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  • My name is Josh or "Joosh" - I'm 29 years old and I brew copious amounts of cerveza. I'm the founder and active member of the Fairmont Homebrewers Club in Fairmont, WV. I'm a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Vermont with a BA in Theatre and English. I'm multifarious in my interests - a jack of all trades, and I love DIY. You name it, I'm probably into it, at least to some extent.
  • brewing,farming,acoustic guitar and fiddle,rugby,winter sports
  • Head of Production at Heston Farm Winery and Pinchgut Hollow Brewery/Distillery
  • Josh Clarke
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  • The Fairmont Homebrewers Club
  • I started homebrewing eleven years ago after I bought a kit with my friends during the summer. Since then I've become the president of a local homebrewers club.
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  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-01-2016 at 02:40 PM
    Zombie Dust Clone :)

  • Posted in thread: "Drunken Lullaby" Irish Red on 10-09-2015 at 11:20 AM
    Not very. :)

  • Posted in thread: "Scarborough Fair" Saison (Saison du Buff clone) ALL GRAIN on 07-11-2014 at 01:24 AM
    Just bottled an experimental gallon of Scarborough MO Pale Ale last weekend. 1 lb. pale lme 1/2
    lb. brown sugar3/4 oz. dry Italian Seasoning (Sage-Rosemary-Thyme-Marjoram-Oregano) 30 min.
    boil1/2 oz. ...

  • Posted in thread: Strangest Ingredient You Have Used??? on 06-11-2014 at 08:18 PM
    I've done a lot of crazy beers, but one of my most memorable batches was a traditional Gruit
    beer brewed with yarrow, mugwort, bog myrtle, wild rosemary, and "dry-hopped" with some heather
    tips. It al...

  • Posted in thread: What's your profession? on 06-11-2014 at 08:01 PM
    Head Brewer at Basement Brewery in Wheeling, WV (which is soon to be renamed Wheeling Brewing
    Company as soon as our brewpub opens this summer)If you're ever in Wheeling, WV be sure to stop
    down to Ce...

  • Posted in thread: have YOU brewed an amazing beer? on 06-11-2014 at 07:53 PM
    I get critical with the minor aspects of my beers, but for the most part I have my process down
    to the point that nothing I have brewed in past 4 years has been less than "solid." And I'm
    happy about ...

  • Posted in thread: Reusing yeast (saving yeast) question on 06-11-2014 at 07:40 PM
    I actually know a few homebrewing buddies who specifically repitch onto the yeast cake in the
    fermenter from the previous beer (which they just racked off) for at least three generations
    and then even...

  • Posted in thread: Crazy aging idea - aging bottles at the bottom of a lake over the winter? on 06-10-2014 at 12:34 PM
    Come to think of it, I'm going to be brewing a 10 gallon batch of Munich Helles around late
    September, early October... Might send some of those down to the depths as well!

  • Posted in thread: Crazy aging idea - aging bottles at the bottom of a lake over the winter? on 06-09-2014 at 08:25 PM
    Maybe put them in a milk crate then fill with rocks to keep the bottles from getting scattered
    by currents.That's the great part about where we're doing this - we're in a backwater section
    of the lake...

  • Posted in thread: Crazy aging idea - aging bottles at the bottom of a lake over the winter? on 06-09-2014 at 01:49 PM
    My daughter and I went ice fishing and she was fishing on the bottom 70 feet down with a
    spreader for white fish and caught a full bottle of beer by the cap with one of her hooks!!
    Someone had dropped...

THE NOOK BREWERY On Tap/Kegged:, "Springthyme" Saison (Saison du Buff clone), "The Sh*t that Killed Elvis" PB-Banana-Bacon Ale, "Flying Hop Monster" Imperial Black IPA, "Chubby Unicorn" Blueberry-Vanilla Witbier, "Captain Meowmers" Maris/Mosaic SMaSH, "Snozzberry" Gluten-free Raspberry Wit, "Batch 100" American Barleywine (1.100 OG, 100 IBU) President and proud member of The Fairmont Homebrewers Club