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    ABOUT ME

  • St. Louis
  • beer brewing
  • Cartoons mostly
  • Sci-Fi (Vonnegut, Phillip K Dick, etc.) and satire
  • I started in mid February 2010. I switched to partial mash after the second brew (which was based off a recipe for the Hebrew Lenny's RIPA clone).

    Now I am all grain and I love it, but it takes too damn long on brewday.
  • Too much to keep updating!
  • Rye IPA
    Amarillo APA
    Scotch Ale
    Bourbon Stout
    Wit
    Rye IIPA
    IBA
    Rye Stout
    Dirty Blonde
    Wheat IPA
    Black IPA
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  • Posted in thread: Ginger Rye Ale on 08-14-2013 at 02:56 AM
    UPDATEThe cloudiness never really went away, but it tasted great! The rye is still pretty
    subtle but the ginger was perfect. I'm going to make this one again but a 10 gallon batch
    instead. I'm gonna u...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger Rye Ale on 05-20-2013 at 03:40 AM
    UPDATEI brewed this on 5/9/13 and it fermented steadily for about four days. I ended up with 4
    3/4 gal of 1.059 wort.Today (5/19/13) I took a sample and got 1.008.1.059 OG1.008 FG6.97%
    ABVIt's pale an...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger Rye Ale on 05-11-2013 at 09:29 PM
    10 lb 2 row3 lbs rye1 lb crystal 20 Mash @ 151 for 1 hourSparge @ 174 for 10 mins60 min 1/2 oz
    Magnum hops10 min 5 oz ginger juice10 min 1 lemon squeezed5 min 1 oz Liberty hopsKO 11oz honey

  • Posted in thread: Moving beer to Seattle on 09-05-2012 at 11:22 PM
    I'm moving to Seattle (from St. Louis) and am super excited about it. The problem is that I've
    been a busy brewer and have three 5 gallon batches of beer conditioning in bottles right now
    (about 6 cas...

  • Posted in thread: Fresh beer/small retail store on 08-22-2012 at 04:17 AM
    I work at a retail store that sells craft beer and it can be tricky to find out how old a beer
    is. Often times best by/bottled on dates are printed on the carton and not the 6-pack or
    bottle. If you a...

  • Posted in thread: Suggested Priming Volume for Wheat Beer on 07-01-2012 at 02:44 PM
    I find that 1oz per gallon usually gets me to the carb level that I like. You may want to
    increase it to 1.5oz if you'd like an especially effervescent wheat beer.

  • Posted in thread: American Black Ale on 05-29-2012 at 03:23 PM
    It definitely had a pronounced (but not overpowering) chocolate/roasty flavor which went well
    with the hoppiness and balanced the bitterness.

  • Posted in thread: Black IPA suggestions? on 05-28-2012 at 06:17 PM
    I just posted my American Black Ale, check out my recipes.

  • Posted in thread: American Black Ale on 05-28-2012 at 06:16 PM
    You put german chocolate male in it? Sick man! Haha. Kidding. I get auto corrected all the
    time, just thought that was funny. Great looking recipe otherwise!HAHA, I guess I'm not much of
    a proofreader...

  • Posted in thread: Weizens too clear on 05-28-2012 at 04:49 PM
    I intentionally underpitch on this one to produce more esters and less phenols (cause I likea
    the banana). I also like the idea of using the powdered wheat (which I will have anyway after
    crushing my ...

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