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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 2015 with 3 kegs and and planning a keezer build. Sticking with extract kits for now but always willing to tinker with a recipe.
  • Limoncello Roggenbier, sorghum-based beer, nitro stout
  • Matrimoniale: rye-based maibockrnSnoatmeal Stout: low-OG oatmeal stout made with snow
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  • Happy holiday/ winter warmer cuvee, oktoberfest
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  • Married
  • Alexandria
  • Virginia


  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 11-10-2016 at 02:46 PM
    +1gal HBC 438 SMaSH19,616

  • Posted in thread: Winter Seasonal development on 11-09-2016 at 02:58 AM
    I do my spices in a tincture so none of the VOCs cook off. Also easier to fine-tune after
    fermentation is done. I will say a little clove goes a long way.

  • Posted in thread: Getting a job at a brewery on 10-08-2016 at 07:37 PM
    Timely thread for me as well. I wouldn't give up my 6-figure IT job to jump into brewing, but
    the job gave me up instead last week. My wife said this would be a good time to look at work I
    want to do,...

  • Posted in thread: Mangrove Jack's US West Coast Ale yeast M44 experience? on 09-05-2016 at 02:10 AM
    Yaay for old threads! I too got a packet at HomebrewCon and used it to make a fairly pedestrian
    amber which I'll turn into a pumpkin-pie-spice beer. Pitched dry onto 77F wort (I know, too
    warm) and th...

  • Posted in thread: Using commercial-grade bar refrigerators for kegerator on 08-25-2016 at 10:22 PM
    I'm checking out auctions of used restaurant equipment for gear that has homebrew potential and
    found a glass chiller and a slide-top bottle cooler like you'd find behind a bar. While they
    are basical...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 08-25-2016 at 10:15 PM
    a low-alcohol (~3%) oatmeal stout on nitro. It's not bad, but I can do better

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-11-2016 at 04:24 AM

  • Posted in thread: Weyerbacher Double Simcoe DIPA on 08-02-2016 at 02:34 AM
    Per their Facebook page, Weyerbacher is ceasing production of their Double Simcoe Double IPA.
    They were kind enough to post the all-grain recipe for it.

  • Posted in thread: What's your occupation: Engineer or Non-Engineer on 07-29-2016 at 09:04 PM
    Business Analyst and Digital Strategist. Washed out of engineering in undergrad after I flunked
    the first (and easiest) of four calculus classes. Fortunately I don't need Diff EQs to make

  • Posted in thread: Hastings Brew Works Giveaway on 07-07-2016 at 02:00 AM