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  • Beer Making,Reef Aquariums
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  • Tom Karvonen
  • Been brewing since early 2010. Started with kits from the local brewstores and know have moved to crafting my own recipes...originally extract and steeped grains but now only all-grain. I do keg my beer in Corny kegs, but usually bottle higher gravity beers.
  • ESB/Barleywine Parti-Gyle
    Pliny the Elder clone
  • Nothing right know...unfortunately
  • Winter Spiced Brown Ale - almost gone.
    La Fin duMonde Clone - aging until Feb 2012
    Imperial Stout - ready now and delicious
  • BYO Hop Obsession (Hoppy California Common)
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  • Sacramento
  • CA


  • Posted in thread: Fermentation appears to have restarted in my Barrel on 12-15-2012 at 01:22 AM
    I haven't taken a new gravity reading...but it was a bit under attenuated when it went into the
    barrel...1.022. The barrel is a Bourbon Barrel (20L) that I had Potassium Metabisulfate in and
    then abou...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation appears to have restarted in my Barrel on 12-13-2012 at 05:06 AM
    Okay...I'm afraid I know the answer to this but...I have 5g of Imperial Stout in an Oak Barrel
    that was part of a 15g batch. It went into the barrel Sept basically almost 3 months
    ago. I ope...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Roseville on 11-28-2012 at 05:03 AM
    Hey Mick...welcome. I'm here in Sacramento. There's a new homebrew club that meets at
    Brewmeister near you in Roseville. I belong to a club that meets in Davis (Greenbelt Brewers
    Assoc.) that well est...

  • Posted in thread: To drink or not to drink? (w/ pics) on 09-17-2012 at 08:49 PM
    Hey, sour beers are all the rage now...go for it.

  • Posted in thread: Saison Brew is crystal clear on 05-14-2012 at 11:11 PM
    I have a saison that I fermented with WLP670 and it looks like I filtered it. Nice and clear.Is
    Saison yeast just really well flocculating?

  • Posted in thread: Siebel WBA Web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology on 04-27-2012 at 12:04 AM
    Looks like they have a few good classes....hmmmm

  • Posted in thread: BrewSack: Just Add Water on 04-26-2012 at 11:52 PM
    Man, that's awesome

  • Posted in thread: Men's Journal - Top American Craft Beers on 02-15-2012 at 02:42 AM
    Hmmmm...there's a few I'd differ on, but a good list nonetheless. Time to start working on
    recipe's for the "next big thing"....Already wanted to do an American Farmhouse...Black
    Saison...hadn't thoug...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 02-07-2012 at 01:35 AM
    please please please give me that Conical

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity yeast experience on 02-02-2012 at 11:00 PM
    Remember it's not only about attenuation, it's about flavor. Pitching enough active yeast is
    critical to making great beer, instead of just good homebrew.If the yeast has to struggle or
    has a long lag...