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  • High school U.S. history teacher, ex-beekeeper, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, mountain dulcimer player and obsessed homebrewer.
  • Other than brewing:
    ,American history,reading,running,mountain dulcimer & guitar,politics
  • High school American history teacher
  • Many.. Bluegrass/Folk/Stringband/Oldtime, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, John Coltrane, Johnny Cash & Willie
  • Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, Breach, Fried Green Tomatoes, Glory, Lonesome Dove, Magnolia, Jo
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  • Ohhhh... so many. The Bible, Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila by Pirsig , Leaves of
  • Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.
  • On a cross-country trip in July 2009 I happened to visit the Sierra Nevada brewery because my travelling companion was visiting college friends in Chico. I was so excited about it that I insisted we detour through Fort Collins, CO on the way home so I could also tour the New Belgium brewery since I loved their beers and can no longer get them since I moved to Cincinnati. After that I was irretrievably hooked on homebrewing and have piously funneled every last scrap of my meager disposable income right into my carboy. Cheers.
  • Yooper's Hoppy American Amber or Permo's Fat Tire clone, Goose Island Nut Brown clone or another nut brown that strikes my fancy before then, Yooper's House Pale Ale
  • Empty.. for now.
  • Empty
  • Ranger-Inspired IPA, Irish Red, Bell's Two-Hearted Ale clone, Cream Ale, American Amber
  • Mini kegged: Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde and a Hallertau Mittelfruh Blonde with the same malt bill
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  • Posted in thread: Critique this Partial Mash Simarillo IPA on 12-06-2011 at 01:25 AM
    Thanks for the input. I agree about late hop additions and was wondering that myself, but I
    held back since I wasn't sure how much of that the relatively weak malt bill could stand up to.
    I am debatin...

  • Posted in thread: Critique this Partial Mash Simarillo IPA on 12-06-2011 at 01:06 AM
    I have a ton of Simcoe and Amarillo in the freezer and I want to make a tasty IPA that's not
    too heavy. I love super hoppy IPA's but it's nice to have something that's a bit more
    session-able for your...

  • Posted in thread: Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall) on 10-07-2010 at 05:47 PM
    Has anyone tried this recipe with Kolsch yeast? I was originally planning to do a Kolsch so I
    ordered the Wyeast version but then I came across this recipe and decided to do the blonde
    instead since i...

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  • Posted in thread: Help with my "Ranger-inspired" IPA on 10-03-2010 at 03:44 PM
    Have you brewed this yet? I brewed a Ranger-inspired brew yesterday. I tweaked the grain bill a
    bit to be more interesting to my tastes but kept the hops, IBU, ABV and estimated color in line
    with the...

  • Posted in thread: Help with Ranger IPA-inspired Recipe on 10-03-2010 at 03:36 PM
    Thanks, Xiang! I took your advice and tweaked the hop schedule. I also decided to add 1/2 lb of
    dextrine malt at the last minute. This is what I ended up brewing. Smelled amazing! This is my
    first AG ...

  • Posted in thread: Help with Ranger IPA-inspired Recipe on 10-01-2010 at 02:35 AM
    I'm brewing this Saturday and thought I'd better throw the recipe I came up with out to you
    guys who actually know what you're doing. My brewing experience has yet to catch up with my
    brewing obsessio...

  • Posted in thread: Heavily Researched Fat Tire Clone Grain Bill/hop Schedule what yeast? on 08-05-2010 at 07:17 PM
    Looks great! I can't wait to brew these beers. At what temp did you ferment the Fat Tire clone?
    Would it be the same temp for the brown bastard?

  • Posted in thread: Belhaven Scottish Stout clone? on 07-02-2010 at 06:48 PM
    I also LOVE that beer and was blown away when I first tried it on tap. I've never seen it in
    bottles and only know of one place that has it on tap here in Cincinnati. I contacted the
    brewery and this ...