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  • music,cooking,film,gardening,charcuterie
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Curtis Swartzentruber
  • Radiohead,Muse,Miles Davis,Over The Rhine. I like all kinds of stuff: jazz, trance, dubstep, bluegrass, Americana, rock on the more creative side, etc.
  • Big Hitchcock fan, also like a lot of French stuff
  • My wife and I have been doing mostly extract brewing for over 5 years and all grain for a bit over a year. We typically like darker brews, Belgian styles and don't mind pushing the alcohol levels. We've also experimented with mead, cider and soda.
  • Hoping to figure out my inaugural brew in the house we just bought (and find time to brew it)
  • Dogfish Head Indian brown clone
  • Cottage House Saison (all-grain), Belgian Dubbel (all-grain, from Brewing Classic Styles), "Trois Pistoles" (Unibroue) clone (extract), La Lache Milk Stout (extract)
  • Male
  • Married
  • New Haven
  • VT


  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-13-2014 at 01:35 PM

  • Posted in thread: using juice from pressed apples vs off the grocery store shelf on 10-18-2013 at 02:41 PM
    When you say grocery store, are you talking about sweet cider or apple juice? I know a lot of
    people on here use apple juice, but imo that's not really hard cider. They are 2 different
    things. Even ci...

  • Posted in thread: honey crisp recipe? on 10-17-2013 at 11:31 AM
    There are definitely some commercial cider companies here in Vermont that have done hard cider
    with honeycrisp. It's certainly no cider apple, but to me you would probably get a better
    flavor profile ...

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-17-2013 at 11:23 AM
    cool set of prizes

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-13-2013 at 01:43 PM
    Nice prize, definitely in.

  • Posted in thread: Best bags for curing? on 06-25-2013 at 04:48 PM
    Thanks for all the ideas guys. For some reason I didn't get notified when people responded,
    probably have my profile set up wrong or something.I'm thinking about just getting some Lexan
    containers, bu...

  • Posted in thread: Summer Giveaway! on 06-25-2013 at 04:45 PM
    Like those dry hoppers.

  • Posted in thread: Best bags for curing? on 04-24-2013 at 12:37 PM
    I've done a few rounds of curing bacon and like to use the large ziploc bags (2.5 gallon).
    However, the Hefty jumbo Slider Bags are crap. Half the time the zipper doesn't even work the
    first time, whi...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-08-2013 at 02:03 PM
    Wow, some amazing prizes this year.

  • Posted in thread: First serious attempt at making cider on 01-15-2013 at 01:14 PM
    Just tasted one of the batches, which used 1/3 crabapple, 1/3 russet and 1/3 of a blend of
    Macs, Empire, Cortlandt, etc. Nottingham yeast. Started off at around 1.05 (no added sugars)
    and I cold crash...

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