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sebastienzeman18

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I'm in Northern Fairfield County, Newtown to be exact. Moved from Danbury about a year and a half ago.
Oh that's great. A bit of a hike for me but I would love to brew together at some point. Do you know of any brewer's clubs in the area?
 

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Oh that's great. A bit of a hike for me but I would love to brew together at some point. Do you know of any brewer's clubs in the area?
According to the AHA there are a bunch of HBC's but they are all over the place see the pics below...I know a bunch on the NY side as well. I'm more of a lone brewer...I have three kids (4 yo and twin 1 yos) so it's difficult for me to carve out time...especially with me finishing my second masters and work (I'm a MS teacher and Varsity baseball coach).

Once the pandemic gets under control though would be up for some group brewing...I've got a bunch of friends who have asked to come by for a brew day so when that comes if you're still hanging around here you are more than welcome if you want to hike!
 

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According to the AHA there are a bunch of HBC's but they are all over the place see the pics below...I know a bunch on the NY side as well. I'm more of a lone brewer...I have three kids (4 yo and twin 1 yos) so it's difficult for me to carve out time...especially with me finishing my second masters and work (I'm a MS teacher and Varsity baseball coach).

Once the pandemic gets under control though would be up for some group brewing...I've got a bunch of friends who have asked to come by for a brew day so when that comes if you're still hanging around here you are more than welcome if you want to hike!
Thanks for those. Ill reach out to them.

Hopefully the pandemic is under control by summertime. I am actually in the Montreal area until summer finishing my university studies so I wouldn't be back till then earliest, but if you do ever end up having a group brew shoot me a message. Always great to share some brews with fellow HB and bounce some ideas off each other.
 

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Hello from Harwinton! Just bottled a 2 gallon batch of Bourbon Barrel porter, have a one gallon batch of Dry Stout in the fermenter.

That sounds delicious! Greetings just south of you in Oakville! I have a Bourbon barrel Porter as well with Jim beam in it and an imperial stout clocking in at 10.4% on nitro. I also did a raspberry imperial Stout with 4 lb of raspberries but a slightly different malt mix than the other Stout. Cheers buddy!
 

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Anyone in the Fairfield area know if Hocon is still swapping out CO2? I know there was talk of a shortage. I have one empty and approximately half a tank left.

Edit: Called myself and found out they are working as normal...swapped my two ten pound cylinders for $45
 
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I'm from Maine but lived in Hartford the past two years and will be here for the foreseeable future.
 

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I'm from Maine but lived in Hartford the past two years and will be here for the foreseeable future.
Cheers, hope you are finding some good libations! Good to have more CT based home brewers on the forum.
 

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Welcome! How you liking the capital city?
It's got a lot of nice areas and some good parks for walking and relaxing. I'm not a big fan of large cities, too much noise and traffic, but Hartford is small, like Portland Maine, so I don't really mind it as much as I would our two neighbors, Boston and NYC.
 

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Hiddley-ho, Nutmeggerinos! Checking in here from the butt-end of Fairfield County in Stratford.

I've been brewing on and off (mostly off) for the past 25 years. But recently, living near (and work at) Sacred Heart University, I took advantage of their brand new Brewing Science Certificate program to up my brewing game. I don't have any plans to go pro, but my homebrewing has greatly improved.

I'll be taking advantage of the sudden spate of decent weather this weekend to brew up a winter ale, a simple clone of Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome.
 
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I've been brewing on and off (mostly off) for the past 25 years. But recently, living near (and work at) Sacred Heart University, I took advantage of their brand new Brewing Science Certificate program to up my brewing game. I don't have any plans to go pro, but my homebrewing has greatly improved.
That is quite a commitment to upping your brewing game! I bet it was a fun program to participate in!
 

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That is quite a commitment to upping your brewing game! I bet it was a fun program to participate in!
As an employee of the university, it wasn't a huge financial commitment (still cost a bit with lab fees, books, etc.), but it was a big time commitment. Totally worth it. I had a great time, got to brew on a 1bbl pilot system, some classes held at Two Roads Brewing, and interned for a semester at another local brewery.
 

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As an employee of the university, it wasn't a huge financial commitment (still cost a bit with lab fees, books, etc.), but it was a big time commitment. Totally worth it. I had a great time, got to brew on a 1bbl pilot system, some classes held at Two Roads Brewing, and interned for a semester at another local brewery.
That's great! A couple of my former baseball players are there playing ball!
 

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How are the CT homebrewers doing? Been busy for the upcoming holiday season! I still got a heifweisen and a S'mores Stout to make this week! That leaves two more taps to fill. Probably some sodas to mix it up from all the booze that will be on tap!
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