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06-28-2008

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    ABOUT ME

  • Greenville, SC
  • MY (CURRENT) TOP 5 FAVORITE BEERS:

    1. HOMEBREW

    2. Rochefort 10

    3. Tripel Karmeliet

    4. Ommegang Three Philosophers

    5. Aventinus Weizenbock
  • Sort of a Licensed Troubleshooter
  • A. Gray
  • American Homebrewers Association / Free the Hops--Alabamians for Specialty Beer!
  • It was after my second deployment to Afghanistan that I took the plunge and started homebrewing. Two years of sobriety due to war drove me to a passion for homebrew!---I'll never be without beer again, now that I know how to make it!
    Even though I couldn't brew when I was 'downrange', I tirelessly studied the art for nearly a year before getting back home and making my first batch. With some of my hard-earned deployment pay, I got a very nice set-up right off the bat. Due to time and space constraints, I'm only an extract brewer. My setup allows me to do 10 gallon full-wort boils. I like to experiment with 2 different yeast strains and add adjuncts when I move the 10 gallon wort into two 5-gallon fermenters. Someday I'll get into All-Grain I suppose, but right now I'm cranking out might tasty brews using simply extracts....
  • Male
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: How much Maple Syrup? on 02-03-2009 at 07:37 PM
    Not trying to hijack this thread, but I've got some 'Maple' questions along the same lines as
    well....I'm brewing 10 gallons of Maple Nut Brown Ale and am debating about when to add the
    Maple Syrup Gr...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Spa Experience in the Czech Republic! on 01-02-2009 at 04:25 PM
    As far as cost is concerned, the Czech Republic is a very affordable country to visit if you
    can get there. Even though they're a part of the EU, they're currency is still the Czech
    Crown--not the Eur...

  • Posted in thread: Maple Nut Brown Ale critique? on 01-01-2009 at 10:37 PM
    I appreciate the prompt responses. My only concern to adding the Maple Syrup in during the boil
    is that it will cook off all of the maple flavor? I considered adding it in the last minute of
    the boil ...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Spa Experience in the Czech Republic! on 01-01-2009 at 10:28 PM
    A few days ago I had the privilege of visiting a Beer Spa in Chodova Plana, Czech Republic. The
    experience inlcuded a massage followed by a 20 minute dip into a warm beer bath for two....my
    fiancee ca...

  • Posted in thread: Maple Nut Brown Ale critique? on 01-01-2009 at 09:12 PM
    Brewing a Maple Nut Brown Ale and would like to run the recipe by some of you out there for
    advice…. Method: full-wort-boil extract brew with steeping grainsIngredients:6 gallons of
    spring water6 lbs....

  • Posted in thread: Military Brewers on 12-11-2008 at 10:24 PM
    U.S. Army Infantry 2003-2008173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (2 tours to Afghanistan)SKY
    SOLDIERS

  • Posted in thread: 12 hours out from Beer Mecca = Belgium on 12-10-2008 at 05:28 PM
    Not all Belgian beer is for guys…I mentioned earlier in this thread that my fiancée was coming
    with me on this trip to Belgium. She’s not a big beer drinker, but she is from Milwaukee….I
    always ordere...

  • Posted in thread: 12 hours out from Beer Mecca = Belgium on 12-10-2008 at 05:27 PM
    Here’s a few things to remember when making the pilgrimage….LESSONS LEARNED:1. If you go, try
    not to be there on a Sunday or Monday. Everything is closed or has limited hours!2. If you want
    to buy thi...

  • Posted in thread: 12 hours out from Beer Mecca = Belgium on 12-10-2008 at 05:24 PM
    The trip is just about over…..I’ll provide a little re-cap of some of the places visited and
    beer consumed.Hopefully this thread will give ideas on places and recommended beers for others
    that travel ...

  • Posted in thread: 12 hours out from Beer Mecca = Belgium on 12-05-2008 at 08:44 PM
    The subject line says it....I will be arriving in Belgium tomorrow morning and hangin out for
    4-5 days. I know some of you out there have made the pilgrimage (olllllo, brewtopia, glibbidy,
    freyguy---a...

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PRIMARY: Toasted Amber Ale, Hybrid Amber Kolsch SECONDARY: Not at the moment BOTTLED: Honey Blonde Ale, Nut Brown Ale PLANNED: Abbey Weizen, Holiday Spiced Ale
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