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  • retired music teacher, fly tie and fish, build custom fishing rods, deer hunt archery, muzzleloader, rifle and brew/drink beer
  • 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


  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 06:02 PM
    I'm in

  • Posted in thread: Natural gas burners on 03-23-2016 at 09:06 PM
    I am having the same carbon build up with a recently installed 11 tip burner. How did you
    rectify your problem.

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-02-2016 at 01:09 PM
    Irish Dry Stout all grain would be great! Thank you for the opportunity. John

  • Posted in thread: All electric 10 gal brewing system on 08-16-2015 at 05:20 PM
    I want to leave propane and go to all grain electric brewing for lowest price possible. Looking
    for a DIY system that will brew 10 gal batches. I'm located in Western NY and willing travel a
    few hours...

  • Posted in thread: Red Rye Ale on 07-09-2015 at 02:19 PM
    would dry hopping with ~2oz be inappropriate for this beer? I'm not usually a hop-head but at
    the moment I'm going through a bit of a phaseThis beer doesn't seem to fit any particular
    style, so brew t...

  • 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

  • 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

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