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Does anyone know what they are brewing? I was a partial mash brewer last year and now all grain and having a little trouble updating my recipes

I'm brewing a Gold, Silver and maybe a couple bronze :)

Doing an Octoberfest (silver last year...going for gold), munich helles and a couple ciders.

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Congrats Michael.  That said, I'm still going to beat you in cider at NHC :P

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Ingredients / Re: Name your hop source!
« on: January 10, 2017, 06:39:41 AM »
Another Nikobrew vote here.  Plus Niko is a cool dude with a kilt...what more could you want?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's on tap for the Super Bowl?
« on: January 03, 2017, 06:58:11 AM »
If the Super Bowl ends up being the Patriots vs. the Cowboys, I will take my wife to a foreign film instead, and drink white Zinfandel.  :(

Yeah, I think I'm with you. Anything but that Super Bowl pairing would be a step up IMO.

Yeah, because we wouldn't want the championship game to be the 2 best teams in the league.

I'm going to be at Extreme Beerfest that whole weekend and doubt I'll even want to look at a beer during the Suprebowl.  Just as well...I want to remember the moment Goodell has to hand the Lombardi to Mr. Kraft, and Brady smiles when they present him the MVP.


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New England, Hazy or Juicy IPA's are a fad that need to stay in 2016.  Happy Brew Year.

Agreed.  I expect them tp go the way of the Black IPA.
If I were a betting man I would take bets on this one. NE IPA's are just getting started and will be huge. Unlike Black IPA's which are just the same thing but darker, these beers are a true innovation, and to those who like big hops flavoroma but want a smoother drinking beer, they are a big improvement. 

Agree with Pete on this one.  Some breweries are reinventing themselves with the NEIPA style.  Great Rhythm in Portsmouth made some pretty plain-Jane beers, but now are selling out on a regular basis and just built themselves a new facility.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tap line cleaning
« on: December 30, 2016, 08:26:15 AM »
That looks awesome.

I settled for some of those ball lock couplers from Brew Hardware and chain all the taps together and cycle the cleaner through using a pond pump.  I got enough to do all six of my taps at once.

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The Pub / Re: Horrible beer products
« on: December 28, 2016, 01:11:33 PM »


But the hipster dude on the other side of the box seems to be enjoying it.


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Other Fermentables / Re: First cider attempt questions
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:04:35 PM »
His nickname is Mufasa (think Lion King).   He was Director of Brewing Operations for BJ's Brewhouses (may still be) and was a frequent guest on the Brewing Network.

Good luck on your cider!

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Other Fermentables / Re: First cider attempt questions
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:18:52 AM »
Sounds like a good plan.  Once I hit terminal gravity, I will only transfer to secondary just enough time to clear, then into a keg.

Michael Ferguson, huh?  You mean this guy?
:)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: BIAB Questions
« on: December 08, 2016, 07:23:06 AM »
The SP10 should definitely work...it's the burner a lot of us used when starting out all grain. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Online Home Brew Stores
« on: December 05, 2016, 07:31:22 AM »
Another vote for Morebeer.  If items are available in PA, they ship very fast (most of them same day) and only 2 days shipping for us in NE.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: WHYM
« on: November 23, 2016, 10:42:30 AM »
There's a craft beer restaurant in my area called WHYM...maybe I can get them to file a Cease and Desist.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FedEx or UPS??
« on: November 17, 2016, 01:10:58 PM »
Never had a problem with UPS and I have a dropoff at work (but use my personal account to make the labels).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Card benefits
« on: November 16, 2016, 06:00:38 AM »
Not many discounts around me (or any that are worth it), but I use it at Moonlight Meadery and they are always great.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Card benefits
« on: November 11, 2016, 02:32:41 PM »
I was at BJ's in Virginia over the summer and the servers didn't seem to even know what it was.  After they took my phone (had a picture of the card) for 5 minutes, they came back and honored it.

There's no a lot of places around me but the ones that do honor it have been great. 

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