matalec1984

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07-06-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • On Deck: Strawberry Blonde, Black IPA

    Primary: none

    Secondary: Cascade Rye Pale Ale, Golden Melomel, Italian Brunello

    Kegged: Apricot Wit

    Bottled: Wildflower Wheat, Dupont Saison, Bruins Championship Brown (American Brown Ale), Cinnamon Stout, Okanagan Valley Red Meritage
  • West Boylston Homebrew
  • Smoked Porter
  • Du Pont Saison
    Rye Pale Ale
  • Wildflower Wheat
    Bruins' Championship Brown Ale (American Brown)
    Black IPA
    Chocolate Chipotle Witbier
  • Apricot Wheat
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Shrewsbury
  • Ma

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Hex Nut & Tailpiece for the Brewer's Edge "KettleValve" on 10-02-2012 at 12:49 AM
    Haha, hijaking, my name huh

  • Posted in thread: Cran/Blackberry Mead on 10-02-2012 at 12:48 AM
    You could age with the cranberries as long as you pasteurize them first, however you might get
    way to much tart flavor from aging on, them. I'd prob ad the honey and cranberries leave it.for
    a month t...

  • Posted in thread: Still mead problem on 10-01-2012 at 08:35 PM
    I'm wondering if Tom is correct and it was simply an issue of poor degassing. I suppose it is
    the only reasonable explanation why the co2 crept up after so long...

  • Posted in thread: Hex Nut & Tailpiece for the Brewer's Edge "KettleValve" on 10-01-2012 at 05:30 PM
    Can anyone help me determine what size hex nut (?) I need to install on the front of my
    Brewer's Edge "KettleValve" so I can fit a tailpiece onto the front on my mashtun? The
    KettleValve I have is mad...

  • Posted in thread: Still mead problem on 10-01-2012 at 01:14 PM
    I meant sulphite and sorbate, it was a typo and yes I had taken my readings, the mead finished
    at .996 which was actually lower then what I had planned. I backsweetened with a pound of
    buckwheat honey...

  • Posted in thread: Cran/Blackberry Mead on 09-30-2012 at 01:41 PM
    Hey Erin,Just got back one the forum sorry for the late reply.Yeah as long. You stabilized the
    mead and shocked the yeast I would certainly back sweeten. I think some clover honey would do
    the trick f...

  • Posted in thread: Still mead problem on 09-30-2012 at 01:38 PM
    Funk! You have absolutely nailed the conditions. The wine was perfectly clear when bottled and
    now there is a cloudy haze floating in suspension. When I pour the mead it is still very clear,
    but it do...

  • Posted in thread: Still mead problem on 09-29-2012 at 09:44 PM
    So I made my Cranberry/Blackberry Melomel and bottled it about a year ago.I had used both
    sulphite and metabisulphite in the secondary to shock the yeast and keep my mead still.The
    bottles were still ...

  • Posted in thread: Calling all Blichmann BeerGun owners on 05-10-2012 at 03:11 AM
    So perhaps I'm having straight kegging issues, or maybe this is something common to the beer
    gun, but I am having head retention issues. I feel like I have tried everything. I have even
    had my beer si...

  • Posted in thread: Wondering how commercial breweries carbonate in the bottle? on 05-10-2012 at 03:05 AM
    As someone who owns the beer gun, I've been having some head retention issues. Perhaps someone
    can enlighten me. The beer is all carbed up in the keg. Sometimes it's been sitting at high
    pressure for ...

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Bottled:ESB, Rye Dog Pale Ale V.1, All the Kings Horses Pilsner v.1, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Daywalker Red Ale v.1,Hazelnut Spiced Porter, 2009 Red Meritage, 2011 Dry Mead, 2009 New England Cyser, 2009 South African Shiraz, 2009 Chilean Chardonnay, 2011 Dry Johannisburg Riesling Primary: Vanilla Milk stout v.2 and v.3, Chocolate Raspberry Port Secondary:Italian Barolo, Cran-Blackberry Melomel, Peach Icewine On Deck:Isla's Boon Strawberry Blonde v.1, Caramel Apple Mead
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