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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: Super Mechanical Range Smart Giveaway - Open to All! on 09-14-2014 at 01:40 PM

  • Posted in thread: Peach Blonde on 09-10-2014 at 11:47 PM
    Check the sugar level on a few peaches if you have a refractometer and adjust your beer gravity
    accordingly. If peaches are lower sugar than your planned OG, you may want to bump the OG up to

  • Posted in thread: Parti-gyle Attempt on 09-10-2014 at 03:42 AM
    I've done a few, and I've learned to size my grain bill with a lower efficiency of 60% for the
    bigger beer. Then my small beer I assume will be at 35% with equal volume. My last batch i
    ended up with ...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 2575-PC Kölsch II on 09-10-2014 at 03:00 AM
    I used this for the small beer portion of a partigyle: approximately 4 gallon final beer
    volume, 7.5% Simpsons Golden Naked Oats with a Belgian Pils base, 19 IBU (40g) Crystal hops at
    60 minutes and 8...

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewing Technologies "That's a ton of Stuff!" Giveaway on 09-09-2014 at 11:04 PM

  • 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...

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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 !