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  • Started homebrewing maybe 12-15 years ago. Eventually became brewmaster at a local brewpub in central New Jersey. When that closed, I left that industry. With children, I pretty much stopped brewing. Now I'm getting back into it -- kind of like riding a bike.
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  • Posted in thread: Craziest fermentation so far on a yeast I've used before on 03-28-2015 at 12:15 PM
    You may have gotten a fresher vial of yeast (I'm assuming you did not use a starter). What was
    the temperature of the wort when you pitched your yeast -- you may be fermenting between 61-68,
    but could...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-28-2015 at 12:09 PM
    I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: restarting an old yeast starter question on 03-21-2015 at 12:23 PM
    Your yeast should be fine. Yes, decant the liquid and make a new starter. I don't think the
    amount of dead yeast in there will be enough to negatively impact your final beer, though I
    suppose you coul...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-24-2015 at 10:12 AM
    Count me in.

  • Posted in thread: Is there an issue with mashing for 75-90 min on 01-22-2015 at 10:15 AM
    No reason against a longer mash. Eventually the mash will start to sour, but at the times you
    mentioned it will be fine. However, there's also not much reason to mash longer either. Once
    all the starc...

  • Posted in thread: How to get the most pumpkin flavor into a beer on 01-20-2015 at 09:59 AM
    I use 8 lbs, and yes, I put it in the mash. After roasting, I cut it up into small pieces,
    removing the skin. You will want to use rice hulls to lessen the likelihood of a stuck mash.
    The pumpkin flav...

  • Posted in thread: My beer is too bitter. Anyway to save it? on 01-19-2015 at 10:14 AM
    you could brew up an APA and with lower IBUs than your normal and blend the two. but you'll
    probably want to add some pungent dry hop additions to the APA.Agree with this. Keep the style
    similar, but ...

  • Posted in thread: How to get the most pumpkin flavor into a beer on 01-19-2015 at 10:11 AM
    I roasted my pumpkin @ 325 for about an hour (until soft). I tried it both with and without
    brown sugar -- I think I liked it better with. I've heard of people adding it to the boil, but
    haven't tried...

  • Posted in thread: Efficiency issue on 12-30-2014 at 09:53 AM
    First, by boiling longer, you are going to have more evaporation. So it really isn't surprising
    that you wound up with less wort. Also, if it was cold outside, I think you will get more
    evaporation. S...

  • Posted in thread: 6 Row Mashing on 12-28-2014 at 01:22 PM
    With 6 row I think you usually want to do a protein rest.

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