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    ABOUT ME

  • Madison, WI
  • Homebrewing,snowboarding,hockey,video games
  • Chemist
  • Garrett Shaw
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Weezer, Foo Fighters
  • 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".
  • Flanders Red
  • <empty>
  • Flanders Red
  • (what's a bottle?)
  • Jubilation - Celebration Ale Clone
    Daunder Scud - Scotch Ale
    Ichabod's Bane - Pumpkin Lager
    An oaked, light oaty ale
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Karben4's Fantasy Factory Recipe on 01-20-2017 at 10:25 PM
    Consolidating threads here. As 14thstreet suggested after a brewer visit to a club meeting,
    "85-90% Golden Promise, premium English caramalt, some munich, a touch of dextrin and german
    wheat" should b...

  • Posted in thread: Karben4's Fantasy Factory Recipe on 01-20-2017 at 01:36 AM
    Yup, that's where i got the majority of my info from. I was really hoping someone had that BYO
    article or had gone to the event to supplement this. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Karben4's Fantasy Factory Recipe on 01-19-2017 at 07:45 PM
    There was actually a "Meet the Brewer" session at the brewery last night, but I was unable to
    attend. The LHBS is having a clone competition in a couple months and I was hoping to glean any
    insight si...

  • Posted in thread: Karben4's Fantasy Factory Recipe on 01-17-2017 at 07:21 PM
    I've been doing some research a bit lately and have found relatively little chatter re: a clone
    recipe, in relation to how good this beer is.I read that the September 2016 issue of BYO had a
    recipe in...

  • 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
    water?

  • 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...

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