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  • Naples, FL
  • Sports,Finding Good Beer,Long walks off short piers
  • System/Application Support
  • Guy Cicinelli
  • Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers; acid jazz / trip-hop
  • Dumb and Dumber, The Big Lebowski, Fletch movies, Jason Bourne movies, History of The World Part 1
  • Family Guy, American Dad, House, How I met your mother, Beer Nuts, Three Sheets
  • Relatively new to homebrewing. I started out with a buddy using the Mr. Beer kits and have recently brewed my first batch using an all glass kit from Northern Brewer.
    1st batch: British Bitter Ale (I call it Revolution Ale)
    2nd batch: TBD (most likely a Bavarian Wheat or Hefe-weizen)


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    Reply for the win!Looking at my primary right now - and I could really use this!

  • Posted in thread: Essential Ingredients for a Black IPA on 12-22-2010 at 03:28 AM
    Same indeed. In the new January 2011 All About Beer, there is an article on it and it states
    that in this year's (2010) GABF, the category was dubbed American-Style India Black Ale. I
    guess Black Indi...

  • Posted in thread: Best Commercial Beer You've Ever Had on 12-22-2010 at 03:17 AM
    Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewing Co. is my favorite.Hobgoblin Ale from Wychwood Brewing
    in the UK is a close second.

  • Posted in thread: All grain or kegging - which one first? on 12-12-2010 at 04:29 AM
    Hello to all my fine fellow homebrewers, :mug:I have a question for you: The chicken or the
    egg...Which would you get first, all grain system or a kegging system?It's xmas time and I am
    either having ...

  • Posted in thread: Working on a English Pale/Strong Bitter Ale... on 04-07-2010 at 02:30 PM
    I am working on my next recipe, trying for the 04b/c style... Does Maris Otter work well as a
    steeping grain? I have been using Simpsons Caramalt. Also, I am changing up my Fuggle/EKG hops
    to all EKG ...

  • Posted in thread: Best hop combo for English Strong BitterESB's on 03-18-2010 at 04:13 PM
    CommonLaw: my Challenger experience may have been flawed - I bought a new 7.5 gal kettle and
    planned on using my brand new banjo burner outside to do the boil but it was pouring outside
    and moved the ...

  • Posted in thread: Best hop combo for English Strong BitterESB's on 03-17-2010 at 09:00 PM
    Thanks for the feedback!sp1365: Did you use the hops in that order (EKG for bittering/60 min
    boil; and Challenger for finishing/aroma)? I recently made a batch with Challenger (60 min
    boil) and EKG at...

  • Posted in thread: Best hop combo for English Strong BitterESB's on 03-17-2010 at 05:21 PM
    They do have US Goldings available - how do you reccomend using them?

  • Posted in thread: Best hop combo for English Strong BitterESB's on 03-17-2010 at 04:57 PM
    Hello all,I am brewing a English ESB\Strong Pale Ale and was planning on using 2 oz of Fuggle
    (60 min boil) and then 2 oz of East Kent Goldings (1 oz 15 min, 1 oz 1min) but my LHBS seems to
    be out of ...

  • Posted in thread: Proposed Increase of Federal Excise Tax a Serious Threat to Small Brewers Part1 on 06-23-2009 at 04:05 AM
    I sent an email to Bill Nelson (FL). I'm a big fan of Orlando Brewing Co, but down in SWFL
    there are no local breweries, just a few decent beer bars. The three tier system already limits
    too many qual...

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