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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.
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  • 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. I recently brewed a modified Steam Whistle (Brewery in Toronto). Son I plan to brew a Westvleteren clone.
  • Innis & Gunn, strong malt liqueur, Westvleteren clone.
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  • Posted in thread: Filling Scratches on Glass Carboys on 04-07-2015 at 11:43 AM
    How deep is the scratch? Your best bet would be to sand the scratch out and then polish it.Most
    of the scratches are very minor, but one or two are deep enough to feel it with a thumbnail.

  • Posted in thread: Filling Scratches on Glass Carboys on 04-06-2015 at 04:19 PM
    I would use a clear epoxy.Thank you!

  • Posted in thread: Filling Scratches on Glass Carboys on 04-05-2015 at 04:57 PM
    Does anyone know how of any inexpensive product that can be used to fill external scratches on
    glass carboys to prevent them from becoming cracks later? Appearance doesn't really matter.
    Thank you.

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 03-30-2015 at 09:58 PM
    I grossly over-estimated the amount of trub (the Westy has very little trub) and the amount of
    water, and as a result I ended up with about 21 liters rather than 19. I decided to dilute it
    enough to m...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 03-28-2015 at 06:33 PM
    I actually came across this thread and the other large Westy 12 thread when I was looking for
    info on making a St. Bernardus abt 12 clone. After checking the threads out I decided to I'd
    give the West...

  • Posted in thread: Leelanau Good Harbor Golden Ale on 03-22-2015 at 07:55 PM
    Does anyone have a clone recipe for, or know some of the ingredients of Leelanau Good Harbor
    Golden Ale? This is an awesome ale, rated 99 out of 100 on RateBeer.com. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 03-17-2015 at 11:55 AM
    I brewed for the first time this just before Christmas with my brother-in-law, and it's now
    done with the 2 month aging process at 50F and I'm ready to bottle. I haven't bottled much I
    went right to k...

  • Posted in thread: Washing Lager Yeast on 03-15-2015 at 04:36 PM
    I agree.Just as a reference point, I usually start with about 5B viable cells when working with
    lager yeast because I only brew them a couple of times a year (I always brew 2 batches, back to
    back, wh...

  • Posted in thread: Washing Lager Yeast on 03-15-2015 at 03:57 PM
    In a case like you describe, I would take maybe a tablespoon or two of the old yeast (trub,
    dead cells and all) and use just that amount to step up a new starter. This would minimize the
    trub and dead...

  • Posted in thread: Washing Lager Yeast on 03-15-2015 at 02:11 PM
    Ignore the trub. There's really no good reason or benefit of washing your yeast. If you want
    clean yeast, make larger starters and save a little off in a mason jar for a future starter.
    Lather, rinse,...

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