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  • While I am a newcomer to the world of home brewing; I have been a long-time beer enthusiast. I'm open to enjoying all styles of beer, though my favorites are hoppy, floral, and bright IPA's and big, opulent, stouts, porters, and barley wines.
  • woodworking,home improvements,reading,the obvious...
  • high school English teacher
  • Kyle
  • Wide range of tastes: indie rock, dance-hall reggae, jazz, hip-hop, metal, NY hardcore, hip-hop, Jaz
  • Babel, Benjamin Button, Gladiator, The Big Lebowski, The Jerk, Heat, Anchorman, Inception, many more
  • Whale Wars, college football.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Into the Wild, East of Eden, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Extreme Brewing, As I Lay Dyi
  • My father retired from teaching 4 years ago. I suggested the hobby to him. He became hooked, and now I am hooked too.
  • High gravity Belgian Double - planning on it as my first partial grain brew.
  • Alt-erior Motive.
  • Imperial Pale Ale, Baltic Porter
  • I don't keg
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  • Pittsburgh
  • Pennsylvania


  • Posted in thread: Hops Infusion/Randall Best Practices & Recipes on 04-28-2013 at 11:37 PM
    Some friends of mine own a brewpub and have put me to task in finding a hops randall/infusion
    device. With that part of the task now out of the way, I'm now looking for success stories
    related to one ...

  • Posted in thread: About to start kegging on 10-06-2012 at 06:56 PM
    I recently obtained a single-tower, Haier keggerator from a friend who no longer used it, and
    I'm ready to convert my home brewing operation into kegs rather than bottling. While the
    keggerator came a...

  • Posted in thread: Wanted: Samuel Smith Nut Brown Clone on 12-14-2011 at 02:10 AM
    I did a Sam Smith Nut Brown clone from the pages of Beer Captured. Unfortunately, I discovered
    it is a tough on to duplicate. The Malt bill lacked serious body, which sadly left a weird,
    inauthentic n...

  • Posted in thread: Ready to make the jump to all grain! on 07-31-2011 at 06:42 PM
    Something that I hadn't yet tried, but will now. Thanks, Berniep.

  • Posted in thread: Ready to make the jump to all grain! on 07-31-2011 at 06:20 PM
    However, I need bigger equipment. Several home brewers I know have acquired used, 1/2 barrel
    kegs that they have converted for their specific brewing purposes. Unfortunately, my efforts in
    obtaining s...

  • Posted in thread: Iodine contributing to off-taste? on 03-26-2011 at 03:57 PM
    A valid point. I've already decided to experiment with using some bottled spring water for my
    next batch. Any brand suggestions? Thus far, the research I've done puts Deer Park a the top of
    my list.

  • Posted in thread: Iodine contributing to off-taste? on 02-18-2011 at 12:21 AM
    I followed the directions on the 4oz. bottle: "For Home brewers: 1tsp. with 1.5 gallons of

  • Posted in thread: Iodine contributing to off-taste? on 02-17-2011 at 10:56 PM
    Has anyone out there ever had a problem with Iodophor lending an iodine taste to a batch? My
    first extract kit bottled was a dunkel. It was brewed with no specialty grains; an all-extract
    beer in ever...

  • Posted in thread: WLP 029 or Wyeast 2565? on 02-10-2011 at 02:40 AM
    I currently have an Alt in my fermenter with WLP029 and I've had some least I
    think. The airlock isn't showing any bubbles, but I'm fairly sure the yeast is chomping away; I
    can see a ...

  • Posted in thread: Is excessive sediment a problem for fermentation? on 02-09-2011 at 01:14 AM
    Should have mentioned that...I used a White Labs WLP029 (German Ale/Kolsch). I didn't use a
    starter - didn't think it was necessary for this one. Should also mention the Alt was an
    extract kit from No...