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  • Boston, MA
  • Brewed with my dad as a kid, grew up, became a beer lover through and through, decided to take control of the quality and quantity I drink.
  • Big stouts and porters, more delicious ales
  • 5 gallons of American IPA
  • 5 gallons Puggle Fuggle Amber Ale
  • 2 cases Patriot Summer Ale
    2 cases Southie Pale Ale
  • Nothing yet, hoping to buy kegs soon and keg my amber and IPA batches;
  • Male
  • In a Relationship


  • Posted in thread: APA Grain Bill Too Complex? on 08-21-2009 at 07:53 PM
    I'd say go either Munich or Vienna, but not both. I usually do Vienna in my APA's and Munich in
    my IPA's, it helps differentiate the profile between the two if you drank them side by
    side.Aside from t...

  • Posted in thread: Too soon to rack to secondary? on 08-21-2009 at 06:41 PM
    Let it go. I used to rack out of primary after 7 days or so. Then I started letting batches go
    14-18 days in primary. The beer clears way faster and easier, and reaches its taste peak much
    much faster...

  • Posted in thread: First batch...meh... on 08-21-2009 at 06:18 PM
    Give it more time, my first few extract beers were awful at the timeframe you're talking about
    - watery, off-tasting, and uncarbonated. Once the carbonation hits the right level, the watery
    flat taste...

  • Posted in thread: I'm gonna do this.... Now What? on 08-20-2009 at 12:48 AM
    I brew in a condo in Southie using the following dirt-cheap but highly effective setup:-Mash
    tun: I use 2 kettles, both 20 qts, on the stovetop for mashing. I split my grain bill in half
    into two grai...

  • Posted in thread: White Labs-NO Fermentation?! on 08-19-2009 at 02:35 PM
    The starter is your friend with liquid yeast, repeat after me, the starter is your friend. It's
    not difficult and once you make one and see the difference, you will be hooked. I can taste a
    clear diff...

  • Posted in thread: cheap ale on 08-18-2009 at 08:15 PM
    I just sampled the first couple bottles of a pale ale I did 3 weeks ago (2 weeks primary, 1
    week in bottles) and it's delicious already. The grain bill is simple so it doesn't need much
    aging. The two...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB bag sparge on 08-18-2009 at 07:54 PM
    I agree Conpewter, the bag is a great simplification for all-grain brewers regardless of the
    terminology or how many vessels are used. If I can hit 78% consistently using the bag sparge in
    the unmodif...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB bag sparge on 08-18-2009 at 07:06 PM
    I routinely get 78% efficiency with a 60 minute mash at 154, 10 minute sparge at 170, doughing
    in with 1.25 quarts/lb of grain. I usually put 8 gallons through the process for a 10 lb grain
    bill to yi...

  • Posted in thread: Yuengling on 07-31-2009 at 02:26 AM
    I'd love to have to only drive an hour or 2 to get a rack of YB&T pint cans. Near as I can
    tell, id have to drive 19 hours to find it.It's long been one of my favorite breweries. I have
    a driver's jac...

  • Posted in thread: Is it even possible that the fermentation could have started and finished in 1 day? on 07-28-2009 at 12:40 AM
    I brewed a pale ale at 1.051 on Friday night and pitched a large starter of washed yeast cake
    from my last brew late-night at around 60 degrees F, and had airlock bubbles by bedtime at
    1:30am. The tem...