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  • In 2006 my friend and I bought one of those spackle bucket kits. I have since purchased my own equipment, upgraded to all grain, and got a job at the Port Jeff Brewing Co. studying under master brewer Mike Philbrick and head brewer Matt Gundrum.
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  • Posted in thread: Please critique my Black EIPA Citra recipe on 01-21-2013 at 04:11 AM
    It's a high gravity, but should be good. I would personally do 5.5 lbs. MO and 5.5 lbs. Pilsen
    (the Low Tide has a 60/40 MO/Pils not counting any other grain). And 2 lbs. Crystal. I may even
    use choco...

  • Posted in thread: Please critique my Black EIPA Citra recipe on 01-21-2013 at 01:47 AM
    Use rice hulls to avoid stuck sparge. To get a darker beer without effecting the flavor as
    much, you can also use a little maltofirm in the primary.Other than that, looks great.

  • Posted in thread: Rookie on 04-20-2012 at 07:25 PM
    Should be OK. Blonde will end up a bit cloudy. Should taste great though!

  • Posted in thread: basic kits on 04-20-2012 at 07:21 PM
    $69 is great as long as you have the essential items. I paid about $80 for my True Brew Kit.The
    only thing I would recommend the first time around (that I was unaware of) is that some extract
    kits com...

  • Posted in thread: Went to fast on 04-20-2012 at 07:14 PM
    Is it still in secondary? After cold crashing, you can test gravity just to see where you are.
    I have heard people boiling DME and pitching more yeast, but I kind of wanna see how this comes
    out. I am...

  • Posted in thread: dry hoping on 04-20-2012 at 07:07 PM
    I personally never dry hop on yeast. Either in a secondary or in the serving keg.I have a bit
    of OCD, and I agree with this. I like to let the yeast do its thing. Dry hopping for a week or
    2 before bo...

  • Posted in thread: How to add lemon/orange zest on 04-20-2012 at 07:04 PM
    I've zested in the secondary and dumped it in. It sinks and never makes it to the bottle. I
    agree with all of the above.

  • Posted in thread: Tangy / Twangy Taste on 04-20-2012 at 06:51 PM
    Thanks for all the help guys. It really has been a ton of help.I just cracked one of my
    pilsners, and it was cloudy, but tasted great, no tang. The previous ones were tangy but
    crystal clear. Weird. A...

  • Posted in thread: Tangy / Twangy Taste on 04-20-2012 at 02:20 PM
    Thanks for the help. But I can't get it below 70 right now. No AC and it's been over 80
    outside. Even in a closet downstairs, it's pretty warm. I'll do my best though. I may also
    switch to water that ...

  • Posted in thread: Tangy / Twangy Taste on 04-20-2012 at 05:33 AM
    I use bottled, distilled water. Now that I think of it, I am not a big fan of that water at all
    when I drink it alone.My fermentation temps are 72-78 F I normally use Kent Goldings or
    Northern Brewer ...

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Sláinte! Currently working at the Port Jeff Brewing Co. in Port Jefferson, NY - check us out on the web: FV 1: Imperial Stout FV 2: Irish Red (Secondary) FV 3: Empty Kegged: Oatmeal Stout, Christmas Ale, Pumpkin Ale Bottled: Irish Stout, Hefeweizen, Blueberry Hefe, Belgian Style Summer Ale, Guinness Clone, American Light, Irish Red, Whiskey-Barrel Stout, Honey Stout On Deck: Kolsch-Style Lager