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  • Part time urban apartment homebrewer, full time suburban pro brewer, BJCP National beer judge, working class schmoe, and tradskin.
  • Beer,music,guns,hooliganism,Tottenham Hotspur,and the Washington Capitals
  • Living the dream in the brewhouse
  • 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 working on a 10bbl system at a local brewery.
  • The sporadic English Ales and Sours I love so much, as I have the time.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Arlington (DC)
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 10-23-2016 at 03:33 AM
    Should have been but sadly wasn't. Pulis actually had to try to play football today.Didn't get
    to watch, was in a signal dead zone. Of course it's frustrating that 'Pool did what we
    couldn't, and that...

  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 10-21-2016 at 07:24 PM
    Also for MLS playoffs time, you folks are awfully quiet. DC United made it. That's about the
    extent of my caring. Both Poch and Klopp have made it clear that neither are focused on the EFL
    Cup, so tha...

  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 10-20-2016 at 02:45 AM
    Lol @ Claudio Bravo's straight red today. Don't even know how a professional would think that
    was a good idea...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 10-12-2016 at 01:15 PM
    Depending on how high you go, 1469 can struggle with high ABV in my experience. Once you go
    >10% it's questionable if you ask me. If you pitch at a higher rate and oxygenate it twice with
    pure O2 (lot...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Competition Scoring on 10-12-2016 at 08:39 AM
    I know nothing of wine judging, but I would very much argue that results from a legitimate Bjcp
    contest with well trained judges is far different than "random chance" or a "crapshoot". The
    contest the...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Competition Scoring on 10-11-2016 at 11:21 PM
    Even real comps are a crapshoot. I have always recommended to anyone wanting good feedback on
    their beer, to enter at least 3 or 4 competitions with each beer, knowing that approximately
    60% of the fe...

  • Posted in thread: How big of a batch in a 52 qt? on 10-10-2016 at 03:29 PM
    Are you referring to batch size as fermenter volume, and trub loss needs to be factored on top?
    What's your boiloff rate and how much are you losing to trub? If your boiloff rate is low and
    you're not...

  • Posted in thread: Getting a job at a brewery on 10-09-2016 at 01:41 PM
    as a teacher, I know this is not going to apply us. I make less than 50k a year, and routinely
    put in 50-60 hours a week.edit: after looking at the new law, a brewer with an apprentice,
    could consider...

  • Posted in thread: critique APA recipe on 10-08-2016 at 10:36 PM
    3lbs of crystal is WAY WAY WAY too much. If that's what you want to do, by all means do it, but
    I'd be surprised if that's not undrinkable.

  • Posted in thread: critique APA recipe on 10-07-2016 at 10:20 AM
    You could leave the Victory. I think it works well in the style but isn't for everyone. Dry
    hopping an APA is just fine.Carapils/dextrine malt is a waste in general. If you brew properly
    you won't nee...

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Souring: '14 Brett C Old Ale, '15 Lambic, '14 Lambic, '14 Flemish Red, '15 Flemish Pale, '15 Oud Bruin, '15 Session Kriek Cellar: '10 Brett B Tripel, '11 Lambic, '13 Brett C English Barleywine, '13 Quadrupel, '13 Sour Stout, '14 Brett C Bitter, '14 Spontaneously Fermented Cider, '15 Wee Heavy, '15 100% Brett B Red, '15 100% Brett L Kriek, '15 Bière de Garde