Gift Premium Subscription To Brewsday

Join Date:


Last Activity:

08-28-2015 2:14 PM

Likes Given: 3

20 Likes on 16 Posts 


  • Learned to love beer as an exchange student to Belgium in the '70's.
  • Go upta camp,fish,hunt
  • Accounting
  • Dave
  • Neil
  • Deadwood (technically a series), Serenity/Firefly, Godfather, Forest Gump, Conair, Shawshank Redemption,
  • NFL, MLB, NHL, Battlestar Galactica
  • YNY
  • Portland Mashing Maineiacs
  • Took a 20 year break from homebrewing...My goal is to streamline my process/technique, find 3 recipes I like then lather, rinse, repeat, repeat, repeat. Update: Along the way I moved from extract to all grain to recent single-tier, 3 vessel, 20.8 gallon @ brew station and no-chill...big step!
  • I plan to do a big beer (like Imperial Porter) with first runnings and then a regular brown with 2nds. Mostly I work on IPA, brown ale, coffee porter and a lemon wheat with caraway that the ladies enjoy.
  • 5 gallos IPA and 5 more of the same IPA cube hopped with 2 ounces wild hops found on a farm near Dexter, Maine (Clusters?) Also 11 gallons Lemon Wheat.
  • Not big on secondaries at this time.
  • Harpoon IPA clones #7 and #8, Moose Drool clone #2 & 3, Adventurous Joe Coffee Porter #3 plus the stuff I stash for a year or so...
  • Male
  • Married
  • Near Portland
  • ME


  • Posted in thread: Concentrated Lemonade Flavoring? on 07-28-2015 at 01:58 PM
    I would suggest you add the lemon juice on bottling day (kegging?). Draw a precise pint from
    the bottling bucket before adding sugar and then add a very small and carefully measured
    quantity of juice....

  • Posted in thread: Exploring "no chill" brewing on 04-21-2015 at 06:13 PM
    I had a little trouble finding this (not sure why) so here's the link...LOOKS GREAT, just what
    I had in mind.

  • Posted in thread: Exploring "no chill" brewing on 04-02-2015 at 03:32 PM
    I, and many others on this forum, have repeatedly just pitched dry yeast into a batch with very
    satisfactory results. As in some of the most recent posts...this feels like complicating the
    process to ...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-15-2015 at 03:00 PM
    WOW...thanks vendors!

  • Posted in thread: Anyone bag a deer this year? on 10-08-2014 at 10:18 AM
    Yea, not the biggest but I've seen smaller bodies with better antlers. (had to edit that to
    replace the word "rack" so as not to start those comments). He was not a "short-bodied"
    youngster. Probably ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone bag a deer this year? on 10-07-2014 at 10:46 PM
    Another view. The shooter was on the other side of this bog...about 150 yards. 11 hours later
    we were back at camp having carried out the 4 quarters, neck, head and bag of "burger meats,
    straps and lo...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone bag a deer this year? on 10-07-2014 at 10:36 PM
    Oops...did it again....

  • Posted in thread: Allagash Black Clone on 10-05-2014 at 08:44 PM
    FYI all...made SWMBO VERY happy with this brew...and it seems to get better with age. Highly
    recommend it. We did side-by-side with real AB and honestly could no decide which tasted
    better...altho the...

  • Posted in thread: SS Brewing Technologies "That's a ton of Stuff!" Giveaway on 10-05-2014 at 08:39 PM
    Better late than never

  • Posted in thread: Exploring "no chill" brewing on 08-26-2014 at 05:00 PM
    That's a great idea but my concern would be "marinating" the diffusion stone and hose that
    long. When I aerate with my O2 kit, I am always worried about the stone sanitation (so I boil
    it every time)....

Quote: Originally Posted by nutty_gnome View Post Everyone has to walk their own path as a brewer. Each home brewer must consider time, cost, feasibility, and results of their efforts. If a homebrewer can strike a happy balance between those 4 aspects, then they are doing it right regardless of the brewing method. Quote: Originally Posted by Revvy View Post Noone should have to defend themselves about what they want to brew or justify it to anyone... This is supposed to be about having fun. In whatever form it takes. Don't be a troll about it.