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  • Guitar,Gaming,Reading,Brewing
  • QA Army Aviation
  • Rock & Punk. Pretty heavy into The Gaslight Anthem now
  • Got into brewing because I love beer & had a good connection in town to get started. Did 6 years in Germany while on active duty, and my Holy Grail of brewing will be to replicate the Kreuzberg Monastary Beers
  • Milk Chocolate Stout & Pumpkin Pie Ale
  • Chocolate mint stout,Oaked Honey Wheat, Dunkelweizen
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  • Posted in thread: German. Pronunciation on 04-02-2014 at 06:09 PM
    how is ausfahrt pronounced?I don't know man, but that must be the biggest city in Germany.
    There's signs for that place at every exit ramp on the autobahn. :D

  • Posted in thread: Visiting Germany, suggestions needed on 02-27-2014 at 07:06 PM
    One of my favs is the bread. I grew up eating the presliced, packaged in plastic bag, whatever
    was on sale bread here in the US. German bread is round, dense, and not in a package. I love
    the dark bre...

  • Posted in thread: Visiting Germany, suggestions needed on 02-25-2014 at 09:56 PM
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber Is a interesting old city surrounded by city walls, I enjoyed spending
    a afternoon walking around.I gotta second this one. My first wife, Anja, was from Rothenberg
    o.d. Tauber...

  • Posted in thread: Visiting Germany, suggestions needed on 02-25-2014 at 06:04 PM
    What?!? No mention of the Kreuzberg monastery yet? It may be a bit off your course if you're
    planning on a more southerly trip, but if you're heading north from Frankfurt at all, veer a
    bit to the eas...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Drinking Instructions Desperately Needed on 02-25-2014 at 04:04 PM
    Me and a buddy were talking about this the other day. It seems to me that a good beer is like a
    good steak. There should never be any reason to add anything else to it other than what was
    used to prod...

  • Posted in thread: Dunkelweizen Yeast Question on 02-25-2014 at 03:50 PM
    Hi, NewBrew.I'm a big Dunkel fan myself. Got hooked on the junk when I was stationed in
    Germany, and its one of the beers that got me into brewing. I wouldn't worry too much with a
    starter. I pitch my...

  • Posted in thread: Any Veterans on this Forum? on 12-12-2013 at 07:26 PM
    U.S. Army Aviation, Dec 1992-Present2/6 Cavalry, Storke Barracks, Illesheim, GE 1993-19941/10
    Cavalry & 3rd ACR, Ft. Carson, CO 1994-19977-158th AVN "Blue Stars",Giebelstadt AAF,
    Giebelstadt, GE 1997-...

  • Posted in thread: stiring up while fermenting? on 12-05-2013 at 03:06 PM
    When I've had minor fermenting problems,I just tipped the FV on it's edge & gently swirled them
    to rouse some yeast back into suspension. but did so gently. You don't want to aerate it after
    it's star...

Chad R., Founder Old Dirty Socks Brewing (TM) "If there's no sack to hop in, dirty-up a sock"