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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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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!

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?

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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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