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Posted in thread: Blackwater on 09-28-2007 at 09:38 PM
I am only familiar with Blackwater because my buddy from New Orleans told me the only reason
his house did not get looted was because Blackwater was patrolling his neighborhood with
Posted in thread: Flying to Boston on 07-24-2007 at 11:08 PM
Supposedly there is a good new beer bar in Kenmore Square owned by the folks that own
Bukowski's (another good beer bar on Dalton St. right near Boylston and Mass Ave.). Not sure
what the new joint is...
Posted in thread: Secondaries are for sucks! (eh?) on 07-16-2007 at 11:11 PM
I generally do two weeks and two weeks before kegging. However, I have found that when I have a
back up of beers in the secondary and they end up aging for 6 weeks or more, they come out
extra good fo...
Posted in thread: Spalt Hops on 07-16-2007 at 04:39 PM
I have used Spalt in my Kolsch and Alts as a bitter/flavoring hop--usually with several
additions at the 30 and 45 minute marks of a 60 minute boil. I'd describe it as somewhat spicey
and earthy, a li...
Posted in thread: Interesting observation--bottle v. keg on 05-21-2007 at 03:20 PM
6-7 years ago I went from bottling to kegging and have not looked back...until recently. I just
started trying to bottle a six pack or so of each beer I brew and keg, in part to have a
Posted in thread: New England Real Ale Exhibition May 2-5, 2007 on 05-03-2007 at 08:37 PM
I went last night. I waited over an hour to get in so plan accordingly. There were far fewer
english beers tapped at any given time then there were last year whn i went (I think 5-7
total), and there ...
Posted in thread: German Alt with FG of 1.020???? on 04-26-2007 at 11:10 PM
Your mileage may vary mind you, but consider dryhopping with a little bit of saaz. I tried to
do an all spalt alt and was less than satisfied with the results--ended up dryhoppnig in the
keg and it im...
Posted in thread: Authentic Kolsch kit or recipe? on 04-26-2007 at 03:57 PM
Here is the one I did last year. similar to above but hoppier. I thought it was great and
hope to make it again soon.
Posted in thread: Why is crushing your own better than pre-crushed? on 04-25-2007 at 09:58 PM
if you look over at northern brewers forums, theres lots of talk about how the crush has been
really poor over there.I had the same problem with about 20#s of grains. THey reshipped them,
but still. I...
Posted in thread: Do you turn off your Co2? on 04-25-2007 at 04:04 PM
Thanks for the input. I have always been a "just leave the Co2 on" set and forget guy, but this
is twice in six months I have mysteriously drained a 20 lb. tank. Pretty annoying since it