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    ABOUT ME

  • Like so many others, I have my mother in law to thank for getting me a Mr. Beer kit. And like so many others I have Mr. Beer to thank for such a crap first beer. but it got the ball rolling...rnrnupdate:rnrn30 batches in, and starting to get the hang of aging beer appropriately. recent brews include:rnrnrauchdunkelsbierrnbelgian pumpkin beer brewed w/o spicesrnbelgian golden strongrnEnglish IPA brewed with sage leavesrnrnmore madness to come
  • Lawnmower II - Spruce's Revenge - IPA w/ spruce tips, rosemary, dandelion stemrnPink Peppercorn Saisonrn3 Weiss Mench Berliner Weissrnrn+ a host of lambic styles once I find an old french oak barrel
  • Lawnmower 2, IPA
  • Munich Dunkel +rauchrnEnglish Barleywine
  • MildrnTrad. BockrnImp. Stout w/ star anisernsaison brett
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  • Posted in thread: Light Adjunct lager and diactly on 03-29-2014 at 05:18 PM
    cool. thanks for the info and insight. I've just re-pitched an actively fermenting starter of
    the same yeast to see if I can clean things up at 65 degrees. I'm guess it is in fact a yeast
    health issue...

  • Posted in thread: Dunkel maturity on 03-07-2014 at 05:44 PM
    hey there,does anyone have an opinion on the optimal time in which to start drinking a
    traditional Munich dunkel. Standard gravity (OG: 1.053, FG 1.014, 23 IBU, 17 SRM, fermented
    cleanly and to termin...

  • Posted in thread: Light Adjunct lager and diactly on 03-07-2014 at 05:38 PM
    hey howdy hey,Has anyone in the process of making essentially a Bud Light clone noticed a
    higher amount of diactyl present post primary fermentation (2 weeks at 50) and 3 day rest at
    62? I picked up m...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1217-PC West Coast IPA source? on 12-08-2013 at 03:25 PM
    Funny and reassuring that you mention a similar profile to WLP 007, gbarron. I just pitched a
    1L starter of the 1217 into an Arrogant Bastard clone yesterday as my LHBS was out of the
    WLP007, describe...

  • Posted in thread: Free Online Beer Chemistry Course on 12-01-2013 at 03:01 PM
    thanks for that link. This should be an amazing resource to buff up on the technical details of
    brewing and malting. Add one more to the listburkecw = burkecwSee you in all January

  • Posted in thread: Funky Ye Olde Ayle Blend on 07-25-2013 at 06:20 PM
    hullo there allSo I'm working on an old ale recipe, and felt it would be nice to feature a bit
    of the wild character in there in a controled manner. Basically, fermenting the batch from a
    yeast cake o...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever notice....goo? on 08-31-2012 at 10:21 PM
    ah, yeah I remember Kai's video of the lovely peanut butter protein sludge left behind in the
    tun. I got a similar effect from my hockurtz double decoction as well.all the other infusion
    mashes in whi...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever notice....goo? on 08-29-2012 at 09:44 PM
    So I'm wondering if others have noticed a greater amount of what I'm assuming to be leftover
    protein goo-like material on top of the grainbed in a no sparge, single influsion mash vs.
    batch sparging, ...

  • Posted in thread: Pros/cons of aging a Tripel on 08-10-2012 at 12:47 AM
    hey there AmandaK,glad I found this thread. I also brewed a golden strong of just about the
    same gravity, with just about the same fermentation temp profile, and was wondering how to
    handle aging the ...

  • Posted in thread: Primary Fermentation then Dry-Hop on 08-09-2012 at 11:10 PM
    admittedly, I've only tried dry hopping in the primary once, but I believe I too was a victim
    of premature dry hopping. The aroma didnt match to the amount of hop dropped in based on
    previous similar ...

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Primary - Arrogant Bastard Clone Lager Secondary - empty Ale Secondary - empty Bottle Conditioning - Belgian Dark Strong Drinking: Oak Old Ale, Jasmine Witbier, 2 year Barleywine
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