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  • Vista, California
  • Most recently brewing,hiking,endurance runs,drinking coffee
  • full-time student, BioChem major
  • Donny Firth
  • (Indie Folk)
    Devotchka, Two Gallants, The Decemberists, Magnolia Electric company.
  • Anything by Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Thoreau, George Orwell, C.S. Lewis, Thomas Wolfe
  • Tasted some awesome home brews from my friends, and shortly after my brother got his ol' brewing kit back. I'm a science major, and find the process of brewing increasingly interesting, so I decided to adopt brewing as a hobby.
  • Coffee Russian Imperial Stout
  • Gyllenol (Belgian golden ale)
  • Bjorn (Oaked barleywine), Mead
  • Weiz-guy (Weizenbock), Hel (Belgian strong pale ale), JimHef(hefenweizen), Amber alert (Amber ale)
  • Male
  • Single


  • Posted in thread: Equinox Hops on 09-13-2016 at 06:21 PM
    I don't know if this has been addressed but, I'm curious if anyone sensitive to the green
    flavor from equinox has tried only using it for dry hopping. I'm hoping the green pepper
    compound is a kettle ...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap quick disconnects? on 12-24-2012 at 10:06 PM
    We would be using the quick disconnects for gas/beer lining. Everything on the cold side. For
    example, being able to switch between a corney gas fitting to a sanky fitting, in a moments
    notice, seems ...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap quick disconnects? on 12-24-2012 at 09:44 PM
    We typically don't serve our beer that hot

  • Posted in thread: Cheap quick disconnects? on 12-24-2012 at 09:17 PM
    website says that the quick disconnects can be used for beverage dispensing, although at ~$2
    per coupler pair, it seems almost too good to be true. Anyone have any experience with these?

  • Posted in thread: Bottle caps in bulk? on 12-15-2010 at 09:16 PM
    Trying to find a supplier of bulk amounts of bottle caps for bottling at home. I'm thinking a
    bag of 1000-2000 count. Anyone know of one?

  • Posted in thread: Mead newbie question: how to make a bottle conditioned, sweet, sparkling mead? on 05-22-2010 at 04:18 AM
    Hypothetically, couldn't you cap a still fermenting mead at the desired point of sweetness, set
    aside a few low-volume test bottles, and open one every 3-4 days to test for carbonation. Once
    the desir...

  • Posted in thread: Bjorn - Smoked Barley Wine on 05-02-2010 at 03:44 AM
    Tasted a sample yesterday. The barleywine has been on oak now for about 2 weeks now, and is
    starting to taste amazing. I'll be racking it once again in the coming days for a week or so
    before I bottle...

  • Posted in thread: Mash temperatures on 04-22-2010 at 03:09 PM
    Kilning is not exactly a natural part of the barley life-cycle, considering it's the arrest of
    development which stops further growth of the sprouting grain, before it can utilize more
    starch for grow...

  • Posted in thread: Mash temperatures on 04-21-2010 at 05:08 PM
    From an evolutionary standpoint, perhaps the rate at which the enzymes function under typical
    plant conditions, is sufficient and more beneficial than at a greater rate. For example, in our
    own bodies...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe critique needed. on 04-20-2010 at 03:03 AM
    I like the idea of having a SRM backbone without the use of crystal and with a low quantity of
    roasted grains for a more complex, nutty stout. I agree the color is too light for a imperial
    stout, but ...