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  • Michael Haughey
  • I was introduced to homebrewing by a roommate when I lived out in Vail Colorado, making extract IPA's mostly. Thinking back, we made some darn good beer on the most basic equipment. Later, I returned to college, and worked at a gourmet market that also sold HB supplies, so I got back into brewing again, all grain this time. Starting a family made brewing impractical for a while. Fortunately, a couple years back, I met another 'retired' homebrewer (with the same sad story as mine), and now we brew a lot. We do 12 gallon batches (mostly batch sparging), and we have gotten pretty good at the process. We keep upgrading our system, tweaking things to improve quality (or decrease time). We also use corny kegs now, instead of bottling, which is a huge time & hassle saver!
  • I have a pretty good handle on mashing and kegging these days. I'd still like to improve our temperature control for fermenting and lagering. That is our current weak link, though we still manage to make great beer. One day, I'd like to send some brew into a a local competition. I'd also like to eventually get BJCP certified.
  • In the Keg; Fat Tire Ale Clone (my own recipe attempt, very good but still not quite cloned)
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  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature control on 02-20-2012 at 09:53 PM
    It is very similar to a HERMS system. In the end, I did a sort of dry run, hooking up
    everything in the right order. It became apparent that I didn't need the second coil at all
    (that I could simply d...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature control on 02-18-2012 at 02:52 PM
    Guys,I have a question about mash temp control. Right now I use direct fire to bring the temp
    back up (with less control than I'd like!). I have two copper immersion coils that I used
    before I got a p...

  • Posted in thread: South Jersey/Philly Group Buy... ROUND 24! on 12-04-2011 at 03:13 PM
    Worstbrew- OK so we are good. A 50/50 split of C60. Thanks-Elderbrew

  • Posted in thread: South Jersey/Philly Group Buy... ROUND 24! on 12-04-2011 at 02:46 PM
    Hey Worstbrewing,In re-reading your post, it looks like you only want a 1/4 sack of C60..Sorry
    about the misread. I'm still in for a half sack, so we'll need a third person for that last
    quarter. Anyo...

  • Posted in thread: South Jersey/Philly Group Buy... ROUND 24! on 12-04-2011 at 02:22 PM
    Lordura,I am in for:1x BD-MOPA1x CM-PALEPlus 1/2 a sack of GW-C60 (Crystal 60) (to be split
    with worstbrewing)Thanks!!Mike

  • Posted in thread: South Jersey/Philly Group Buy... ROUND 24! on 12-04-2011 at 02:17 PM
    Put me down for:1x BZ-PILS1x BZ-MUNHAnyone want to split half a sack of GW-C60 (Crystal 60)?
    Also looking to split half or thirds of BZ-VIEN (Vienna) and BZ-WHT (Wheat) if there are any
    takers, but do...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping question....any input appreciated. on 06-14-2011 at 01:33 AM
    You seem like an experienced brewer, so maybe you already know this but I'll throw it out there
    anyway... If your mash was on the low side of 153 to start with and cooled down further during
    the mash ...

  • Posted in thread: 5% off Coupon - KegCowboy.Com on 04-14-2011 at 11:13 PM
    Alright, I'm finally ready to commit... To a plate chiller, that is. Hope it works out better
    than my other relationships have...Send me the coupon!Cheers, Mike

  • Posted in thread: South Jersey/Philadelphia Group HOP Buy #6! on 02-26-2011 at 12:19 AM
    Hi-I'm in for 3 pounds of Cascade (3 1 lb. sealed packs). Will you send me a PM when the order
    is full?Thanks!Mike

  • Posted in thread: South Jersey/Philly Group Buy... ROUND 13! on 02-19-2011 at 02:26 PM
    Please order me:1 x CM-2Row1 x BD-PaleIf possible, I'd like a third of a bag of 20L Crystal
    Malt 1/3 x TF-PCRY Thanks,Mike