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Old 11-15-2010, 02:57 PM  
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Homebrewers in the area?

Since I've been recommended to check this site out by HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community., I thought I'd see where all of the homebrewers are around here. I have 2 ciders in the primary right now and will be brewing a pale ale within the next week hopefully. Anyone else around here enjoy brewing?
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:19 PM  
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I homebrew/homedrinkbeer as well in Albany. I have been brewing for a few years on and off depending on living quarters. I've decided to brew whenever i can lately, so i have a cream ale bottled for a few months, a heavy IPA bottled last weekend, imperial stout in a long secondary waiting for the New Year, and waiting on barley wine ingredients to brew in the coming weeks for the following fall.

Where abouts in Smalbany are you, dap?
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:16 PM  
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Grew up in Albany, moved to Guilderland for a few years, now I'm back off Central Ave. Do you brew extract or all grain? I'm slowly saving for an all grain setup, but I'm not there yet. I really hope to find the time soon for a lot of brewing. Free time is hard to come by! Sounds like you have some pretty good stuff in the works. I need to get a big stout/barleywine started soon too so it'll be ready for next winter/holiday season.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:00 AM  
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I do extract brews. I have been reading a little about doing partial or mini mash brews. Doesn't require alot of extra equipment and gives more control over the beer.

I feel you on the free time. I base all my brewing on what weekends i have a free day. And it helped being laid off for the summer.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:36 AM  
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I am a few hours away over in the NNY Watertown area...also a Homebrewer (since 1993)....have a six tap keg system, do a mix of brewing extract/partial grain..but am deciding on a design for an AG brewery now and will build in the spring...currently on tap: Rootbeer/Orange Soda, Hard Lemonade, Summer Ale, Raspberry Wheat, 5 Hop IPA, (needs another week or two under co2), and Watermelon ale. In fermenting 2 wines of wife's, and Pumpkin Ale...next up Caribou Slobber Brown, Dry Irish Stout and Raspberry Wheat...... I was also referred over from HBT.com Cheers
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:53 PM  
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I just started brewing this summer, and I live just south of albany. I get my supplies from the Homebrew Emporium in East Greenbush, which is a pretty good place for a beginner. HBT has been a huge help too...

I think I'm going to do an ESB for my next beer... it'll be a great one to have around for the winter
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:11 PM  
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Me three here! Live in Rensselaer, been brewing for a few years. Haven't lately. A few bad batches makes you stop until you figure it out and haven't been able to get back into it. I also bounced as recommended by homebrewtalk to check it out. Nothing in the fermenters now but three on the docket: Irish stout, porter and cider.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:20 PM  
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I'm also a homebrewer in Albany (and also referred over here from HBT.com). Been brewing for a couple years now, but been on and off over the past year after having a kid with my girlfriend. Currently have some home-pressed cider sitting in the fermenter that needs to be moved to a keg soon and have a couple of other beers lined up to brew (a Pumpernickel Ale and the house English Pale Ale).

We mostly do either extracts or partial-mash recipes (but looking to try and do some all-grain recipes sometime in the next year).
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:04 PM  
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I'm not in the Albany area and I have been brewing for over 20 years. I have been to the Homebrew Emporium in Rensselaer a few times visiting my daughter. They were very helpful finding what I needed. I usually brew once a week to keep the kegs happy
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:42 PM  
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have a couple of other beers lined up to brew (a Pumpernickel Ale and the house English Pale Ale).

That Pumpernickel Ale sounds delicious. Be sure to post up a review of it once its done. I'm excited to hear how it turns out. Can you point me in the direction of a recipe or where to pick up a kit? Thanks!
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