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08-28-2011

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04-01-2013 5:26 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • I've been a big fan of great beer ever since my college days when I first discovered Gaelic Ale from Highland. Since then I've become quite fond of Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Stone, as well as the local beer scene here in the area. Life would be complete if I could find a Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale clone recipe.
  • Cigars,Whiskey,Beer
  • After flirting with the idea for a couple years and enjoying beers from other friends I have decided to take the plunge. All-grain setup.
  • Traditional Milk Stout
  • Black Raspberry Belgian Stout
  • Empty
  • Smoked Graham Cracker Porter, Chocolate Cherry Stout
  • Male
  • Married
  • Raleigh
  • North Carolina

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  • Posted in thread: New Beglium LOF Cocoa Mole on 04-01-2013 at 11:26 PM
    Looks like a great beer to brew up for the Fall.

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Cherry Stout on 12-10-2012 at 04:38 PM
    Unlike the porter I did previously, this stout has carbed in the bottles after just one week.
    It's absolutely exactly what I wanted it to be. The cherry flavor is still a little green, but
    once this r...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Cherry Stout on 12-03-2012 at 04:58 PM
    Bottled my version this past weekend. Used black cherry juice and roasted cacao nibs in the
    secondary. Crashed in the fridge for a couple days to help clear. Tasted fantastic going into
    the bottles. T...

  • Posted in thread: Slim's Graham Cracker Ale 2.0 on 11-30-2012 at 06:56 PM
    Thanks a lot. If we are in the same boat, then I suppose we can assume this gets tasty with the
    aging. I am already headed to the LHBS to pick up stuff for a quicker ale. I think because of
    the ABV on...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Cherry Stout on 11-13-2012 at 04:39 AM
    Thanks! Makes sense...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Cherry Stout on 11-12-2012 at 04:14 PM
    A couple questions I may have missed.1) Did you boil the juice to sanitize it before putting it
    into the fermenter?2) The juice is just being added directly to the primary with the existing
    yeast, cor...

  • Posted in thread: Slim's Graham Cracker Ale 2.0 on 11-04-2012 at 04:05 PM
    I also used this recipe as a guide but switched things up to go in more of a porter direction.
    Bottled yesterday after 3 weeks in primary and 1 week in secondary on the vanilla beans. Was
    super hazy i...

  • Posted in thread: What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had? on 10-01-2012 at 02:01 PM
    I also recently attended a street festival at Roth (maybe the same one??) and left disappointed
    with the beer. But the worst beer I had there was "6 Impossible Things" by Mystery Brewing. It
    tasted li...

  • Posted in thread: Help Tweaking "American IPA" Recipe on 08-30-2011 at 01:38 PM
    Thanks for the info! I'll make adjustments to my notes regarding the dry hop time and give some
    more thought to adding a bit more Vienna or forsaking it all-together.

  • Posted in thread: Help Tweaking "American IPA" Recipe on 08-30-2011 at 04:13 AM
    After a lot of work, thought, etc I've come up with the base recipe I'd like to brew for an
    all-grain attempt. I'm using iBrewMaster to do the auto-calculations and I think it's close on
    some aspects,...

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