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11-17-2012

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01-21-2017 12:02 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • 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.
  • Exercise,basketball,brewing,and work.
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • Steve
  • Rock
  • Star Wars, Officespace, Indiana Jones, Tom Clancy movies, nerd stuff
  • South Park, Family Guy, Homeland, Top Gear (UK)
  • Tom Clancy novels, Angels and Demons, Brewing Classic Styles
  • Former ZG Olympiakos Zurich, Professional Beer Drinkers of Zurich
  • 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.
  • IPA
  • none
  • I keg!
  • French saison
  • Male
  • Married
  • Merrimack
  • New Hampshire

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Thinking about getting a Grainfather... on 01-20-2017 at 11:10 PM
    I would not necessarily skip the grainfather but I would look into brew in a bag. It's cheap
    and gets you into the all grain brewing circle. It's a very cheap investment instead of
    spending almost $10...

  • Posted in thread: Best technique or time to add hops for flavor on 01-20-2017 at 11:02 PM
    During the last 10 minutes of the boil, then during flameout/whirlpool.

  • Posted in thread: Brown sugar flavors on 01-18-2017 at 07:25 PM
    I'm not worried about oxidation. My technique is good enough to the point where this is not an
    issue. But the real test will be in another 7 days when I crack a bottle open.

  • Posted in thread: Bottling early? on 01-11-2017 at 06:57 PM
    I've had yeast finish fermenting in 5 days. I've also had yeast take almost 3 full weeks to
    fully ferment a wort. Check your gravity against the attenuation of the yeast is that you're
    using. That wil...

  • Posted in thread: Brown sugar flavors on 12-19-2016 at 05:51 PM
    I think I can live with that. Thank you.

  • Posted in thread: Brown sugar flavors on 12-19-2016 at 04:20 PM
    I made an oatmeal chocolate stout. 9# maris otter1# quick oats10 oz pale chocolate malt4 oz
    roasted barley4 oz chocolate maltMy gravity, for a 5 gallon batch ended up around 1.054. Since
    I was shootin...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 12-19-2016 at 03:11 PM
    22677.5 = 5g of cascading blonde ale22677.5 gallons + 5.5 gallons oatmeal chocolate stout =
    22683 gallons

  • Posted in thread: Milky/cloudy Pils after fermentation & carbing. on 09-22-2016 at 06:05 PM
    Hit it with gel. The first 2-3 pints will pour off looking like Mississippi mud but the rest
    will be crystal clear. I usually allow my gel to work for a week before pouring my first pint.
    But if you d...

  • Posted in thread: You know your a beer geek when... on 09-09-2016 at 08:12 PM
    When you go to Bed, Bath and Beyond with your wife (or significant other) just so you can
    parooze the odds and ends...to determine if you can construct a better hop spider or other
    useful brew day too...

  • Posted in thread: Do you need a 1 off Stainless part built for your system? Let's discuss it. on 09-07-2016 at 10:53 PM
    Would you be able to provide a false bottom for a rectangular (cooler) mash tun?

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