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  • New York
  • English teacher
  • LOTR, Star Wars, Green Street Hooligans, others.
  • Big ol' Star Trek fan. House is good, but I don't watch much TV.
  • LOTR, the Aubrey/Maturin books by Patrick O'Brien.
  • My girlfriend got me a starter kit as a 21st birthday present--best present ever! Big fan of English beers, but I'm willing to give almost anything a shot.


  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 09-08-2007 at 05:27 PM
    Just put up 3 gallons. 2,227 gallons!Someone should just go ahead and fill their swimming pool
    with apple juice, chuck in a few bricks of dry yeast, and see what happens.

  • Posted in thread: Yo Orfy, look what I found in Orlando! on 09-05-2007 at 02:58 AM
    I had some in the UK and recently bought some in a crappy supermarket in New York. Frankly, it
    was way, way better in the UK. Maybe it wasn't treated well, I don't know. I did very much like
    the Scare...

  • Posted in thread: John Harvard's in Boston on 09-05-2007 at 02:32 AM
    I'm not sure how I feel about this place--I was REALLY excited to go there, since I've heard a
    ton of great stuff about it. The place looked great, but of the 5 beers (kolsch, APA, IPA, nut
    brown ale,...

  • Posted in thread: getting things up and running again! on 09-04-2007 at 02:18 AM
    Glad to hear you're getting back into it--your cat looks less than approving, though. Mine
    likes to swat at the airlocks when they're bubbling, rub his tail all over sanitized bottles,
    and has to snif...

  • Posted in thread: World's most expensive beer on 08-30-2007 at 02:40 PM
    I heard from SWMBO (who is an archaeologist) that a bunch of archaeologists found a kind of pit
    that they couldn't figure out--until they made beer in it. It was a really old brewery and the
    beer supp...

  • Posted in thread: NYC Brewfest. on 08-29-2007 at 05:22 PM
    I was reading about in Ale Street News and was so pissed. I literally leave for England at 6pm
    that Friday. I hope you all have a blast though. :D

  • Posted in thread: Historic Sanitation Methods on 08-28-2007 at 02:18 PM
    You also have to remember that virtually everything in the brewery came from the local area,
    where (generally) similar types of wild yeast lived. Especially in an established brewery,
    you'd pretty muc...

  • Posted in thread: How long does a smack pack last? on 08-28-2007 at 01:43 AM
    I'd agree with these guys and say that you're looking at a starter pretty much no matter what,
    so you might as well help your yeasties out and make it now, give them a healthier longer-term

  • Posted in thread: SA Mayflower Golden? on 08-27-2007 at 02:10 AM
    Just had a glass of this when I was visiting Plymouth Plantation. Anyone know anything about it
    (aside from that it's made for the 50th anniversary of the Mayflower II)? Can't find anything
    on it anyw...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 08-27-2007 at 02:07 AM
    Tried Rogue's Shakespeare Stout for the first time tonight--not bad at all, not bad at all.

Nothing until I figure out if I can make it happen over in the UK.