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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.
  • Dry stout, Amarillo Pale Ale
  • Backyard Frontenac wine - 1st and 2nd run, California Common, Aurora Borealis Lager; Salix River Brown Ale
  • Merlot; Muscato
  • American amber with homegrown hops, Same with Chinook/Cascade; Chokecherry Kriek; Skeeter Pee (still and carbed); The Mead of Many Adventures; Backyard Frontenac Red 2012
  • I've got a CO2 tank...stay tuned...
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Winnipeg
  • MB

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  • Posted in thread: Sweet stout with pink peppercorns on 12-08-2014 at 11:02 PM
    What yeast and at what temp are you fermenting?I'm wondering if some of the pepper aroma might
    get scrubbed away...coming from the "I want distinct pepper aroma, with possible pepper
    flavour" end of t...

  • Posted in thread: What do you do with your spent grains? on 12-08-2014 at 09:45 PM
    I compost 'em, or feed 'em to pigs at a farm near where I work.I think over the holidays, I'm
    going to try make pine cone and suet feeders with some. Roll a pine cone in softened suet, and
    then in bir...

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 12-08-2014 at 09:31 PM
    I try to brew custom batches for friends and colleagues every so often.My co-workers boyfriend
    tried to get in on the action.Hard to take his begging for beer seriously when he asked for a
    beer with "...

  • Posted in thread: SUPER faint fermentation odor on 12-08-2014 at 08:42 PM
    Thanks PorterPounder...you make a good point! I got so excited, I didn't think that some of the
    nasty stuff might be staying in solution and not getting scrubbed out by CO2.Figure I'll let
    the SG drop...

  • Posted in thread: SUPER faint fermentation odor on 12-08-2014 at 07:14 PM
    I decided to try a pseudo-lager with Nottingham. It's Light DME, bit of crystal 10L for
    body/head, Northern Brewer for bittering, NB and Liberty for aroma; OG 1.041.Fermentation temp
    is 55F. It's abou...

  • Posted in thread: Sweet stout with pink peppercorns on 12-01-2014 at 04:00 PM
    Subscribed.I've been looking at peppercorn use rates all over HBT and elsewhere this morning;
    though I'm coming from the other end of the this topic (how little pepper can I add but still
    add aroma an...

  • Posted in thread: Pineapple plant??? on 11-28-2014 at 03:28 AM
    I threw some into an APA instead of flavour and aroma hops. It was...okay. The pineapple aroma
    sure came through, but the taste...was camomile. So, I kinda got what I was looking for.I think
    I would h...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever brew a swankey? on 11-28-2014 at 03:17 AM
    I did end up brewing a swankey last spring, with another batch a few weeks ago. I used Randy
    Mosher's description from Radical Brewing (brew a light gravity brown ale, and add anise) as my
    guide, and ...

  • 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...

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