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    ABOUT ME

  • Partner, Candi Syrup, Inc.
  • Red, A Clockwork Orange
  • BBB, AHA
  • Began brewing in 1994 as a hobby, then as a professional brewer.
  • Chimay Grande Reserve, De Koningshoeven La Trappe Quad,Westvleteren 12 017, Belgian Reserve Dark Lager
  • Baltic Porter, Russian Imperial Stout
  • Male
  • Married
  • Charlotte
  • NC

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  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 11-23-2014 at 07:29 PM
    Just completed a carbonation review and taste test after 10 months in bottle conditioning.
    Noticed a pillowy chocolate head finishing with Belgian lace on the glass. A very nice RIS.

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-22-2014 at 07:33 PM
    Were there any traces of the D-180 left in the fermenter? I remember saq in the other thread
    used to add D-2 in the secondary but abandoned that practice after finding some left in his
    conical.Good po...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-22-2014 at 07:31 PM
    This looks like a killer recipe. I want to add it to my recipes I have in brewmate but what
    style do I put it under. Belgian Dark Strong ale ? I could put it under any thing really
    because I don't pla...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-22-2014 at 07:29 PM
    I was shocked how low it was, especially considering some issues I had. I actually checked it
    with three different hydros to make sure. Did a three liter starter with two packs of 3787.
    Magnum may not...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-21-2014 at 10:40 AM
    Speaking of deviating from the recipe, just a quick comment and question. My first batch I had
    a wort chiller leak and ended up with a low OG (1.076). It turned out to be maybe the best beer
    I've ever...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-21-2014 at 10:34 AM
    I brewed a similar attempt at a nice quad/Westy clone recently and just moved to the keezer for
    teritary ferm today (40*.) Had a question though... reading through this thread you have
    teritary temps ...

  • Posted in thread: How Rye I Am (Rye Saison) - 2011 - 1st Place Best of Show - HBT Comp on 11-15-2014 at 08:57 PM
    Just tried that one. It predicts 18.3 SRM. So what's the story here? Is this an almost brown
    Saison? Why the 275 Lovibond candi sugar?Yes, it's a pretty brown. More like a Dubbel in SRM. I
    assumed tha...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-15-2014 at 01:16 AM
    Yes I will be putting it in a corny keg in my kegerator which has a temp controller set to 40F.
    I will let it age in there for awhile and then turn the gas on to carbonate. I will bottle
    directly from...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-14-2014 at 11:03 AM
    I have a question on the wort boil down. Is the wort syrup to be stirred steadily, or does one
    treat it like a sugar syrup and let it stir itself with convection? I tried leaving it alone,
    but was get...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-14-2014 at 10:53 AM
    CSI is the ideal person to answer that. However, I seem to recall reading in the previous
    thread, that the syrup should be continually stirred, especially when the volume becomes small.
    Otherwise, par...

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