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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: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-18-2014 at 11:01 PM
    I don't think there is any disagreement here about the ideal temperature range. I did want to
    emphasize that bringing the temp down after it gets away from you is a different situation, and
    for me tar...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-18-2014 at 10:58 PM
    Kee,BottomsUp.... I didn't mean to get the temp all the way down to 73... it just happened in
    the cold water bath while I was asleep. Now I am trying to get the temp up to the 78-83
    range... using a h...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-18-2014 at 08:42 PM
    You really should get the temperature down a few degrees if possible. If you bring it down too
    much the yeast could stall. Above high 70's low 80's there is a chance of fusil alcohols and
    undesirable ...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone tried this quick-lagering method? on 12-12-2014 at 06:37 PM
    I almost exclusively brew Pilsners (although I occasionally brew ales such as Westvleteren, or
    braggots). While I agree with the overall process in terms of obtaining clear lagers (I have
    never had pr...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-08-2014 at 01:03 AM
    (we serve the Westy's at 60F)I agree - I think that 60 F might be even better than 50-55.

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-07-2014 at 03:31 PM
    Tried a true Westvletern 12 again last night (my second ever). Are they supposed to be
    consistent in taste? I could swear that this bottle was not as malty, not as fizzy, and more
    fruity than the bott...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-05-2014 at 10:22 PM
    Yes, I think saq implemented the boil down to boost SRM. It's a good point to bring up also.
    Saq then began using D-180 for both color and flavor. Since D-180 was darker the wort boil down
    was used on...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 12-05-2014 at 02:13 PM
    Most of what is available is openly reported in BLAM. The boil-down is an extrapolation based
    on trials and flavor.Wasn't it also largely to reproduce the color characteristic?

  • Posted in thread: Going to give a Braggot a try on 11-24-2014 at 08:53 PM
    Right but I was just confused, you didn't mention their flavor at all.Oh, sorry, you mean the
    flavor of the hops and malt? I feel there could have been more malt flavour (a little thin) and
    the hops w...

  • Posted in thread: Going to give a Braggot a try on 11-24-2014 at 06:55 PM
    ? Honey lemon and ginger..Malt? Hops?All spelled out in Message #1.

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