Piratwolf

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07-02-2011

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05-22-2014 8:20 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Beer Ale Research Foundation is on board for Philly NHC 2013! Got our first Club Brew done (saison) and plan to do 'em at least two more times before NHC. Hoping for 60+ kegs altogether!
  • reading,hiking,MMA
  • Teacher
  • Drew S.
  • Led Zeppelin, Black Keys, most any blues-based rock
  • LOTR, The Matrix, A Christmas Carol, Tombstone
  • Downton Abbey, River Monsters, Orioles baseball
  • LOTR, anything by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. or Borges, Foucault's Pendulum
  • American Homebrewers Association
  • 10gal AG with cooler/SS braid mash tuns and 15gal aluminium boil kettle. Temp control: 2x dorm fridges with A419 controllers. 7.0 ft3 Kegerator with wooden collar fits 4 kegs; currently running two taps but will be expanding to 4 taps in the next two weeks. March pump for my birthday! Seriously considering 15gal plastic conical fermenter in stand-up fridge as my next move. Hoping to go pro Summer 2014--3BBL nano-style.
  • Before 12/31: Chocolate Rye Mild, Vanilla Coffee Porter, Clone Sculpin IPA rn2013: Saison de Zen, Black IPA, Singular Quad, Dr. Johnson's Oat Wine, RIS, Citrus Saison (3711), BMCB, Tripel, Tasty APA, Pale Mild (split yeast experiment)
  • 10g Tasty IPA
  • "Get Thee Behind Me" Golden Strong w/ Brett Secondary
  • Tasty Thiriez Tripel, Saffron Tripel, Cuff & Collar Blonde 2.0 & 2.1
  • Tart Cherry Farmhouse Braggot, Apfelwine, Citrus Saison, Belmette Special Bitter, Patersbier I
  • Male
  • Married
  • Va Beach
  • VA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: What's in your fermenter(s)? on 04-16-2014 at 02:31 PM
    Just transferred 5gal IPA + 10gal IIPAIPA: 100% MO, Simcoe FWH, Motueka 10min, Wakatu FO,
    Galaxy DHIIPA: 2-row, MO, Pils, C40 + 249 (calculated) IBUs from Chinook, Centennial, NB,
    Simcoe, Cascade, & C...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 01-14-2014 at 11:18 PM
    I'm bringing extract back for a series of SMaSH beers to test out new hops. Each will be about
    1.050 OG and about 50 IBUs (mostly late additions). 1/2 gal batches w/ MO extract.Hops to try
    out: Motuek...

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 01-14-2014 at 10:16 AM
    Interestingly even non-German cities had them (...Munich...).? This ;)

  • Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 01-13-2014 at 10:15 AM
    I'm using pale malt from Rahr and I've been getting way too low FG and it doesn't seem to
    respond to higher mash temps. I'd like my beer to have a little maltiness left in it but lately
    all my beers h...

  • Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 01-13-2014 at 10:09 AM
    I mashed a couple days ago at 157f. We'll see the side by side results of a similar grain bill
    at 152f with similar ibu's.Hilts, was the base malt all domestic 2-row?

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2014 - Limit of 6 Entries on 01-13-2014 at 01:08 AM
    It's impressive but at the end of the day it's a club only competition.Perhaps. But the biggest
    club in the world.I can't believe all the whining about this... as if TANSTAAFL was a new
    thing.

  • Posted in thread: What's in your fermenter(s)? on 01-10-2014 at 01:27 AM
    rack it with a cup I corn syrup this is a new one for me. What gives?

  • Posted in thread: Ideas to "unsweeten" my beer... on 01-10-2014 at 01:23 AM
    Given that, I would do my blending beer as follows:95% MO, 5% sugarMash 147-148F for 90
    minHopped to 40 IBUsCal ale 001/1056Bone dry, same base malt to preserve flavor, same IBUs to
    prevent diluting b...

  • Posted in thread: Who prefers bottling over kegging? on 01-09-2014 at 10:19 PM
    Contentious? You can have my kegs when you pry the tap from my cold, dead hands!That said, I am
    going to start bottle conditioning some special/big beers so they can age well.

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew hangovers on 01-09-2014 at 10:12 PM
    I don't get headaches from drinking a lot my beers or most craft beers, but I do get poor sleep
    and my brain doesn't work very well for a few hours when I get up.

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Piratwolf: "I've heard that Belgian Blondes can be "panty droppers" but they're not particularly high IBU nor cheap." jmendez29: Haha! I get it! Wait. You're not talking about beer, right? You're talking about beer. That could have been a whole lot more fun.
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