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  • Brewing and Biking,What else is there?
  • Scientist
  • Big surprise here. I had been talking about trying out home brewing for years so my wife bought me a 5 gallon kit and I have been at it ever since. I am a scientist by trade and home brewing appeals to my inner well as my tast buds and stomach! I do mostly partial mashes and some extract brewing. Would love to try a all grain someday but am not set up for it.
  • Planning on brewing a strong Belgium dark ale for the holidays. That is all that is on the books for now.
  • Coldout Winter Ale
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  • Belgium Abbey, Cherry Chocolate Stout
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  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-02-2016 at 02:16 PM
    Krampus IIIPA - Extract Recipe Kit Thanks for the drawing!

  • Posted in thread: Show Us Your Label on 03-05-2013 at 02:05 PM
    These were my last two Christmas

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale season is a comin' on 08-20-2012 at 12:55 PM
    O'fallon Pumpkin Ale is by far and away the best pumpkin ale out there. Schlafly's is a good
    attempt but it does quite get there. Blue Moon's is also decent. O'fallon just makes it hard to
    compare too...

  • Posted in thread: waxing beer bottle caps? on 01-12-2012 at 07:02 PM
    These turned our great for Christmas presents this year. A favorite for the family.

  • Posted in thread: Double Drunk Monk Belgian Dark on 01-12-2012 at 03:40 PM
    This turned out really well for me, however, I was hoping for a little more full bodied result
    but not too bad. Maybe I steeped the grain a few degrees too warm. I was told by the Brewmaster
    at Half A...

  • Posted in thread: Double Drunk Monk Belgian Dark on 11-26-2011 at 11:38 PM
    Never used champagne bottles so I am no help. I use 22 oz. bombers generally and leave ~2 in.
    of head room.

  • Posted in thread: waxing beer bottle caps? on 11-26-2011 at 11:36 PM
    I would agree that the LHBS wax is better and far more efficient for the purpose of functional
    waxing. I was toying with the idea of not doing this at all but thought I would "play" with it.
    Worked ou...

  • Posted in thread: waxing beer bottle caps? on 11-24-2011 at 01:42 AM
    I did this today and melted 3 blood red candles down using the soup can/boiling water method.
    It worked great but it doesn't give the trailing wax down the bottle look I was going for.
    Still, I defini...

  • Posted in thread: Double Drunk Monk Belgian Dark on 11-19-2011 at 08:26 PM
    Bottled this today. Finished up at 8% and tastes awesome. Looks like my friends will enjoy a
    nice Christmas beer this year.

  • Posted in thread: Double Drunk Monk Belgian Dark on 11-17-2011 at 03:29 PM
    Just curious, what/how much did you use a priming sugar? This has always been the guessing game
    for me since there is so much debate out there on this topic. I have used regular cane sugar
    and had goo...

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