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02-15-2012

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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
  • Northern Chautauqua Homebrewers
  • Extract kits in 2006, All Grain FROM 2011 ON
  • Want to get better at brewing
  • Alt
  • Cream Ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Cassadaga
  • NY

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  • Posted in thread: Red Rye Ale on 06-26-2015 at 02:55 PM
    well, it's not that they are out of stock, it's that they don't appear to stock it at all (we
    als don't get rice hulls in my country). I'll be perusing organic food stores to see if they
    have any. If ...

  • Posted in thread: Red Rye Ale on 06-26-2015 at 12:19 AM
    I was hoping to make this next weekend, however we don't seem to have flaked rye in any of my
    LHBS. Any ideas for a substitute?Without the Rye it is totally different, wait for the Rye. I
    have brewed ...

  • Posted in thread: Maple sap on 04-10-2015 at 04:27 PM
    I do it every year and just bottled the second batch 3 days ago.I use 8-9 gal of sap and .75 lb
    fresh roasted Pecans in for a 5 gal batch. Becomes a labor of love as the collecting of sap and
    roasting...

  • Posted in thread: Maple sap on 04-10-2015 at 04:20 PM
    Tapped my maple trees this past weekend fixin to make some syrup. I thought a maple beer would
    b good can i take this sap and use it in place of regular water has anyone done this?I do it
    every year a...

  • Posted in thread: Slight acidic aftertaste on all homebrews on 04-09-2015 at 10:48 PM
    I haven't read all posts in this thread but has anyone suggested 5.2 Mash pH Stabilizer? I have
    used it a couple of times but my water is good on it's own, so I didn't notice any change.John

  • Posted in thread: freestanding FastFerment mount on 01-14-2015 at 05:52 PM
    Good idea. Possible title"Old Fart Brewers"

  • Posted in thread: freestanding FastFerment mount on 01-14-2015 at 04:04 PM
    Les. All same as I planned except a little taller. Thanks for your time, John

  • Posted in thread: freestanding FastFerment mount on 01-14-2015 at 03:20 PM
    What are the lengths of legs and braces?Thanks John

  • Posted in thread: freestanding FastFerment mount on 01-13-2015 at 01:39 PM
    Built a stand for the FastFerment vessel, about $12 with leveling feet. The wine cellar stays
    around 50-55 degrees in winter but I'd like to find a way to control temp with some kind of
    wrap the rest ...

  • Posted in thread: Fastferment heating? on 12-29-2014 at 01:53 PM
    Has anyone figured out a way to heat a Fastferment conical fermentor? I brew and ferment in the
    a basement which gets down to 50 degrees this time of year. When using a bucket, I place bucket
    and smal...

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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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