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  • SE Wisconsin
  • Snow Skiing,Hobie Cat Sailing,Golf,Music
  • Director Strategic Planning /Construction Project Management
  • Bob Manke
  • I'm a musicaholic - Ben Harper, Incubus, Mofro, Chuck Prophet, Cake, 88nine Radio Milwaukee
  • Brewing Better Beer - Gordon Strong; Brewing Classic Styles - Jamil
  • Beer Barons of Milwaukee
  • Credit for my interest in homebrewing goes to a homebrewer named Tom who made a lot of kegs I "sampled" at parties I went to in the 80's and 90s that were some of the best beers I had ever tasted and was hooked. I had to learn how to do this! In 1999 Tom walked me through the initial equipment purchase at the Frugal Homebrew and a simple honey-weisse extract brew in the kitchen that my friends thought turned out quite well. For lots of reasons I stopped brewing after that for over 10 years until recently when I recaptured the homebrew bug in late 2009 after visiting Belgium and having the great opportunity to have an off the normal path tour of the Brassiere Dubuisson near the French border along with another coworker who happened to also be into homebrewing so we chatted it up with a very interesting tour guide about hops and sugars they used. Now I'm hooked and finally setup for AG and lagering. >80 Batches To Date.
  • About a sixer or two of most everything I brew
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  • Posted in thread: Weber Kettle Thread! on 03-13-2014 at 03:53 AM
    I've got the same BBQ, it is a great unit.I'm in Canada so I'm severly challenged when it comes
    to southern US style smoking techniques, typically we grill on high heat in these parts. My
    attempts at ...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1217-PC West Coast IPA source? on 02-24-2014 at 05:48 AM
    After hearing about the possible Stone yeast I tried a clone of Stone's 15th Anniversary Ale,
    an Imperial Black IPA. I have to say this yeast made a great Black IPA giving the beer a big
    tan aroma hea...

  • Posted in thread: Spotted Cow Extract Clone Help / Challenge...Will Donate $25 to HomeBrewTalk on 02-05-2014 at 03:18 AM
    Also, I know the speckled heifer kit has been discussed in depth, do you guys think this kit
    could be improved by swapping in a kolsch yeast rather than the american ale yeasts that are
    listed as opti...

  • Posted in thread: Kona, Fire Rock Pale Ale (AG Clone) on 12-26-2013 at 07:34 PM
    Hi BM,After coming across and loving Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale while visiting CA and then finding
    your recipe, I've brewed a slight variation three times since July 2012. The modifications were
    Rahr Pal...

  • Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-24-2013 at 08:30 PM
    count me in.

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-09-2013 at 11:48 AM

  • Posted in thread: new glarus black top on 09-15-2013 at 11:09 PM
    I tasted this beer at the Great Lakes Brewfest in Racine Wisconsin yesterday and was very
    impressed with the drinkable character. Will be following your thread and maybe trying a batch.
    I would start ...

  • Posted in thread: Great Taste of the Midwest on 08-09-2013 at 02:13 AM
    I will be taking a bus into town Saturday... It would also be a good chance to meet up with any
    local brewers.Looking at the lead up to this looks just as great again, I keep saying I
    should make th...

  • Posted in thread: German Fest Stein Challenge on 07-31-2013 at 06:53 PM
    Congrats! My Oktoberfest scored 37. To be honest, I'm a little sad I didn't place. I thought it
    was a really good beer. This was my first competition and I definitely want to start entering
    more.Dont ...

  • Posted in thread: Sweetwater IPA clone!!! on 03-23-2013 at 03:28 AM
    We ferment it at 19C, so that's like 66F. As for mash temp we do the main conversion rest at
    149 for 30 minutes and then ramp up to 162 for 10min and then 170 to mashout. You'd be fine
    with a single i...

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Best Regards, BBB On Tap: Uncle Buddy's Bock, Old Ale Jack Daniels Barrel Aged 8 Months, Stone 15th Anniversary Clone Black IIPA, Schwartzbier, ABSF Spotted Cow, ThreeC IPA, Kona Volcano Pale - Amarillo/Mosaic Dry Hopped, Cade's Campout Ale Conditioning/Lagering/Carbing: Dry Hopping: Primary: Zombie Dust IPA Next: HefeWeisse, BrewDog Hardcore IPA, Red Oktober

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