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  • Danvers, Ma
  • Just started brewing my own beer in January and I have dove in with both feet and Im obsessed now. I spend mostof my work day looking at " beer porn",thats what I call it, checking out new ways to brew and basically anything I can get my hands on, I love the DIYers love it love it. If I can make it I'd rather than buy it even if its cheaper to buy. I hope to one day open my own Brew and Smoke Haus called O'Coolins in the Danvers area
  • Making beer and anything
    I can make
    ,cook or brew
  • Automotive
  • Colin Smith
  • love it all
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  • Local brew house in Danvers got me into brewing and he has become a friend of mine as well, and I hope to work for him soon or at least give him a hand and learn the trade, Sean Cody of Codys Brew and Ale House, Danvers MA
  • Some sort of lager never brewed one before

    Coming Soon:
  • Primary:

    Albino Cherry, Cherry Pale Ale 7-10% ABV

    Rondo Red, Celtic Red Ale 9-10% ABV
  • Harry Porter, Honey Porter 11% ABV since 11-17-09

    First All Grain, American Wheat Ale 4-5% ABV

    Shiraz Wine ABV % ??
  • Brown Bomber, Honey Brown Ale 8.7% ABV
    Hymen Wheat, House Cherry Wheat Ale 7.0 ABV
    The A, Apple Cider Wheat 6.9% ABV
    Chocolate Stout

    Apfelwein 12% ABV
  • Hardcore Apple Cider

    Raspberry Red Ale

    Amber 3.0
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Magic Hat #9 and Shock Top Taps for Sale on 04-20-2011 at 06:21 PM
    I have one used Magic Hat #9 and one almost new Shock Top tap $20 a pop plus shipping

  • Posted in thread: How many times can I sparge? on 03-22-2011 at 12:46 PM
    i just figured what the heck, its just sitting there any way might as well try it once to see
    how it come out. All you need is some more yeast and hops i usually have some extra kicking
    around, worse ...

  • Posted in thread: How many times can I sparge? on 03-21-2011 at 05:51 PM
    I watched a program on TV about how beer was brewed back in the Colonial peroid the other day.
    They used about 20lbs of grains and took the first runnings, lets just say 6 gallons to make
    this easier,...

  • Posted in thread: banjo burner on 03-22-2010 at 01:06 PM
    ordered one last week for something else im building. They are out of Virginia and shipping
    was cheap. They have alot of great stuff for brewing and really cheap stainless pot sets to get
    you starte...

  • Added a new Photo on 07/30/2009

  • Added a new Photo on 07/30/2009

  • Posted in thread: Cheapest Refrigerator Thermostat Control on 07-30-2009 at 07:36 PM
    found one on ebay for 30 shipped shoudl have it next week, thanks guys!

  • Posted in thread: Cheapest Refrigerator Thermostat Control on 07-28-2009 at 07:33 PM
    thanks everyone I think the A19ABC-24C is the way to go, need to do a litle wiring but should
    be very straight forward. I found a link on how to wire it just like a 419a, Wiring Johnson A19

  • Posted in thread: Cheapest Refrigerator Thermostat Control on 07-28-2009 at 04:57 PM
    where should i go to get a fridge temp controller, the cheapest Ive found is Midwest Brew
    Supplies for $55. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Plastic Conical - looks like a good deal on 07-24-2009 at 06:32 PM
    even cheaper here Cone Bottom Inductor Tanks

May 15, 2009  •  06:50 PM
The bananas added quite a bit of acidity to the beer... maybe the potassium?? The banana aroma was mostly that of the dehydrated bananas.. the fresh ones lost the fresh banana smell... chocolate wasnt that noticeable. Good taste, but acidic. Brewery would never do it with the fresh fruit anyway.

I may try to make it again, but make a milk stout using wlp300 hefe yeast fermented high (mid 70s) and a extra large dose of chocolate malt.