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02-27-2013

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09-29-2014 6:28 PM

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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 09-26-2014 at 11:46 PM
    So if any of you following this thread are trying to decide if this recipe is worth the expense
    and the time required:I brewed this beer May 2013 exactly to the recipe given at the outset of
    the threa...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 09-26-2014 at 06:07 PM
    Interesting. This is the first time I've had a beer this slow to carb up so just wondered if it
    was a common issue. Probably just a fluke. Thanks!Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 09-26-2014 at 02:50 AM
    First tasting of this recipe using the WLP-080 Cream Ale Blend yeast. Very nice. I think this
    may actually be easier drinking than previous batches with US-05 and BRY-97. (Just my tastes,
    of course. Y...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 09-26-2014 at 02:47 AM
    Gauges are wrong or broke. Take it up higher (20 psi) for another week. Gauges are new and
    working fine. Its been another week and finally getting a little bit of head on the beer when I
    draw it. Must...

  • 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...

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