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  • Chelmsford, MA
  • Brewing,thinking about brewing,buying brewing equipment,building brewing equipment,beer.
  • Engineer
  • Started ca. 1999, when I got a Mr. Beer kit for my birthday. Never used it, but it led me to my LHBS where I promptly bought all new equipment. Shortly thereafter, I got a job at the LHBS. It was all down hill from there.
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  • Posted in thread: what creates award winning beer on 11-23-2015 at 03:44 AM
    Lots of long time brewers don't use hydrometers. If you trust your process you don't really
    need it.I use a hydrometer and refractometer on every batch. Plus a pH meter, datalogger for
    fermentation, g...

  • Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 11-23-2015 at 03:17 AM
    I'm on #4. The weird thing is I've been brewing for 11 years and I broke all three within the
    span of a few months. I had my first hydrometer for about 5 years, and my 4th hydrometer for 5+
    years, #2 ...

  • Posted in thread: Why is commercial beer getting more expensive? on 11-23-2015 at 01:31 AM
    Beer is moving upscale. Prices will continue to increase like this for a long time. Even
    mediocre wine is $10 a bottle with regular prices in the $15-$30 range for nothing special.
    This is where beer ...

  • Posted in thread: What Exactly Is Happening Here? on 11-19-2015 at 06:29 PM
    I wouldn't rule out that it's all in your head. Do some tasting with friends and fellow judges.
    See what they have to say. The fact that it's not there prior to carbing then presents itself
    in the keg...

  • Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-18-2015 at 05:54 PM
    What I would like to see is a new major company...let's see, for example, SN buying up a craft
    brand or two, and expanding that way as well as the way they have expanded geographically!I
    would expect ...

  • Posted in thread: Would you buy beer in smaller cans? on 11-18-2015 at 05:46 PM
    I was a fan of the 7 oz nips for Barleywines back in the nineties. Imperial Stouts really
    weren't a thing then, at least commercially. Old Foghorn and Thomas Hardy came in them. I'm not
    a fan of bombe...

  • Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-18-2015 at 03:28 AM
    Same here. The grocery stores carry a lot of local beers. Sure there's more BBC and SNBC than
    the little guys, but there are plenty of little guys.

  • Posted in thread: An old one sitting around. on 11-17-2015 at 10:34 PM
    I don't understand the question. Why don't you force carb it and drink it?Are you saying it
    didn't ferment out completely? It's not surprising that it's heavy, there's a buttload of
    crystal malts in t...

  • Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-17-2015 at 10:22 PM
    I'm not sure what kind of pricing is elsewhere in the country, but the only BP beer I find high
    priced is Sculpin. Everything else I've seen and purchased has been right in line with pretty
    much any o...

  • Posted in thread: bigger bottle take more time to carbonate? on 11-17-2015 at 05:04 PM
    I don't bottle but I'd think the liquid volume would take longer to dissolve the CO2 being
    generated by the yeast.It certainly takes me longer to carb a 5 gal keg vs. a 3 gal @ the same
    PSI.That's bec...