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Middlesex Malters

We are a new Middletown based Homebrew Club. Our motto is - Share, Learn, & Taste

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/middlesexmalters/
Location: Middletown, CT
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Mar 20

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Tonight, Friday Feb 28th is Middlesex Malters Homebrew Club meeting.

Started by Chris Eisbach Feb 28. 0 Replies

The meeting is tonight. If you are in central CT and like to brew or always wanted to learn how, this is the time to come and join us. DM me if you want to come and do not have an inviteSend a note…Continue

First meetign of the Middlesex Malters 2014 in Middletown!

Started by Chris Eisbach Jan 8. 0 Replies

We will be meeting at The New England Emporium, 386 Main Street, Middletown, CT, Friday January 31.  Come one come all.  Whether you have been brewing for years, or just thinking about starting, come…Continue

Central Connecticut's Newest and Greatest Homebrew Club?

Started by Chris Eisbach Feb 15, 2013. 0 Replies

For those living in central…Continue

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Comment by Eli Cannon's Tap Room on April 5, 2012 at 5:24pm

Hey guys. Real quick. I'm looking to put together an order within the next week or two to replenish some stock and get some materials to put together my spring (and most likely summer) kits. I know the idea was thrown out there for everyone in the group to brew a batch using the same recipe to compare results. If this is something you are all still interested in doing, I was hoping that you all could possibly collaborate on line on a recipe and I could lump that into my upcoming order. Shipping and and receiving on this stuff is kind of a bear and I'd like to limit the frequency of my orders. If I get it in within the next couple weeks, I think I could have the kits put together and ready to rock for the next meeting. Please let me know if you all think this would be possible. Thanks. -JD

Comment by Bill Peacock on April 5, 2012 at 6:20pm

What does everyone like? I'd love to do an IPA, but I know a few of our people just don't care for IPA's. A Witbier?

Comment by Chris Kern on April 5, 2012 at 7:20pm
I like the witbier idea...dont have much experience putting recipes togethetr but would be good to learn
Comment by Mike Patient on April 5, 2012 at 9:37pm

heavy flavors like stouts, porters, IPAs will all cover over the brewing process effects to an extent. If you're going to tasting differences, something clean works best. Are these kits/extract? If it's a witbier would we be provided spices? yeast strain? (I myself like using the Alagash White strain)

Comment by Jim Hartzell on April 8, 2012 at 7:33pm

Hoppy Easter to all! 

Comment by Chris Eisbach on April 9, 2012 at 2:30pm

JD, what are the kits you have?  I guess we can create one if we are ordering them,  but I figures we'd begin with one of yours if that works.  I think there was a Black IPA and a stout?  I've never brewed a witbeir, but am good with that as well.  Another option is a Scottish 60 or 70 Schilling.  Opinions?  

Comment by Eli Cannon's Tap Room on April 9, 2012 at 2:52pm

Chris, all I have right now on hand are 2 Oatmeal Stout Kits, 1 Black IPA, and 1 Hoppy New Year. If you wanted to roll with one of my recipes, that's totally fine by me. I still have to order more product, and soon. I'm just trying to avoid making more orders than necessary to keep things cost/hassle effective for the business. Just looking to get a consensus on what you guys want to do and figure out what/how much I need to order. If it makes more sense for you all to author a recipe at the next meeting that is fine too, but it'll be a bit more of a turn around to get the kits together. Possibly, to make it worth it for all, you guys can collaborate on 2 or 3 recipes that you want to run this kind of experiment on and I can order ingredients for all of them. Just let me know as I'm looking to put in the order for my spring kits in the next week or so.

Comment by Chris Kern on April 9, 2012 at 3:01pm

To make things easier from a timing perspective, we can possibly use Jamil's book for a recipe, maybe tweak it to our likes.  At least get a start for a discussion next meeting. 

Comment by Chris Eisbach on April 10, 2012 at 8:31am

OK, That sounds good. Why doesn't someone find a recipe and send it out via the malters group email (as to not clog CTBeerTrail with recipes) and we can do a quick vote.  We only have a week to get this settled it sounds. 

Comment by Christopher Sheehan on April 13, 2012 at 11:52am

I have a technical question.  I put my IPA into the fridge for a cold shock to get the particles to settle.  My question is should I rack it again (3rd time) clean the keg that it it currently in and then carbonate it or should I just carbonate it and try to disturb it?  Suggestions? 

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