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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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  • Dave
  • 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: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-23-2014 at 03:24 AM
    Would please my fam

  • Posted in thread: Milwaukee cider mills? on 08-19-2014 at 01:53 AM
    Revisiting this now that I'm stateside again. Jon - Has Weston remained your go to place since
    then? I'm assuming they're a good month or two away from pressing yet. Most of the cider
    varieties are la...

  • Posted in thread: Price of honey question on 08-18-2014 at 10:50 PM
    The National Honey Board publishes the average retail and wholesale prices in the Industry
    section of their site. Currently retail is around $6.30/pound. That includes all types and
    package sizes. I t...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-05-2014 at 01:44 AM
    Why not

  • Posted in thread: Base malt experiment on 08-03-2014 at 03:29 AM
    I've bailed on making my well water work, and I got an RO system. That's definitely cleaned up
    both malt and hop flavors. I'm glad I did the trials. It's definitely more work than splitting
    a batch to...

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway! on 07-30-2014 at 02:01 AM
    Thanks to the sponsor and the mods

  • Posted in thread: The hopefully not obnoxious wood fired brick oven build thread on 07-23-2014 at 07:21 PM
    Had to ask, because that's the kind of corner I'd paint myself into. Looking good. But you're
    doing a fantastic job selling me on the prefab inserts should I ever dive in.

  • Posted in thread: The hopefully not obnoxious wood fired brick oven build thread on 07-23-2014 at 05:16 PM
    Are you planning on just burning that piece of plywood up once you've trapped it inside the
    finished product or squeezing yourself through the arch to cut it into pieces?

  • Posted in thread: WLP644 -Brett B Trois on 07-12-2014 at 03:12 PM
    I made a porter way back as well. It was tasty, but definitely more Belgian Dubbel dark fruit
    than porter like at all. I don't recall roast showing up or if it was there, it was muted or
    covered by th...

  • Posted in thread: Snails~~~ on 07-06-2014 at 10:58 PM
    Best birthday meal I've had was snails with chicken, chili peppers, eggplant, and Yangshuo
    fried rice. Of course it was vastly improved once my guide instructed me to nipple off and spit
    out the inner...

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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 !