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  • Madison, WI
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  • Garrett Shaw
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  • Nothing extraordinary going on here. Started homebrewing via a friend who helped piece together my extract setup and gradually got into all-grain as my knowledge expanded.

    Now that I own a house, of course my garage & basement operation has expanded to a full kegging capacity. Hop growing has followed.

    Because of brewing, I've dabbled in carpentry, plumbing, and now gardening - I'm gradually becoming all-consumed by this "hobby".
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  • Jubilation - Celebration Ale Clone
    Daunder Scud - Scotch Ale
    Ichabod's Bane - Pumpkin Lager
    An oaked, light oaty ale
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  • Posted in thread: Rodenbach Clone on 11-17-2016 at 07:17 PM
    Just coming back to this now, as I'm going to do yet another batch. It's great to see everyone
    giving this a shot - in some form or another. In seeing so many "i just brewed this" or "mine
    is 3 months...

  • Posted in thread: Rodenbach Clone on 12-03-2012 at 06:50 PM
    Sorry for the delay - i've brewed this two ways: pitching 1056 first, THEN the Roeselare, as
    well as both from the beginning. You definitely get a more complex, round, sourness from
    pitching everythin...

  • Posted in thread: No-boil starter? on 07-03-2012 at 12:52 PM
    For fear of feeding a troll (?), why would you sanitize your container, then add non-boiled tap

  • Posted in thread: Rodenbach Clone on 03-19-2012 at 05:35 PM
    I think this is a very solid recipe, if one would allow some self back-patting. I likes 'em
    sour, so every subsequent time i've brewed this i pitch the sacc yeast along with the Roeselare
    blend (and n...

  • Posted in thread: Competition Decision: Fruit or Spice/Herb on 01-30-2012 at 07:13 PM
    In my opinion, you'd have to decide that after you've bottled and it's all ready. Once you
    determine what it'll actually taste like, THAT will be the most applicable category to enter it
    into. No sens...

  • Posted in thread: Three Philosophers clone help on 01-25-2012 at 06:34 PM
    Not necessarily with the Three Philosophers, but has anyone tried using a kreik for infusion in
    this manner? I was listening to that Sunday Session and Randy stated that they use the kreik
    "in the bre...

  • Posted in thread: Rauchbier recipe help... on 12-30-2011 at 05:44 PM
    I think the grainbill is solid, but you could even drop the crystal. I've got a recipe up for
    something similar to Schlenkerla's marzen (HERE). Slightly different hops, but you get the
    idea.As noted, ...

  • Posted in thread: Three Philosophers clone help on 12-07-2011 at 06:17 PM
    There was a Brew Strong episode where they interviewed Randy Thiel who used to be the
    brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang. He spoke about all their beers(at that time) and also about
    taking a Lindeman's Kr...

  • Posted in thread: Three Philosophers clone help on 11-10-2011 at 06:12 PM
    I saw a reference in another thread about it, but i couldn't determine if it was confirmed or
    not: is the Lindemann's pasteurized?I'm interested in any follow-up to this, as the reference
    to "Columbus...

  • Posted in thread: Rodenbach Clone on 11-07-2011 at 12:40 PM
    I, personally would skip it for the boil. It can always be added in the secondary if you do
    some tastings and it isn't sour enough for your liking.

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