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03-19-2012 10:33 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Canada, eh!
  • Brewing
  • SoundWh*re
  • "blurp, blurp, blurp" of my airlock
  • www.alesclub.com
  • Started like a whole lot of other people: 22 years old, getting near the end of college, figuring: "Man, I spend a lot on beer. What's this 'make your own' all about? These weird cans of syrup.' " 50-50 luck on brewing beer my first year, gave it up for about 15 years and back at it using anything from kits (BrewHouse, etc. = wort kits) to all grain (1 batch but not my last!). Those 15 years were spent making wine. Now all beer all the time...and certainly not 'saving money by brewing' considering spending money on equipment for all-grain lately, hahahaha.
  • Apfelwein (read so much about it, I have to!); if anyone has a nice Guinness-style recipe send it on!
  • many plans
  • Samichlaus
    Edelweiss
    Hearty Hop Ale
  • Old Speckled Hen
    BrewHouse Winterfest Ale
  • Nothing........until I get my O-Rings and Freezer, baby, yeahhhhh!!!!
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: adding a bit of Hoegaarden to an all-wort beer kit? on 03-15-2012 at 07:02 PM
    Or I suppose I could freeze a couple oranges and campden them up, then just make a coriander
    tea addition.

  • Posted in thread: adding a bit of Hoegaarden to an all-wort beer kit? on 03-15-2012 at 07:01 PM
    Hey folks, looking for suggestions on what to add to a 23L (5gal) wheat beer kit to give it a
    bit of a Hoegaarden profile. It's a full-wort bag kit so I'd assume to make a 'tea' containing
    some orange...

  • Posted in thread: Ruined My IPA? on 12-16-2011 at 03:57 PM
    p.s. this is exactly why a friend (and very successful award-winning home brewer) doesn't drink
    during brewing!:)His, very honest, reasoning is that he's heard numerous examples of just plain
    goofs ra...

  • Posted in thread: Adding coconut flavour / aroma? on 12-16-2011 at 03:55 PM
    I've made a pineapple mead that essentially has finished almost down to 1.000 because I was
    away for a period and forgot about it.So it will have very little pineapple left to it; I
    suppose I could so...

  • Posted in thread: When to stop stirring the CO2 out after staggered nutrient addition (SNA) on 10-28-2011 at 02:51 PM
    Hi, second-time mead maker here (and first was... 20 years ago so I don't count that);Just did
    my 5 days of SNA with stirring vigorously. Do I still keep stirring daily now or just let it
    sit and go t...

  • Posted in thread: Chlorine for sanitation: any input on this? on 08-16-2011 at 07:40 PM
    Personally, I have a chlorophenol paranoia for my beers and, therefore, use no-rinse
    sanitizers. If you really wanted to, bleach the snot out of it if it makes you happy, rinse
    rinse rinse rinse, then...

  • Posted in thread: Sparging vs large, full mash-tun on 08-01-2011 at 03:53 AM
    Getting a bit off-topic but another couple guys just usually aim for 15 degrees above their
    needed mash temp for their strike water addition; I guess once you've got your system figured
    out well enoug...

  • Posted in thread: Sparging vs large, full mash-tun on 08-01-2011 at 03:20 AM
    Very true, Beezy. Thanks for the input. I like to sparge, too, because I like to (try--he says
    in brackets) get to proper mash out temperature but seem to fail at that often.

  • Posted in thread: Sparging vs large, full mash-tun on 08-01-2011 at 12:52 AM
    Thanks for the info. I've tasted the one guy's beer before and have no complaints. Yep that
    would be the way to go, heatable. But these are just picnic coolers. Loss of heat / raise to
    mash out--yeah ...

  • Posted in thread: Sparging vs large, full mash-tun on 08-01-2011 at 12:35 AM
    Curious as to how many out there are using large mash tuns and filling with all/the majority of
    the water they need and therefore using a really thin mash. I've seen a couple guys do this but
    also won...

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