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Ed Avila
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Ed Avila commented on John LeBlanc's video
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Bottling homebrew the easy way with a bench capper.

"Best thing I ever bought:http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/beer-brewing-equipment/bottling/bottle-cappers/colonna-bench-capper.html Beer, Wine and Belgians...try that with anything for around $35 bucks. Well worth it."
Apr 4, 2012
Ed Avila replied to Corey Holmes's discussion Kegging
"There is a noticable difference in flavor between natural carbing vs forced. I only mention this because my tried and true recipes were noticeably different than my bottled versions.    "
Apr 4, 2012
Ed Avila commented on John LeBlanc's video
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Extract vs Allgrain Just BACK OFF !!!!!!! :)

"Well said. I will take exception to the Kegging and forced carb vs bottling.  Being a recent convert to kegging I noticed tried and true recipes ( like 3yrs & 45+gals of each) they were different  (not awful, just…"
Apr 4, 2012
Ed Avila commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer: Hero or Anti-Hero?
" "They walked, rode bicycles, or took a train." Not possible in rural US  areas, and it dosen't address going back to work and productivity. Vacation in Europe does not an agrument make. "
Jun 13, 2011
Ed Avila commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Is Colder Really Better?
"I too enjoy IPA's on the cool side..."
Jun 2, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Brew and Wine Hobby's discussion What Beers do you have brewing in the group Home brewing in Connecticut
"A Pale Ale, a Patersbeir, and an Imperial IPA.  Racking off the Patersbier today  and Pitching a new version I came up with and will pitch directly onto the WY -3787 (Trappist)  cake."
Apr 23, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Brew and Wine Hobby's discussion What Beers do you have brewing in the group Home brewing in Connecticut
"hmmmm Simcoe and Amarillo, two of my favorites."
Apr 23, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Brien Stephen's discussion Tools of the Trade
"Not fair, you've inside information. how was I supposed to know he has friends with gear?  :-)"
Apr 12, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Brien Stephen's discussion Tools of the Trade
"I've heard nothing but bad about the auto-shut off, annoying would be mild to say the least. Bayou classic burner is a  good standard product. Here's a decent set up from Northern Brewer( my go to source when not shopping…"
Apr 12, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Brien Stephen's discussion Tools of the Trade
"One word of advice...go BIG.  You will be surprised at how fast you will out grow a 8 gal pot.  Minimum 10gal will serve you much better for a little more $ upfront but full boils and less hassels with boil overs makes it so worth…"
Apr 11, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Donald Lynn's discussion Whats on Tap for this summer?
"No summer is complete without a Patersbier, I usually have two batches spread out to last all summer, other than that..Pales, IPA's and Belgians  becuase fermenting them during the summer is easy."
Mar 21, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Bryon Turner's discussion Local CT Beers available?
"Believe it or not,  Ten Penny was pouring at the Holiday Inn in Portland Me. this weekend.  I settled on Gearys HSA ... 7% at the same price, I'm no fool."
Mar 21, 2011
Ed Avila replied to Brien Stephen's discussion What's Your Favorite Brewery (Out of State)
"Heavy Seas.. Victory is a great stand by as well as Stone and Sierra."
Mar 21, 2011
Ed Avila commented on Michael Page's blog post How do you prefer your beer?
"Frosted Glass= No No The "English Drink Warm Beer" is a misnomer, 50* F is less than room norm, we geeks would be happy at 50* or a bit less.  I prefer most of my IPA's much cooler"
Mar 6, 2011
Ed Avila commented on Ryan Galligan's blog post Where have you been?
"Willibrew of course, out of state, Woodstock Inn and Brewery , Allagash Brewery. Beer bars out of state, PJ Obrians in Sturbridge Mass ( nice place and pours local Brews from Pioneer Brewery up the road)  Mews Tavern in…"
Mar 6, 2011
Ed Avila commented on Brien Stephen's blog post The Issue of Greater-Middletown Pubs (Or: Having My Beer and Drinking It Too)
"@ Bryon,  If you owned a beer bar how would you "socially engineer" the crowd?  Not for nothing, but I think if notice the nice places set the tone by the Staff and attitude controlled by the managers or Owners. My son…"
Feb 22, 2011

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Home Brewer
What are your favorite CT Beers?
Mystic Bridge IPA
Ten Penney
Any IPA on Tap @ WilliBrew

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