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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: Has anyone tried this quick-lagering method? on 08-08-2015 at 01:28 AM
    Why would the type of malt influence the need for a diacetyl rest?My mistake. It's not the type
    of malt, but I understand that a long fermentation (as is usual with some pilsners) reduces the
    need for...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone tried this quick-lagering method? on 08-01-2015 at 03:12 PM
    My understanding of this lagering technique is that if you use an appropriately large yeast
    pitch, a controlled fermentation which includes lager ferm temp through 50% of attenuation
    followed by a ram...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone tried this quick-lagering method? on 07-31-2015 at 10:12 PM
    I'd say that this technique is based on the belief that the main reason that lagers are
    traditionally lagered for so long is to clear them. But clearing the beer on a homebrew scale
    can much more quic...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 06-05-2015 at 03:41 PM
    I made a 1.8 litre starter. I've always had blowoffs using WLP530, but this time that beast of
    a yeast reached new heights! Pun intended.A regular blow-off tube did not work well for me. I
    obtained th...

  • 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.

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