dennisowens41

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01-22-2008

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09-22-2014 8:24 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Beer
    It is the drink of men who think
    And feel no fear nor fetter
    Who do not drink to senseless sink
    But drink to think the better
    --Anonymous

    PROST!!
  • Computers,Tech Toys,Fishing,Brewing
  • IT Consultant
  • Dennis Owens
  • Bluegrass/ Newgrass
  • Boondock Saints, 300, Hell in the Pacific, Pineapple Express
  • Anything Discovery/ History Channel Does!
  • Atlas Shrugged
    Game Change
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Aleraisers
  • I was introduced to Home Brewing by my mother-in-law, Sallie Taylor, in the fall of 2007. She had brewed beer on her own "back in the day" and decided to get back into it. She involved my wife and I in one of her batches, and I have been hooked ever since. She, Sallie, and my father-in-law, Pat, bought me a home brew kit for Christmas, and I haven't looked back. It is now my passion!! I've dragged many of my friends and fraternity brothers into the hobby, and so far they all thank me for it.
  • Sky is the Limit!
  • Hopes
  • Dreams
  • IPA, Barleywine, Thai Basil Ale
  • Comming Soon
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-07-2014 at 10:27 PM
    Get some....please!

  • Posted in thread: The Great Hydra Giveaway! on 05-15-2014 at 01:25 PM
    Yep.

  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-22-2014 at 02:59 AM
    Yes please.

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 03-30-2014 at 03:46 PM
    Big money, big money.....:mug:

  • Posted in thread: chocolate nibs on 03-23-2011 at 07:13 PM
    I used some recently with a mead, found that 1 they float, 2 wished I'd ground them (I've since
    bought a morter and pestel) and used about 2oz, maybe 1.75oz for my 1 gallon of mead.+1 on the
    floating/...

  • Posted in thread: chocolate nibs on 03-23-2011 at 03:13 PM
    My sugestion would be to take an oz of nibs and boil them in a gallon of water(or gallon of
    water and some dme) and taste. It really is quite subtle. I have a feeling that under the
    weight of 6#s of r...

  • Posted in thread: chocolate nibs on 03-22-2011 at 07:58 PM
    How did this turn out?It turned out well. The cocoa flavors you get from nibs are quite subtle,
    but its definitely more "chocolatey" then the roasty, coffee flavors you get using
    darker/chocolate malt...

  • Posted in thread: chocolate nibs on 10-22-2010 at 07:31 PM
    I went ahead with my brew using 4oz nibs during the boil, and added 4oz that I soaked in rum to
    the fermenter(10g batch volume). Ive done this same beer before using only chocolate malts, but
    wanted t...

  • Posted in thread: What you need to know about chocolate for brewing on 10-11-2010 at 08:29 PM
    I attempted a Dogfish Theobroma-ish recipe, and bought some cacao beans from my LHBS. Didn't
    roast them, but cracked them with a rolling pin and dumped them in the boil at 10 minutes.
    Haven't tried th...

  • Posted in thread: chocolate nibs on 10-11-2010 at 08:04 PM
    :mug: BUMP! Anyone have feedback from soaking in vodka? Going to do my annual cranberry
    chocolate porter for the holidays, except this year Im using nibs. So some input from someone
    with experience wo...

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