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  • Minneapolis
  • I have two cuddley cats, one is old and one is fat
    My SWMBO is red-haired and pretty
    She loves me and does the brewing for me
    My daughter's a teen and doesn't like beer
    Which is good, because there's plenty around here
    I brew and keg, and then brew some more
    And there's a tap built into my refrigerator door
    So if you're around to my fair city
    Stop right in, and enjoy a homebrew with me!
  • Jamming out on guitar,homebrew-related activities,starting DIY projects
  • Legal
  • Most anything except country and modern rap
  • Dark comedy, well-made superhero films, overblown action films, whatever!
  • Mad Men, Dexter, and guilty pleasure at watching Dragonball Z. The Walking Dead. Family Guy.
  • The Amber series (Zelazny), Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and a lot of sci-fi/fantasy, and GRR M
  • Fight Club (oops, I talked about fight club)
  • I got into brewing because my girlfriend bought me a starter kit. She was tired of me drinking cheap beer. I brewed extract for 4-5 months, then moved to minimashes, and have since moved to all-grain brewing, with a Zapap at first, but am working on a 5gal round cooler conversion and a homemade stirplate (during my week off in Februrary, probably).
  • Thinking maybe a Boddington's or an Old Speckled Hen clone. I have been meaning to do a Barleywine while it's still cold out. Perhaps a porter, I can call it "Porterhouse's House Porter". Okay, that name is pretty bad--maybe "Baggage Handler Porter". Not much better. I'd like to make homemade sake one of these days, but I imagine it'd be counterproductive to have five gallons of sparkling rice wine on tap (I really love me some sake).
  • Kolsch, EdWort's Haus Pale Ale, SWMBO Cider.

    Maybe I'll brew something this weekend but I am working through it, no days off until next weekend :(
  • Secondar-what?

    Oh, that glass thing.

  • If I never bottle another batch of beer it'll be too soon.
  • SN Celebration Ale
    Empty keg of Apfelwein (another dangerous one to have on tap, but it goes down so smoothly)

    bunch of kegs that need washing . . .
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  • Posted in thread: hope it's OK! on 01-06-2012 at 06:23 PM
    Just a suggestion -- I think you might substitute liquid malt extract (LME) for lime in your
    recipe, probably safer and better-tasting overallBut seriously it looks like it'll be good

  • Posted in thread: Keg Dry-hopping on 01-06-2012 at 05:35 PM
    I use big sanitized stainless steel tea ball (4" across) somewhat full of hops (leave room for
    expansion), toss it in the keg.

  • Posted in thread: Surly Five (brett-fermented) link to interview on 08-26-2011 at 01:18 AM
    Surly Brewing Company here in Minnesota just released Surly Five, an all-Brett fermented sour
    beer, to commemorate their fifth anniversary. Here's a link to an interview with Todd and Omar

  • Posted in thread: Piggly Wiggly now has their own brand of beer on 05-28-2011 at 12:58 PM
    Nothin' feels more fine than sippin' on a can o' swine!

  • Posted in thread: MD to SD - Driving on 05-25-2011 at 01:13 PM
    Surly is having a party the 18th of June I think because their law got passed (amending
    statutes so Surly can have a combination brewery/retail/eatery destination), if you're in town
    that day. If not,...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing as a tax write off? on 05-25-2011 at 12:52 PM
    Actually the 10th amendment says "The powers not delegated to the United States by the
    Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or
    to the people." Whi...

  • Posted in thread: 10 weeks- IIPA - 14% ABV - too much? on 05-19-2011 at 02:24 PM
    You guys are forgetting dog fish head 120 minute ipa. It can work.DFH is 9% though, right?
    That's a far cry from a 14% beer.

  • Posted in thread: How long do you ? on 05-18-2011 at 11:36 AM
    1. I leave my beer in the primary until I feel like kegging it. Definitely more than a month,
    I'm sorta lazy, y'know2. I don't secondary anymore, use those for apfelwein and cider.3. I
    don't bottle an...

  • Posted in thread: Tell us what your first beer was on 05-17-2011 at 06:31 PM
    PBR - my older friends thought it was funny to send me up to the Korean market up the street on
    a BMX bike at 11 years old to buy beer. I came back with three six-packs balanced on the
    handlebars. The...

  • Posted in thread: Autolysis Myth - BUSTED on 05-17-2011 at 03:30 PM
    I have three different five-gallon batches of homebrew that need kegging, ranging from probably
    three to five months of sitting on yeastcake. I'll see if I can get motivated to keg some beer
    today (se...