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    ABOUT ME

  • Former archaeologist
  • Brewing,History
  • IT consultant
  • Andrew Ippolito
  • Blues,
    Alt
    Rock
  • 30 Rock,
    Daily show,
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    History/Discovery channels
  • BLAM,
    Catch 22,
    1984,
    Babbit,
    Milla 18,
  • The Brewing Network
  • - Recieved Kit and equipt from wife and daughter on 50th birthday
    - All Grain, 8gal kettle, 52 quart cooler, carboys, ranco temp controller for fridge/heat
    - Focus on belgians
  • - Belgians
  • Male
  • Married
  • Germantown MD
  • Maryland

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Not quite Bam biere saison ???? on 04-14-2014 at 10:40 PM
    Here is the recipe from Can You Brew It. Its also a great beer without the bugs.Bam BiereRecipe
    Specifics—————-Batch Size (Gal): 6.00 Wort Size (Gal): 6.00Total Grain (Lbs): 8.58Anticipated
    OG: 1.037 ...

  • Posted in thread: How old were you when you began this journey? on 03-01-2014 at 11:51 AM
    51. brewing for eight years.

  • Posted in thread: Saison yeast question on 02-25-2014 at 01:14 AM
    Some season yeasts will ferment, go quite , and start up again (3724, 565) but I have not heard
    of 3 mons.I like the WY3711 and ferment starting at 62F and finish at 74F. I usually ferment
    for 3weeks.

  • Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 10-19-2013 at 03:20 PM
    Nothing stops WY3787. :rockin:A Five gallon 1.070 dubbel blows through the airlock on the
    7.9gal model.

  • Posted in thread: Calling all IPA lovers...what are your favorite 3? on 12-02-2012 at 07:30 PM
    Chainbreaker white ipALagunitas daytimeSweetwater ipa

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison First Timer on 07-06-2012 at 01:17 PM
    "In ND we will be 80-90 during the day and upper sixties at night."You want to reduce the dgree
    of temp swings as much as possible - if you can keep the temp consistent at the lower end, go
    for it

  • Posted in thread: SMASH with Pilsner and Amarillo on 03-04-2012 at 04:34 PM
    Pilsner/Armarillo great for saisons. Do the SMASH with WY 3711. SG ~1.052, mash at 150F for
    60min, ferment starting at 64F and let free rise to the Low 70's and hold until finished.

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking? Belgo ipa on 01-15-2012 at 02:09 AM
    I have been drinking up the Belgo since it came to Maryland. I also like Clown Shoes "Muffin
    Top" and "Tramp Stamp".

  • Posted in thread: Versatile high-temp Belgian strain on 12-20-2011 at 01:09 AM
    WY 3522 (Ardennes) mid 60's to low 70s light fruity, tart, dry. Attenuates very well.

  • Posted in thread: Priming sugar calc. on 12-13-2011 at 12:51 AM
    I always bottle around 68F and let it carb at that temp. Measure by weight not volume so you
    can dial in you carb levels.

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