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01-04-2008

Last Activity:

08-10-2011 6:30 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Hiwassee, VA
  • Civilian engineer working for the Navy Dept.
  • brewing,reading,hiking,fishing,boating
  • Retired
  • Gary
  • Classic Rock, Blues
  • Men of Honor, Animal House, Paper Chase, The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The Practice, Anything on the History Channel
  • Current non-fiction on whatever my current obsession is.
  • None. I'm not a joiner. Might make an exception for a brewing club.
  • Introduced by a good friend. I helped him bottle a few runs and sampled the products. I was impressed with both the simplicity of the process and the quality of the beer. Decided that home-brewing was for me.
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 08-23-2010 at 09:20 PM
    I have made dozens of batches of Apfelwein, mostly original recipe. I recently encountered a
    clinker and would like to know what the community thinks or if anyone has had a similar
    experience. The bat...

  • Posted in thread: My favorite cider recipe, I think you'll like it too on 02-14-2010 at 03:54 PM
    Do you ad water and/or boil?

  • Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 02-12-2010 at 06:26 PM
    I've brewed several batches of Apfelwein. For low cost and simplicity it's hard to beat. It is
    an acquired taste though and I wanted to try a cider which might have more immediate and
    uiversal appeal....

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Carbonated Wine on 01-05-2010 at 10:38 AM
    Would this work?:Glass Champagne Bottles Mushroom Stoppers w/wires

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Carbonated Wine on 01-04-2010 at 02:04 PM
    I want to bottle my next batch of Apfelwein in 750 ml plastic bottles with screw on caps to use
    as gifts. Is this doable? Source of bottles? Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 08-19-2009 at 05:27 PM
    I just found out yesterday that my oldest daughter is now engaged. It got me thinking that
    carbonated Apfelwein might make an ideal, unique and inexpensive beverage to use when toasting
    the bride and ...

  • Posted in thread: Wha? on 08-07-2009 at 11:28 AM
    Late plantings of Cascade, Willamette, and EKG.Cascades is 6 ft and has a few burrs. Willamette
    is two ft and doesn't seem interested in growing anymore. Same with EKG.

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein Question on 06-19-2009 at 10:56 AM
    Ed,How did your Kirkland brand AJ batch turn out?+1 That's the main thing. 100% apple juice
    with no preservatives or additives.

  • Posted in thread: Extract to All-Grain Conversion on 05-31-2009 at 10:46 AM
    I have an extract recipe for an English Pale Ale which I am quite fond of. I want to produce
    the same product using All Grain.Extract recipe:3.3 # Light LME2.0 # Light DME8 oz Crystal 60L
    (Steep@160 D...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Fast Start on 01-17-2009 at 09:23 PM
    What type of yeast, liquid or dry, what supplier? Did you make a starter?It was Nottingham dry
    yeast mixed in warm water 15 minutes prior to pitching.

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Regards, hellbender On Deck: Hefeweizen Primary: English Pale Ale, Apfelwein, Graff Secondary: English Bitter Drinking: Apfelwein, Amber Ale
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