough, but I imagine that a Dremel
    would make it way easier.

  • Posted in thread: Finings sequence on 09-28-2012 at 07:48 PM
    I am using finings for the first time at the recommendation of the fellow homebrewer who sent
    me the yeast strain I used for my Gratzer. I introduced isinglass to cold (35) beer in
    secondary then let ...

  • Posted in thread: HopShot - dumb question on 09-17-2012 at 04:39 PM
    At least I feel dumb not figuring it out on my own...How do you get the extract out of the
    syringe? There's a plastic tip with no hole in it, and cutting it didn't reveal one... And the
    tip doesn't lo...

  • Posted in thread: Water chemistry question on 09-05-2012 at 05:03 AM
    Thanks. Yeah, I use chalk all the time, but the software only calculates additions--it doesn't
    have a way (a direct one, anyway) to tell it how much CaC03 is already present. It functions
    pretty much ...

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