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    ABOUT ME

  • La Crosse, WI
  • Father of 5, 3 girls and 2 boys. Love golfing and have just started brewing beer.
  • Golf and now brewing
  • Customer service
  • Celtic...they drink Guiness while they play!
  • Sin City, Avatar...can't forget Strange Brew!
  • 2 and a Half Men, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Sporting Events
  • Any CS Lewis book, the Tolkein Trilogy plus One, and any World War II book.
  • La Crosse LAGERS Brew Club
  • Several years ago I was given a Mr. Beer brewing kit for Christmas. I loved the process of making the beer, watching it go through fermentation and then bottling it. The flavor? I think I would have enjoyed varnish a whole lot more. I really love beer especialy Stouts and Porters. My 2 boys got me a 2 stage fermentation kit from a brew supply house in St. Paul, and we started our first batch of Dry Irish Stout last Saturday. Should go into the 2nd fermentor this weekend. What a hobby! OK..so now I'm into Belgians and wheats.
  • A Pre-Prohibition Pale Ale on deck, followed by a Bavarian Wheat. Long term is a batch of Bourbon-oak Porter to be ready by the "cold weather" holidays.
  • Belgian Wit
  • London Brown
  • Smokin' Amber Ale
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 03-04-2013 at 03:24 AM
    My last IPA involved alternating Simcoe with Cascade using Cascade in the fermentor. L'm
    thinking Simcoe might be too "Catty" for a 1 gallon batch. It's a potent hop.

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 03-04-2013 at 03:19 AM
    Throw some hops in the boil at the very end for more flavor, and, drop some in the fermentor
    about a week before bottling. I love Cascade or Citra for this.

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 03-03-2013 at 08:12 PM
    Thanks for the awesome thread. Bad shoulder injury this past year and it'll be awhile before
    being able to lug carboys around. The 1 gallon sounds great, and I get to keep quite a variety
    of beers on ...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 04-08-2012 at 11:16 AM
    Just finished brewing an NB Cream Ale Extract kit. Just starting to bubble away. Time to get my
    summer ales on. A Wit and then a Pale Ale.

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 01-14-2012 at 05:22 PM
    Starting up a BB Brown Ale as soon as SWMBO and the 3 princesses do their mall thing. Right now
    am enjoying an 11 month old Dubbel and an Abbey Ale. PM's from Midwest and NB.:rockin: Peace,
    tranqulty ...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 12-29-2011 at 08:33 PM
    Received a Best Beer or Best Brew kit from my in_laws for Christmas. English Brown. First time
    with this product and dry yeast. Will have a go at it tomorrow. Just bottled a Surly Cynic 2
    weeks ago an...

  • Posted in thread: Cure for low efficiency on 11-14-2011 at 04:00 AM
    Maybe there's something that I'm omitting from the necessary information for BeerSmith to give
    that outcome.

  • Posted in thread: Cure for low efficiency on 11-13-2011 at 07:17 PM
    Victoria mill. It's OK for partial mashes. I need the aerobics! 1#Begium pilsner, 0.6 each Acid
    Malt, Aromatic malt and Malted Oats. 6# Pilsner LME.

  • Posted in thread: Cure for low efficiency on 11-13-2011 at 03:32 PM
    I did a partial mash(Surly Cynic NB), mashed at 152 for an hour, brought the mash slowly to
    168, and then tea baggged the mash for 10 minutes in 168 degree sparge water. According to
    BeerSmith, my eff...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 11-12-2011 at 07:34 PM
    What a weekend. My Dubbel is ready to drink, I just bottled a Berlin Wheat partial mash, and
    now I'm brewing a partial Trappist Ale. God, I so love this hobby...oh yeah, and weekends when
    SWMBO is off...

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