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    ABOUT ME

  • Professional Forest Kid
  • Eclectic tastes, but the Hip consistently rock my world.
  • 2002: two college buddies, Sauer and Miller, start S&M Brewing ("We've got Beer Whipped!"). Mostly canned-kits...rn2006: The "s" drops out of S&M; the "M" blows out a knee playing hockey, and is left with lots of time to brew. Kit hacks lead to extract brewing.rn2012: New house, new job, new possibilities lead me into all-grain, making my own malt, growing hops (and wine grapes)...and to HBT.
  • Pineapple Plant APA; Something big and Belgian
  • Cream of Three Crops; Swank, eh? Swankey; Irish Red Ale
  • Skeeter Pee; Lentilmalz Mk.II lager
  • Improved Scots Open Fire Ale; Biermuncher's OktoberFAST; The Mead of Many Adventures; Backyard Frontenac Red wine
  • I've got a CO2 tank...stay tuned...
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Winnipeg
  • MB

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  • Posted in thread: lemonade/skeeter pee? on 01-14-2014 at 03:17 AM
    Truth be told, I was hoping for something carbonated. Would I be correct in thinking that I
    could leave out the kmeta and the sorbate, ferment it as dry as it will go, back sweeten with
    splenda and b...

  • Posted in thread: Ok, Admit You Do It on 01-10-2014 at 04:00 AM
    This is one of the many reasons to grow hops. The "green screen" on the fence around my yard
    provides a source of brewing ingredients, and a nice screen for those times when one does not
    want to track...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew hangovers on 01-09-2014 at 11:13 PM
    Fusels have been mentioned, what about acetaldehyde? Is their any green apple taste/aroma in
    what you're drinking and then getting the hangover from?A friend of mine gets pretty ill from
    beer with any...

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 01-09-2014 at 01:16 AM
    What is that measuring tool called? Does it measure gravity?It's a refractometer. I love mine,
    for all the reasons mentioned, AND for checking fruit sugar content before harvesting.Be aware,
    once ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Bry 97 on 01-08-2014 at 03:28 AM
    I've only used BRY 97 once, and it took a long time to take off, temp was kept at 68. Went fast
    once it started. It was a bit estery - not sure I didn't like it, but there's yeasts I like a
    lot more, ...

  • Posted in thread: Things about your co-workers that annoy you on 01-07-2014 at 04:41 PM
    We actually had a "homebrewer's pot luck" going-away event for a co-worker last year. All of
    the people who make beer or wine brought a few, and it was an awesome, memorable moment for the
    departing g...

  • Posted in thread: Straight sugar brew on 01-04-2014 at 07:15 PM
    The turbo juice look nice, im gonna try explain to him that its not going to work how he thinks
    it is and suggest an alternative. Ill update how it goes!There used to be three kids who would
    push my h...

  • Posted in thread: Straight sugar brew on 01-03-2014 at 02:59 AM
    If he wants something terrible to get drunk on that is about 12% alcohol, why not just buy
    really cheap crappy wine. The last time I seriously thought about fermenting a straight sugar
    wash/wort/syrup...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 11-29-2013 at 11:06 PM
    Zen and the Art of Zymurgy (Zen and the Art of Archery)The Fermentation-driven Life (Purpose
    Driven Life)The Wealthy Brewer (The Wealthy Barber)

  • Posted in thread: When is it Legit to apply your own Name to a Brew on 11-25-2013 at 04:45 PM
    If I brew someone else's recipe, it's a cover version. The end product may be superior to the
    original, or appeal to other tastes than the original. My Co3C is not what Biermuncher
    originally brewed -...

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Boreal Brewer -"Son, you can't sing or dance, I don't like your writing, and you can't draw a picture to save your life. But you make a fine beer!" An 80 year old friend
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