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02-27-2013

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09-22-2014 8:45 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Golf,woodworking,birding - I
  • Business owner
  • Classic country and Classic rock. Willie Nelson, Don Williams, CCR, Moody Blues, etc.
  • Princess Bride - Red
  • Sports
  • CS Lewis, Tolkein
  • Started with a Mr. Beer that had been given to me for Father's Day. Didn't use it until that autumn. The beer turned out good and I wanted to try something more challenging. Went to extract/steeped grains on the stovetop. Then a few months later to all-grain. Currently brewing in my garage, 5 gallon batches, with a huge freezer/fermenter set up that can handle up to 6 batches at a time.
  • I maintain a rotation of 4 brews that everyone here likes: Kestrel Amber Ale, Goldfinch Cream Ale, Kingbird IPA and my own APA.
  • Varies
  • Varies
  • Always have a supply of Amber Ale, Cream Ale, IPA and APA on hand. I've also tried making some hard ciders and they've been well received.
  • Male
  • Married
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • California

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  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 09-22-2014 at 01:45 PM
    Have any of you guys had trouble getting this beer to carbonate? I made a 5 gal batch early
    last summer and bottled it at about Christmas time. Tasted wonderful but would not carbonate.
    Figured the ye...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-16-2014 at 01:54 AM
    I could go for another Mild. I realized the other day that I've got everything on hand to brew
    my house Dark Mild. Except for the Pale Chocolate malt. I've got a few ounces each of black
    malt and roas...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-15-2014 at 12:48 PM
    Here are a couple of my favoritesThis one is from the Wheeler book, Brew Your Own British Real
    Ale Interesting recipes. Since I don't have a good dark mild recipe on hand that one may be my
    first atte...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-13-2014 at 06:14 PM
    For future reference, how do WLP002 and Wyeast 1968 compare?I don't know from personal
    experience but some have said they are the same strain. Both Fuller's and completely
    interchangeable.

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-13-2014 at 04:47 PM
    Also, I'm sold on WLP002 :)Congrats on the success with your bitters. That recipe looks good.
    I'm going to have to invest in some 002 again. Have several harvested slurries of 004 and 013
    on hand so I...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-13-2014 at 01:39 PM
    I am going to propose for myself the following experiment with respect to some
    bittering/flavor/aroma characteristics: That is to say that the first hop mentioned will be
    added at first boil and at 60...

  • Posted in thread: Is all grain is that much better or is it just that you have become a better brewer? on 09-13-2014 at 06:06 AM
    I think the answer to your question rests in your answer to this one: Why do you brew beer?If
    you are brewing because you want to make beer to drink and you enjoy the process then extract
    beers can pr...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-13-2014 at 05:10 AM
    So where does one get really good descriptions of the bittering, flavoring, aroma-ing
    descriptions for all these hops? You say currant for Bramling Cross while the online
    descriptions seem to include ...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-12-2014 at 08:21 PM
    Sounds nice! I'm guessing the 1 oz. black patent is just for a little color?Brewing my first
    English Brown Porter for the fall/winter months today. If anyone has any input, too bad because
    I'm startin...

  • Posted in thread: English Ales - What's your favorite recipe? on 09-12-2014 at 01:27 AM
    Just finished brewing another batch of the ordinary bitters that has been a hit around here.
    Added a little twist with 3/4 oz. Bramling Cross at flameout for a 30 minute steep. The recipe
    is pretty si...

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