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  • Connecticut
  • I'm Sammy, I'm a former Fraternity gentleman who started a beer revolution in the house by introducing craft beer to the boys. Now I'm just an old alum, brewing beer all the while trying not to upset the Mrs.
  • Sports fanatic,NY Yankees,Rangers,Knicks,Giants and Red Bulls,trying new beer,reading books on beer,pairing food with beer
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  • Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather 1&2, The Sandlot
  • 30 for 30, Big Bang Theory, Making of the Mob, Sportscenter,
  • Prince of Tides, South of Broad, The Godfather, Omerta, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Martian, Lone Survivor, anything by Daniel Silva, Dick Marchinko, Tom Clancy or Patricia Cornwell.
  • Chop and Brew Krewe.
  • I got my first experience in college, a couple of guys brewing extract in the frat house...then my BIL got me a book by Sam Calagione...i read about his first beer in his apartment in NYC...I was hooked by then. rnrnMade my first all grain batch 3 years ago...cascade orange pale ale...came out i've been brewing 8 batches a year and try 4 new recipes a year to mix things up. rnrnDon't get me wrong I'm still learning...but I'm having a great time doing it and making good beer along the way.
  • I have no idea...we'll see what strikes me.
  • Keg 1: Bells Two Hearted Ale Clone
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  • Posted in thread: Hello from Orange County, California on 01-18-2017 at 11:28 PM
    Welcome to the forum! I'll be visiting family in Orange County this summer what's the name of
    the shop might have to stop by and check it out!

  • Posted in thread: hello, first timer on 01-17-2017 at 03:33 AM
    Congrats on the first brew! Do not peek! You will allow that nice layer of CO2 to escape which
    protects the beer!If you really want to see use a flashlight and hold it against the side of
    the bucket t...

  • Posted in thread: Should I move the fermenter somewhere warmer? on 01-17-2017 at 03:30 AM
    Stop looking at it for a week.+1 let it ride! I know it's difficult and you just want to check
    on it but best to just let it go for 10-14 days check gravity and go from there.

  • Posted in thread: new from AZ on 01-17-2017 at 03:28 AM
    Welcome to the community from CT!

  • Posted in thread: NM newby on 01-17-2017 at 03:27 AM
    Welcome to the community and obsession from CT!

  • Posted in thread: Hello from South Jersey on 01-17-2017 at 03:27 AM
    Welcome back from CT!

  • Posted in thread: CDN ProAccurate Folding Thermocouple Thermometer Giveaway on 01-16-2017 at 04:13 PM
    In it to win it! Thank you!

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 01-16-2017 at 02:38 AM
    Brewed up a batch of a recipe I'm going to classify as an ESB. The wort smelled amazing, my
    LHBS recommended I use the Fawcett Crystal 85 they've started getting and the malt smells and
    tastes absolut...

  • Posted in thread: New to homebrew on 01-16-2017 at 02:31 AM
    Have to agree with everyone there is a ton of delicious dark beer made here in
    America...depending on where you in CT we have some great dark beer from NY, CT and
    Vermont!Welcome to the com...

  • Posted in thread: E-Brewing video series on 01-15-2017 at 04:25 AM
    Nice job again! Very informative and I too like the animated diagram!

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Life is too short to drink cheap beer, so why not brew your own? Ivy League Brewing Company Est. 2014 Fermenting: Two Hearted Ale Clone Fermenting: Murphy's Law of Kölsch Keg 1: None Keg 2: None Future Brews: