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  • Hey everyone! I'm a fairly new brewer (since winter of 2010) who loves big, esoteric beers. My girlfriend and I run a blog about our local area, called "What's Cooking, Lehigh Valley?" at

    We're diehard foodies, and love cooking and creating new recipes. We do our best to translate that over into brewing.
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  • Posted in thread: How do you read Lalvin yeast dates? on 09-09-2013 at 02:08 PM
    Hm, I'm trying to find out when it was packaged so I can calculate viability, so "best by"
    doesn't really help :/

  • Posted in thread: Glass carboys, real talk. on 09-08-2013 at 02:05 AM
    I personally like glass. It's what I've found in the area for cheap, and it works just fine.
    Can it have problems? Yup, possibly. But so can a gun. I'm not going to get rid of either of
    them because o...

  • Posted in thread: How do you read Lalvin yeast dates? on 09-08-2013 at 01:54 AM
    Hey everyone! I am trying to calculate the viability of a package of Lalvin 71B yeast, and
    unlike most yeast packages it doesn't seem to have a "packaged on" date, only an expiration
    date.Here's the e...

  • Posted in thread: Does brewtoad make anyone else want to shoot themselves in the face? on 09-05-2013 at 02:40 AM
    I am undecided on brewtoad. I used to exclusively use beer calculus. However on some things I
    simply can't trust brewtoad - for instance, an english barleywine recipe shows as 12.7% ABV in
    beersmith, ...

  • Posted in thread: How well do hops survive shipping? on 09-04-2013 at 02:29 AM
    Just curious about this one. Our local HBS seems to never have certain hops in stock, and a
    recipe I'm working on requires several of them. I was considering ordering them online, but
    I've always been...

  • Posted in thread: Blending mead and beer for a braggot on 09-04-2013 at 12:49 AM
    Thanks for the input guys! i'll give it a shot.

  • Posted in thread: Graff? on 09-02-2013 at 12:03 AM
    Just make sure it isn't sulfited.

  • Posted in thread: Blending mead and beer for a braggot on 09-01-2013 at 03:58 PM
    Hey everyone. I am working on a recipe now for a pumpkin braggot, and have been reviewing it
    with a couple of BJCP's. A big concern is that the honey is going to get swallowed up nearly
    immediately by...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 08-30-2013 at 04:19 PM
    Hey everyone! I'm going to be building one of these puppies. But since SWMBO may not be a huge
    fan of me having vials sitting around the kitchen, I'd like to pretty it up a bit. I haven't
    had a chance...

  • Posted in thread: I added heavy cream to my wort! on 08-30-2013 at 01:18 PM
    So ....conflicted. I love bananas...I love beer...Do I want whole bananas in my beer? I love
    banana milkshakes, maybe it will be similar? Add some cocoa and I may offer to drive from CHI
    to VA to try ...

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