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  • Calvert County, Maryland, USA
  • High school science teacher since 1997. Brewer since 1995.
  • biology,natrual history
  • high school teacher
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  • Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, etc.
  • Dr Who, Battlestar Galactica
  • technical biology and philosophy of science
  • All grain brewer since ~2000. Mostly English ales, as I have no way to brew at lower temperatures yet. Have brewed Kolsch-style ale and Altbier as well.
  • I will be getting a freezer soon, and plan on trying lower temperature brewing, mostly as quality control, but also to try lagers.
  • Rarely bottle. I am planning an old ale which I will bottle, as it needs to age and I hate to occupy a keg for several months.
  • Oatmeal stout and Pale ale presently
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Cooling with Immersion vs Counterflow on 04-10-2014 at 08:53 PM
    I had a store-bought immersion chiller, which was inadequate when I went to 11 gallon batches.
    I got 50' of copper tube and wrapped it around my old 20 qt kettle and made a second chiller. I

  • Posted in thread: Incredible Krausen that wouldn't die on 11-24-2013 at 02:58 PM
    (Warning, long post)I'm fermenting a Witbier with Whitelabs WLP400. I've used this yeast before
    multiple times, but I have never seen a fermentation like this one.It's an 11 gallon batch- 10
    gallons o...

  • Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel Porter..stuck gravity? on 09-25-2013 at 08:53 PM
    I once got a very strong Old Ale restarted by taking a small amount of the yeast from the
    fermenter and making a starter with that. Added the starter in at high krausen, and it did a
    great job.

  • Posted in thread: Maryland homebrew clubs? on 08-15-2013 at 05:27 PM
    This Saturday, the 17th. I will start brewing at 10:00 or so, and the meeting is at 4:00374
    Clubhouse Dr, Lusby Md.Food is potluck, and feel free to bring homebrew to share. We do have a
    theme of whea...

  • Posted in thread: FG too high for my liking, should i add DME/sugar? on 07-27-2013 at 01:44 PM
    I successfully restarted a stalled fermentation in a very strong ale by pulling a small amount
    of the yeast sediment and making a starter, which I added back at full krausen. It worked

  • Posted in thread: Maryland homebrew clubs? on 07-27-2013 at 01:41 PM
    I am the president (if I have to, I guess) of MALT, and I live in Lusby. In fact, I am hosting
    the August 2013 meeting.Meetings are held at the homes of members, so if we get more members in
    Southern ...

  • Posted in thread: Tracking down phenolic off flavor on 07-08-2013 at 07:31 PM
    Actually, I think I misidentified the off flavor. I'm wondering if the fact that I added water
    at the end of the boil, then let it warm back up to a boil for sanitation, but did not
    vigorously boil at...

  • Posted in thread: Tracking down phenolic off flavor on 07-07-2013 at 05:12 PM
    Hi all,I just kegged my Mild a couple of days ago, and there is a powerful band-aid phenolic
    flavor. There are three conspicuous things I did differently this time, and I'm trying to
    figure out which ...

  • Posted in thread: Motorized Grain Mills: Time to show them off! on 06-27-2013 at 06:35 PM
    Here's my motorized Corona mill in action.

  • Posted in thread: Stupid question: AG Brew stand made of wood? on 06-04-2013 at 09:46 PM
    The top burner on mine (above) is a Banjo Burner screwed to hollow iron square stock I bought
    at the hardware store.I also later did the same on the bottom to replace the Turkey Cooker
    style stand.

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