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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: 31
Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2016

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

Started by Chris Eisbach Feb 28, 2014. 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, 2014. 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 Mike Patient on March 4, 2012 at 12:00pm

brew and wine has a good selection of hops from new Zealand. it has an amazing smell

Comment by Davis Martin on March 4, 2012 at 8:44pm

Wow I am so jealous! I am working on gettin a place ready for me to start brewing again. I have an old Stout kit Im gonna use that first then I plan to get a Brown ale kit from Cannons and Im gonna juice it up a bit.

 Now is the time for brewing summer ales and a little late for spring ales right?


Comment by Davis Martin on March 5, 2012 at 11:55pm

ok I have a question.  I have 3 carboys in the basement.  They have stuff in them i brewed 8 years ago and just left down there, My son is now 7 hence my brewing hiatus , Its pretty much in the hi 40's down there all the time. The air locks went dry years ago. I believe one was a pale ale and the other 2 I think were fruit wines.  I am going to start brewing again and wonder should I just throw this stuff out or?  I have heard wines can turn into good cider for cooking but I don't know and I don't want to get anyone sick. I know we have  members with lots of experience.

 What should I do?  What would you do? is there a place to have it tested?


Comment by Mike Patient on March 6, 2012 at 12:18am

My bet is they are gone, but the best judge is your nose. If it doesn't smell rancid, give it a little taste. Is it worth saving? dig up that recipe and make yourself some fresh pale ale. It would be an interesting brew story if you could revive it.

Comment by Chris Eisbach on March 6, 2012 at 1:30pm

I'd say your biggest issue is the dry airlocks.  8 years is a long time, so it probably would not be so good anyway, but take a whiff and and small taste if it does not smell rancid.  Is there anything growing on it?

Comment by Davis Martin on March 6, 2012 at 6:12pm

Mike, Chris,

 Thanks for responding. I took a whiff and it didn't smell bad. maybe I should bring some in for tasting at our next meeting? LOL Just kidding. Nothing growing on it, or in it.

 If the wine turned to vinegar I wouldn't know if it was good by taste as I don't like vinegar.

Comment by Davis Martin on March 8, 2012 at 9:12pm


 tonight I smelled the brews. the wine smells like vinegar, and the beer was a light ale and smells like alcohol.


Comment by Tom OBrien on March 9, 2012 at 9:03am
Your wine is now salad dressing! As far as the beer - if you know someone that has a still, you can distill it and draw off the alcohol, should make an interesting vodka otherwise you're better off using it as rust cleaner.
Comment by Scott Barbanel on March 15, 2012 at 1:23pm

Is tonight's meeting at 7:30?  The Google hosted site is infected with some trojan viruses and blocked by Norton so I can't get there to check.  Thanks.

Comment by Jim Hartzell on March 15, 2012 at 1:26pm

Meeting tonight, March 15th,  at 7:30pm at Eli Trading Co. across from Eli Cannon's. 


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