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07-15-2008

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11-30-2012 5:57 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Saint Charles, IL
  • Cycling,running,hiking,camping,and cooking
  • Senior Quality Control Chemist
  • Patrick Bjorklund
  • Listen to a lot of everything AC/DC to Carrie Underwood and through the hood with Jay Z and NWA
  • A River Runs Through It, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Brokeback Mount
  • The Unit, CSI, ER, House, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, and posthumously Deadwood
  • Manhunt, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, I'm Just Here for the Food, Extreme Beers, The Backpackers
  • Beta, Beta, Beta - National Biological Honors Society, American Chemical Society
  • I decided very early in college that I needed to challenge myself and major in something that would do that, but also keep me interested. I decided right then that the biological sciences were the way to go, specifically microbiology. I figured why not learn about something that is not visible to the naked eye, right? Well my junior year I had an awesome professor, Dr. Holt, that integrated the right mix of fun and knowledge. He just happened to teach Fermentation and Biotechnology which I figured might include some brewing. We never got to brew, but the thought of being able to brew still interested me. By chance, my father purchased me a basic brew kit for Christmas. I decided at the end of a relationship that brewing would give me something fun and interesting to do and teach me some new information. So since then I've been glued to HBT and researching the beer industry and those glorious consumable products.
  • Biere de Garde - "Day" (Dregs: JP Bam and Struiselensis)
  • "S for Saision" - Saison,

    "Rotten Scarecrow" - Scottish Export 80/- with bugs,

    "Wit's End" - Imperial White Ale,

    "Garden Variety" - Saision with Organic Cinnamon Basil

    "Night" - American Stout with Eagle Rare soaked Oak Chips
  • Male
  • In a Relationship

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin question! on 10-01-2012 at 05:50 PM
    Mashed a pumpkin ale yesterday that was about 3 lbs of roasted pumpkin with about 13 lbs of
    grain. Didn't have any issues with the lauter, but wasn't BIAB. I've done pumpkin ales in the
    past, but I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: Wacky Sam Calagione Randall Jr. Commercial on 04-20-2012 at 12:21 AM
    Randall Jr. looks smaller, but maybe the same manufacturer? Doesn't really seem like a bad
    deal, but agree an infuser/french press would work just as easily and effectively.

  • Posted in thread: Looks like IL has got another home brewer! on 02-10-2010 at 04:42 AM
    Welcome to the forum and it sounds like you're off to a great start. There is lots of great
    information buried within this website and thousands of fantastic people chomping at the bit to
    increase you...

  • Posted in thread: Best Half-time show ever on 02-09-2010 at 12:40 AM
    The stage was cool, the pyrotechnics were alright, but the performance was uninspired. Could
    CBS have just been doing this on the cheap since they use The Who for all incarnations of CSI?
    Thought the ...

  • Posted in thread: Lost on 02-03-2010 at 06:12 AM
    Watched and then rewatched parts I was unsure about. Found it interesting that Desmond was on
    the plane, and reading Salman Rushdies book, Haroun and the Sea Stories, which seems to have
    some parallel...

  • Posted in thread: DOG LOVERS: I have a year to teach my dog to fetch a beer from the fridge! on 02-03-2010 at 12:44 AM
    This is an awesome project and I think with the right amount of time you'll be very successful.
    Now your original post didn't really stipulate the dogs need to bring you an individual bottle.
    I would ...

  • Posted in thread: Willamette on its own... on 01-28-2010 at 05:56 AM
    Sounds like someone needs to do a SMaSH :DI dig Willamette...it's a fuggle variety and decent
    as a replacement. A little less earthy and more floral than fuggle, I'd say, but a great hop.A
    SMaSH sound...

  • Posted in thread: Willamette on its own... on 01-27-2010 at 04:10 AM
    Not to hijack the thread, but I'm quite interested in how the discussion goes on this topic. I
    purchased a pound of Willamette from Hopsdirect back in December because I kept seeing them
    come up in wh...

  • Posted in thread: I'm assuming the answer to this question is YES and RDWHAHB, but... on 01-26-2010 at 11:43 PM
    It's a "Cascadian Dark Ale" (black IPA)... I basically just modified an IPA recipe I was
    planning to make to incorporate some dark malts.Thanks for posting. I've never had a black IPA,
    but have heard ...

  • Posted in thread: S.S. or Aluminum Stock Pot? on 01-24-2010 at 04:59 AM
    I've tried several different pots over the years (enamel lined, aluminum, stainless steel) and
    enjoy the aluminum pot that came with my turkey fryer. What caused you to come to the
    conclusion the pot ...

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