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  • Boston sports,beer,bowling,fishing
  • Rich
  • New to homebrewing, but not new to drinking awesome microbrew beers. My favorite breweries include Long Trail, Shipyard, Stone and Left Hand.
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  • Posted in thread: What did I just make? on 03-01-2014 at 08:46 AM
    5lbs Vienna3lbs MO1lbs Meladonin (sp?)1/2 lb Honey malt1/2 lb crystal 1201/2 lb victoryYeast US
    04This is just a bunch of leftover stuff I had lying around the house, any thoughts? This could
    be terri...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie on Okinawa on 09-09-2013 at 05:43 AM
    If you haven't already joined the FB group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/229146713798200/Welcome to the ROCK!

  • Posted in thread: Using Mint in the mash?? on 04-11-2013 at 03:03 AM
    I recently made a chocolate mint stout. I added the mint (chopped) to the secondary. However
    next time I will take the time to pick the leaves from the stem. I am getting a woody/earthy
    notes that see...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopped for 2 weeks. Very bitter? on 04-02-2013 at 12:47 AM
    I made an all Columbus IPA that had very harsh bitter after taste (15+ AA or so) My advice is
    WAIT. After 4-5 weeks sitting in the keg that harshness is undetectable. And just when you
    think you've wa...

  • Posted in thread: DIY grain mill in the works... on 12-20-2012 at 05:20 AM

  • Posted in thread: Drinkin diluted Star san on 11-19-2012 at 03:46 AM
    Well then maybe it was diluted, but either way he was saying how safe it was. We consume lots
    of acid - from lemons, vinegar. I dont think having consumed a bit of StarSan with your beer is
    reason eno...

  • Posted in thread: Drinkin diluted Star san on 11-16-2012 at 02:10 AM
    Listen to the basic brewing podcast about sanitizing (I think its one of the early ones), James
    is talking to the maker of StarSan. I think I recall him saying you can drink it (straight
    even) and be ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottled beer not carbonated on 11-15-2012 at 06:23 AM
    I've noticed beer that I don't rack (from primary to bottling) carbonate in 7-10 days. Beers
    that I rack take at LEAST two weeks, sometime more. I would assume this is due to more yeast
    being around i...

  • Posted in thread: Guide to set internal chest freezer thermostat to >32F; Eliminate external control on 11-14-2012 at 04:48 AM
    Thanks for the helpful info!!!

  • Posted in thread: Astringent flavor in darker ales on 11-08-2012 at 12:39 AM

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