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  • Urban apartment brewer, BJCP Certified beer judge, working class schmoe, and tradskin.
  • Beer,music,guns,hooliganism,Tottenham Hotspur,and the Washington Capitals
  • Auto worker full time, trying to break into the pro brewing game
  • Alex
  • Reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul, Oi!, and old school hardcore
  • Started with an electric stove, extract batches, and a thrift store acquired basic set-up kit. Move to partial mash to partial boil BIAB all grain to MLT with split boil to electric brewing w/ heat sticks. Current apartment just uses a gas stove, but looking to go back to full-electric and automated down the road.
  • Lots o' Milds, Bitters, Porters, Stouts, Browns, and other associated classic English Ale.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Arlington (DC)
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 07-27-2016 at 11:12 PM
    Been liking the sour lately, so been on the lookout for new sours. Found this... Tastes like
    it's been hit with distilled white vinegar. Just curious if I put green food coloring in this
    if can make E...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 11:10 PM

  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 07-26-2016 at 10:31 PM
    For you USMNT fans, DeAndre Yedlin put on a pretty solid showing in Australia today in the
    Spurs/Juventus friendly (early this morning our time), and showed he still might have a place
    at Spurs (altho...

  • Posted in thread: DC area visit on 07-26-2016 at 08:07 PM
    Also, it's way, way WAY out there, but if you happen to head eastward over to the MD/DE
    beaches, you should hit up Burley Oak just outside of Ocean City.

  • Posted in thread: DC area visit on 07-26-2016 at 08:05 PM
    If you're looking for a good beer bar with a large selection in DC try Churchkey: second
    this. If you're looking for something particularly hard to get, this is the place you're most
    likely to find ...

  • Posted in thread: DC area visit on 07-26-2016 at 01:51 PM
    You would chose Forge over Fair Winds?Fair Winds will never get any of my business. I'll cheer
    the day they go bankrupt. But that's more personal than anything.

  • Posted in thread: DC area visit on 07-26-2016 at 12:31 PM
    DC? or DC Metro area?DCA or IAD? if Dulles, there are 2 dozen or so breweries out here in
    Loudoun County. not all great, but most of them good. there's some good ones popping up in
    Fairfax County, the...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing Classical Styles on 07-25-2016 at 01:50 PM
    Thank you for your input. I will certainly take this into consideration and I am sorry you
    misinterpreted my intentions. The blog's title is both a tribute to the influential book and a
    reference to t...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing Classical Styles on 07-25-2016 at 12:41 PM
    While I think beer history is awesome, coming onto HBT with a first and only post pushing your
    own blog with a name and acronym unbelievably close (intentionally or otherwise) to one of the
    most popul...

  • Posted in thread: I Think Acid Malt Is Giving Me Allergies on 07-25-2016 at 01:05 AM
    Lactose (milk sugar) and lactic acid (souring bacteria) aren't related. Lactic acid is
    predominant in some sour beers, naturally fermented pickles, some cheese, etc. Lactic acid
    isn't a dairy thing.I ...

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