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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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  • 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.
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  • Posted in thread: body and carbing issues on 07-28-2016 at 12:34 PM
    A couple years ago, I purchased decorative bottle caps. They absolutely do not work as regular
    bottle caps as they are missing a vital liner that is responsible for actually sealing the
    bottle. I had ...

  • Posted in thread: Chill haze, more than the norm on 07-28-2016 at 12:25 PM
    This is a simple pale ale I made about a month ago. The only finings I used were whirl floc and
    gelatin. It's just dark enough where you can't see through it but there is no noticeable
    material causin...

  • Posted in thread: Chill haze, more than the norm on 07-28-2016 at 02:43 AM
    I use tap water off of a whole house brine filter (softener). My brews will always have chill
    haze unless I inject an extra step or two in order to prevent it. I have had good luck with
    irish moss, wh...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 07-28-2016 at 02:35 AM
    Look at the sweet golden nectar. Beautiful.

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 11:17 PM
    I'm down like a clown Charlie Brown.

  • Posted in thread: Do I have an infection? on 07-26-2016 at 12:18 AM
    Looks like yeast. How long has this been fermenting?

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 07-19-2016 at 03:11 AM
    5 gallons of house pale ale.13,230 + 5= 13,235 gallons

  • Posted in thread: Homegrown hops no smell? on 07-17-2016 at 01:50 AM
    Agreed. Likely harvested too early. Could you see the lupulin inside of the hops?

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 07-17-2016 at 01:42 AM
    Here is 1/2 of my hops this year. 2nd year centennial.

  • Posted in thread: The obsessive compulsive lawn thread on 07-15-2016 at 01:45 PM
    Here is mine when I bought the house vs now.Backyard is coming along but not quite as nice yet.
    Having two larger active dogs with urine that beats up my grass slows down my progress.Soil
    composition ...

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