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  • I'm really scattered and sometimes cannot stick to a schedule to save my life. It's not uncommon for me to "Get ready to brew xxxxx" about 5 times before I actually get the brew started. Sorry to be such a flip-flopper. It's not nearly as bad now that my grain mill is motorized. Someday I'll start my first lager. Someday. --- Find me on Untappd: tehchriso
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  • I provide IT assistance within a graduate school.
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  • Ummm... The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian? Make It Right by Mike Holmes. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.
  • Lincoln Lagers
  • I started brewing in September 2007. I have brewed only all-grain beer since Batch 1. I brew only ales, since I haven't invested in temperature control yet... but I'm dying to find a chest freezer to use for a fermentation cabinet. I brew a lot of Hobgoblin... other than that, I rarely brew a beer twice. I fell away from brewing in early 2009, due to a lack of time and personal depression. I finally got my equipment sorted and cleaned in late 2011, a rudimentary brewing space set up where I can weigh and mill my grains and store my gear, and as a result, I brewed my first (returning) batch on 1/2/2012.
  • Malty Fall Ale (Faux-toberfest), Multiple Saisons, lots more Dry Stout, HBT '06 Rye IPA, more Hobgoblin, maybe a Carrot beer like RichBrewer was talking about??, maybe a Mexican Chocolate beer as well...
  • 5 gal. Tupelo Mead | 5 gal. VELMA STRIKES BACK Vienna/Belma SMaSH with 1# Munich added for extra flavor.
  • 10/2013 - Sour Dark Tripel w/ Flemish Blend yeast (59 Gal. barrel-aged group brew project)
  • Brettanomyces Raspberry 888 RIS Limited Edition - Only 5 Bottles In Existence (dumped the rest of the batch). - Tastes terrible.
  • Hobgoblin w/ Nottingham/US-05 Split-Batch | All-Tettnanger German Pale with W-34/70 | Ordinary Bitter with S-04 | Big Brew Pale Ale with Andechs lager yeast
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  • Posted in thread: Call for entries - The Sower's Cup Competition & GABF Pro-Am on 09-01-2015 at 02:33 PM
    Website: Judges and competitors,On behalf of the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club, we would be
    honored to have you and your taste buds or your beers at the our annual Sowers Cup homebrew
    competition to ...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 08-15-2015 at 12:08 PM
    I'm in it to win it!

  • Posted in thread: E/SE Nebraska group buy 2015 on 03-09-2015 at 03:44 PM
    Sorry for going incommunicado, there's a lot going on right now and I'm about 2 weeks behind
    where I want to be on everything from full fermenters, to laundry, to brew club
    responsibilities to bills.I...

  • Posted in thread: Planning... What Should I Brew? Lots of yeast, can't decide. on 12-04-2014 at 04:37 AM
    estricklin, I have no idea re: Belle Saison as I haven't tried my packs out yet! But I've heard
    it does ok in the low 70's without having to resort to crazy ramping schedules. They were
    giving away a ...

  • Posted in thread: Planning... What Should I Brew? Lots of yeast, can't decide. on 11-27-2014 at 10:10 PM
    No worries mate :)I think here's the plan...Tomorrow, 10 gallons of faux-Dunkel base e.g.
    Chainsaw Brewing Death By Dunkel adapted for what I have on-hand. Half will get either 001 or
    1450, the other ...

  • Posted in thread: Planning... What Should I Brew? Lots of yeast, can't decide. on 11-23-2014 at 10:45 PM
    I have TOO many options & can't get things to line up in my head right. My goal is to use a
    similar yeast a few times in a row, to save on amount of effort spent washing & saving yeast...
    then move to...

  • Posted in thread: The SsBrewingTechnologies "Happy HolidaySs" Giveaway! on 11-23-2014 at 03:40 PM
    Chriso checking in. :cross:

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2014- Grand Rapids Who's going? on 06-13-2014 at 04:25 PM
    It was wicked awesome meeting up with ally'all, eh?(I think I got all the accents represented
    there! And thanks Yooper for taking the picture!)(Edit: an image doubled up. I'll fix it from a
    real compu...

  • Posted in thread: NHC HBT Scavenger Hunt on 06-12-2014 at 06:36 PM
    Chriso reporting in! Selfie incoming...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2014- Grand Rapids Who's going? on 06-12-2014 at 06:25 PM
    I'm here :) Already found Yooper, too! Can someone give me a link to the Official NHC Thread?
    On mobile, having trouble finding it.B-Hoppy, the New Cascade candy rocks!So... Many... Beers.

BROKEN ROBOT BREWING CO. Chriso || BJCP Certified || SMaSH Brewers, Unite! || Nebraska Brewers! || Lincoln Lagers Brew Club "You have just experienced the paradigm shift that is....all grain brewing." - BierMuncher
July 26, 2008  •  03:18 PM
"If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose." * "Deep Thoughts," by Jack Handy
August 5, 2008  •  03:48 PM
E-mail form is a little screwy. Not seeing any PMs from you. When did you send it?
August 7, 2008  •  02:57 AM
Nice blog. You brewing the 999 today?
August 12, 2008  •  07:36 PM
GO HUSKERS !!! Time for Pellini to get back to real Nebraska Football.
September 11, 2008  •  06:47 PM
I am not tx
October 28, 2008  •  09:00 PM
No worries, dude- that was BS.
October 30, 2008  •  02:01 PM
About what you'd expect - bruised elbows and butt, and a sore spot where the full 5-gallon bucket slammed into my chest. But I am ridiculously clumsy (I have been falling up and down stairs since I was 10), so it was nothing new. I was just so glad nothing bad happened to the beer!

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