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Offline pete b

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Pete B
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:01:31 PM »
Hi everyone
I just wanted to say hi to those who remember me and introduce myself to those who don’t. I used to be here quite a bit from 2014-2017 I believe. I have not been brewing much the past couple of years due to busyness mostly. Mostly good stuff: doing a lot of work to improve our land for growing more food, home improvements and other interests, mostly food related.
I thought I would come back here for inspiration to start brewing regularly again. I make a lot of mead and, in good apple years, cider. For beer I have a typical cooler mash tun set up. I made a kegerator with two taps and both keg and bottle.
My main obstacle, especially for brewing beer, is that I don’t have a dedicated space so have to drag everything outside through the house from the cellar. I live in Barre Ma so winter stops me as I can’t run a hose. My wife and I are seriously considering building a barn with a brewery and possibly a commercial kitchen. That would be huge.
I have been making mead since I met my wife in 2007 (she has been a mead maker since the 90s) and brewing beer since 2009.
Right now I have 20 gallons of cider fermenting that I got from a friend who runs a local orchard. Four five gallon batches that I am doing different things to: one wild ferment, one with crabapple, one hopped, etc. I also just extracted 50 pounds of honey from our hives and will be starting some mead soon.
I will likely be posting quite a bit in the food and gardening threads. I cooked professionally for many years and since I no longer cook professionally I live for cooking and growing food. We have an outdoor clay oven we built and stone grill and have large vegetable and herb gardens, a small orchard an bees. I don’t consider brewing a separate hobby but rather part of this larger hobby.
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Re: Pete B
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 01:49:05 PM »
Sounds like a fascinating life Pete. I look forward to seeing your posts. Welcome.

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Re: Pete B
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 03:12:30 PM »
Welcome back.
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Re: Pete B
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 03:09:34 PM »
Good to see you.  I'm kind of in the same boat, and just bought the Anvil Foundry to use indoors for 5 gallon batches to hopefully get me back into it.
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Re: Pete B
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 10:57:58 PM »
I remember you! You're a fellow Bay Stater. Good to hear from you; as I remember you had a lot to add to the discussion. Welcome back.
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Re: Pete B
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 11:00:11 PM »
Look forward to seeing some recipes.  Good luck with the homestead!

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Re: Pete B
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 08:02:54 PM »
Welcome back, Pete!

I’ll always remember your cyser!

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Re: Pete B
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 11:38:54 PM »
Welcome back, Pete!

I’ll always remember your cyser!

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Hey Matt, hope you are well. Those home brew swaps were fun, honored you remember my cyser. Got 10 gallons of trad mead from our own honey finishing up the ferment now with d47, a raspberry mead with 71b and a strong spiced elderberry with RC212. Waiting on the large fermenter to get a mixed berry going.
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Re: Pete B
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 12:10:33 AM »
Welcome back, many of us are still here.  I've never made mead. Maybe I need to make my first one..
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Re: Pete B
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 08:18:39 PM »
Hi Pete!
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