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12-14-2010

Last Activity:

07-31-2015 7:53 PM

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50 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • Continuing my journey with all grain brewing. Have just moved up to 10 gallon batches with a gas fired HERMS system this summer. I also roast coffee.
  • Music (banjo,harmonica,vocals) Hiking,fishing and other outdoor things. Film photography. Riding my Harley
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Mike Fraley
  • Bluegrass and folk
  • Began with extract brewing back in 1995. After a few years of that, slowed way down due to work commitments. Moved to Maine in 2007, and started back up. After only a couple of extract batches, jumped into all grain brewing. Have continued to learn, and develop my own beers. I am currently brewing only my own designs. Growing hops in backyard. Recently got a 2-tap kegorator, and started kegging. Have recently moved up to a 10 gallon batch gas- fired HERMS system.
  • Classic American Pilsner, Cerveza, Scotch Ale.
  • "Jack's Secret" American Blond Ale x 10 gal, "Louisville Slugger" Kentucky Common Ale x 10 gal.
  • None.
  • "Embden Pond" Coffee Bourbon Porter.
  • Empty!
  • Male
  • Married
  • Farmington
  • ME

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Horrible off flavor. on 08-01-2015 at 08:15 PM
    One good thing: I signed up to join a local Homebrew club!!!

  • Posted in thread: Horrible off flavor. on 08-01-2015 at 08:15 PM
    Thanks, all of you, for the responses. I know nothing about this local water, as I just moved
    here. I went to the competition today (great beers!!!) and talked to many local home brewers.
    They tell me...

  • Posted in thread: Horrible off flavor. on 07-31-2015 at 07:30 PM
    Hello all. I was about to enter my first competition, and it is an unusual competition in that
    the people attending the brew fest vote on the beers. As apposed to actual judges. I just moved
    to this t...

  • Posted in thread: First AG tomorrow on 03-14-2015 at 04:15 AM
    Good job, guys!

  • Posted in thread: Why doesn't mash heating denature amylase enzymes ? on 03-03-2015 at 10:08 PM
    Nope. Once enzymes are denatured, it's permanent.I stand corrected. Actually, I sit corrected.
    Because I am typing. :-)

  • Posted in thread: First AG under my belt! on 03-03-2015 at 10:07 PM
    I've used WB 06, in my American Wheat, but I am shooting for less of those flavors. I find if
    it is fermented cool, those flavors tend to not be present. I have read that if you allow it to
    ferment wa...

  • Posted in thread: Why doesn't mash heating denature amylase enzymes ? on 03-03-2015 at 01:08 AM
    The way I think of it is that the enzymes are active in their range, and deactivated out of
    their range. But once back in their range, they are activated again. I could be wrong.

  • Posted in thread: my Chinook/Citra IPA recipe... on 03-01-2015 at 01:56 AM
    Thanks! I'll try that. It drives me crazy. Good excuse to RDWHAHB. ;-)

  • Posted in thread: my Chinook/Citra IPA recipe... on 03-01-2015 at 01:18 AM
    Edited to get rid of an accidental triple post. Not sure why my iPhone does that.

  • Posted in thread: my Chinook/Citra IPA recipe... on 03-01-2015 at 12:50 AM
    i personally am not a fan of overly bitter beers. but i love the flavor and aroma. so i focus
    most of my hops toward late additions. i honestly don't care for most commercial IPAs i've had.
    i will dri...

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