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  • I am retired, and finding little craft beer available in Costa Rica, I decided to become a home brewer. Bought start kit in USA, and just finished my first brew, a Canadian Pale Ale, a simple brew just to get started. I love hoppy ales. A double IPA is my goal, but I need to get a few batches under my belt first. The lovely MJ, a great cook, views brewing as just another phase of cooking, and is interested in being my assistant brewer.
  • Walking,reading,and now home brewing
  • Retired
  • Jim Parish
  • Eclectic
  • See About Me above.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Santa Rosa de Pos
  • Alajuela Costa Rica


  • Posted in thread: Using Block ice to chill wort on 07-19-2012 at 05:38 PM
    ... then agitate til cool....Agitate the ice water, or the fermenter?

  • Posted in thread: My chocolate stout tastes like crappy chocolate cake... on 07-13-2012 at 04:04 PM
    If later you end up with another beer that ... is too sweat, ... consider blending the two....
    Sweat is a flavor I don't think can be masked by blending.... ! Sorry, I just couldn't resist

  • Posted in thread: Ruined Beer, thanks storm on 07-07-2012 at 11:14 PM
    That'll teach you to get married!:D

  • Posted in thread: Hop spider to end all hop spiders? on 07-07-2012 at 03:45 AM
    Damn! That had me intrigued. A bit small though.As an approximation, pretend that the tea ball
    is a cylinder. The volume is 3.25 x pi x 4.25 = 46.75 cu. in.This one would be 5.5 x pi x 5.5
    = 95.0 cu...

  • Posted in thread: Costa rica brewers group on 06-26-2012 at 10:33 PM
    Volcano Brewing was brewing at least since last December - we visited with my son who came to
    see us for Christmas. I don't remember the particular name of their pale ale; it was OK, but
    pretty much r...