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    ABOUT ME

  • Professional Photographer: http://photography.digitalgibson.comrnArchitectural/Engineering Designer: http://engineering.digitalgibson.comrnGibson Gardens Products: http://www.digitalgibson.com/GibsonGardensrn...also a carpenter, woodworker, cabinetmaker, painter, digital modeler, sculptor, computer programmer, web designer, etc.rn...not to mention extensive experience in theatre production and directing, and concert production from private parties to major festivals.
  • photography,gardening,structural design
  • Photographer/Brewery Intern
  • Bryan Gibson
  • good jams, classic rock, metal, old-skool hip-hop, blues
  • Beer Wars, How Beer Saved the World
  • Brew Masters (BRING IT BACK!!!), Brewing TV, Men Brewing Badly (UK), BYOB TV (KOFY)
  • Fourfield (an exploration into non-Euclidean multidimensional geometry)
  • BJCP, Cicerone, Brew Free or Die, BN Army, Association of Computing Machinery, SIGGRAPH, SIGCHI; Phi Sigma Kappa; Sierra Club; Ocean Defenders
  • My father brewed in college (in 20+ gallon batches in trash cans...and only aging one week before drinking...couldn't have been very tasty!). I tasted one of the old bottles (50/50 Coopers extract and table sugar was the recipe) and the sugar had indeed turned to slightly vinegary cider, it was almost drinkable - not bad sanitation, I guess! rnI assisted in numerous batches of all sorts in college and a few friends even opened a local microbrewery for a few years. rnI'm currently running numerous experiments with spent grains, hop candy, hopped sugars, custom malting/toasting, and of course (like any good tinkerer/homebrewer), designing a bunch of custom equipment...also recently got certified as a Cicerone C.B.S.
  • * Blueberry Melomel *rn* another Smoked Blueberry Chipotle Ale *rn* a lavender or heather beer *rn* a heavy rum route tribute with molasses, cane sugar, brown sugar, etc. *rn* something with juniper or spruce *
  • Black Imp Quintipple Chocolate Stout
  • My Cousin Vinny's Commemorative Oatmeal Amber Ale
  • ***<[ RIP ]>*** rnStartup Scottish Ale, rnChocolate-Vanilla Stout, rnHop-Hanger IPA, rnWhis'Kee-Whe'Add Ale, rnRed Alert Irish Red Ale, rn"My Cousin Vinny" Oatmeal-Amber Ale, rnOktoberMissed Oktoberfest/Marzen, rnSolstice Special Ale, rnDunkelglatt German Dark Ale, rnSolstice Special Ale v2, rnGrumpy Gorilla Robust Porter, rnSummertime in India Pale Ale, rnHoney Rye Irish Blonde Ale, rnIrish Lassie Strawberry Blonde Ale,rnTepee Nights Smoked Amber Ale, rnSmokey's Blueberry Chipotle Alernrn ***<[ ON TAP ]>*** rnTrappist Patersbier Belgian-Style Singel, rnGolden Rye Irish Draught Ale, rnHop-Hammer IPA, rnCone-King Imperial IPA, rnElgnt Nudite Brown Ale, rnRYpalE Ale, rnCornucopia Punk-Kin Ale, rnHop S'lad IPArnrn ***<[ CONDITIONING ]>*** rnPatersbier Belgian-Style Open-Top Experiment, rnChocolate Kona Porter, rnChocolate IPA
  • no room for kegs (yet)
  • Male
  • Single
  • Manchester
  • NH

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: YOUR own personal life quote. on 08-30-2014 at 08:16 PM
    Amongst other things, I am a writer and poet, so have a few lines over the years that have rung
    deeply with me:"For every statement of absolute fact, there is ALWAYS an exception."Heh.
    Including that ...

  • Posted in thread: whiteflies IN my hops at harvest time! on 08-30-2014 at 12:40 PM
    I started a new set of first-years this spring (after my ex killed the old ones a few years
    ago). Except for the early-June incident of a couple Japanese beetles munching the growing tips
    off of my Te...

  • Posted in thread: New 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines on 06-25-2014 at 08:38 PM
    Full review of the proposed changes to the 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines at me know what you
    think!

  • Posted in thread: 2014 BJCP Overhaul on 06-25-2014 at 08:34 PM
    As many of you have heard, the Beer Judge Certification Program has announced a major update to
    its Style Guidelines - the styles that homebrewers and craft brewers the world over use to
    describe thei...

  • Posted in thread: 2014 Container Hops Project on 06-21-2014 at 06:56 PM
    Hey all. Amongst the stuff I'm bathering about on my blog, I am documenting growing some new
    hops from scratch. I make no money off this blog, it's just personal blathering, so I hope
    none of y'all c...

  • Posted in thread: Announcing Brews & Stews on 02-19-2014 at 06:03 AM
    I would like to welcome the Home Brew Talk community to visit my newly-minted blog, Brews &
    Stews. Although I've been mostly quiet here lately, I've been an active member of the HBT crowd
    for a long t...

  • Posted in thread: Milk-Mead (a spin on koumiss) instruction, recipe & info on 01-15-2014 at 10:27 PM
    Oh, this sounds so deliciously twisted that I have to give it a try! I'd try it for the bizarre
    mead alone, but this cheese curd sounds verrry interesting (I'm a chef and baker, so new
    ingredients are...

  • Posted in thread: advice on new sour "solera" project on 10-30-2013 at 02:28 AM
    @Calder - I'm pretty sure it's lactic. I've compared to an awful lot of pellicle photos and the
    tang in the flavor is much more reminiscent of old milk/yogurt than earthy, funky, or
    prominently sour. ...

  • Posted in thread: advice on new sour "solera" project on 10-30-2013 at 02:21 AM
    A thought on an alternative approach. Since the oktoberfest and special bitter are still in
    their fermentors (primary on the okt, secondary on the bitter), suppose I thinned out each
    fermenter with so...

  • Posted in thread: advice on new sour "solera" project on 10-29-2013 at 10:31 PM
    All the lactic buckets taste okay, just not what I intended. The lactic tang is quite
    pronounced in the special bitter, tastes out of place. It's light in the oktoberfest - the
    melanoidins from the mu...

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