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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.
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  • Sweet Stout, Irish Red, Cascade Orange Pale Ale
  • American Wheat, ESB
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  • Posted in thread: cleaning keg first time? on 10-13-2015 at 03:20 PM
    Here is what I do and have never had a problem. I usually pop the top off rinse it out real
    good then take my carboy brush and scrub anything that is sticking to the sides. Next I fill it
    up with a ga...

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from Ashford! on 10-13-2015 at 03:12 PM
    Welcome to the community and obsession from CT!:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Is it too late to try regulating temperature? on 10-13-2015 at 02:18 AM
    In secondary there really shouldn't be any fermentation going on...all fermentation should be
    complete in the primary vessel. Controlling temps in secondary is really counterintuitive
    because ideally ...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Dallas on 10-13-2015 at 02:09 AM
    Welcome to the community and obsession from CT!:mug:

  • Posted in thread: What are we all drinking??? on 10-13-2015 at 02:08 AM
    fellow Brewer already been done!

  • Posted in thread: Help! Hydrometer broke in carboy on 10-13-2015 at 02:04 AM
    Gotta agree with above...dump it. It's not worth the risk

  • Posted in thread: best way to understand recipie building on 10-12-2015 at 02:19 PM
    Pale ales are quite easy to start with. No lagering needed (they are ales, not lagers). You
    lager when using lager yeasts, which ferment at lower temperatures than ale yeasts. Are you
    planning to brew...

  • Posted in thread: Clarifying in the Keg on 10-12-2015 at 01:33 AM
    Two things you can do...1. Gelatin 2. Wait it out...I've noticed it takes about a month for my
    beers to perfectly clear up in the keg.I understand it may not be what you want to hear but
    those are pre...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie question about increasing all grain quantity. on 10-11-2015 at 02:00 PM
    My recommendation would be to invest or use a brewing software like Beersmith or BrewersFriend.
    That way you can use the tools to figure out the amount of grain you need and hop bitterness
    based on th...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Cat on 10-11-2015 at 03:50 AM
    Welcome to the obsession!:mug:

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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: American Wheat Keg 1: Star San Keg 2: ESB Future Brews: House Pale Ale

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