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    ABOUT ME

  • Reading,writing,playing and listening to music,homebrewing
  • Bar tender and server at a local brewery tap house.
  • Mike Hoffman
  • Lately, I've been listening to a lot of rockabilly/psychobilly, but I have a tremendous fondness for old jazz and big band music, punk, bluegrass and some varieties of metal.
  • Where to even start on this? In no particular order, some of my favorites are An Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, The Crow, The Darjeeling Limited, It Happened One Night, Stripes, Braveheart, Last of the Mohicans, Sweeny Todd...the list goes on...
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  • Illinois

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Bull shoots vs. regular growth on 05-11-2014 at 01:43 AM
    I have two Nugget, two Willamette, two Sunbeam and one Chinook. They are growing like crazy,
    but I've been thinning them out and trying to pick the best bines to keep. I'll try to get
    pictures up soon...

  • Posted in thread: Adding first can of extract on 05-08-2014 at 02:37 AM
    I don't know if it really matters, but I always wait until I get a good rolling boil before
    adding the malt extract. My only thought is that by getting the water up to a boil first, the
    higher temp wi...

  • Posted in thread: Bull shoots vs. regular growth on 05-08-2014 at 02:31 AM
    Thanks Halifaxhops. So far, they all seem like they are hollow, and I've been cutting the big
    ones back a few times a week in hopes of coaxing some regular shoots to grow. Am I at risk of
    killing off ...

  • Posted in thread: Late addition hops only batch on 05-01-2014 at 03:34 AM
    Definitely. Since you're getting all your IBUs from the late addition hops, you could boil for
    only 20 minutes and get the same result. My suggestion was just an option/variation on the hop
    bursting, ...

  • Posted in thread: Bull shoots vs. regular growth on 04-30-2014 at 10:41 PM
    Thanks neild5! I'll have to go and evaluate what's come up so far to determine what to keep and
    what gets chopped. The way things are going, pretty soon I'll just have to go with what I have
    and see h...

  • Posted in thread: Bull shoots vs. regular growth on 04-30-2014 at 09:54 PM
    Thanks everyone for the feedback thus far! So if I'm understanding everyone correctly, if I'm
    concerned about the bull shoots I should cut down everything until regular bines start growing?
    So far, it...

  • Posted in thread: Am I making Beer or Cottage Cheese? on 04-30-2014 at 04:27 AM
    To reinforce what others have suggested, what you're seeing is from the Irish Moss. Most of it
    will settle out in the primary, and any that makes it into the secondary will settle out in
    there. No nee...

  • Posted in thread: Late addition hops only batch on 04-30-2014 at 12:01 AM
    I brewed a hoppy session red last fall using the "hop bursting" technique, and it really did
    add great hop aroma and flavor to the beer. Like in you recipe, I added all my hops in the last
    20 minutes ...

  • Posted in thread: Bull shoots vs. regular growth on 04-29-2014 at 10:21 PM
    Hi all!So my hops are two years old, and after surviving a particularly brutal Chicago winter,
    they are starting to grow rather fiercely. I've been reading a lot of the other posts about
    "bull shoots"...

  • Posted in thread: Sunbeam Hop? on 04-21-2014 at 01:07 PM
    Last year was the first time I tried growing them , and my two plants came in pretty well.
    Growing conditions are shady until noon or so, but full sun the rest of the day. Given that
    they were first y...

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