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  • Hockey,reading,BBQ,and enjoying tasty beers
  • Stay at home dad and Assistant Brewer at Rogue's Harbor Brewing Co.
  • Ithaca Practitioners of Alemaking
  • Started as an extract brewer when my parents bought me a homebrew starter kit for Christmas in 97 or 98. I didn't touch it for about a year until I moved in with a friend who encouraged me to break out all the stuff and try making some beer. There were many ups and downs, and a few years of transition in my life where I didn't brew at all. Eventually in 2005 I started working at a local brewery doing the tours and tastings. That kick started me in to all grain brewery and I haven't looked back since. I do 5 gallon batches, and so far haven't made the same recipe twice, though I am now working on coming up with some house beers since moving to kegging.
  • Holiday Saison
    American IPA
    Fat Tire clone
  • Petite Saison
    Surly Bitter Brew clone
    Belgian Double Chocolate Stout
  • Three Nations Pale Ale
    Irish Mud Robust Porter
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  • Ithaca
  • NY


  • Posted in thread: FastLabel SuperPack Giveaway - Open To All! on 08-14-2014 at 11:28 PM
    woo! Yes please!

  • Posted in thread: The five things old homebrew me would pass to new homebrew me: on 08-08-2014 at 01:44 PM
    Cleaning and sanitation are the most important things. Failure to do those and everything else
    that follows will be suspect.LARGE healthy pitches of yeast. Don't just pop a smack pack and
    toss it in.T...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-08-2014 at 01:28 PM
    I would absolutely love one of these quality made conicals!

  • Posted in thread: Today is the first day of the rest of my life! on 04-05-2014 at 04:25 PM
    Living the dream now!! Way to go, and way to keep making quality products!

  • Posted in thread: Mustard Seed Beer on 04-04-2014 at 02:50 PM
    Brown mustard or yellow mustard seed? I would go for a petite saison with WY3711. Hold the
    active fermentation below 72. No high temperature finish. Never above 72 will give a spicy
    finish to be com...

  • Posted in thread: Mustard Seed Beer on 04-04-2014 at 02:07 PM
    Sadly, yes, you did read that subject right. Our local homebrew club is having our third Iron
    Brewer competition. Basically you go head to head with someone in a bracket style tournament
    and each pair...

  • Posted in thread: Peppery? on 03-04-2014 at 02:57 PM
    Seems to me I heard on here at some point that grains of paradise are peppery. Or that they are
    some kind of pepper,like white pepper or something?Yup, they can have that characteristic. I've
    gotten a...

  • Posted in thread: Peppery? on 03-04-2014 at 02:55 PM
    Rye can give a peppery taste, as well as certain strains of yeasts. Hop selection as well can
    give some spicy notes. There really can be several contributing factors - really depends on the

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 02-21-2014 at 10:08 PM
    Closes on my birthday, maybe that means some good luck!

  • Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-21-2013 at 02:22 PM
    A shiny conical would be nice, but heck, I'd be happy to win anything!

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