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02-06-2010

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    ABOUT ME

  • "Psycho" Therapist
  • Chris Garner
  • The Flaming Lips, Thievery Corp, Low Anthem, Santana, The Kamikaze Hearts, Hendrix, Echoes
  • Garden State, Sideways, Inside Job, Blood into Wine, Into the Wild, Pineapple Express
  • Battlestar Galactica-recent, Cheers, Eureka, Dexter,
  • Botany of Desire, Siddhartha, Wild Ducks Fly Backwards,
  • NASW, AHA
  • Friend and owner of twinbeers.com introduced me to the world of micro brew and beer trading. From there I kept tasting and began to study how to brew what I was tasting and enjoyed so much. I've been studying hop additions and flavors, stouts, and wheat beers or whatever requests I get from friends and family.
  • Plan to brew my own concoctions and every style I can.
  • Belgie Guiness Export Stout for a friend, Belgian Wit, Stone Ruination Clone for Cousins Graduation.
  • Breakfast Stout, Belgian Wit, Holiday IPA, House in Session IPA,
  • Male
  • Married
  • Florence
  • Massachusetts

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05 fruity aroma on 12-19-2012 at 03:22 AM
    Assuming your fermentation temperature was in a reasonable range not higher than low 70's than
    you should be fine. Generally comes out nice and clean like any west coast style IPA you've
    had. I've use...

  • Posted in thread: Starter 4 day lag? on 12-14-2012 at 02:58 AM
    He uses a pretty clean yeast profile so you could also add another starter of any Chico or
    Sandiego super yeast type strain.

  • Posted in thread: Turkey fryer timer on 12-12-2012 at 03:10 AM
    I needed a new burner and got the same thing. Ended up unscrewing one side and cutting the
    other then attaching a male end to pull the tube over and then used a flange to secure it.
    Bring the regulato...

  • Posted in thread: expensive ag ? on 11-15-2012 at 02:08 PM
    What I saw in the original post was that you didn't preheat your mash ton. Next time take your
    sparge water and boil it and add it to your mash cooler in order to preheat the insulation.
    Then draw it ...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe help on 11-14-2012 at 02:43 AM
    I would encourage you to lower your corn sugar a bit because it might make it thin if you're
    not adding wheat malt or carapils to give it some body. Maybe keep it to 5-8% or a .5 lb. Also
    if your inte...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe help on 11-13-2012 at 02:15 AM
    Use whatever yeast you like, for something dryer use US-05 or WLP 001, for malty british stye
    use S-04 or wlp002.

  • Posted in thread: Recipe help on 11-13-2012 at 02:12 AM
    Here's a recipe for a porter that would work with what you have.2.5 Gal batchOG 1.055IBU's 3560
    Minute boilSingle Infusion of 6.56 qts. of water at 168 deg for Mash temp of 156 for 60
    minutesSparge wi...

  • Posted in thread: Price of Sierra Nevada????? on 11-10-2012 at 11:34 PM
    Sierra Nevada goes for $12.99 a 12 pack on sale here which happens frequently now that the
    holidays are rolling in. I've cloned the SNPA as well. Saves a ton of money and it's pretty
    simple to brew. T...

  • Posted in thread: how did you choose recipes when you first started brewing beer? on 11-10-2012 at 11:27 PM
    What are your favorites that you've had so far? Styles?Start brewing clones of your favorites
    and then you know what your favorite malts and hops are. After that you can create your own and
    explore ne...

  • Posted in thread: stout help on 11-05-2012 at 01:38 AM
    You should be ok, your in the right range maintaining at least 75% base malt for conversion
    when dealing with all that dark malt. Looks like a tasty brew. It looks like its going to have
    a strong citr...

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