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  • I am retired, and finding little craft beer available in Costa Rica, I decided to become a home brewer. Bought start kit in USA, and just finished my first brew, a Canadian Pale Ale, a simple brew just to get started. I love hoppy ales. A double IPA is my goal, but I need to get a few batches under my belt first. The lovely MJ, a great cook, views brewing as just another phase of cooking, and is interested in being my assistant brewer.
  • Walking,reading,and now home brewing
  • Retired
  • Jim Parish
  • Eclectic
  • See About Me above.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Santa Rosa de Pos
  • Alajuela Costa Rica


  • Posted in thread: Super Mechanical Range Smart Giveaway - Open to All! on 09-10-2014 at 08:23 PM

  • Posted in thread: Looking for All Extract Porter Recipe on 08-31-2014 at 10:37 PM
    Found this thread whilst looking for a porter recipe for SWMBO, who for some odd reason doesn't
    really care for the IPAs I love. Anonymous is her name, porter is her game.This nbspindel
    recipe looks t...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew in the Shower on 08-29-2014 at 10:27 PM
    Nothing weird there; I've been toting beer into the shower now and then all my adult life....By
    your hat and grizzled visage, Troy, I would have thought you would have written "totin'."
    :)P.S. I don't...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew in the Shower on 08-29-2014 at 10:17 PM
    My lovely wife has been known to bring me a shower beer after a day of hard work, and sometimes
    not so hard work. She's a sweetie!When I was river rafting on several day extended trips, we
    usually set...

  • Posted in thread: Last HomeBrewTalk Swag Giveaway for the Summer - Open to All! on 08-26-2014 at 01:48 PM
    Can't wait for those pint glasses

  • Posted in thread: HopHouse Brewing Supply Hops Giveaway - Open to All! on 07-15-2014 at 05:56 AM
    I'm in! Thanks, Hop House!

  • Posted in thread: Using Block ice to chill wort on 07-19-2012 at 05:38 PM
    ... then agitate til cool....Agitate the ice water, or the fermenter?

  • Posted in thread: My chocolate stout tastes like crappy chocolate cake... on 07-13-2012 at 04:04 PM
    If later you end up with another beer that ... is too sweat, ... consider blending the two....
    Sweat is a flavor I don't think can be masked by blending.... ! Sorry, I just couldn't resist

  • Posted in thread: Ruined Beer, thanks storm on 07-07-2012 at 11:14 PM
    That'll teach you to get married!:D

  • Posted in thread: Hop spider to end all hop spiders? on 07-07-2012 at 03:45 AM
    Damn! That had me intrigued. A bit small though.As an approximation, pretend that the tea ball
    is a cylinder. The volume is 3.25 x pi x 4.25 = 46.75 cu. in.This one would be 5.5 x pi x 5.5
    = 95.0 cu...