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  • Philadelphia
  • I'm a college student.
    I write the Beer column for The Triangle, Drexel's paper.
    I'm pretentious as all hell when it comes to commercial or craft beer, but I have been working on that.
    I'm less than pleased with my previously brewed beer, but that is slowly changing as the brew-count rises.
  • College student
  • Ska, alt. rock, classic rock, metal, folk, punk
  • Zombie.
  • Wake Up Call Chocolate-Espresso Sweet Stout (one of these days...)
  • empty...
  • Jamil's Black Forrest Stout
    Jamil's Czar's Revenge
    NB's RyePA
    NB's La Pere Noir
    NB's Hydromel
  • NB's Patersbier
    NB's Kolsch
    NB Artisanal Semi-Sweet Mead (terribly plastic-y. damn philly water...)
    NB's Raspberry Melomel
    NB's Dubbel
    NB's St. James' Gate with Brett C
    NB's Pacific Quartet
  • if only...
  • Male
  • In a Relationship


  • Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 10-01-2010 at 03:43 PM
    i just found the little packet. 1/2 tsp yeast nutrient, 1/4 tsp yeast energizer.

  • Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-19-2010 at 02:19 PM
    In the kits, Northern Brewer gives you 4 packets of "Curt and Kathy's yeast nutrient blend"
    that I want to say is 3/4 oz + 1/2 oz for FermK and DAP but I have been searching for the
    stupid little pack...

  • Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-14-2010 at 01:14 AM
    well, why would "plastic" be a flavor prevalent in a green mead? the first one is going
    on....11 months of aging now? almost a year and it just seems to taste worse. i realize that
    when you brew, thin...

  • Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-13-2010 at 09:41 PM
    1) I made it them during the colder months and they were kept consistently in the mid 60s.2)
    Its more like I'm chewing on the Ale Pail bucket - less like rubber/medicinal and more like the
    taste of th...

  • Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-13-2010 at 07:32 PM
    Rudesheimer, Narbonne, and Wyeast Sweet Mead respectively.

  • Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-13-2010 at 06:48 PM
    so I have made 3 meads over the past year, all from Northern Brewer. the first was their
    artisinal semi-sweet. It tastes thin and plastic-y - nothing like commerical meads i have
    tried. the second was...

  • Posted in thread: At what strength (% by vol) does a drink become flammable on 08-09-2010 at 02:44 PM
    proof is a throwback to when they would proof by gunpowder. the higher the proof, the larger
    the flame, and the faster the gunpowder lit. i think that 80 proof is minimum to light.
    According to wikipe...

  • Posted in thread: Poor students currently brewing 2 batches... tell me where we've screwed up! on 08-09-2010 at 02:39 PM
    #1 Beer should never be brewed out of spite, hate, or retaliation. The yeast can feel negative
    vibes and you'll only end up with a light American lager because they will be apathetic and not
    do a good...

  • Posted in thread: Beers judged to best have high ABV on beer advocate. on 08-09-2010 at 02:22 PM
    I agree. Most of those sites, RB and BA specifically, consider high abv or rare beers to be far
    superior to any other brew. its really depressing. i mean, i used to write a beer column for a

  • Posted in thread: The most irritating question on 08-09-2010 at 02:06 PM
    I recall a time when driving through Bumble****, I stopped in a bar for a late lunch. Iasked
    what beer they had on tap and they responded with "we ain't got none of that ******-beer, if
    that's what yu...

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