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  1. Dave Greenbaum

    Water Treatment for Melomel

    I'm making a melomel, Ken Schramm's Mambo in Your Mouth. I'm doing the no-heat method with TONSA using RO water. Does the RO water need any sort of treatment?
  2. Dave Greenbaum

    Lagunitas IPNA

    I tried Lagunitas IPNA this weekend. This is their almost-non-alcoholic beer. It's definitely hop forward. Little malt backbone. What's striking is that the hops have the character of hop pellets, as if they infused them post-fermentation, rather than boiling them. Regardless, it's a big...
  3. Dave Greenbaum

    Is my glass telling me something?

    Either some of the letters on this glass have worn off or it's trying to tell me to drink on a train.
  4. Dave Greenbaum

    Using a pump to vorlauf

    I don't know why I didn't do this years ago. Maybe because "How to Brew" recommends drawing off part of the mash with a pitcher and pouring it back into the mash tun to vorlauf. Today, for some reason, it hit me that this would introduce hot side aeration and I have a perfectly good March...
  5. Dave Greenbaum

    Reusing Unwashed Yeast

    During the pandemic, I've made some changes to my brewing process. One is to modify recipes to use what I've got on-hand to minimize trips to the homebrew store. Part of this includes reusing yeast. In White and Zainasheff's "Yeast", it is advised not to reuse yeast without washing it. IOW...
  6. Dave Greenbaum

    2020 Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale

    I've been buying a case of this beer for the past few years when it comes out in April. It's a shame it only comes out once a year. This year's batch is down from 11.7% to 10.8% ABV. As best I can recall from last year's batch, the aroma is nearly the same or maybe a little more dank...
  7. Dave Greenbaum

    AB Inbev Purchase of Ratebeer
  8. Dave Greenbaum

    Biere de Mars

    Fish and I brewed a Biere de Mars in January. This is a northern French/Belgian style somewhere between a Saison (farmhouse ale) and a Biere de Garde. In other words, both floral and earthy and malty. This beer is traditionally made in late winter or early spring and is meant to be consumed...
  9. Dave Greenbaum

    ISO Dogfish Head Immort Ale

    I'm looking for Dogfish Head Immort Ale. Do you know where I can find it?
  10. Dave Greenbaum

    Thanksgiving 2016

    I'm thankful for having known our brother, Rich Palmay, and for being able to enjoy this kolsch from of a stange that belonged to him. Cheers to Rich Palmay!
  11. Dave Greenbaum

    Spiegelau IPA Glass

    I just discovered a nifty feature of the Spiegelau IPA glass!
  12. Dave Greenbaum

    Ohio Berrs?

    I've been promised a case of beer from Ohio. It can be four different six-packs. I'm looking for suggestions for beer that we can't get in New Jersey. Do you have a favorite? Thanks!
  13. Dave Greenbaum

    Attaching a Brew Hauler

    How could I have not figured this out before? Putting a Brew Hauler on a carboy is so much easier when the carboy is upside-down on a carboy stand.
  14. Dave Greenbaum

    Greenbaum's Keezer

    This is a six tap keezer made with a GE chest freezer, an oak collar, Vent-Matic forward sealing faucets and a stainless steel drip tray. It was way late and over budget, but it's finally ready: The IMG tag isn't working, here's a link to the picture: keezer pic
  15. Dave Greenbaum

    In Search of Levitation

    Stone is discontinuing Levitation and Sublimely Self Righteous Black ale: ... righteous/ They estimate these beers will available until May. I can't find them already. Has anyone seen them locally?
  16. Dave Greenbaum

    FARE Festival

    Has anyone been to to the FARE festival in Warminster? How was it? Are you planning to go this year?