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  • Cary, NC
  • Started brewing in February 2007 with extract kits and quickly moved to all grain. My favorite beers are American and English style ales. I'm extremely lucky to have a wife who also loves beer and encourages my brewing.
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  • Posted in thread: Whole Hops: What to Do? on 05-10-2016 at 07:30 PM
    Just because they are whole cones doesn't mean they have to be used exclusively for dry
    hopping. They can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma additions in the boil as well. I use
    whole hops 99% o...

  • Posted in thread: Northern English Brown on 05-10-2016 at 05:27 PM
    Muntons Maris Otter, 80%Crisp brown malt 65L, 8%Briess crystal 40L, 8%Simpsons coffee malt
    150L, 4%Mash at 152 for 45 minutes, mash-out at 168 for 15 minutes. Pilgrim (9.1% AA), 0.78
    ounces for 60 min...

  • Posted in thread: Tobacco flavor and aroma on 05-10-2016 at 12:39 AM
    I brewed what I am calling a Northern English Brown Ale that has a subtle but unmistakable
    flavor and aroma of pipe tobacco. I didn't intend to get this character in the beer, but it's
    there, and I li...

  • Posted in thread: What Stops You From Going Pro? on 04-21-2016 at 12:52 AM
    I would probably become an alcoholic. Also, the worst time to jump into an industry is when
    it's craft beer bubble.

  • Posted in thread: Vienna Malt Pale Ale on 01-21-2016 at 12:45 AM
    I've brewed this 4 or 5 times. It's a very good pale ale. Based on the comments above, I might
    try it again this spring but up the Vienna to 90%. 5 lbs Vienna (3.5 SRM) 4 lbs Pale - Briess
    Brewers 2-R...

  • Posted in thread: Brown Ale help on 01-20-2016 at 01:26 AM
    I like it.

  • Posted in thread: Vienna Malt on 01-20-2016 at 01:19 AM
    In my experience such small additions of Vienna and Munich don't add anything.

  • Posted in thread: Are all starters created equally? on 01-10-2016 at 12:25 AM
    I know I'm coming a bit late to the thread, but this is what I now do for a starter. The day
    before brew day I activate my Wyeast smackpack first thing in the morning (I only use Wyeast).
    That evening...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing California common on 12-05-2015 at 02:22 AM
    not much is happening during fermentation. After one day of fermenting nothing notable occurred
    no real bubbling activity. Finally small time bubbling happened but lasted a short time. Does
    this mean ...

  • Posted in thread: Volume Problem (aka not enough beer) on 12-05-2015 at 01:51 AM
    Hi All, I'm still having this issue volume issue. I consistently end up with 4.5gal of wort
    going into the fermenter . My guess is that beersmith is just not accounting for some type of
    equipment loss...

Primary/Secondary: -- Kegged: #129 Northern English Brown Planned: Classic APA, Red IPA