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  • I fermented my first hooch concoction in 1986. This was the dark ages of brewing for me. I learned a lot in those early sessions. In the early 1990's I began brewing quality beer from ingredients bought at my LHBS outside of Baltimore. By the mid 1990's I was brewing up some good quality brews with some real experimental brews after discovering Belgian beers. My brewing carrier came to an abrupt end when I was deployed for Bosnia. The majority of my time in Europe was spent in Mons, Belgium where I study all of the delicious beer styles I could close to the home source. From Belgium I went on to Germany and then down to South America where I was surprised to find some of the tap beer in the world. After 14 years of glob trotting I finally made it home to the US and started up my craft again. Out of all of the beers in the world, I enjoyed the beers of the Rhineland the best and these are the beers that I attempt to emulate when I brew.
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  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing! on 10-01-2012 at 03:50 PM
    That's a great idea. I am going to do the same.

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing! on 10-01-2012 at 03:30 PM
    Both beers had a great taste, like largering and had great head retention and great head. I
    filtered the first one and not the second one. Both had improved flavor after cold crashing.
    The filtering a...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing! on 10-01-2012 at 02:32 PM
    Just wanted to share. I have been brewing for 26 years. I thought I had seen it all, and you
    know how it is you really do not believe much after so long, but I never had incredible results
    cold crashi...

  • Posted in thread: Will DMS age out or Do I dump my beer? on 04-13-2012 at 04:43 PM
    I notice it, but I use 20 to 30% corn in my recipes.

  • Posted in thread: Typical aging time for lagers? on 03-02-2012 at 07:44 PM
    I should say that my last glass of beer out of my kegs is the best of them all. Unfortunately I
    tap them early to sample them and see how its going. I usually have a few before they hit their
    prime. A...

  • Posted in thread: The best drinking city on 03-02-2012 at 05:49 PM
    Tombstone, AZ

  • Posted in thread: Typical aging time for lagers? on 03-02-2012 at 05:47 PM
    I usually like to leave it on the yeast 4 weeks and age for 4 weeks, unless I am doing an real
    light American lager then I go 2 on yeast and 3 weeks with gelatin.

  • Posted in thread: Triple Decoction on 02-21-2012 at 05:02 PM
    It worked!

  • Posted in thread: Need Help With English Ales on 02-01-2012 at 03:10 PM
    I have been brewing for nearly 25 years and all of my time I have been brewing German Wheats,
    German Lagers and Czech Lagers. I decided to expand my brewing and would like to start brewing
    some Englis...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Year Resolution - 2012 Brewing Goals on 12-21-2011 at 09:16 PM
    1) GO ELECTRIC!2) Attend the FLABer HB club meetings

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