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  • Newfield, NY (5mi from ithaca)
  • The Short:

    Friends call me "Ren" or "Clay"
    (28 years old living in Newfield, NY)

    Father, Husband, Freemason, Musician, Martial Artist
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  • Winemaker/Vineyard Mgt Apprentice
  • Clay B
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  • A Song of Ice and Fire Series, Dragonlance Series (main storyline), Sword of Truth, L'morte D'Arthur
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  • Wife bought me a Mr. Beer Kit X-Mas 2006. After first batch i was hooked, and bought my first 'real' brewing kit from LHBS a week after x-mas.
  • 1. Cream Stout
  • 1. Nut Brown Ale
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  • Posted in thread: EMEGERNCY!!! tell me about this!! on 09-09-2008 at 12:34 PM
    if this is serious, your first step, and you need to find this out as soon as possible, is to
    find out what kind of grape it is, as harvest times, and winemaking approach will vary
    depending on the va...

  • Posted in thread: New from Upstate NY on 09-08-2008 at 12:38 PM
    hi there? what part of upstate? im in newfield, tompkins county

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from East Lansing! on 09-05-2008 at 12:11 PM
    welcome. what state?

  • Posted in thread: Re-Hello from Newfield, NY on 09-04-2008 at 04:31 PM
    well in CA sure, its a lot tougher to break into, just on cost alone, its almost impossible w/
    the cost of land there, that's the main reason we moved allt he way over here. Prime
    grapegrowing land is...

  • Posted in thread: Preheating Cooler? on 09-04-2008 at 12:42 PM
    when i did it i dumped out the water in the cooler into the pot for my sparge water, before i
    added my mash water and grains to the cooler. I dont know where i heard to preheat my cooler w/
    boiling wa...

  • Posted in thread: Preheating Cooler? on 09-04-2008 at 12:31 PM
    I was wondering. most people here advocate the practice of preheating your cooler tun to
    prevent gross heat loss when mashing. But even with that practice still recommend heating the
    water about 10-12...

  • Posted in thread: copper vs. stainless on 09-03-2008 at 06:45 PM
    lol what do you mean, stainless is noticably cheaper than copper in the current market, as
    people have mentioned

  • Posted in thread: copper vs. stainless on 09-03-2008 at 04:21 PM
    i bit the bullet, and bought a stainless steel chiller, b/c the lower maintenance was a big
    plus for me, and figured if it really did suck i would just return it and get a copper instead.
    I stirred mo...

  • Posted in thread: HELP! First AG brew question on 09-02-2008 at 01:03 AM
    closest HBS is an hour away. i just order from midwest becaues its cheaper. oh well ill just
    bite it, and chalk this up as a learning experience, since even if i order it now, i wouldnt
    get the dme un...

  • Posted in thread: HELP! First AG brew question on 09-02-2008 at 12:13 AM
    anything i can do to fix the gravity now? sugar? no dme here. my problem was i kept jumping
    back and forth between "how to brew" and the recipe. HTB said a good standard was 2 qts per lb
    of grain, so ...

-=Clay=- Up next: Cream Stout Primary: Nut Brown Ale