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  • Carnegie, PA
  • Brewing beer and mead since October 2006...
  • Dave Ferrand
  • Beer - finally went all grain in Jan 2011, and haven't looked back... Mead - for the patient (or lazy, depending how you look at it...) brewer. Mead was actually the first thing I ever brewed...
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  • Posted in thread: What brewery are you visiting? on 07-06-2016 at 11:11 AM
    Hit up Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh this past weekend while visiting our daughter and
    helping her move. They bought a vacant church and converted it to a German style beer hall /
    brewery. Love that...

  • Posted in thread: What brewery are you visiting? on 07-01-2016 at 03:48 PM
    I could spend all day here if my family would let me!

  • Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 05-24-2016 at 05:07 PM
    Mead aging in the cellar. :)Very pretty! I've thought in the past about starting to collect
    some clear long-necks for mead and/or cider...may have to revisit that idea, especially now
    that I'm bottlin...

  • Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 05-24-2016 at 05:02 PM
    Every time I think about getting one of those FG hydrometers, I just re-read this thread! I'll
    still probably get one at some point, and just my luck (even thought I haven't broken one in a
    while), th...

  • Posted in thread: 12 Beers Of Christmas 2016! on 05-18-2016 at 03:29 AM
    Think I'd like to take a shot at the spiced dunkel Weizenbock if nobody has any objections.
    Should still have plenty time to get a first edition brewed to ensure I get a decent product
    for all to samp...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 05-15-2016 at 08:45 PM
    I like Leinenkugel's summer shandies....:eek:

  • Posted in thread: Beer near Wildwood, NJ on 05-12-2016 at 08:55 PM
    just make sure you 'wa-wa-wa-watch the tram car, please!' while you're in wildwood. :dftfy! :D

  • Posted in thread: Beer near Wildwood, NJ on 05-12-2016 at 07:03 PM
    You're close enough to Cape May that if you can spare an extra day, it's well worth the ferry
    trip across to Lewes DE and a visit to both the Dogfish Head brewery and the Rehoboth brewpub.
    I lived in ...

  • Posted in thread: Packaged DME starters? With or without nutrient? on 05-09-2016 at 12:01 PM
    I have to admit, that if nothing else this thread made me aware of the Fast Pitch product,
    which I hadn't heard of before, and think is brilliant, BTW. I would TOTALLY buy it if they had
    it at my LHBS...

  • Posted in thread: 15 Minute Cascade Pale Ale on 05-08-2016 at 11:00 PM
    Any update on this? I'm starting to lean towards trying the belle saison as well.Funny you
    should ask.....I had just poured me a pint and took some pics to post! I really like the Belle

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Packaged: 15 Minute APA, Simple Cyser '14 (Nelson Sauvin Dry Hopped!), Spiced Cider, Spur of the Moment Graff Primary: Simple Cyser '15 Secondary: Why do I keep this line here...? Bulk Aging: Cocobochet, Wild Cider (2014 & 2015) Planned: Fruitcake Old Ale, Not Just for Breakfast Stout. Otherwise, so many ideas, not enough time to brew them....