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  • running,brewing
  • Howling inspired by images of mushrooms
  • Weekend at Bernies, A Christmas Story
  • Sledge Hammer
  • Jack Daniel's Running Formula
  • I brew so that my sons will learn about brewing. I will then encourage them to become brewers and I will live vicariously through them. AKA, a "beer dad". (But no pressure boys)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Stratford
  • Ontario


  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 08-02-2013 at 01:18 PM
    I'm not sure I follow. What water to cool it down?

  • Posted in thread: Only Alkalinity on 07-25-2013 at 01:23 AM
    Thanks for your replies. Your advice makes sense, unfortunately it requires me to be patient!
    Not one of my strengths. I'll look into getting a real water report.

  • Posted in thread: Only Alkalinity on 07-24-2013 at 09:00 PM
    I've been trying to find out the details of my City's water, and have finally decided to give
    up. When I finally spoke with someone, they said that they "don't test for that stuff"
    (calcium, mag, sodi...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 07-23-2013 at 10:18 PM
    Joined the party and brewed this today. Sugar didn't harden but I used it anyway. Pitched on a
    yeast cake and it took off perfectly. Might cask this one, we'll see.

  • Posted in thread: Which online calculator is closest to reality for IBU? on 03-15-2012 at 01:35 PM
    I have found the same thing as you and had a series of beers that were underbittered because of
    it. For the past year or so I have started calculating them myself using the formulas from Ray
    Daniel's ...

  • Posted in thread: IPA help on 03-08-2012 at 04:41 AM
    Sorry for the lack of info.FG in the low teens 1.011-14.US -05I usually mash at 149 but
    sometimes creep up to 152.

  • Posted in thread: IPA help on 03-06-2012 at 02:23 AM
    I've made many IPA's but lately they've been "sweeter" than I care for. I really want to let
    the hops shine on this one but don't want it to become so thin that it's only hop tea.Just
    wondering if the...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hop Am.IIPA w/Brit.Hops? on 03-24-2010 at 01:46 AM
    I have a IIPA in the primary and, in a week or so, I'd like to dry hop it. I've used Chinook
    and Amarillo for the flavour and aroma additions and, ideally, would like to use the same for
    dry hopping.....

  • Posted in thread: AG VS Extract on 07-17-2009 at 02:48 PM
    I enjoyed making extract beer in the beginning and was very proud of it, but I definitely feel
    that AG is significantly better.My advice is to start with extract, then move to extract with
    steeping gr...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing with kids? on 05-20-2009 at 10:21 PM
    I have a two and a half year old and he loves to help measure the grain and hops, and stir the
    grain in the mash tun. He especially likes putting the grain in the hopper while I crush it. He
    also like...

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