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  • Continuing my journey with all grain brewing. We have a 10 gallon gas fired HERMS system.
  • Music (banjo,harmonica,vocals) Hiking,fly fishing and other outdoor things. Film photography. Fountain pen collecting and restoration.
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Mike Fraley
  • Bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz.
  • Rabid Stephen King fan. Have really gotten into Audible, as I drive back and forth to my lake house in Maine.... A 6 hour drive. Has expanded my "reading".
  • Began with extract brewing back in 1995. After a few years of that, slowed way down due to work commitments. Moved to Maine in 2007, and started back up. After only a couple of extract batches, jumped into all grain brewing. Have continued to learn, and develop my own beers. In April, 2015, I moved to Bennington, VT, and my best friend and I are continuing this brewing adventure. We are currently brewing only our own recipes. We have a 2-tap kegerator, and a 3 tap setup in our basement bar in Vermont. Our rig is a 10 gallon batch gas- fired HERMS system. Somehow, SWMBO tolerates all of this with a smirk.
  • Pre Prohibition American Lager , Cerveza, American Barleywine.
  • "Red Haired Stepchild" Ginger Beer, "Rib Sticker" Sweet Oatmeal Stout, "Good Ol' Slugger" Kentucky Common Beer.
  • Empty.
  • "Bobby Burns" Wee Heavy Scotch Ale.
  • "Rib Tickler" Sweet Oatmeal Stout, "SWLABR" American Cream Ale.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Bennington
  • VT


  • Posted in thread: Sharing my dumbass mess up on 10-24-2016 at 03:31 PM
    Being someone who enjoys most music, and really enjoys blues/ jazz, I propose the name:
    Brewhouse Rag.Mike:mug:

  • Posted in thread: More to it than I thought. on 09-10-2016 at 09:44 PM
    Feel better, Altrez. The Kentucky weather not agreeing with ya?Mike

  • Posted in thread: Hop bag or loose pellets in kettle? on 09-07-2016 at 08:08 PM
    I use a hop spider. And, using Beer Alchemy, I use the setting for bagged hops. It works great
    for me. The "off topic" comment about squeezing ones sack made me snort home-brew through my

  • Posted in thread: Flavor Profile for Vermont DIPA yeast from Omega Yeast Labs on 08-22-2016 at 02:43 PM
    We've used the yeast once, when we revamped our IPA. Living in Vermont made us want to try it.
    We were happy with the results. We got more yeast character than we did with US-05. More
    peachy/ apricot ...

  • Posted in thread: Beer gas set up on 07-26-2016 at 07:43 PM
    The widgets act as an accumulator...When you pop the top...a mixture of beer gas and some stout
    come shooting out of a small hole. It's like taking a syringe and squirting beer into your
    Guinness with...

  • Posted in thread: Sanke keg opening and Tri-clamp question on 07-25-2016 at 12:11 AM

  • Posted in thread: It started with a kiss... on 06-28-2016 at 04:29 PM
    Thanks all for the welcomes!Singletrack: snogging is generally understood to mean kissing, but
    it's not quite kissing! Adults kiss, adolescents and drunks snog. It's a more clumsy and
    unrefined method...

  • Posted in thread: It started with a kiss... on 06-28-2016 at 04:24 PM
    Confused by "snogged," but tallyho! ...and what's with the Brexit? ...and welcome to the
    fray!Snogging is kissing.Mike:mug:

  • Posted in thread: It started with a kiss... on 06-28-2016 at 04:23 PM
    She came closer to me, her tongue flapping like a piece of liver, May very well be the funniest
    thing I have ever read! I actually snorted beer out of my nose. I suspect the sound might have
    reminded ...

  • Posted in thread: Specific Gravity PRE and POST boil are the same on 06-28-2016 at 03:15 PM
    I did not stir. The pre boil I measured at 77 deg and used the BS tool for the temp adjustment
    (which was minimal). I used a hydrometer. I took pictures of both readings, only because it's
    easier for ...

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