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  • Previously on expat assignment in Shanghai from 2010 to 2013. Highlights were a pro/am collaboration with Boxing Cat Brewery in Shanghai during that time, later served at the Copenhagen Beer Fest as well as their brewpub and later was given full reign of recipe and process for an almost entirely late hopped DIPA with 14kg of hops in a 10HL batch at The Brew in the Kerry Hotel.
  • beekeeping,gardening,ice hockey,and of course,brewing
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  • Started brewing in 2009 after getting book-smart reading and listening to podcasts for 4 years prior until the Honey-Do list shrunk. Went straight for all grain mini batches. The move to China actually introduced me to extract for the simplicity factor. I used extract kits for the first 18 months. In 2012 the whole family relocated here and I brought over my all grain equipment and cornies. I've now brewed far more batches in China than I had in the US before the move.
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  • Posted in thread: Anyone know what this is??? on 04-13-2014 at 06:11 PM
    beetle larvaLooks like a protein rest is needed.

  • Posted in thread: Stuck on First Kegged Brew, Liquid QD won't connect on 04-13-2014 at 12:06 AM
    Considering it's an IPA, any chance you dry hopped in the keg or carried over some hop matter
    to the keg? I had a hoppy wheat which was a dribbler, because hops were clogging the outlet
    poppit and eve...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Rhizome Pre sale @ Farmhouse on 04-11-2014 at 10:37 PM
    My Glacier, Chinook, and Columbus arrived today and are already in the ground now. 192535

  • Posted in thread: Boiling hard water to remove bicarbonate on 04-08-2014 at 01:44 AM
    I didn't go RO, because I know that'll be ideal. I think I'll end up installing a system here
    eventually. My beer and coffee was better when I lived overseas and has an RO tap.I've had a
    couple batche...

  • Posted in thread: Best gap for new mill? on 04-06-2014 at 01:12 PM
    I have a 18v cordless dewalt drill with 1/2" chuck. It doesn't mind milling grain. In fact that
    is an easier job than I often put it through when I am working with steel. It does not like
    putting 1" h...

  • Posted in thread: Boiling hard water to remove bicarbonate on 04-06-2014 at 02:28 AM
    Odd. The link is intended to go to this mornings posts in my Base malt experiment thread.
    Stills works for me, although that's not too helpful to others. Attempt #2

  • Posted in thread: Boiling hard water to remove bicarbonate on 04-05-2014 at 05:12 PM
    ??What's the question?Thought maybe link was bad, but just tested it again with the mobile app.

  • Posted in thread: Base malt experiment on 04-05-2014 at 03:56 PM
    This separate thread has my water analysis for well water and post water softener. It also
    describes by boiling/treatment process.

  • Posted in thread: Boiling hard water to remove bicarbonate on 04-05-2014 at 03:32 PM
    Update of my 3-way batch; not what I expected in terms of preference.

  • Posted in thread: Base malt experiment on 04-05-2014 at 03:31 PM
    Started a second reply, because I was getting photo upload errors. Yeast cake had different
    characteristics too. The soft water batch was more flocculant and chunky compared to the fine
    sediment of th...

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My father says, "hobbies are supposed to cost money".
December 10, 2012  •  10:10 PM
how did that order end up working out with the guys in US buying from China - looking to do something similar from New Zealand

thanks !