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  • Two great years of brewing under my belt! Happily married 35 yrs with five awesome grown kids & their mates & several offspring!
  • brewing,baking bread,biking centuries,hiking mountains
  • Teacher - HS math & physics
  • Mike
  • Mumford & Sons, Avette Brothers, Lumineers, The Who, U2, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven
  • What About Bob, Office Space, Princess Bride, Young Frankenstein
  • Started in January 2012, brewing extracts about once a month... some excellent beers, and some not so good ones too! Learning every time! Been all-grain brewing for about a year and a half now. Excellent results so far!
  • Berliner Weisse
  • Flanders Red with Cranberries
  • Farmhouse Cider, Big Punkin (10.2%), Little Punkin (7.5%). Autumn Red, Hazelnut Brown
  • Male
  • Married
  • Westford
  • MA


  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-07-2015 at 05:43 PM
    Yes Please!!!

  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-17-2014 at 09:28 AM
    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Posted in thread: been lurking a week, joined this morning on 03-16-2014 at 11:30 AM
    I joined a couple of years ago and this forum has been a wealth of great info for me as I've
    grown as a brewer. I hope you enjoy as much as I have!Happy brewing!

  • Posted in thread: Cranberry Wit question on 09-26-2013 at 12:43 AM
    I think I got this from the BYO website...Carissa Sweigart's Cranberry Wit5 gallons/19 L,
    all-grain; OG= 1.046 FG= 1.011; IBU= 22 ABV= 4.4
Ingredients:•4.5 lbs. (2 kg) of
    flaked wheat•5 ...

  • Posted in thread: India Pale Lager recipe? on 07-09-2013 at 12:40 PM
    10 days in primary at about 52F3 days diacetyl rest at about 68F30 days secondary (lager) at
    about 52F.I am fortunate that my basement in winter is perfect for lagering.The WLP830 was
    awesome at that ...

  • Posted in thread: India Pale Lager recipe? on 07-08-2013 at 12:23 PM
    White labs 830 German lager

  • Posted in thread: Ireland Craft Breweries? on 07-02-2013 at 11:53 AM
    Thanks all - yeah I looked up Orkney Brewery... not in Ireland... but that website is
    a great starting point. Man, I didn't realize that most of these breweries were started in the
    past 5 ye...

  • Posted in thread: Ireland Craft Breweries? on 07-01-2013 at 11:30 AM
    Going to Ireland for the trip of a lifetime in a week... want to drink a lot of the classics
    but also find about about the Ireland craft beer scene... anyone have any suggestions? Spending
    time in Dub...

  • Posted in thread: India Pale Lager recipe? on 06-17-2013 at 08:52 PM
    Here's the recipe I finally brewed:38 IBUs6.1%Abv9.48 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
    80.0 %1.42 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3 12.0 %0.47 lb Carabelge Malt (13.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.0
    %0.47 lb...

  • Posted in thread: Where Are My Hops??? on 02-20-2013 at 10:18 AM
    Thanks everyone - can always count on this forum for some good info & advice. These hops came
    without any analysis of their AA %, just dried & vacuum sealed in 4 oz lots. I think I'm going
    to use some...

Big Dog Brewery Westford MA

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