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06-11-2010

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    ABOUT ME

  • Bladesmithing,blacksmithing,reading,hiking,canoeing
  • Title Examiner
  • eclectic mixes (pretty much everything though partial to Celtic and classical strings)
  • Seven Samurai; Roshoman; The Seventh Seal; The Virgin Spring; The Vikings; Indianna Jones; Toy Story
  • Big Bang Theory!; The X-Files; Dr. Who; Nature and Nova
  • The Hobbit; The Lord of the Rings; The Magic of Recluse (and the whole Recluse saga); Annals of the
  • North Florida Brewers League
  • Been lovin' craft beer for years and I'm always interested in how things are made (one of my other hobbies is forging knives), just seemed a natural progression to move to homebrewing as well!
  • Hmm, an IPA? Stout? Pumkin Porter? Holiday Ale? The world is my oyster! bwahaha
  • Sept. 11: Second beer! John Palmer's Port O'Palmer Porter safely in the fermenter. Hope to see activity tomorrow!

    August 29th: First beer! Just got John Palmer's "Lady Liberty" pale ale in the fermenter this evening (couldn't resist changing out the bittering hop to Chinook however!).
  • Male
  • Married
  • Tallahassee
  • Florida

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Off flavors and warming on 03-27-2011 at 09:20 PM
    I'm still trying to figure out the source/classification of some odd flavors in my beer. If you
    had to rule out or focus on some classes of off-flavors which would you not worry about/worry
    about if t...

  • Posted in thread: Columbus subing for Chinook on 12-12-2010 at 05:30 PM
    When I was buying the ingredients for my third batch of beer, an IPA from my own recipe, the
    HBS didn't have Chinook plugs which I wanted to use for my bittering hop. They suggested
    Columbus as a subs...

  • Posted in thread: Worried about my apfelwein (mold?) on 12-08-2010 at 01:43 AM
    It's just getting started, relax and watch it work over the next few weeks. You should soon be
    seeing a constant stream off fine bubbles up from the bottom (that is if you used the
    Montrachet wine yea...

  • Posted in thread: 3.3 or 4 lb Cans of Pale LME? on 11-19-2010 at 08:42 PM
    Good to know it came out well, I need to brew this one again. My first batch of it didn't come
    out so great, I somehow got off flavors as if the batch fermented to warm, not sure how that
    happened as ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Leaf Plugs vs. Hops Pellets on 11-18-2010 at 01:49 AM
    I don't know if they are equivalent, but I sure like using them. They smell fantastic when you
    break them up to throw in your boil and the hop oils get all over your hands and fingers!

  • Posted in thread: water for partial boil brewing on 11-18-2010 at 01:44 AM
    Since I live on top of one of the nations finest aquifers it seems a shame not to use it as it
    comes out of my tap pretty much free with just as bit of chlorine in it. I mix up five gallons
    with a cru...

  • Posted in thread: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2010 on 11-18-2010 at 01:23 AM
    Mighty tasty indeed! We are working on our second case of Celebration right now and SWMBO wants
    me to brew a clone as my next beer. Northern Hemisphere is quite good this year though in my
    book it doe...

  • Posted in thread: what is the hot break on 11-02-2010 at 11:13 PM
    My last extract recipe (a big IPA) had tons of hot break material, first time I had seen it
    like that.

  • Posted in thread: First brew, interesting flavor - ideas? on 10-29-2010 at 08:48 PM
    Oh yeah, I know not to pour it all in. There is beginning to be quite a bit of yeast sediment
    in these too! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that things begin improving even more in a few
    weeks. It's ac...

  • Posted in thread: First brew, interesting flavor - ideas? on 10-29-2010 at 04:00 PM
    Ok, back on August 29 I brewed my first five gallon batch, a fairly simple pale ale using
    Chinook (.5 oz at 14%) for the bittering and Cascade for flavor and fermented with US-05. The
    wort was 70ish d...

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