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  • I'm work in the field of emergency services, as a paramedic, in New Hampshire. I've had the chance to live in Europe for 2 years and taste many of the brews that Northern Switzerland and Southern Germany have to offer. Something I would go back and do all over again if given the chance.
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  • A buddy of mine sponsored a club league basketball team I played for while living in Switzerland. He brewed THE BEST beer I have ever tasted. Since then, I've been hooked on refining the process to brew something close. I'm currently using a large Coleman cooler with a CPVC manifold with 2 large 40 qt pots to go along with my turkey fryer.
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  • Posted in thread: No carbonation - re-priming on 08-28-2016 at 06:09 PM
    Where did you buy your bottle caps?

  • Posted in thread: Reasons to go all grain vs extract?? on 08-13-2016 at 12:11 PM
    Geez, I guess I'm one of the few people that has made the jump back from all grain to extract.
    It's a huge time commitment issue, as well as cleanup process in all grain. Since I have a
    young son, who...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 08-13-2016 at 11:51 AM
    Are they ready to be picked?- likely not- if you want to know for sure, pop one off and
    inspect. The pic further up looks close- this is a chinook from this morning - still quite
    green and smells of g...

  • Posted in thread: Every brew tastes the same on 08-12-2016 at 03:15 PM
    Just to add my bit on fresh ingredients. I started the same way most of this community did,
    with 2 separate kits. I like how easy it was but it did not produce fantastic beer that I had
    hoped. I didn'...

  • Posted in thread: Keeping the trub where it belongs! on 08-12-2016 at 01:48 AM
    I have always passed my wort through a large metal colander, the same style used for BIAB.
    Since I do not oxygenate my wort, it helps with integrating a little more oxygen back into the
    post boiled wo...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 08-09-2016 at 08:43 PM
    I found these hops in my neighborhood. Anyone have an idea of what kind they could be? I am
    attaching picture. Any help would be great.Can't tell from the photo but you may want to knock
    on that perso...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 08-09-2016 at 08:19 PM
    My babies after some fertilizer 1 month ago. Almost ready to go.

  • Posted in thread: Picnic vs Standard Metal Faucet on 08-06-2016 at 01:13 PM
    There are advantages to each. But here is one that hasn't been pointed out, yet. I started off
    with shanks. They look good and function well. But there comes a problem with portability. This
    is where ...

  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal Chocolate Stout All Grain on 08-05-2016 at 11:36 AM
    If you toss the powder into the secondary, you'll end up with grist in the bottom of each
    bottle. Been there, done that, dirty pours. Try this:Soak your cocoa nibs in vodka, 4 Tbs
    should do the trick....

  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal Chocolate Stout All Grain on 08-05-2016 at 12:00 AM
    I agree looks great. Have you used coco nibs vs. coco powder? I wonder if there's much
    difference. I used nibs.There shouldn't be a big difference on the flavor profile. However when
    you utilize the p...

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