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  • Aaron Johnson
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  • Started my road to homebrew at the Hitachino Nest Brewery in Ibaraki Japan. You can brew your own beer there.

    From there a friend got homebrew equiptment and I 'helped' brew his first beer. I was hooked.
  • Wheat Wine
  • Carboy: DFH60 like clone
  • Weizen
    Oatmeal Brown Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Which Session IPA do you like better? on 12-15-2016 at 12:39 AM
    Pizza Port Ponto was my first, but don't see it often here in Japan. Easy Jack and All Day are
    around a bit though and I love them as well.

  • Posted in thread: In Praise of Puterbaugh Farms/Hops Direct on 03-02-2010 at 08:43 AM
    Has anyone been able to get an international shipping quote from them? I tried a couple times
    via e-mail a few months back without reply so I gave up.It would be nice to be able to get hops
    for better...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 01-18-2010 at 08:28 AM
    + 5gal of DFH60 clone = 864

  • Posted in thread: Red Hook Brewery. . .and a funny story about Jim Koch on 01-06-2010 at 07:58 AM
    Red Hook ESB was one of my gateway beers (from Asahi Superdry)... I hadn't ever even had one
    until I moved to Japan (from Seattle). Amazingly, even 8 or 9 years ago I found a place serving
    it in Tokyo...

  • Posted in thread: $12 for a 6'er of GLBC Christmas Ale?!? on 12-01-2009 at 12:41 PM
    Quit complaining ;)I would love to pay $12 for a 6pack of just about anything... Beer in Japan,
    there is no "bulk" discount even on the Japanese versions of BMC. Now the yen is pretty strong
    making pr...

  • Posted in thread: oxiclean free vs. oxiclean versatile? on 11-17-2009 at 03:05 AM
    I use the oxy verisitle. i rinse then san star, no issues.+1... here in Japan, no such thing as
    Free... you can get the versatile at Costco though (even here in Japan).I make sure I do an
    awesome rins...

  • Posted in thread: What beer would you describe as the beer that 'awakened' you...? on 10-13-2009 at 07:06 AM
    My love affair with beer started one summer in Japan with Kirin Lager and then Asahi Superdry
    (basically the Japanese versions of BMC). These were... hell, still are, very good in hot
    weather, but all...

  • Posted in thread: Magnolia Pub and Brewery Dave McLean talk on on 06-24-2009 at 08:36 AM
    Looked around but couldn't find it. There is a interesting (well at least for a n00b like me)
    talk by Dave McLean of Magnolia Pub and Brewery (San Francisco) on - The
    Science of a Goo...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone out there brew smaller than 5 gallon batches? on 06-18-2009 at 02:09 AM
    space and equiptement considerations make 2.5 gallon batches (10L) the norm for me here in
    Japan. In fact, I have never done a 5 gallon batch.

  • Posted in thread: Radical Brewing Recipes (Randy Mosher) on 06-16-2009 at 06:25 AM
    I have tried the Oatmeal Cookie Brown (I think it was actually in 2 parts of the book... he
    substituted some home roasted oats for something in a Brown Ale recipe... sorry, the book is at
    home and I'm...

Planned: Simcoe based IPA Primary: Empty Secondary: what's a secondary? Bottle Condition:Choco Vanilla Stout Drinking: Oatmeal Brown Ale, Wheat Wine