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  • Active duty Coast Guard. I drive boats and am a full time student. I also enjoy brews.
  • Photography,Boating,Beer,Whiskey
  • Boatswain/Navigator
  • Benjamin D. Wilson
  • Flamenco
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rubayat of Omar Khayyami, The Memoirs of Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch
  • Got into home brewing via making my own cider, because the commercial stuff is crap. I do BIAB in partial and all grain. 5-gallon buckets.
  • Who knows?
  • Hopocalypto Pale Ale
  • Promising Pint golden promise ESB
  • Hard Lemonade
  • Black Ice-P-ArnBruin AlernJones and Phair Wassail
  • Male
  • Married
  • Rochester
  • NY


  • Posted in thread: Why can't we make "British-Style" pale malt in AMERICA? on 09-03-2014 at 05:47 PM
    I was going to say try GNW malting NW Pale Ale malt, but I got beat to the punch! It does have
    a good british flavor; not quite as good as Maris, IMO. I just made a ESB recipe with it that
    tastes very...

  • Posted in thread: The devil to pay on 07-21-2014 at 10:16 PM
    This recipe uses Bopils as the base, and combines FWH, late hops, hop back and dry hop methods
    for a super hop-flavored ale, but suprisingly low perceivable bitterness.All GrainBohemian
    Pilsner - 48.3...

  • Posted in thread: Your Dad's Mustache on 08-10-2013 at 06:42 PM
    Photo:https://www.dropbox.com/s/msizvbiymos6i8c/2013-08-10%2013.39.44.jpgThird batch.
    Relatively young. Hasn't had time to fully carbonate, but I got impatient.

  • Posted in thread: Your Dad's Mustache on 08-10-2013 at 06:34 PM
    After many conversations with my Irish wife, and as much wisdom as I could gather, I made my
    first Dry Irish Stout recipe from (mostly) scratch. Recipe as follows;7 Lbs Maris Otter1 Lb
    Flaked Barley12...

  • Posted in thread: Bag vs free. on 07-22-2013 at 04:07 PM
    McCoy,Hey, well said. After changing my brew process a bit, and experimenting with a few brews
    in both my Hop Spider and free-floating, I have found that a not-too-tightly packed hop spider
    does get a...

  • Posted in thread: Bag vs free. on 01-28-2013 at 01:53 AM
    Another possibility (not tested, obviously) is that the hop spider allows the hops just enough
    movement to flow freely, but also holds the hops relatively still against the brownian motion
    of the wate...

  • Posted in thread: Bag vs free. on 01-26-2013 at 05:56 PM
    Okay, so we all know :p that Alpha Acids isomerize through an acyloin-type ring contraction and
    turn into epimeric isomers; cis-isocohumulone, trans-isocohumulone, cis-isoadhumulone,

  • Posted in thread: Hop utilization on 01-26-2013 at 05:11 PM
    nm. realized how old this thread is.

  • Posted in thread: Alcoholic Ginger beer - help me! on 01-19-2013 at 07:35 PM
    ChillWill - Yes I am indeed in Roc. Weather has certainly been a bit crazy here this winter,
    and since I'm in the Coast Guard, I go out and get all of that lake water making icicles all
    over my dry su...

  • Posted in thread: Alcoholic Ginger beer - help me! on 01-18-2013 at 11:32 PM
    Crabbies is pretty delicious, I can definitely see why you'd want that. There are a few places
    in the states where you can pick it up, but you get some funny looks. You can look in the soda
    forum and ...

"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." -Dave Barry

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