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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2012, 04:34 AM
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Posted By chrispykid
Apologies for not tracking this thread more...

Apologies for not tracking this thread more closely Hbgbill. I recommend measuring both pre and post boil gravity with every brew. The idea is to aim for a repeatable process. Ideally you're boil...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2012, 05:43 PM
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Posted By chrispykid
RHamilton, there's lots to be said for keeping...

RHamilton, there's lots to be said for keeping hop bills simple. Most of my IPA recipes usually call for just one or two varieties as well.

That having been said, Fritz is the go to guy for advice...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2012, 05:04 PM
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Posted By chrispykid
Award Winning Homebrew Recipes on Popular Mechanics

Hey guys,

I've been a regular lurker and an intermittent poster here for a few years now and have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to do some freelance beer/homebrew writing for major...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,392
Posted By chrispykid
I was 3 of those 10 pounds - order arrived to my...

I was 3 of those 10 pounds - order arrived to my office this afternoon. Looking forward to a hoppy spring/summer with lots of my favorite pale ales and IPAs. Muchas gracias.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-25-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,416
Posted By chrispykid
And that ladies and gentleman... is how companies...

And that ladies and gentleman... is how companies capitalize on the web to enrich the customer service experience. Thanks for taking the challenge.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-25-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,416
Posted By chrispykid
Bashing might be a strong word. Chugger contends...

Bashing might be a strong word. Chugger contends that their pump is quieter, March contends that it isn't. I'd challenge either/both to back up their claim with some evidence. Maybe a video of...
Forum: New York HomeBrew Forum 08-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By chrispykid
I put together this google map of my favorite...

I put together this google map of my favorite beer bars in NYC. I keep a link to it on my iphone so I can reference it when I'm out. Descriptions of each place are on the left side of the map:
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By chrispykid
Washed yeast could also be a source of your...

Washed yeast could also be a source of your estery flavors. It's just another variable to control. I was very excited to try yeast washing last spring and made a few batches with some washed...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-10-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By chrispykid
Farmhouse Brewing still has some Simcoe: ...

Farmhouse Brewing still has some Simcoe:

http://www.farmhousebrewingsupply.com/scripts/hopsList.asp?idCategory=21#
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,768
Posted By chrispykid
This argument might be more convincing if...

This argument might be more convincing if breweries didn't share recipes all the time: http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/The-Jamil-Show
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-03-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By chrispykid
I buy my Warriors from Farmhouse Brewing by the 4...

I buy my Warriors from Farmhouse Brewing by the 4 ounce bag:

http://www.farmhousebrewingsupply.com/scripts/hopsList.asp?idCategory=21

Edit: Clearly I need to refresh before posting since I'm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,966
Posted By chrispykid
When you're brewing in NYC space is a challenge,...

When you're brewing in NYC space is a challenge, there's no two ways about it. I'm lucky to be in a decent sized one bedroom in Brooklyn and I can get all my stuff into the kitchen.

Keep...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-31-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By chrispykid
Ed - you rock. I'm studying your diagrams and...

Ed - you rock. I'm studying your diagrams and digging through a half dozen threads to figure out what I need to do here. I'm sure I'll have a million more questions.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-30-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By chrispykid
Ohio-Ed, Your build is a definite...

Ohio-Ed,

Your build is a definite inspiration. I'm sure I'll have a ton of questions along the way, but for now I'm going to try and figure out you're wiring diagrams because it looks like you're...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-30-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By chrispykid
Thanks Chefkeith 1) I've reviewed the RIMS...

Thanks Chefkeith

1) I've reviewed the RIMS for dummies thread and seen a lot of people using many different elements, but am trying to figure out what will specifically fit in the Tri-Clover tube,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-29-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By chrispykid
Advice needed for Tri-Clover Rims Build

Hey guys,

I'm in the very early stages of planning an an electric upgrade to my brewery setup and was hoping that you could help steer me in the right direction with some questions I have. Fair...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By chrispykid
Hey guys, I worked on the online companion...

Hey guys,

I worked on the online companion piece to this that featured recipes, many from HBT regulars. There's a thread on the recipe piece here:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-28-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By chrispykid
1. Fermentation Temperature Control 2....

1. Fermentation Temperature Control
2. Fermentation Temperature Control
3. Fermentation Temperature Control
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-19-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By chrispykid
You'll probably end up ok, but you're risking...

You'll probably end up ok, but you're risking under attenuation by having the temperature swing around like that. The rule of thumb is that if you're better off letting the temperature rise than...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-18-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,629
Posted By chrispykid
A lot of confusion in this thread as to who brews...

A lot of confusion in this thread as to who brews what/where in NY.

I'm pretty sure that Sixpoint brews all their beer in Brooklyn without any contract brewing at all. They do sell their beer in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-15-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,880
Posted By chrispykid
Another potential candidate for anyone interested...

Another potential candidate for anyone interested is

Liberty Industrial Gases And Welding Supply Inc
600 Smith Street, Brooklyn (Red Hook)
http://www.libertygases.com/
1-718-596-0060
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,698
Posted By chrispykid
Also had good experiences with Hops Direct from a...

Also had good experiences with Hops Direct from a quality standpoint. Have ordered both Cascade and Amarillo with no problems. I store in plastic zip lock bags in the freezer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By chrispykid
The basement sounds like a pretty ideal...

The basement sounds like a pretty ideal environment for future batches, but I'd leave this one where it is. Once fermentation gets going you generally want to avoid dropping the temperature. If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,768
Posted By chrispykid
Good strategy. If possible I'd hold off on...

Good strategy. If possible I'd hold off on much/any criticism until you establish your bona fides as a guy that a) has the right motivations b) has a legit palette and c) has specific doable...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By chrispykid
I can second all of Yooper's advice and I'll add...

I can second all of Yooper's advice and I'll add in another trick for good measure: COLD CRASH.

Refrigerate the fermenter as close to freezing as you can get it without dipping below 32F. It will...
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