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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!
  • AHA, GRiST, DC Homebrewers, BJCP, BURP
  • 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.
  • Galaxy Rye Pale Ale
  • (Primary or Secondary souring) Wild Cider, Flanders Red w/ Cab Oak, Brett C. Bitter, 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, Brown Porter, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Flemish Oatmeal Stout, American Amber, Galaxy Rye Pale Ale, Mild, Bitter, ESB, Session IPA
  • Male
  • Married
  • Arlington
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: Is my beer going to be ruined? on 07-04-2015 at 05:53 AM
    While we're at it, I've had a fermenter pop a lid and not catch it for 48 hours, and it's been
    fine. So don't think there's an issue until there's an issue.

  • Posted in thread: open air fermentation question on 07-04-2015 at 05:49 AM
    Just toss in a few pounds of whatever crazy "performance" enhancing drug these spammers are
    hocking, and you'll be fine.

  • Posted in thread: Is my beer going to be ruined? on 07-04-2015 at 05:37 AM
    Unfortunately microbial colonies can and do form on the internal aspects of tubing if given the
    chance. Gravity is of zero relevance to the formation and development of these biofilms. Is
    your beer ru...

  • Posted in thread: How many people make yeast starters? on 07-04-2015 at 04:41 AM
    When you're working with liquid yeast, unless you're either brewing a very low gravity session
    beer, or a small volume, and doing so with fresh yeast, then starters are a good idea. Some
    homebrew shop...

  • Posted in thread: Is my beer going to be ruined? on 07-04-2015 at 04:25 AM
    Back on topic, yeast and bacteria don't climb. However, macroorganisms that carry them CAN
    climb (like fruit flies). It sounds like you caught it quickly and are more than likely just
    fine, but I woul...

  • Posted in thread: Do sugar drops work as good as batch sugar? on 07-04-2015 at 03:52 AM
    I've used the "carb drops" for 1 gallon batches before (short mead, cider, etc). They work, but
    effectively make it impossible to carb to style (which I'm very big on), so I don't use them

  • Posted in thread: Should I bottle this? on 07-04-2015 at 03:42 AM
    Yep, you should be fine. As mentioned, refractometers are no good after yeast has been pitched
    unless you apply a correction. Now, I personally don't trust the calculators and just use a
    hydrometer fo...

  • Posted in thread: Yea, I think being a window cleaner on chinese skyscrapers is the worst job on 07-04-2015 at 03:27 AM
    Now, if you're up there doing your job, it's one thing. I don't understand why anyone would do
    that kind of thing for fun:[ame] not even afraid of heights. I'm just no longer into testing
    the limits ...

  • Posted in thread: We're back and on the Cloud on 07-04-2015 at 03:22 AM
    Oops, looks like it's not letting me upload pictures as I know others have reported too,
    getting a "upload of file failed" error on the attachment window (via desktop site). I don't
    know if I've tried...

  • Posted in thread: Yea, I think being a window cleaner on chinese skyscrapers is the worst job on 07-04-2015 at 02:57 AM

Following Stats
Fermenting: Imperial IPA, Wee Heavy, Scottish 80/- Souring/Funkifying: Brett C Bitter, Wild Cider, Brett C Old Ale, Lamebic, Flanders Red, Flanders Pale Ale, Oud Bruin, Session Kriek Bottled: APA, American Amber, Scottish 60/-, Robust Porter, Brown Porter, English Cider Casked: (nothing) Bottle Cellar: Brett B Tripel, Brett C English Barleywine, Lamebic, Quadrupel, Tripel, Winter Warmer, Bourbon Barrel Sour Stout

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