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02-14-2012

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07-17-2014 6:16 PM

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64 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • retired music teacher, fly tie and fish, build custom fishing rods, deer hunt archery, muzzleloader, rifle and brew/drink beer
  • NOTHING!!
  • 60s-70s soul & jazz rock
  • Outlaw Josey Wails and Jeremiah Johnson
  • Blue Bloods
  • Anything by Tom Clancy
  • Extract kits in 2006, All Grain FROM 2011 ON
  • Want to get better at brewing
  • 8 GALLON PAIL
  • Glass Carboy
  • Red Rye
  • Male
  • Married
  • Cassadaga
  • NY

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Not sure about oxyclean on 07-17-2014 at 11:16 PM
    Use cheapest oxy based cleaner you can find, Big Lots, Dollar Store etc.That's the way to go.

  • Posted in thread: New Schmedling Mill on 07-17-2014 at 12:47 PM
    :D New Schmidling Mill works just as advertised. I just set up our new Schmidling mill and
    tried it out. This mill is adjustable on one end with gear drive on other as well as having
    hardened steel ro...

  • Posted in thread: Male vs Female Hops plants? on 05-27-2014 at 11:01 AM
    why do you ask? read an article that stated commercial hops growers remove male plants if
    found in the growing area. I have 30 plants (not commercial) and am just curious what a male
    hop looks like. ...

  • Posted in thread: Male vs Female Hops plants? on 05-26-2014 at 08:22 PM
    How do you tell them apart? Anyone know of a site with pictures?Thanks John

  • Posted in thread: Maple Sap? on 03-16-2014 at 12:46 PM
    Anyone ever use Maple Sap (not syrup) as the basic liquid? I am familiar with the
    characteristics of sap (very weak to no flavor)

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone added home roasted grains to Beersmith ingredients list? on 03-16-2014 at 12:35 PM
    I have malted, roasted, toasted and made crystals from local 6 row. I took samples to LHBS and
    compared to commercial malts in order to determine lovibond. As to BeerSmith, you can add any
    ingredients...

  • Posted in thread: nut flavor? on 02-24-2014 at 11:53 PM
    What is best malt or combination of malts to produce big nut flavor? :confused:

  • Posted in thread: No bubbles in my air lock after 24 hrs on 02-14-2014 at 01:19 AM
    take gravity reading, I have had some work out overnight, also check for a tight seal on lid.
    Brewed this morning, pitched an O5 room temp cake and had fermentation in 2.5 hours, but also
    have had to ...

  • Posted in thread: What should I do on 02-14-2014 at 01:00 AM
    Where in Pa? There is a HBS in Fredonia, NY (Western NY) that will help you brew at the store @
    no charge, assuming you buy the ingredients there. PPM me for more info.John

  • Posted in thread: Malt choices? RED COLOR on 02-06-2014 at 11:58 PM
    I WANT TO BREW AN IRISH RED, BUT I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO Melanoiden Malt.WHAT ARE BEST
    SUBSTITUTES?

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Retirement is great! Brew beer, fly fish and watch baseball, it doesn't get any better! John
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