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  • David Gibb
  • AHA, Sons of Liberty Homebrew Club
  • I started brewing young. In 11th grade, I was researching a paper on King Arthur, and found a website detailing the method to make mead. I was in love. Two of my friends joined in with me and we started brewing with a simple kit with 5 gallon glass carboys. When college came around, we went our separate ways, and brewing went on hiatus.rnrnNow, twelve years since I last brewed, I have finally gotten a house with a basement for brewing, and I am back in the saddle. My brother and I have our first batch in primary, and will bottle just after Labor Day.rnrnMy love of beer has done nothing but grow. Living in Michigan, the self-proclaimed "Great Beer State" has its advantages. With 92+ breweries in the state, and three very good brew stores within 20 miles, I am very lucky.rnrnLift a glass with me; I am thirsty.
  • 1. SMASH (Simcoe/Pils)rn2. Irish Redrn3. Nut Brown Alern4. Simple Cinnamon Hard Cider
  • Nothing right now
  • 1. Cider Mill Cyserrn2. JAOM Blackberry Mead
  • Nothing right now
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  • Married
  • Livonia
  • MI


  • Posted in thread: Growler for JAOM on 12-12-2014 at 04:57 PM
    Looking forward to hearing about it. I would love to do this for friends of mine, but most of
    them just want to let me do the work and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

  • Posted in thread: Growler for JAOM on 12-12-2014 at 03:41 PM
    I would suggest mason jars. You can give the recipe, ingredients, airlock, and stopper in one
    mason jar and the honey in another. It should package pretty nicely.

  • Posted in thread: Beauty on 12-12-2014 at 02:44 PM
    I am certainly guilty of this. It's a pride of being able to say that you created it with your
    own hands.Also, in what other hobby can you say that Caribou Slobber is a thing of beauty?

  • Posted in thread: Growler for JAOM on 12-12-2014 at 02:38 PM
    If I had an inkling about brewing, mead, and JAOM, I would be happy to receive the growler kit.
    It is a gift after all, it isn't it always best to not look a gift horse in the mouth?Not only
    that, but...

  • Posted in thread: Ayinger Oktoberfest is FANTASTIC! on 12-08-2014 at 08:23 PM
    That is hands down my favorite Marzen. Every year, I stock up on it right when it comes in to
    the local bottle shop, and invariably I teach a few more people to appreciate and enjoy a wider
    range of b...

  • Posted in thread: Great Fermentations $100 Gift Certificate giveaway! on 12-02-2014 at 08:19 PM
    I'm definitely in for this!

  • Posted in thread: VIKING BLOOD MEAD 1st timer on 12-01-2014 at 08:03 PM
    How long (typically) in primary/secondary/keg age?

  • Posted in thread: wood aged liquor experiment on 11-21-2014 at 01:55 PM
    buffalo trace being 62.5% should be good. maybe do a period of time at that strength, cut it
    down to low 50s, let it sit again and then dilute it (or not) to what final or other strength
    you'd want.I ...

  • Posted in thread: wood aged liquor experiment on 11-20-2014 at 09:11 PM
    It's called Buffalo Trace White Dog. I would use the rye mash over the wheat mash (I prefer the
    spiciness that comes through more with rye). I know it at least has to pass through oak on the
    way to bo...

  • Posted in thread: Small scale barrels on 11-20-2014 at 07:41 PM
    I've been planning this also. My go-to for white lightning is Buffalo Trace. I would be adding
    this to the barrel and putting it on my main floor (basement stays too darn constant through
    the winter!)...

Primary: 1. SMASH (Simcoe/Pils) Session Pale, 2. Nut Brown Ale, 3. Irish Red, 4. Simple Cinnamon Hard Cider Bottled: 1. Blackberry JAOM, 2.Cider Mill Cyser Kegged: 1. Alas, nothing currently

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