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  • Lake in the Hills, IL
  • Brewing,my family heritage,enjoying my kilts,knife making...
  • Auto mechanic, breaker of winds.
  • Pat Barch
  • Boondock Saints!!!
  • I have a 3 year old, all I watch anymore is Mickey Mouse clubhouse and Star Wars rebels.
  • Mobey dick, Dean koontz, most of David Eddings books, endless pile of sci-fi / fantasy paperbacks and e-books
  • Proud former member of ASH
  • I had my first taste of homebrew at the Great AZ beer festival back in 2003, there was a booth from my LHBS, the beer was fantastic!! I currently have a Barley Crusher malt mill, 2 keggles, 2 7 gallon turkey fryers, one with a modded burner, 2 Better Bottles, 5 six gallon PET Bottles, 1 counterflow chiller, 1 Ice Cube Braided MLT, 1 converted dorm fridge fermentation chamber with a 12" collar and johnson controls temp controller, and 14 corneys.
  • Scottish wee heavy, IPA, strawberry blonde, chipotle oatmeal stout, and so on.....
  • kegs baby, kegs!
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  • Posted in thread: What is this in the mash. on 07-06-2015 at 02:48 AM
    There are two ingredients that stand out to me in that picture, crushed blue raspberry jolly
    ranchers, and dried, crushed-up cow pie

  • Posted in thread: mY first saison, critique! on 07-05-2015 at 01:51 PM
    My saison recipe has caramunich in it because I needed to use it up, it turned out really nice,
    give your recipe a go and see how it turns out, maybe brew a batch with bitter orange peel,
    then go for ...

  • Posted in thread: Giving bottles of HB to people on 07-05-2015 at 01:44 PM
    I have loads of bottles that I hoard, I've never bottled a batch of beer because I've kegged
    from day 1, but I do bottle off the tap for competitions, and to bring beer to parties,
    gatherings, etc. th...

  • Posted in thread: Ideas for blocking spammers on 07-04-2015 at 07:41 PM
    They're baaaaaaack....

  • Posted in thread: IPA recipe review on 07-04-2015 at 07:29 PM
    Two things pop in my head, one, that's a lot of crystal malt for my tastes, with a mash temp of
    152 I think it's going to be on the sweet side, second the grainbill is session sized, not
    burly IPA siz...

  • Posted in thread: Reaper's Mild, 1st place 2011 HBT Competition on 07-04-2015 at 07:14 PM
    The beer will fatten up once kegged, this is one of my favorite beer recipes! easy to make,
    cheap grainbill, easy drinking, and goes well with food!Sadly, just moments ago I pulled my
    last pint after ...

  • Posted in thread: Ideas for blocking spammers on 07-04-2015 at 12:41 AM
    the spam has been nutty lately! You are doing a great job guys, it's a heck of a battle you are
    fighting, this reminds me of my great uncle Nurton.....Wait no, that was a different story

  • Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 06-26-2015 at 02:06 PM
    Just saw that it made the list! Congrats. Brewing this again on Sunday. Going to add a little
    bit more pepper, but love this Saison.I've used grains of paradise with good results as well

  • Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 06-25-2015 at 12:32 AM
    Cottage House Saison made the top Belgian and French ale recipe on homebrew talk!Thanks
    everyone who brewed and loved this beer! It's pretty wild that my recipe has been so well
    received here and else...

  • Posted in thread: Mash out on 06-13-2015 at 02:41 AM
    My process involves a "mash out" step, all I really do is calculate the volume lost to
    absorption and bring that to a boil and add it in, then I let it rest a few and vorlauf as
    usual... All my mash o...

Shirts n Steins: Grain Reaper Brewing
July 18, 2011  •  07:25 PM
Az! Congrats on the new addition to the family!
July 18, 2011  •  07:51 PM
let's see some baby pics already!
July 18, 2011  •  08:10 PM
I agree! We need to see some pics of the little assistant brewer!
July 18, 2011  •  09:11 PM
Pink sock for the win!

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