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    ABOUT ME

  • lowell ma
  • reading brewing writing
  • trader
  • bayou classic 7 gal brewpot and burner - 5 gal rubbermaid mashtun - some tubes and fermentors. AG only
  • belgian white ale
  • Total Victory IPA Redux
  • Male
  • Single

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  • Posted in thread: IPA Off Flavor on 06-25-2009 at 04:22 PM
    what kind of sanitizer and cleaner do you use? if you use oxyclean and either use too much per
    gallon of water and/or dont rinse it well enough (no slippery residue) you will get that
    taste.also if yo...

  • Posted in thread: Visiting New England soon. Where to go for beer? on 06-25-2009 at 04:11 PM
    North Conway, NH - Tuckermans Boston - Publickhouse and Sunset if you can make it out to
    western NY you will have a much better beer drinking time.

  • Posted in thread: Trippel IPA on 06-23-2009 at 10:00 PM
    the la chouffe is the best one brewed as a belgian and the le freak is the best that is brewed
    as an american ale at least in my opinion.

  • Posted in thread: floating hopsacks on 06-17-2009 at 10:00 PM
    i dont use hopsacks, i just dump the hops in. if you have a false bottom or bazooka screen in
    you boil kettle it wont matter at all. if you dont then try this. take your hopsack and while
    you are syph...

  • Posted in thread: Holy crapper but that S-04 works fast... on 06-17-2009 at 09:56 PM
    i love the safale yeasts, they are like lightening in a condom wrapper.

  • Posted in thread: Do all autosiphons "suck"? on 06-17-2009 at 09:54 PM
    if you are talking about the stopper at the tip, it is oblong and when you put it back on you
    need to attach the narrow end to the two clips on the tip of the syphon. the same thing
    happened to me and...

  • Posted in thread: Boulder, Co bars on 06-15-2009 at 05:29 PM
    thanks for the responses. unfortunately ill be hoofing it the whole time im there so my forays
    out of town will be difficult. i pretty much suspected that the pearl st area the hill would be
    where mos...

  • Posted in thread: Ale Yeast Recommendation on 06-12-2009 at 09:13 PM
    Safale SA-05 is cheap and quick, I like the wyeast ale strains but in all honesty I like the 05
    is probably the best yeast ive used and did i mention its ultra cheap. pretty much my go to
    yeast for an...

  • Posted in thread: Boulder, Co bars on 06-12-2009 at 08:32 PM
    Im heading to Boulder in a few weeks and Im looking for some locals advice on some choice bars.
    Im going to hit some of the breweries in town but im looking for more. any help would be
    appreciated. P....

  • Posted in thread: dry hopping.... on 05-29-2009 at 07:51 PM
    Its primarily an aroma thing, so if you want your beer to smell a bit better, and because of
    that taste a small bit better, than do it. On IPA's i usually do two separate dry hops after
    about 5 days o...

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