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  • Alex Storey
  • Got started in 2012 with a Groupon for a starter kit from Midwest. Realized I was actually not too bad at making beer. Now I'm starting 2014 with a 5gal keg system. Sticking with extract kits for now but always willing to tinker with a recipe.
  • Limoncello Roggenbier, sorghum-based beer
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  • White House honey porter, Bourbon-barrel ale, Limoncello roggenbier, hard cider
  • Irish stout
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  • Posted in thread: split batch: divide for primary or secondary? on 03-21-2014 at 04:23 AM
    Dry-hopping and macerated lemon zest (too lazy to make limoncello this year) to come up with a
    good lemony flavor. I like the looks of my base recipe (yeast, bittering hops, etc) , and
    splitting after...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashed irish stout too early. What to do? on 03-21-2014 at 03:40 AM
    Well, it's been in the keg for not quite 2 weeks and it turned out alright. Got better once it
    was sufficiently carbonated. The little bit of sweetness just makes it go down that much

  • Posted in thread: split batch: divide for primary or secondary? on 03-21-2014 at 03:25 AM
    About to cook a 5gal batch of a roggenbier base to split 5 ways and experiment with flavorings.
    Should I do my primary in one big bucket and divide for secondary, or divide into 1gal buckets
    for prima...

  • Posted in thread: 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer on 03-17-2014 at 07:20 PM
    BTTT since the cartoonist re-posted it for St Paddy's. Enjoy!:tank:

  • Posted in thread: Best way to bring beer home when flying? on 03-13-2014 at 01:07 AM
    I brought back several bottles from England in checked baggage. Don't worry about
    pressurization: the baggage holds are pressurized. Breakage from rough handling is what you're
    trying to avoid. If you...

  • Posted in thread: when to add lemon!! on 03-12-2014 at 11:24 PM
    I got lemon flavor into a roggenbier by using homemade limoncello, which was basically lemon
    zest and a bit of lemon pulp macerated in vodka. I added 1 cup to the bottling bucket, then
    racked. The zes...

  • Posted in thread: DC area brewers - water system switching to chlorine temporarily on 03-12-2014 at 11:08 PM
    Good to know. Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: CO2 fills in Northern Virginia on 03-09-2014 at 08:45 PM
    Yeah, Check-It closed its doors this sprting/summer. When I was last at the Chantilly Total
    Wine they told me of another paintball shop that had opened that may have decent fill prices in
    Fairfax, but...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing flip top bottle caps on 03-09-2014 at 07:41 PM
    In the past I dunked the whole bottle into a bucket of Easy Clean a few minutes before
    bottling. You can pull the rubber gaskets of and sanitize separately, but I'd say it's not
    necessary unless they'...

  • Posted in thread: What Sanitisers and Cleaners are used. on 03-09-2014 at 07:21 PM
    There are many cleaning and sanitizing methods, and to an extent they all work. Sanitation
    depends as much on the person as it does the cleaner.If by kit you mean something like a
    beginner's brewing k...