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  • Previously on expat assignment in Shanghai from 2010 to 2013. Highlights were a pro/am collaboration with Boxing Cat Brewery in Shanghai during that time, later served at the Copenhagen Beer Fest as well as their brewpub and later was given full reign of recipe and process for an almost entirely late hopped DIPA with 14kg of hops in a 10HL batch at The Brew in the Kerry Hotel.
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  • Started brewing in 2009 after getting book-smart reading and listening to podcasts for 4 years prior until the Honey-Do list shrunk. Went straight for all grain mini batches. The move to China actually introduced me to extract for the simplicity factor. I used extract kits for the first 18 months. In 2012 the whole family relocated here and I brought over my all grain equipment and cornies. I've now brewed far more batches in China than I had in the US before the move.
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  • Posted in thread: Accidentally dry hopped with Northern Brewer rather than Cascade on 08-02-2015 at 11:17 AM
    I use Pacifica frequently with Pacific Jade in my saison. I tend to think of it as a bit
    fruitier (Orange) than Hallertau, but nothing I would have considered in an IPA. It's not a
    strong aroma or fla...

  • Posted in thread: Can my cousin sell a few Kingston Black apples? on 08-02-2015 at 02:04 AM
    I think the local orchard charges 1.75/lb for their dessert quality fruit, and they have many
    less common varieties. Their blemished ones go for less, but I don't recall how much. I would
    think a loca...

  • Posted in thread: Can my cousin sell a few Kingston Black apples? on 08-01-2015 at 03:00 AM
    By the way, where are you located? I might be interested in some of them if by happy
    coincidence you are local.

  • Posted in thread: Growing and Taking Care of Fruit Trees For Beverages on 08-01-2015 at 02:52 AM
    I've been remodeling the living room which included re-wiring the old, groundless circuits.
    I've started repurposing the old wire as branch spreaders to establish the structure of my
    newer trees. I'll...

  • Posted in thread: Which Trees to Plant??? on 07-31-2015 at 10:38 PM
    If you just learning, pick up Claude Jolicouer's book common eating apples fall in the Sharp
    category. You can blend in some Honeycrisp or locally bought cider if needed.Kingston Black is
    gives you ...

  • Posted in thread: Tape to label carboys, kegs, etc. Best kind? on 07-29-2015 at 02:14 AM
    I use white or yellow electrical tape. I wrap it around the handle of buckets and jugs, around
    the corny keg lid bale, and all the way around bottles. Marking is just a black sharpie. The
    tape doesn't...

  • Posted in thread: 1.047 - 1.014: Yeast stressed out? on 07-29-2015 at 02:04 AM
    154 is relatively high, 10% crystal, and unknown fermentability of extract could mean you're
    done. I'd just let it sit bother week. You might get another point or two. But I'd go ahead and
    package the...

  • Posted in thread: 1.047 - 1.014: Yeast stressed out? on 07-27-2015 at 11:23 AM
    If it was at 68 early and then dropped to 62, that could have caused the yeast to drop out. If
    you have a way to warm it up and hold it at 68, that may help reactivate them to finish it off.
    At this p...

  • Posted in thread: port O Palmer on 07-25-2015 at 10:09 PM
    The print version is the more up to date one. Follow it.

  • Posted in thread: Help me autopsy my stout. on 07-25-2015 at 03:34 PM
    I suspect your super thin mash of just adjuncts caused over extraction of the roasted malt
    husks. Given time, this will settle out some. Whether or not you had enough diastatic power for
    full conversi...

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December 11, 2012  •  04:10 AM
how did that order end up working out with the guys in US buying from China - looking to do something similar from New Zealand

thanks !


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