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  • Did my first brew in 1973, I had 2 friends Tall Dave and Auggiebrew who did a brew on National home brew day at Homewine supply in Dundee Mi. Auggie also known short Dave, talked me into brewing from a cooler. 12 years later its still the same. HWS brews big batches and sells the wort. So I do about 3 brews with them and 12 all-grain a year. I also make 150+ bottles of wine a year from whole grapes from california. All my wines are aged 2 years on oak and 1 year in the bottle. I do brew a nice scottish ale at 11%, Russian imperial, I have cloned Founders Breakfast Stout, and some nice english IPA(now with honey.
  • My English IPA with honey 4 batches
    1 batches my House Scottish Ale
    1 batch my Johnnie Walker REd Scottish ale(add med toast american oak soaked a month in Johnnie walker Red to secondary for 2+ months
    1 batch breakfast stout
    10 gal 2/3 syrah 1/3 petite syrah
    10 gal Sangivesse
    5 gal Cab
    5 gal 1/3chardonay1/3 Semilliom 1/3 saugvan blanc(Conomdron Clone)
  • English IPA with honey
    Russian imperial Stout(from Homewine supply)
    Sourdough Scottish Ale
    Coffee Stout
    40 gals wine
  • English IPA
    50 bottles wine
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  • Posted in thread: How much do you drink a day? on 03-13-2015 at 05:47 PM
    I brewed 100 gallons of beer and 20 gallons of red wine and 2.5 gallons of mead in the last
    year. 30 gallons are big darks and hop slam are 4-5 percent ipa's. so that figures
    out to 16 pint...

  • Posted in thread: Hopslam Clone... on 02-10-2015 at 05:04 PM
    Putting a working mead into a beer in primary caused it to cook out the sweetness of the mead.
    So I bottled it this weekend and added a pint of the mead to the beeras I bottled. Tasted great
    with the ...

  • Posted in thread: Hopslam Clone... on 12-26-2014 at 07:28 PM
    Last Saturday I racked an 1051 IPA. I had a 5 and a 2.5 gallon carboys. I had also had started
    a sweet mead the week before, it had worked down to 1040from1100. I thieved a sample and put it
    in my tas...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 12-09-2014 at 10:17 PM
    When I do a parti-gyle, It is after I pull 30 qts and nets me 20qt parti-gyle boil.Hence a 2.5
    gal result. I'm now working on next years brew schedule. I plan on doing 2 with this recipe. In
    NW ohio a...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 12-08-2014 at 11:54 PM
    I'm an old guy so excuse me if I say something that has 2 meanings. If you do big beers a
    second running or a parti-gile(sp)is an option. when you are at the end of your sparge measure
    the last bit of...

  • Posted in thread: question on sugar fermentability on 07-31-2011 at 11:32 PM
    Thanks for yor response. my all day ipa is an english ipa with 2 lbs of actual honey added at
    the end of the boil. Since I like this as a smokeable summer beer, i decided just to add the
    lemonade to t...

  • Posted in thread: question on sugar fermentability on 07-30-2011 at 03:26 PM
    I am trying to clone linegogles(sp) Summer Shanty. I proposing making my priming solution with
    vintage leonade recipe I found. However it involves cane sugar insted of corn sugar which I
    normally use....

  • Posted in thread: Hopslam Clone... on 03-08-2011 at 04:56 PM
    On the matter of honey, Since last May I have been using 1LB 4 oz in my english IPA. It had
    been giving me right at 1084 and fermented down to 1014. I did 30 minutes at 150 degrees and
    then step it up...

  • Posted in thread: IPA aging. Contradictory Information? on 06-24-2010 at 03:53 PM
    The answer to your questions is because you can. It for the guy who designs beers for himself
    open to all kinds of possibilities. I prefer the bit of oak aging(french, American, etc) to the

  • Posted in thread: Hopslam Clone... on 05-09-2010 at 01:19 AM
    Sleepyemt,Final post, I just racked to secondary a repeat of my english IPA, I followed your
    note only I added a 1lb and 1/4 to flame out. had the same resulting taste as the add to
    secondary. Also ha...


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