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    ABOUT ME

  • All of the information below was true several years ago when I lived on a farm in Northern Michigan. Recently I moved to a condo in Guatemala. So I have no equipment, no access to hops or malt yet you can't keep a brewer down so I already have a ginger-mint mead bubbling away in a clay vessel in my kitchen. I'll be struggling to put together contacts and gear as long as I'm here.
  • brewing,beekeeping,gardening,tree planting,skiing,snowshoeing,chicken raising
  • author, subsistance farmer
  • ake larson
  • i like most kinds, but if I had to choose, i'd probably take afro-beat or some crazy latin folk fusion
  • the color of paradise, and he died with a falafel in his hand
  • i don't really like tv, i only watch it when i'm depressed, but i guess i'd prefer the muppet show or the antiques road show if I had to choose
  • too many to list, but off the top of my head i'll say 100 years of solitude and edible forest garden
  • i met some hippy train hopping kids that taught me how to make mead over an open fire on the shore of lake superior. i was hooked.rnrnnow i make all kinds of crazy home brews, i am sloppy and imprecise and most of my equipment was free or super cheap.rnrni use a lot of ingredients that i gather in the north woods, i grow my own hops and i make lots of mead and bragawd with the honey from my bees.rnrni call my beverages "slightly askew brews"
  • i hope to eventually have a selection of perfected daily sesonal elixers that both taste wonderful and provide me with vitamins and minerals to keep me happy and healty.rnrni also like to brew some normal beer because sometimes you just want to have a few session brews.
  • a pumpkin f#%k ale, heavily hopped high gravity i doubt i'll taste the pumpkinrnrnBWPA, a pale gruit brewed with herbs harvested in the boundary waters canoe area in northern minnesotarnrntwo bragawds made with the final runnings of the above beersrnrnsumac yarrow mead
  • straight meadrnrncyser, made from apples from our farm
  • I don't have time to list everything I have in bottles, since i make alot of honey based things, i save some of them for years, and they just keep getting better.rnrnall i have in quantity in bottles are 5 or 6 cases of hard cider, half a case of yellow birch braggot, and half a case of root herb braggot.
  • no kegging system, too cheap
  • Male
  • Married
  • Guatemala City
  • Guatemala

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  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 01-28-2014 at 05:09 PM
    I had a great time too. It was fun to meet all of you and I hope we can do it again.p.s. I
    think I lost track of a few of the beers towards the end but your list includes the two beers I
    brought and t...

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 01-27-2014 at 06:24 PM
    I hope it's ok if I bring a friend. He's a Guatemalan brewer.

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 01-26-2014 at 11:17 PM
    Looks like I can make it tomorrow. I've got a smoked ale I can bring to share.

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 12-03-2013 at 03:09 PM
    I would like to meet up and I have a few meads for sampling too.

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 10-26-2013 at 03:39 PM
    Thanks Patzaquel for the info on Quinfica. I looked at the website and it says they have
    powedered, leaf and extract hops. So hopefully they will have at least one of them in stock
    when I run out of t...

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 10-21-2013 at 04:51 PM
    HI. I haven't been active on this thread but I am still brewing in Guatemala so I'd like to try
    and meet up with you all in November if it works out. I've had a few successes and a few
    batches that we...

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 03-05-2013 at 05:25 PM
    Oh, also, thanks for the tip to add the LME at the end of the boil. Perhaps the carmelization
    is what I percieve as extra sweetness. For the moment, I don't have the equipment to do a
    partial mash. At...

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 03-05-2013 at 05:15 PM
    Thanks.I am not very familar with extract brewing or the acronyms and had interpreted LME to be
    light malt extract rather than liquid. It looks like my options are partial mash or sugar. I've
    met a gu...

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 03-05-2013 at 01:16 AM
    for those of you who use dist. caribe malt extract. do you have any secrets on how to make the
    final product less sweet? It seems like there are a large amount of unfermentable sugars in
    there.also, I...

  • Posted in thread: Guate Brewing on 12-21-2012 at 06:08 PM
    I am working on upgrading my batch sizes and am about to order a 15 gallon brew pot.That sounds
    like a nice upgrade.I've seen the aluminum pots in zone 1 and elsewhere but was looking for
    stainless. I...

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