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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.
  • beekeeping,gardening,ice hockey,and of course,brewing
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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: Sour Beer and Whole Grapes on 08-29-2015 at 02:51 PM
    i think i might disagree here though, or maybe be misunderstanding something...if he means add
    wine to the fermentor or at bottling to achieve flavor (apart from the wine being pasteurized)
    wont the w...

  • Posted in thread: Sour Beer and Whole Grapes on 08-29-2015 at 01:02 AM
    If you follow Old Socks' blog, I believe he's stated he wouldn't bother using wine grapes
    again, and would simply add wine when the character was desired. He has posts on a doing it
    each way, grapes a...

  • Posted in thread: Coming to greater Milwaukee area on 08-26-2015 at 02:27 AM
    Will you be in Milwaukee proper or outskirts? I'm in Burlington, working in Racine.

  • Posted in thread: Pivovar Matuska Raptor IPA on 08-21-2015 at 12:07 PM
    I follow the Pivni Filosof blog. He's generally a hard sell for Czech Breweries non Pils style
    beers, but he did give positive comments on it here: that he's an Argentinian, so may not
    have a good b...

  • Posted in thread: Confused as ****. on 08-19-2015 at 11:05 PM
    I don't agree with my colleagues on this one. Cider is easily oxidized, and it drops a TON of
    lees, so it does need to be racked whenever lees are 1/4" thick or more, and if there are any
    lees at all ...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 08-15-2015 at 11:49 AM
    Why not

  • Posted in thread: ECY on love2brew.com right now! on 08-14-2015 at 04:32 PM
    Just got ECY02 Flemish Ale after checking the site on a whim

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 08-14-2015 at 02:47 AM
    I did similar with cherries and mulberries separately. I'll be repeating with elderberries and
    apples yet this fall. Assuming they stay decent tasting, I'll combine them with my commercial
    and dreg pi...

  • Posted in thread: White Labs Yeast or US-05 or Notthingham for Imperial Stout on 08-13-2015 at 12:13 AM
    My Black Friday 2013 (brewed On Black Friday while retail slaving wife is working) was all
    Notty. I felt it was missing the roast. On a Doctor Homebrew episode they judged a RIS and
    commented that a C...

  • Posted in thread: What to throw on the grill after a long brew day? on 08-12-2015 at 10:59 AM
    Thick pieces of anything you want (steak, chicken, pork, lamb) seasoned and vacuum packed
    individually. Place in HLT while heating up strike water. Then bury in your mash and it acts as
    sous vide. Aft...

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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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