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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.
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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: Lacto Fermented Hot Sauce on 10-08-2015 at 10:00 PM
    Place them on a paper towel by a window that gets sun. In a day or so some of them will have
    fully ripened.Excellent suggestion, but a week late. My mash is fermenting away now.

  • Posted in thread: First thread on 10-07-2015 at 10:59 AM
    The bulk of off flavor from high temperature occurs during the first stage of fermentation when
    the yeast are reproducing, done in 18-24 hours. When I home brewed beer in Shanghai I chilled
    my wort do...

  • Posted in thread: Flying with Homebrew? on 10-06-2015 at 09:35 AM
    No experience with Grolsch bottles, but I've had a 100% success rate muling Homebrew and
    commercial beers. I wrap them in a couple,paper towels and then vacuum pack them. My theory is
    that if it break...

  • Posted in thread: Opinion on recipe on 10-05-2015 at 01:14 AM
    I think the grain bill looks fine other than the 1.5lbs of CaraPils is on the heavy side. I'd
    cut that back to a half pound and make it up with 2 row.I'd up the hops if you have more. I'd
    move all you...

  • Posted in thread: Concord grape beer on 10-04-2015 at 08:21 PM
    2 years ago I put some saison on Concord grapes, about 1.5 pounds per gallon if I recall
    correctly. It turned into a total Jolly Ranger beer. The grape was overpowering and fake
    tasting. I hated it. M...

  • Posted in thread: First Russian Imperial Stout - Feedback Requested on 10-04-2015 at 06:20 PM
    Did you go ahead with the Conan yeast? I brew my annual batch of RIS on Black Friday. I've been
    splitting the batch and using 2 or 3 different yeasts then blending back for complexity with a
    couple st...

  • Posted in thread: Hottenroth dregs on 10-04-2015 at 04:05 PM
    What were the two recipes? Are the hops/IBU of your second one higher than the first? That
    contribute to less sourness.

  • Posted in thread: Cranberry lambic on 10-04-2015 at 08:19 AM
    The cranberries aren't uncharted territory, but almost 16% Special B probably is. I can't
    imagine the burnt raisin flavor melding with cranberry. I would exchange that out for a blend
    of crystal malts...

  • Posted in thread: Lacto Fermented Hot Sauce on 10-04-2015 at 12:39 AM
    Harvested all the peppers out of my garden and blended them up per the OP and added about 2
    tablespoons of kefir. Most of my peppers ran out of warm weather days, and were still green, so
    the resultan...

  • Posted in thread: ECY on love2brew.com right now! on 10-03-2015 at 06:52 PM
    Bagged ECY20 plus a Euro capper bell to make use of my stocked up green lambic bottles.Any idea
    if the 2015 blend of ECY20 has changed from last year? And did Al close down his Facebook page
    for East ...

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December 11, 2012  •  04:10 AM
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 !


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