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Posted in thread: Good beers to try in Maryland? on 07-09-2011 at 06:47 PM
-In Baltimore, Brewer's Art is not to be missed. The best brewery in MD. And you can get
Ressurection in cans, and rotating beers in bottle-conditioned 750s (though not on premises).
-Wharf Rat (Fells...
Posted in thread: CO2 tank on 06-24-2011 at 05:07 PM
I second Craigslist or online- even ebay.
Posted in thread: To turn to the dark side or not? on 06-22-2011 at 06:13 PM
The only down side is that we don't brew after work anymore, just on weekends or when we cut
work since we know we'll be brewing for a couple hours longer.
Posted in thread: Chiller on 06-22-2011 at 06:11 PM
We have three chillers- one double IC bought new for doing 10 gallon batches, 1 that came in a
haul of used equipment for cheap, and one really small one. For what its worth, we use the
Posted in thread: Better explain the band aid taste on 04-28-2010 at 06:14 PM
I opened a high-gravity commercial beer I had sitting for about 2 years that had the most
noticeable band-aid taste I've ever tasted. Still carbed, no obvious sign of infection, but
ewww- I couldn't f...
Posted in thread: Heff Questions on 01-19-2010 at 05:22 PM
Higher temps = more banana-like flavorsLower temps = more clove-y/spice flavorsThe first year
we were brewing we did a series of weizens. We did the last one in June with temps getting up
to the 90s o...
Posted in thread: British vs Irish on 11-19-2009 at 04:03 PM
No, not about Northern Ireland.We brewed an Oatmeal stout (Poppie's Oatmeal Cookie Stout) back
in Jan '09 that we've only just now bottled/kegged (there are three of us so we usually bottle
to split a...
Posted in thread: Stuff getting in boil pot during the boil on 07-09-2009 at 03:22 PM
All kinds of organic matter falls into our boils (leaves, twigs, probably some bugs, hopefully
no leg hairs). If it's big, we'll try to get it out with a spoon. I love the screen idea.As far
Posted in thread: Would you still buy beer? on 07-09-2009 at 03:17 PM
There are too many great beers out there to NOT buy commercial beer. I'm often inspired to try
something new by a commercial beer I try.
Posted in thread: Brewing in the summer on 06-24-2009 at 07:53 PM
+1 to ice bottles and wet towels with a fan- should be more than enough to get your temps ion a
good ale range.