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I talked to Michael this past weekend and he definitely is relieved.  Now he can focus on making more mead and getting Hidden Moon, his cidery, going!

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Thanks for sharing.  I think I'm going to add a column to mine to display "brew date", calculating back from the due date the number of weeks a particular style is at it's peak.


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The Pub / Re: Travel Fail, Boston
« on: September 13, 2016, 10:59:57 AM »
Not a brewery but if you love beer you want to hang out at the Sunset Grille in Allston (take the green line).

We go there after Extreme Beerfest every year...love that place!

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The Pub / Re: Travel Fail, Boston
« on: September 13, 2016, 07:36:02 AM »
Check out Harpoon, Trillium and Night Shift (in Everett).  Harpoon has a nice bierhall, Trillium doesn't do tastings but you can pick up some bottles and you won't be disappointed.


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Beer Travel / Re: NEIPAs in the NW
« on: September 13, 2016, 05:55:57 AM »
Sip is excellent as is Bissell Brothers (in the other Portland...Maine).  And of course anything from Trillium is a homerun!

I can't remark on Treehouse since it's over 2 hours away from me, you have to wait in line with 150+ people (although I hear they are pretty good at handling that) and they limit it to 4-6 cans per style, with usually 1 or 2 releases a day.   Too far and too much time for so little beer.
They just broke ground yesterday on a new facility in Charlton, ma that will be much bigger and an easier drive for you. http://www.telegram.com/news/20160912/tree-house-brewing-breaks-ground-at-new-site-in-charlton


That's great news...I've been wondering when they were going to get started with that.

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Congratulations for landing the bfd domain name!

I think they registered it a long time ago in the days of dial-up :)

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This is a very well run competition with some quality judges, both homebrewers and pros (anyone want their mead judged by Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery?).

Unfortunately, this year I have nothing to enter, so the cider categories are wide open.

Good luck to all that enter!

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Beer Travel / Re: NEIPAs in the NW
« on: September 12, 2016, 01:49:09 PM »
Sip is excellent as is Bissell Brothers (in the other Portland...Maine).  And of course anything from Trillium is a homerun!

I can't remark on Treehouse since it's over 2 hours away from me, you have to wait in line with 150+ people (although I hear they are pretty good at handling that) and they limit it to 4-6 cans per style, with usually 1 or 2 releases a day.   Too far and too much time for so little beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why no home brew TV shows?
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:55:14 AM »
The Brewing Network did a "Season" of a homebrew type show on some internet-only TV station out in California.  It was interesting to watch, but mostly because it had a bunch of people I've met personally.

They had sponsors and everything..."you just wrote your own deal Bro" :)

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Dry hop at fermentation temp, so for ales around 67F.  I will do keg hopping as well when I feel the dry hop wasn't enough.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dedicated home-brew supply store?
« on: August 05, 2016, 07:01:07 AM »
Most of the shops in NH and Maine that I've been too are dedicated homebrew shops.  But some also have wine and cheese making supplies as well.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Location of Grain Storage
« on: August 04, 2016, 07:11:15 AM »
I've never heard of storing the grain or even milling in a different location before.  I store mine in vittle vaults that fit under my brewing table (the big ones) and on a shelf (smaller tupperware cereal containers) in my basement...um...I mean brewhouse.

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 04, 2016, 07:08:08 AM »
damn now what am I going to call my Citranox IIPA?  Citra366?

I'm thinking so.  :)   Maybe 'The Beer Formerly Known As Citranox' ?



Just called it "366 - The Sign of a Devil in Training"

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:35:24 AM »
Thanks all. Sounds like the wonder hop.

You just found it's new name :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Competition
« on: August 04, 2016, 05:11:50 AM »
Good luck in the competition.  You may be surprised with your results.  We all tend to be our most critical judge.

Depending on the judges experience, you could get some great feedback and use that info to rebrew.

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