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  • Temporarily retired
  • Tons, but love jam bands (Grateful Dead, Phish, Allman Bros, etc.)
  • How about authors... Hemingway, Kerouac, Hunter Thompson, Hubert Selby, Steinbeck, Philip K. Dick, S
  • I was in the restaurant business for a long time, so naturally was almost always around booze. Worked at some very nice places where I got very into doing from-scratch cooking. I've always enjoyed making my own stuff rather than buying it, and home brewing is just an extention of that.
  • Primary 1--MacManus Dry Irish Stout, modified, recipe adapted from beerloaf;

    Primary 2--Klsch, Brewer's Best kit
  • English Brown Ale, Brewer's Best kit
  • Male
  • Engaged
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio


  • Posted in thread: Speeding Wort Chilling with Frozen Water Bottles on 02-01-2012 at 01:54 PM
    I work in restaurants and we used something called an ice paddle to cool down huge batches of
    stock/soup/etc. These run 20-30 bucks at a supply house and are specifically designed to handle
    high temps...

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Best English Brown on 02-01-2012 at 01:43 PM
    Have this in my primary (17 days now, gravity is stable and bottling this weekend). Had a taste
    and so far it's better than anticipated. Just wondering whateveryone else's experience has

  • Posted in thread: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter on 02-01-2012 at 01:37 PM
    My favorite selection from Great Lakes, along with their Lake Erie Monster IPA. One of the best
    porters I've ever had.

  • Posted in thread: Home made vinegars? on 01-22-2012 at 11:25 AM
    Beer vinegar! I've not tried it yet, but I came across a blog by Michael Ruhlman where he talks
    about it. It's incredibly easy. Pour half a gallon of beer into a container, stir vigorously,
    let sit fo...

  • Posted in thread: Home made vinegars? on 01-20-2012 at 10:15 PM
    This seems interesting. I am sure the powers of google can show me a lot. Any site in
    particular I should head to though about how to get started?Not sure about any site in
    particular; I just learned ...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 01-15-2012 at 06:03 PM
    Just started my first batch last night, a partial grain English Brown Ale, and at about 11am
    today I looked over and saw it bubble and it made me feel like a kid at Christmas.

  • Posted in thread: Greeting from NE Ohio on 01-15-2012 at 05:33 PM
    East side of Cleveland here, nice to meet ya!

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from Cleveland on 01-15-2012 at 05:11 PM
    Thanks cincydave, good info and good to meet a fellow buckeye. I think I'm going to be doing
    extracts/partial grain for my first few batches, just to get used to the process, but I will
    definitely be ...

  • Posted in thread: Home made vinegars? on 01-15-2012 at 04:27 PM
    Anybody else make their own vinegars? I do and find the results to be infinitely superior to
    store bought. If so, tell what you started with and how it turned out...Kind of a side
    question, and I'm pr...

  • Posted in thread: Tactical Nuclear Penguin on 01-15-2012 at 04:18 PM
    Apologize if this has been covered, search function doesn't work on my phone, but has anyone
    ever tried this? If so, is it just a gimmick (as I tend to think it is) or is it worth it?