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  • Urban apartment brewer, BJCP Certified beer judge, working class schmoe, and tradskin.
  • Beer,music,guns,hooliganism,hockey,and football (football,not handegg)
  • Auto worker full time, trying to break into the pro brewing game
  • Alex
  • Reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul, Oi!
  • 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.
  • Wee Heavy, Scottish 80/-, Lichtenhainer, Gose
  • (Primary or Secondary souring) Flanders Red w/ Cab Oak, Brett C. Old Ale w/ Port Oak, Turbid Mashed Lamebic w/ Chardonnay Oak, Oud Bruin, Flemish Pale Ale, Session Kriek
  • Lamebic, Brett B Tripel, Tripel, Quadrupel, Brett C. Oaked English Barleywine, Winter Warmer, Galaxy Rye Pale Ale, Scottish 60/-, Robust Porter, Strong Mild, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Flemish Oatmeal Stout, American Amber, Brett C. Bitter, Spontaneously Fermented English Cider, Imperial IPA
  • Male
  • Married
  • A stones throw from DC
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 08-30-2015 at 04:28 AM
    Milled grains for tomorrow.

  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 08-29-2015 at 01:46 PM
    The worst part is that isn't even how you pronounce his name...I don't know the correct
    pronunciation, but I figured as much. I'd guess it's closer to zone than sun, no?

  • Posted in thread: Why is everyone only into IPA's on 08-28-2015 at 10:43 PM
    Because IPAs are delicious. Hah. Seriously, because I'm pissed on the first IIPA I've brewed in
    3 years, innit? It's normally 3-4% Bitters and Milds for me, so this is an abrupt change.

  • Posted in thread: Men who sit to pee on 08-28-2015 at 09:18 PM
    Sure, but they figured out how to put balls on an F150 so I think the greatest country on the
    GD earth can come up with something. Fascist.Edit: sorry, I got so irate reading the first part
    of your po...

  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 08-28-2015 at 08:24 PM
    Can I just say, I'm already tired of the Heung-Min Son puns.Don't get me wrong, I don't watch
    much Bundesliga and know very little about the guy, but seems he's a good striker and we badly
    need anothe...

  • Posted in thread: Lacto and DMS on 08-28-2015 at 06:37 PM
    What does the dry ice do?A little dry ice will keep it blanketed in CO2, as oxygen is not good.
    Inhibits the lacto and allows stuff you don't want growing.

  • Posted in thread: Lacto and DMS on 08-28-2015 at 04:58 PM
    A buddy does his sour mashes in a bucket fermenter with an airlock and a fermwrap. I haven't
    tried that but it seems like a good plan.

  • Posted in thread: Lacto and DMS on 08-28-2015 at 04:57 PM
    I'd like to try a sour mash, but how do you keep it warm? Trying to figure the best way to do
    it... What's your method?I start with a normal single infusion mash (say 152 for 60 mins).
    After that, i p...

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