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  • bicycles,beer,land rovers,and self sufficiency
  • military
  • Paul Muething
  • Heavy Metal, classical, bluegrass, and whatever sounds good on any given day.
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • No TV
  • New to homebrewing. I helped a friend with a kit and moved on. My first batch was a Porter that I adapted from a recipe using extract and specialty grains. Still conditioning in the bottles. The second batch is an IPA conducted with a partial mash. Also slightly modified version of known recipe. Current set up is a bucket and borrowed glass carboy. I dream of a Blichmann fermentor but will have to wait. Next piece of major equipment will be a pair of coolers that I will convert to a mash tun and HLT. Hoping for a chiller for Christmas.
  • My favorite beer from living in Europe was Schwarzbier. I tried everything I could get. I basically sampled everything I could find all over the continent. I would eventually like to try a Trappiste trippel in the Orval style. Also want to experiment with an imperial stout and maybe a simple farmhouse saison. I am a scientist at heart, so this is going to be fun.
  • Honey stout
  • air
  • Grandpa's Strong AlernThumper Imperial IPA
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  • Stewart's Run Farm, near Fredericksburg
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: controlling both fridge and freezer separately? on 01-13-2016 at 03:23 PM
    I am about to purchase a refrigerator or freezer for a fermentation chamber. There are
    obviously pros and cons to each. The freezer is an easy plug into an external controller like
    the STC or Inkbird,...

  • Posted in thread: Am I wasting my time with Willamette hops? on 01-10-2016 at 06:02 PM
    I am about to pull my Willamette as well. 3 years and still not producing like the others. I
    may just divide the Centennial.

  • Posted in thread: Help! Varmits Decimating My Hops Over Winter on 01-10-2016 at 05:57 PM
    .22LR and a good dog and cat team. Never had an issue with mine.

  • Posted in thread: Still bubbling after 2 weeks on 01-09-2016 at 02:49 PM
    I am trying cider for the first time. Used D-47 yeast (rehydrated). Been in the primary for two
    weeks and still bubbling about 1 bubble every 4 seconds. Fermentation started within 4 hours.
    OG was 1.0...

  • Posted in thread: LHBS in Northern (Vicenza) Italy on 01-05-2016 at 01:07 PM
    Colliberici, for winemaking there is a great place down in Barbarano near the old RR tracks
    (now a bike/walking path). I can't remember the name but it is basically a farm /vineyard
    supply with all of...

  • Posted in thread: Need a butcher - VA on 07-20-2015 at 08:37 PM
    Help! I have two hogs that I need to butcher. One of them needs to go immediately. My dilemma.
    I had planned to do it myself about 3 months ago but I got deployed. Now it is 95 degrees so I
    need to fi...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-25-2015 at 11:33 AM
    Looks awesome. Please pick me!

  • Posted in thread: How do you kill a hop vine? on 04-12-2015 at 06:18 PM
    Generally a backhoe will take care of the problem but no guarantee. I think the trick is to get
    the entire rhizome (which will have multiplied considerably over the 15 years) so lots of
    digging. You d...

  • Posted in thread: What is your favorite yeast for soda ? on 05-29-2014 at 05:20 PM
    I was thinking this might work. How did you pasteurize the glass bottled soda? Low temp more
    time or high temp short time? I am not a fan of plastic and like pulling a cold bottle out of
    the fridge.

  • Posted in thread: Frustrated with thermometers. on 05-29-2014 at 05:00 PM
    Your infrared thermometer only reads surface temp and the others will read the temp at the
    location of the probe. Infrared if probably not a great choice for a BK full of wort. The
    others should be cl...

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