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  • Urban apartment brewer, BJCP Certified beer judge, working class schmoe, and tradskin.
  • Beer,music,guns,hooliganism,hockey,and football (football,not handegg)
  • Auto worker full time, trying to break into the pro brewing game
  • Alex
  • Reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul, Oi!
  • Started with an electric stove, extract batches, and a thrift store acquired basic set-up kit. Move to partial mash to partial boil BIAB all grain to MLT with split boil to electric brewing w/ heat sticks. Current apartment just uses a gas stove, but looking to go back to full-electric and automated down the road.
  • Wee Heavy, Scottish 80/-, Lichtenhainer, Gose
  • (Primary or Secondary souring) Flanders Red w/ Cab Oak, Brett C. Old Ale w/ Port Oak, Turbid Mashed Lamebic w/ Chardonnay Oak, Oud Bruin, Flemish Pale Ale, Session Kriek
  • Lamebic, Brett B Tripel, Tripel, Quadrupel, Brett C. Oaked English Barleywine, Winter Warmer, Galaxy Rye Pale Ale, Scottish 60/-, Robust Porter, Strong Mild, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Flemish Oatmeal Stout, American Amber, Brett C. Bitter, Spontaneously Fermented English Cider, Imperial IPA
  • Male
  • Married
  • A stones throw from DC
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: Efficiencies over 100% on 08-31-2015 at 04:38 AM
    Are you using BeerSmith? And how is your equipment configured vs. your actual process?
    BeerSmith is very powerful when the equipment is right (and presumably other software programs
    as well), but you ...

  • Posted in thread: Healthy Weight Loss AND Beer on 08-31-2015 at 03:25 AM
    So digging this up off a search. I set out to lose +100lb (from 290 a few months ago down to
    the 175 I was in my late teens/early 20s). After years of eating like crap, exercising too
    little (both dir...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter filled too high - Wait for Blow Off or Pull Wort Now Before Yeast Kicks in? on 08-31-2015 at 01:38 AM
    If you have a 1-gallon fermenter, you could pull off some wort into that. It'll be fermenting
    too, because you already pitched the yeast. Then you can add it back to the carboy as
    fermentation slows d...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter filled too high - Wait for Blow Off or Pull Wort Now Before Yeast Kicks in? on 08-31-2015 at 01:37 AM
    Not my setup pictured, nor have I personally done it, but I know a number of guys who
    intentionally overfill the fermenter, and then use this kind of setup to collect the yeast (the
    guys I know use ma...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 08-30-2015 at 08:04 PM
    18374.5+10g Twin Oaks IPA+10g Shady Moon Wit+10g Twin Oaks IPA+10g Shady Moon Wit+10g Saison de
    Soliel+10g UBetcha Kolsch+10g Oberon Clone+10g Pliny the Clone+10g Hoppy Belgian Golden
    Strong+10g Every...

  • Posted in thread: Extract brewing on 08-30-2015 at 01:59 PM
    Assuming that your extract is ~35-36 ppg for the HME (pretty typical for liquid extract syrup)
    and ~45 ppg for the DME (again pretty typical), then yes, 0.8 lbs DME per pound of HME should
    be about ri...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 08-30-2015 at 04:28 AM
    Milled grains for tomorrow.

  • Posted in thread: The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread on 08-29-2015 at 01:46 PM
    The worst part is that isn't even how you pronounce his name...I don't know the correct
    pronunciation, but I figured as much. I'd guess it's closer to zone than sun, no?

  • Posted in thread: Why is everyone only into IPA's on 08-28-2015 at 10:43 PM
    Because IPAs are delicious. Hah. Seriously, because I'm pissed on the first IIPA I've brewed in
    3 years, innit? It's normally 3-4% Bitters and Milds for me, so this is an abrupt change.

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