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  • I'm a young farmer. I attended a french culinary vocational school out of high school, and subsequently did a 2 year stage tour of Chicago's fine dining scene. I found during my time in the industry that my true passion lies in agriculture, especially heirloom varieties. I'm currently studying plant breeding and greenhouse crop production while saving up to buy a few acres for commercial scale production. Look for me to be selling organic aromatic hop varieties bred by, and sold exclusively by my farm.
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  • I'm relatively new to brewing, but I am no stranger to beer. I've toured the country in search of the best beers, not only for my own consumption but also to study their production. I now have the space to get my feet wet in the trade, and am now looking to create my own neo/traditional brews.
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  • Posted in thread: Anyone Use "Tap-A-Draft Homebrew Setup"? on 03-09-2013 at 07:31 PM
    Legality isn't an issue. I do a lot of catering and know better than to serve a home brew to a
    paying customer. The mere fact that money changes hands means I can't serve it. At my CSA
    however we do c...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Use "Tap-A-Draft Homebrew Setup"? on 03-08-2013 at 07:43 PM
    Thanks everyone for your opinions.What I got from this is that I should carb naturally, C02 tap
    when ready to drink. It can't maintain carbonation for very long, but if you drink it fast
    it'll be fine...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Use "Tap-A-Draft Homebrew Setup"? on 03-07-2013 at 06:57 PM
    Hey guys, I'm ready to upgrade from bottling my 5gal batches to kegging them. Anyone have
    experience with this particular model -> not, what are some good small scale kegging setups
    people have used?

  • Posted in thread: Dry "Herbing" experiment on 02-21-2013 at 07:32 PM
    I've successfully dry herbed a BSA with home grown Lavender and Chamomile flowers (3 days in
    secondary). They were washed after picking, I dried them myself and had no problems with
    infection. Was one...

  • Posted in thread: Too much hops? Pale Ale on 02-29-2012 at 10:07 PM
    Turning this into an IPA wouldn't be too bad of an idea, most of my ingredients outside of the
    hops are conducive to American Pale Ales. I'm toying with the idea of using 1272 yeast to
    synergize with ...

  • Posted in thread: Too much hops? Pale Ale on 02-29-2012 at 09:52 PM
    So I'm about to start a 5 gal Pale Ale batch that has 1.5oz Simcoe for bittering and 2oz
    Cascade for Aroma then dry hopping with 4oz Citra and 2oz Sorachi Ace. At a a glance 9.5oz of
    hops seems like a...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping For Pale Ales on 02-21-2012 at 07:01 AM
    Sorachi is a really nice hop. I've used it once or twice and it does have a strong lemon
    presence imo. Give it a shot and see what you think. Also, post your recipeI'm still pretty new
    to home brewing...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hopping For Pale Ales on 02-20-2012 at 06:53 PM
    Hey guys, I'm looking to dry hop this ale I just started and have a few whole hop flower
    strains I've got in mind and want to hear some other opinions.I'm looking to make a very
    citrusy ale and have s...

  • Posted in thread: Straying from extract kit recipes on 02-19-2012 at 09:53 PM
    Usually starters are recommended with liquid yeast. What is the OG of this brew as per the
    instructions? If it is low enough you can many times get away with no starter with a wyeast
    pack.The OG is su...

  • Posted in thread: Straying from extract kit recipes on 02-19-2012 at 09:42 PM
    Perhaps I am still too new to be try out the 2-Row, maybe in a few more batches. I think you
    all are right about the grapefruit as well, the cascade hops should do fine on their own.Quick
    question abo...


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