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just a quick introduction
« on: November 20, 2015, 01:05:02 AM »
Hey guys, finally got a membership to American Homebrewers Association.  Im from Massachusetts and Ive been a partial mash / extract brewer for a year and im definitely hooked.  I stopped buying kits after 2 months of brewing and started making my own recipes.  I mostly make Pale Ales, IPAs, and different Belgian styles (not sours) Now im looking to make major upgrades to my equipment and will be active on the forums.  So I just thought i'd do a quick intro.
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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 01:14:21 AM »
Welcome!

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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 01:47:02 AM »
Welcome! Where in Mass do you live?
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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 01:58:55 AM »
Near Rhode Island border.

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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 02:10:01 AM »
Near Rhode Island border.
I'm closer to the VT/NH borders but the folks in the bigger states would call us next door neighbors. There's lots of good info here, I think you'll be pleased you joined.
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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2015, 02:30:47 AM »
I'm sure I will.  Thanks.  I spend vacations in Maine near NH border.  I just need to hit the lottery to get better equipment.

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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2015, 02:38:56 AM »
No need to hit the lottery to brew good beer. Browse this site and check out dennybrew.com.
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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2015, 02:46:12 AM »
Will check out the site.  I make good beer, never a complaint but I'd love a breeze biac or Ruby street alpha system with some conical fermenters

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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2015, 10:51:29 AM »
I'm sure I will.  Thanks.  I spend vacations in Maine near NH border.  I just need to hit the lottery to get better equipment.
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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2015, 02:43:14 PM »
it is for bigger batches and to cut down on labor/sanitization time to leave more time for brewing and be able to brew more.

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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 03:01:22 PM »
it is for bigger batches and to cut down on labor/sanitization time to leave more time for brewing and be able to brew more.
Makes sense, and I would add that one CAN have very cheap but effective equipment, but for some the fancier equipment is part of the fun.
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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2015, 03:49:27 PM »
Welcome from another New Englander. VT here. closer to Canada than Mass though. I'll second the no need for fancy equipment comment. But I too understand the lure of SHINY
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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2015, 04:55:22 PM »
im a partial mash brewer and thinking of going bigger for the next step and saving my money until I have enough for that equipment.  I could go for a 2 igloo setup and a brew kettle but ill wait.

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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2015, 02:08:58 PM »
I'm sure I will.  Thanks.  I spend vacations in Maine near NH border.  I just need to hit the lottery to get better equipment.

 My dad is from Fall Rivers, spent many summers and time at Fenway.

 You can find good deals if your not in a hurry and shop around. I was able to get  2 Spike brewing 10 gallon kettles for ~$65.00 each on eBay. I bought a Kink Kooker cart and added a third tier for my brew rig. I picked up my QD fittings here and there as people were selling them. I have been getting things ready for the past 4 months of so, been buying the QD for about a year, but I have what I need now.

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Re: just a quick introduction
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2015, 03:27:33 PM »
If you don't already have it then fermentation temperature control is a good choice. Regardless of how you make the wort you need to give the yeast the best environment possible for good beer to result.

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