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Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 06-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By neophilus
Sorry, we can't share the individual scores. We...

Sorry, we can't share the individual scores. We try to keep them private between the judges and the brewer, and the steward who turns in the top three entries for their category.
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 06-09-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By neophilus
Just got the scores posted yesterday, thanks for...

Just got the scores posted yesterday, thanks for checking Korvitz. Everyone's should be available now. PM me if your scores aren't showing for whatever reason.

We hope to make the online system...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 06-03-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By neophilus
We are working to get individual scores posted to...

We are working to get individual scores posted to the registration pages sometime this week, so you should be able to see the scores before the scorecards arrive in the mail.

We will update when...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 06-03-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By neophilus
Results have been posted: ...

Results have been posted:

http://www.mvhbc.com/competition/results/2013/

Thanks for participating!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,991
Posted By neophilus
I use the Bayou Classic Banjo in the garage and...

I use the Bayou Classic Banjo in the garage and out in the driveway and love it. The thing is a beast.
Forum: Group Buys 05-09-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 9,517
Posted By neophilus
I'll be in Haverhill right off 495 that...

I'll be in Haverhill right off 495 that morning/early afternoon, I'll send you a PM and see if we can work something out.
Forum: Group Buys 05-08-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 9,517
Posted By neophilus
I definitely can't make Sunday May 19th, it's my...

I definitely can't make Sunday May 19th, it's my daughter's birthday. I couldn't make it down there anytime before the evening.

I either need help from anyone north of the city that can handle my...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 05-07-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By neophilus
Cutoff is Saturday, May 18th, sorry for the...

Cutoff is Saturday, May 18th, sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Group Buys 03-17-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 21,472
Posted By neophilus
LHBS have to be crazy if they think people will...

LHBS have to be crazy if they think people will buy the same amount of grain at a greatly increased price from them. I don't have the money to spend $50 a batch. I buy my hops in bulk it's the only...
Forum: Group Buys 03-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 21,472
Posted By neophilus
Homebrew group buys are an atypical commercial...

Homebrew group buys are an atypical commercial situation, it's not the same as an average purchase at your local retail store. It involves organizing online, volunteer work and coordinating a...
Forum: Group Buys 03-03-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,617
Posted By neophilus
Any word on a new group buy? I'm on my last...

Any word on a new group buy? I'm on my last batch of grain.
Forum: Group Buys 02-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,617
Posted By neophilus
I'm in as well, looks like I'll have to be quick...

I'm in as well, looks like I'll have to be quick on the spreadsheet with all the interest that's been building.

The last group buy was the first one I've participated in and it went really well,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,621
Posted By neophilus
I don't drink while I brew, a six hour brewday...

I don't drink while I brew, a six hour brewday that starts in the AM leaves me wiped out by the time I am cleaning the last pot or bucket. Then I'm usually obligated to put in some family time in...
Forum: General Techniques 01-16-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By neophilus
My technique may be due to not having my setup...

My technique may be due to not having my setup dialed in perfectly, but I always add water to grain so I can monitor the temperature constantly. I've had wildly different temp swings in summer vs...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-05-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By neophilus
Wild Turkey, doesn't have to be the 101. Hell...

Wild Turkey, doesn't have to be the 101. Hell I'd use Old Crow if I had it on hand. I don't find cheaper bourbons disagreeable compared to other spirits.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By neophilus
I'm very happy with better bottles. I'm a...

I'm very happy with better bottles. I'm a fermentation voyeur and must always see what's going on in there.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,202
Posted By neophilus
I don't get all the bottle hate. It's about an...

I don't get all the bottle hate. It's about an hour or so extra work per batch. The beer keeps for a long time so it's easy to stack and store cases in the basement. I do a lot of Belgians and...
Forum: General Techniques 12-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,357
Posted By neophilus
No reason not to brew in garage if you can, might...

No reason not to brew in garage if you can, might not keep the cold out with the door open but at least you'll avoid the wind issues.
Forum: General Techniques 12-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,674
Posted By neophilus
I bought a second tank for that exact same...

I bought a second tank for that exact same reason. Now I always brew with two tanks and switch out when one freezes up.

First time I froze it up I thought it was empty and brought it for a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-16-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By neophilus
All grain, I've saved a ton of money going all...

All grain, I've saved a ton of money going all grain and buying malt in bulk.

All grain upgrades the way you make beer kegging only upgrades the way you serve it.
Forum: General Techniques 12-15-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By neophilus
I did an IPA today with 4 oz whole leaf hops and...

I did an IPA today with 4 oz whole leaf hops and I just threw them loose in the kettle. After I chilled I wrapped my auto siphon in a paint strainer bag and racked to my Carboy. Worked great - all...
Forum: General Techniques 12-13-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,344
Posted By neophilus
I have bottled at 4 volumes twice, both 12oz and...

I have bottled at 4 volumes twice, both 12oz and 22oz bottles. One 22oz exploded at the lower seams once but I'm not sure if it was a combo of bad bottle/uneven priming mix because no other bottles...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,761
Posted By neophilus
Every time I've rushed a beer for an event it...

Every time I've rushed a beer for an event it hasn't been ready in time, with young green apple flavors and I've been uncomfortable serving it. I've learned to brew 2-3 months ahead of time for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By neophilus
I have entered Sam Adams bottles with raised...

I have entered Sam Adams bottles with raised lettering in several competitions without a problem. I think the rule is just to discourage unique markings that could identify a particular brewer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,172
Posted By neophilus
I have lived in my house for two years and...

I have lived in my house for two years and literally have never met one of my next door neighbors. The others are polite but reserved. Not sure if it's just a new England thing. I wonder what they...
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