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AnthonyC last won the day on June 27

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    Warwick, New York
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    My Fiancée & Son, Teaching, NY Yankees, NY Jets/Giants, Africa Spur Thigh Tortoises, Home Brewing, BBQs, PS4, XBOX ONE, my 3 Mini Dachshunds (Autumn, Bella, and Jeter), and a new addition... my son's pet snapping turtle Snappy!

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  1. Can't believe that I haven't brewed this yet. If I do a cooler brew this summer, maybe this will be the one.
  2. Thanks, Rick. My water is well water sans chlorine, but it has an immense amount of mineral content. Every few months we have to unspool the diffusers on the sinks and remove the white calcified build up. Ever since I've switched to spring water (thank you, Jim!), my beer has been much better. Honestly I only ever noticed it in my IPA recipes. They were all tasting the same: Kama Citra, Dead Ringer, Galaxy IPA, and Island Hopper. It was VERY disheartening!
  3. I was getting a little disenchanted with my IPA recipes, especially the extract recipes. Every IPA had the same taste. I was blaming the dreaded EXTRACT TWANG enigma. Honestly, I was ready to give up on IPA's. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what was going on. I tweaked the grains, hops, hop schedules, dme/lme, boiled with electric, boiled with gas. It was literally driving me nuts. Just when I was about to give up on my favorite style of beer it hit me! A private conversation that I had with our good ole Jim. I went back into my email archives and there it was. I pm'd Jim about this awhile back, and he was kind enough to respond. Jim simply stated, "It's your water." Doggone if he wasn't 100% right!!! He recommended using either bottled spring water or getting a filtration system. I opted to go bottled, and although I've only tried it with a quick 2g Mr. Beer based IPA, the difference was incredible. I'm confident, thanks to Jim, that I can make brewery quality IPA's now and my heavy-on-the-malts have NEVER tasted better. Wish I had the chance to thank him, but somehow I know that he knows.
  4. I did speak w/Stroom. He left me a message on PS4 awhile back.
  5. I was touring the world playing Pokémon Go with @RickBeer!
  6. Thanks Hot Rod!
  7. Only one has gone from kettle to keg b/c the others have a conditioning time of anywhere from 1-2yrs! The one I've tried was the Cream Ale and the difference has been day & night. I've also used bottled water exclusively and that has helped as well.
  8. Night off from drinking??!! Are you nuts!!??
  9. I know Sarge & I will. A lot at once.
  10. 1. Still Around 2. Not yet, but set a date. 3. Yes, a lot of all grain. (Honey Wheat, Cream Ale, Bourbon Porter, Barleywine) 4. Hell NO!
  11. Creepyyy! Missed ya, man! Lotsa catching up to do!
  12. Anthony, where are you my friend. The forums miss you. 

    1. MRB Rick

      MRB Rick

      Everyone gets busy in life. I am sure that he will show up. 

  13. and to add, I was commenting on an N.B. page on F.B. last week saying since the buyout, probably never see the Buy 3 for 19.99 each again! one week later..... Dn't think they dnt listen, and glad they do!