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  • Former home brewer (less than 10 batches via extract) over 15 years ago, deciding to get back into the game for good. rnrnAlso a BBQ (home) pit master.
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  • Former extract brewer in the 90's, picked brewing back up in 2010, but focusing on All Grain with an occasional partial mash here and there.rnrnUse a new 10 gallon Rubbermaid cooler all grain system. Still bottle, but working on a kegging system for Summer '13.
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  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-22-2015 at 03:30 PM
    I am in!

  • Posted in thread: Adding dark grains late. on 07-08-2015 at 03:27 PM
    Gordon Strong also adds dark grain late to help manage pH levels. Per the book, he uses RO
    water and adds .25 tsp of 10% phosphoric acid to every 5 gallons of brewing water to adjust
    water pH to 5.5. ...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 07-08-2015 at 03:14 PM
    14,782.5+ 5.25 Patersbier+ 5.25 Amber Ale= 14,793

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith 2 VS BrewersFriend.com on 07-08-2015 at 03:10 PM
    I know Brad is working on an update to BS, but not sure how soon that will be. I use BS and put
    a ton of recipes into it (everything in BYO, Zymurgy, etc) just to have. But to track my own
    brews, I ju...

  • Posted in thread: Bad tap water needs cleaning for brewing and everything else... on 06-24-2015 at 06:34 PM
    Would it be cheaper to just use RO or distilled water and build up your water chemistry to
    match the beer you are brewing. Walmart usually has distilled for 88 cents a gallon.

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-24-2015 at 06:16 PM
    I am in!

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing with your AHA free hops? on 06-18-2015 at 03:32 PM
    Probably will use Jaryllo in a pale ale and Azacca in an IPA, kind of like how Victory did with
    Hop Ranch. Have not really decided yet, but that is what I was thinking when I first saw the

  • Posted in thread: Want input modifying a California Common recipe. on 05-26-2015 at 06:40 PM
    My suggestion...KIS! Keep it simple! A basic Cal Common recipe is something like:9 lbs Pils1 lb
    Crystal 40 0.5 lbs Special RoastThen several Northern Brewer hop additions.So CaraMalt is
    really the sam...

  • Posted in thread: Techniques for taking pH samples from cooler mashtun on 05-26-2015 at 06:24 PM
    Don't take it immediately after mixing as it needs some time to work. I usually wait 15-20
    minutes. I would not take it from the ball valve as there is no guarantee that the liquid in
    the valve ever p...

  • Posted in thread: Understanding some new BJCP Guidelines on 05-26-2015 at 06:17 PM
    Just because your OG is higher than anticipated does not prevent you from entering under Munich
    Helles. The style guidelines are guidelines but most competitions currently do not actually
    look at your...

Member of the Metro South Homebrew League (Mash-Holes) - Weymouth, MA Primary - Empty - Azacca Pale Ale coming soon! Secondary - Empty Kegged - Patersbier, Rocket's Red Glare Amber Ale Bottled - Nothing

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