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09-21-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • Chico CA
  • brewing and tasting
  • pge
  • Matt Hoffa
  • pulp fiction, donnie darko, gladiator, lord of the rings, zeitgeist & addendum, food inc, planet ear
  • the office
  • wow, tough im reading zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance right now...and its is amazing, lord
  • Chico Homebrew Club
  • I got into homebrewing because my girlfriend got me a basic kit from our awesome homebrew shop for valentines day. Bottling bucket/fermenter, hydrometer, racking cane, a kit/extract belgian white beer, and some other odds and ends. Well she was told that was everything i needed to make beer...but once i started researching it and researching it....and researching it some more, i told her (A) i wanted to brew outside, (B) i wanted to ferment in a carboy (C) i wanted to be able to control the fermentation temp. Wow was she pissed..."i was told that was everything u needed to make beer!!" I said that is true, but i want to make "good" beer. I have been brewing pretty solid since and i have recruited a few other buddies into the "obsession". We are doing all grain batches in keggles. And my maple baltic porter took second place at the Chico homebrew competition a few weeks ago...so yeah you could say im completely obsessed with brewing now...got a chest freezer coming tomorrow...its
  • gonna brew a kick ass IIPA with the hops Terrance from Sierra Nevada hooked us up with..
  • Ameliabock - A massive dopplebock
  • nada - been a busy boy lately.
  • the only thing i have left is a 24 oz bottle of the award winning baltic maple porter.
  • Male
  • In a Relationship

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Droid Podcast???????? on 10-14-2010 at 04:22 PM
    Ok I've also tried a lot of podcast programs and the best "free" one is hapi podcast...i get
    the jamil show, the session, brew strong, and bbr. I just copy the rss link into my add a
    channel on the pr...

  • Posted in thread: How many hops is too many hops? on 06-10-2010 at 05:49 AM
    whats funny is that the foam on last hopbag addition at 0 minutes turned it green/yellow...the
    smell coming off of the kettle was amazing. i have it fermenting at 62 degrees in my chest
    freezer and, t...

  • Posted in thread: How many hops is too many hops? on 06-09-2010 at 02:04 AM
    what does magnum do when added for flavor and aroma? And also I was worried that I didn't have
    a high enough alcohol % for the amount of hops...I started the bittering hops at 40 minutes in
    a 90 minut...

  • Posted in thread: How many hops is too many hops? on 06-09-2010 at 01:50 AM
    So i was up in Bend Oregon over Memorial Day and had the pleasure of tasting alot of great
    brews....While at Deschutes I tried their seasonal Phil's trail ale and it was
    fantastic...everything I wante...

  • Posted in thread: Hopback 101 on 03-16-2010 at 03:54 AM
    Is there a way to use a hopback without the use of a counterflow or plate chiller? I currently
    use an immersion chiller with no plans to change that..i am playing around with the idea of
    going out of ...

  • Posted in thread: Hopback on 03-16-2010 at 03:44 AM
    not to mention the fact, that if you are going to be using a rubbermaid round cooler for a
    hopback you should consider that it is not meant to withstand heat like that...the boiling wort
    would make yo...

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