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    ABOUT ME

  • Stafford, Virginia
  • I hope to one day start a commune.
  • Anything outdoors,fishing/hunting,percussion,chess,reading,brewing beer,etc.
  • Venture Marxist
  • Armin
  • Anything with good rhythm.
  • Koyaanisqatsi, Dark Knight, Seventh Seal, Pulp Fiction
  • Robbins, Kundera, McCarthy, Dostoevsky, Camus, Orwell...and others I can't think of right now.
  • Colonial Alesmiths and Keggers (CASK)...even though I don't live in Williamsburg anymore
  • All grain BIAB brewer here...I love to dip my big sack in hot wort.
  • IPAs, all IPAs. Screw the masses!
  • Chocolate Porter (sexual chocolate)
    Crisp Double IPA (Unbearable Lightness IPA)
    Northern English Nut Brown ("dangling" nut brown ale)
    Pumpkin Ale (Plumpkin ale)
    Ginseng Infused IPA (Attainment IPA)

    and others I can't remember right now...
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  • In a Relationship

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  • Posted in thread: Temperature and Dry Hopping on 01-24-2011 at 02:45 PM
    I know that temperature affects the aroma and flavor of dryhopping, but can a much lower
    temperature act as a way to prevent the "grassiness" of dry hopping for too long. For example,
    can I dry hop at...

  • Posted in thread: Simcoe/Amarillo IPA critique on 01-14-2011 at 02:29 PM
    keep it with no crystal, or just add a few ounces of crystal 10. I like the non-malty IPA idea.
    i would add a tiny 60 min addition, i find it helps with a "hop backbone."

  • Posted in thread: Dont Put Dark Munich in an IPA! on 01-11-2011 at 05:32 AM
    5 oz for 10 gallons and it's too sweet? What else did you put in this recipe? And what were
    your mash temps?i mash low, around 150. grain bill is mostly pilsner malt, some 2 row, crystal
    10, and usual...

  • Posted in thread: Dont Put Dark Munich in an IPA! on 01-11-2011 at 02:44 AM
    Put just 5 oz of Gambrinus Dark Munich in my 10 gallon batch of usually light IPA, figuring it
    would be like a pound of regular munich. It has a totally different flavor, and dominates with
    sickly swe...

  • Posted in thread: Is this kegerator and system a good price? on 01-06-2011 at 01:51 PM
    thats a good deal if it is in decent shape.

  • Posted in thread: Simcoe + MO smash - mash temp? on 01-04-2011 at 03:14 PM
    I'd mash between 148 and 150.

  • Posted in thread: new guy from VA on 12-29-2010 at 05:55 AM
    welcome!check out "the natural path" in fredericksburg for brewing supplies near you. They have
    got all the essentials.

  • Posted in thread: Is it 8oz, or 8oz?!? on 12-15-2010 at 04:48 PM
    let it sit and settle. from my experience chocolate beers change greatly over time.

  • Posted in thread: Possible Hop back, Hop Rocket uses on 12-15-2010 at 04:42 PM
    your first plan would definitely work, and probably add amazing flavor and aroma. It's
    basically a hop back system. I've never heard of anybody doing your second plan. Might be
    unprecedentedly delicio...

  • Posted in thread: Is is possible to do 5 gal. AG with one 7.5 gallon kettle? on 12-15-2010 at 04:37 PM
    absolutely. look up "brew in a bag" or "stove top brewing" or "BIAB"All you need is a big nylon
    bag and crushed grain. I've made dozens of batches using a single 7.5 gallon turkey fryer
    kettle and bur...

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