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    ABOUT ME

  • Wine,beer,ancient history,esoterics.
  • Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk. Mozart, Beethoven, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, Loreen McKennitt.
  • 2001 Space Odyssey, The Pink Panther, The Great Waltz.
  • Suits, Community, Breaking Bad, Borgias.
  • Authors: Herman Hesse, Orson Scott Card, Frank Herbert, Jorge Luis Borges.
  • Durham Homebrewers, CABA.
  • I started making wine in 1972, and my first (extract) brew was started on April 8, 1990. Currently, I mostly mash/brew lagers (pilsners) using a freezer with a temperature control for fermentation and lagering. I mostly follow German pilsner recipes such as Bitburger and Warsteiner as well as Pilsner Urquell. I have also often brewed a modified Steam Whistle (Brewery in Toronto). I have also recently brewed a Westvleteren clone.
  • Innis & Gunn, strong malt liqueur, Doghead Fish 120 Minute IPA, Doghead Fish Raison D'Extra. Any other 'challenges' that come up.
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  • Posted in thread: Drom John's Innis & Gunn Original on 02-05-2016 at 01:44 AM
    In my case, the chips spread out evenly in a rectangle Pyrex dish and 140ml just covered.I
    would think that even if they were spread out, the bourbon would still cover the same amount. I
    just rotated ...

  • Posted in thread: How to calculate gravity contribution of steeping grains? on 02-04-2016 at 02:30 PM
    That's basically the conclusion I came to. I think I'm going to run a bunch of 1 gallon / 1
    pound test steeps to get some real data. The way it is now, some recipe building software could
    be off by up...

  • Posted in thread: Drom John's Innis & Gunn Original on 02-03-2016 at 06:53 PM
    Well the beer had finished fermenting and aging and is just about ready to keg. I decided that
    I would add the bourbon-soaked oak chips to the keg rather than adding during fermentation. I
    soaked 100 ...

  • Posted in thread: Decoction Mash Video on 01-26-2016 at 05:32 PM
    I finally got it done and released to YouTube:Part 1: [youtube]_V1zt0mW084[/youtube]Part 2:
    [youtube]I5u_nJhMD4w[/youtube]Part 3: [youtube]6VcZRVw2k_o[/youtube]Let me know if you can
    actually understa...

  • Posted in thread: Dogfish Head 120 Min IPA Clone on 01-25-2016 at 02:18 AM
    Its advertized capacity is 19.5 Lbs (some say 20 Lbs); so, yes it can handle the grain bill.
    This makes me happy.That's awesome - I don't think the Braumeister can handle that much grain
    (unless you g...

  • Posted in thread: Dogfish Head 120 Min IPA Clone on 01-23-2016 at 09:10 PM
    Has anyone with a grainfather set up tried this recipe as a 5 gallon batch?Can the Grainfather
    handle 17 pounds of grain?

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 01-22-2016 at 09:35 PM
    It appears as though you did everything correctly. The only other option that seems to be left
    is the glass ware itself. I have read that household soaps such as common dish soap and
    dishwashing soap ...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 01-20-2016 at 11:34 PM
    Beer was under pressure for 5 or 6 months before being bottled (with a BeerGun). No, hardly any
    foaming at all.So, proper carbonation was not an issue. I'm not sure what else could explain
    it.

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 01-20-2016 at 07:20 PM
    I brewed a version of this back in MAR 2015, aged in a keg for some time and bottled about a
    month ago. I've cracked (2) so far and both have a head issue. They pour like soda. By that,
    the CO2 is rel...

  • Posted in thread: Drom John's Innis & Gunn Original on 01-12-2016 at 01:26 AM
    3 or 4 ounces of chips depending on package size.I've notice no tannin taste. Toasting probably
    took enough care of the oak tannins.Bourbon sanitizes sufficiently.Thanks. I've seen a lot of
    discussion...

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