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    ABOUT ME

  • live with partner and our dog
  • making ,drinking beer,travel.books cooking
  • teacher , house husband
  • Ian Asquith
  • varied
  • Shawshank redemption.rnrnflowers of the cherry trees
  • league of gentleman
  • anything by Pearle book rndoris lessing , richard wright
  • started with kits brought from the u.k. in 2006 then to all grain 18 months ago .rnI couldnt find a decent beer in Brazil .rnOrfy's Boddingtons, a winner everytime .rnImperial and dry stouts , IPA's and bitters in general. rnI use aluminium pans for mashing, fly sparge and ferment in a cooler box, I finally got a second fridge to become my kegerator with three beers on tap, usually a stout a bitter and a mild or barley wine .rnrnMy 100th brew is just around the corner now and gladly the angst and worry of failed brews\contamination etc. are something of the past,though by no means I know it all.rnsession beers have become my staple nowadys easy to make \drink\ tweak and so on .
  • One day I would like yet another refrigerator to be able to use as a fermentation chamber with a controler naturally then experiment with lagers .rnrnRiggging up a hand pump with a real ale keg set up (dream)
  • they change all too often
  • only secondary barley wines now
  • Dry StoutrnIPArnBrown Ale rnOrfy's Boddy's................rn..............
  • none
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • sao paulo

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Acetobacter(?) bottle infection- at a complete loss on 05-02-2015 at 07:45 PM
    When I set out some years ago and had the same problem. I finally one day tried a side by side
    test of just how well i was cleaning my bottles.I'd always used washing up liquid and hot water
    and a bot...

  • Posted in thread: A little help please with setting up my boil kettle/HLT for electric brewing . on 11-08-2014 at 08:13 PM
    Smokeymcbong and augidoggy, yes I can see the plus sides of both your suggestions .Having
    researched a little more I think an element of around 4000w would be best with a dimmer for
    better control and...

  • Posted in thread: A little help please with setting up my boil kettle/HLT for electric brewing . on 11-05-2014 at 10:59 AM
    Ok. thanks bikerbred.

  • Posted in thread: A little help please with setting up my boil kettle/HLT for electric brewing . on 10-30-2014 at 11:40 AM
    Hi, I am being forced to do away with my propane set up and I'm looking into how I can set up
    my 6 gallon aluminium boil/hot strike water pot to work using an element and some type of boil
    control .I ...

  • Posted in thread: How to save money homebrewing on 12-08-2012 at 02:29 PM
    Every brew day, when the time comes to clean out my MLT I squeeze the bejesus out of the grain
    with a course muslin type bag and collect the wort (typically with an SG 0f 1020) I boil that
    down to 104...

  • Posted in thread: How to check SG without wasting too much brew? on 06-06-2012 at 04:16 PM
    I once made a very small batch of barley wine and didn't want to waste 250ml of fermenting beer
    on each SG check so I drew off (125ml) of wort and topped the rest up with plain water, took
    the SG and ...

  • Posted in thread: Do you ever get tired of big beers? on 05-12-2012 at 04:25 PM
    After brewing beers mainly between 1050 and 1065 for the last few years I'm really enjoying my
    current phase of 1035-1040 bitters and milds, after a recent visit back home to uk, I wanted to
    mimic the...

  • Posted in thread: Brazilian Chopp Beer on 03-06-2012 at 05:43 PM
    Well my two centavos worth ..I'm an english guy living in São Paulo for the past ten years .It
    was the lack of decent examples of my beloved stouts, bitters and milds (I'm a Yorkshireman)
    that drove m...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 01-26-2012 at 09:01 AM
    Made a blended Scottish 1728 \ Whitbread 1099 starter today nourished with a pint of imperial
    stout i took from the last batch as a SG sample and a little malt extract. Just woke up and am
    watching th...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 01-16-2012 at 05:51 PM
    Blended a bitter with a pale ale because I needed the space\kegs and gave a good clean to the
    inside of my kegerator, oh and while I was at it I defrosted the feezer bit that holds frozen
    worts for st...

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