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  • I've been Home Brewing since 2004 thanks to a friend in Vermont, and I didn't drink beer until I turned 23 when a friend introduced me to good beer.rnFavorite beer - Switchback AlernFavorite braggot - Magic Hat Champagne cask aged braggot - I drank it on a tour of the brewery, it never made it to bottles because the abv was too high. Magic hat released a braggot the next fall, but it was boring, ever since then I've been trying to come up with a good braggot recipe.
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  • Was introduced to homebrewing by a friend and co-worker, spent a lot of time at winooski home brew supply store in VT.rnCurrent equipment:rn30qt stainless and 20qt stainless brew potsrnCopper wort chillerrn2 primary containers (7gal 6gal)rn4 primary/secondary containers (2x6gal 5gal 1gal)rn2 5 gallon corney and associated distribution hardware
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  • 6gal Winter Lager (PM) 5gal Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (PM)
  • 6gal empty 5gal empty
  • King Cszar Stout Cream Ale Cider
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  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 07-28-2014 at 11:23 AM
    oh jeeze.. I bottled a cabernet franc, kicked my cider, and out a big ole dent in my pale ale;
    which will be kicked sooner rather than later :-)

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 06-18-2014 at 02:42 PM
    When you've been kegging exclusively for a year, but refuse to get rid of 120 of your
    de-labelled bottles "just in case" you need to bottle a couple batches.

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 06-17-2014 at 03:17 PM
    I went all grain a while ago, biggest "cost savings" I've noticed so far, also buying mlat in
    bulk through group buys; although the buy-in can be a bit much, it's worth it... I put "cost
    savings" in q...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 06-17-2014 at 12:29 PM
    For once the wife and I are "taking it easy" this weekend; that means I get to bottle a batch
    of wine, make a batch of cider, and finish the keezer.

  • Posted in thread: To Beard or not Beard a HBT facial hair analysis poll on 06-17-2014 at 12:21 PM
    I've been rocking a beard since February, although I am shaving it for my wife on her birthday
    in August ;) whether I decide to grow another or not depends on how lazy I am - if I don't
    shave for four...

  • Posted in thread: Upgrade Recommendations? on 06-16-2014 at 01:06 PM
    Thanks for the run down. It's a valid point to look a few steps ahead to make sure I'm not
    buying myself into a wall that'll just cost more to get past in the future (ie. buying one
    setup that can't b...

  • Posted in thread: Ordering Bulk Grains on 06-16-2014 at 12:47 PM
    in order of cheapness (from my experience, prices include shipping)local group buys, by far the
    cheapest - I recently paid $0.80/lb for base malt and $0.94/lb for specialty maltLHBS - I once
    bought a ...

  • Posted in thread: New to Kegging and dunno where to start. on 06-13-2014 at 04:32 PM
    May be a dumb question, very new to kegging, but if using a mini fridge can you keep the co2
    tank in the fridge with the keg? or do lines need to be ran out of it somewhere?CO2 tank can
    stay in the fr...

  • Posted in thread: What size stock pot would i need for 5-6 gallon all grain on 06-11-2014 at 02:50 PM
    well i got the 40quart should do the job right?should do the job - most people use a 2x
    multiplier when determining boil vessel size (ie. 5gal finished = 10gal pot, 10gal finished =
    20gal pot) but i...

  • Posted in thread: Upgrade Recommendations? on 06-11-2014 at 01:11 PM
    bigger pot so you can do AG.Let me start by explaining where I started...Stage 1: partial mash
    & partial boil on stove top5 gal SS pot ($20 at Amazon)immersion chiller6.5 gal primary
    bucket6.5 gal bot...

Primary: "air" Secondary: "Not a Chardonnay" white, Cabernet Franc, Malbec On Tap: Blonde, Brown, Cider, Marzen Bottles: King Czar Stout, Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Christmas Lager, 2 buck chuck wine Aging: RIP RIP Stout (Rest In Peace Russian Imperial Stout) Next batch(es): Cider, dirty blonde Updated: 6-17-2014