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  • tuba playing,gardening,woodworking
  • Scientist - Plant Sciences
  • Philip Jensen
  • Just about anything. Classical, Jazz, Indie, 80's British stuff, Punk
  • Started brewing as a Grad Student waaaay back in 1986. Brewed 4-5 times/year until 1999, then slowed down for a couple years and worked on my Tuba playing instead. Started kegging in 2005, and quickly switched to All Grain. Now I probably brew on average every other week
  • Male
  • Married
  • State College
  • Pennsylvania


  • Posted in thread: Questions about March Pumps answered by the Factory! on 04-17-2014 at 09:12 PM
    How much pressure can the 809 handle? I was thinking about using my pump to push beer through a
    filter and am concerned about the backpressure that would develop, particularly with a fine
    filter. If t...

  • Posted in thread: Who brings their homebrew to the pub with them? on 04-16-2014 at 03:15 PM
    I know the owner of a bar here in town and often bring in some beers for him and the regulars
    to try. Here in PA it is up to the discretion of the owner. They can charge a "corkage" fee if
    they want

  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-16-2014 at 03:11 PM
    I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: Single batch sparge infusion vs. multiple questions on 04-16-2014 at 02:54 PM
    I must not be making my point very well, so rather than keep beating this horse and boring
    everybody, I'll just say that what I'm getting at is that some tradeoffs are worth it and some
    aren't and eve...

  • Posted in thread: The 2014 NHC First Round - Results/Speculation Thread on 04-16-2014 at 01:53 AM
    IIRC, someone formed "HomebrewTalk brewers" club with AHA.I had forgotten about it, until I was
    looking at some of the winners and saw a couple of entries with that as the club name.Hey, that
    is my cl...

  • Posted in thread: Is it normal for the grains to swell big time during mash out? on 04-15-2014 at 04:11 PM
    For the entire duration of the main rest, I have a very nice grainbed, with about two inches of
    water on top. When I raise the temperature for mash out the grains swell so much that there is
    no water ...

  • Posted in thread: Beginner. What is the purpose of secondary fermentation in a glass carboy? on 04-15-2014 at 01:50 PM
    As a beginner, the easiest thing to do is to leave it in the primary. No harm will come to your
    beer.To use a secondary or not is a personal decision. By sitting on the yeast cake longer,
    that gives i...

  • Posted in thread: Increasing beer chew with all-grain on 04-14-2014 at 03:39 PM
    I like to add ingredients with higher levels of protein to give beers a little more body.
    Things like wheat (torrified or malted) and flaked barley are my favorites

  • Posted in thread: The 2014 NHC First Round - Results/Speculation Thread on 04-12-2014 at 06:49 PM
    Got my score sheets from NYC today. Two moving forward - the same ones as last year. Both in
    Cat. 2. Took 1st and 2nd with a 41.5 and a 39 (Ger pils and CAP respectively)Bock scored a 38.
    Recognized j...

  • Posted in thread: Saison recipe critique and help.... on 04-11-2014 at 03:07 PM
    Picture in your head, the sweetness of the munich with the lemon from the hops. I find munich
    has a richness to it, that I personally think is not the best match for lemon (or at least
    vienna is bette...

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On Tap: IPA, Bock, Saison, Ger. Pils Kegged and Aging/Lagering:CAP, OKZ (std Amer. lager), CZ Pils , Maibock, Bock, CAP II, Wheat lager, Imperial Pilsner Secondary: Primary: Ger. Pils , OKZ (std Amer. lager), OKZ II (for base malt comparison), Saison Brewing soon: light beer - yes, light beer, Saison Recently kicked : ( Kolsch, IPA, Holiday Saison, Baltic porter, Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer (1st NYC 2011, 2nd NYC 2012) P U crowns winners in its inaugural master HB competition
December 5, 2008  •  10:01 PM
Hey thanks for the reply- you must be a brass player!!! I m a trumpet player and teach band in NY. I play out as much as I can as well. It's good to see fellow brewer's brewing and drinking good beer!