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11-17-2012

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07-01-2015 2:23 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.
  • Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
  • none
  • I keg!
  • Keg 1: Pumpkin AlernKeg 2: Kolsch
  • Male
  • Married
  • Nashua
  • New Hampshire

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  • Posted in thread: Is there brett in yeast 3724 Belgian Saison? on 06-25-2015 at 03:16 AM
    Just to wrap this thread up, the beer turned out awesome. I had it in the primary for almost 3
    weeks. The last 5 days, I ramped up the temps from 74 degrees F up to 80. It was like magic
    happened. The...

  • Posted in thread: how do you save money... and what's your per bottle price? on 06-10-2015 at 11:56 PM
    I've never pinched pennies when brewing beer. I don't do it to save money...and I think that's
    a realization that most of us have somewhere after buying our second brew kettle or a kegging
    setup. I lo...

  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 05-28-2015 at 06:31 PM
    what yeast did you use? Many saison yeasts will impart a slight tart or sourness to the
    finished beer, which as i've heard can take some time to develop.3724.

  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 05-28-2015 at 12:56 AM
    I don't know if this is typical with saisons (this is the first time I brewed one) but the beer
    is more noticeably tart after being in the keg for over a month. I'm actually surprised that I
    haven't d...

  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 05-20-2015 at 12:16 AM
    It dawned on me that I never posted a picture of the beer. Here it is.

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops for the first time on 05-14-2015 at 12:10 AM
    Still looks like it's thriving. They're hearty little things. As long as your rhizomes aren't
    damaged, I think it will keep doing what it does.

  • Posted in thread: Don't Do That. on 05-14-2015 at 12:05 AM
    Filling bottles from my keg...without a growler filler. Don't do that.

  • Posted in thread: Hop growing question! on 05-05-2015 at 03:04 AM
    These are all first years. Took them from rhizomes into what they became. I noticed a
    difference in behavior by the hop type vs any other variable. 2-4 lines per line is fine. It
    won't hurt the plant.

  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 05-04-2015 at 04:54 PM
    I would soak in water to re-hydrate.Then steam them for 15 minutes,then soak them in wineI
    submerged the blocks in star san for 48 hours. I didn't even think about either boiling them or
    steaming them...

  • Posted in thread: I have chardonnay oak cubes for a recipe on 05-03-2015 at 06:05 PM
    Those oak blocks can be useful for future batches too, so don't toss them. I like to put them
    in a freezer ziplock covered in your favorite alcoholic drink (beer, wine, spirits, etc) and
    into the free...

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