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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: My Meandering Sour Scottish Ale on 06-15-2016 at 12:24 AM
    I've reduced it once, and yes it changes the flavor. It's of course more of a cooked cherry
    flavor, more like cherry pie. The flavors were of course much more concentrated and sweet
    before fermenting....

  • Posted in thread: My Meandering Sour Scottish Ale on 06-14-2016 at 02:02 AM
    I think you'll end up racking out from under the fruit. It'll take a long time to drop on its
    own as intact as it looks in the picture.

  • Posted in thread: My Meandering Sour Scottish Ale on 06-14-2016 at 02:01 AM
    I've never used mahlab separately, but when I use cherries they are from my little Nanking bush
    cherries which are small, tart and have the pits in them. I vacuum pack and freeze the whole
    fruit. When...

  • Posted in thread: Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016 (Amsterdam) on 06-14-2016 at 01:49 AM
    Pity. I'm in EU for work this week with a final stop in Amsterdam Friday night then back to the

  • Posted in thread: Bitters in beer on 06-04-2016 at 01:18 PM
    I've never added into the bulk beer, but I've used cherry bitters to spike a batch of cherry
    Berliner as served in the glass which I felt was lacking punch.

  • Posted in thread: Italian Beer Bottles on 05-24-2016 at 08:42 PM
    According to a MTF Facebook post, txbrewing has these on sale for 25% off until Sunday

  • Posted in thread: Does a stir plate really aerate the yeast starter? on 05-15-2016 at 11:25 AM
    Prior to fermentation starting, it surely does. A whirlpool funnel isn't necessary, just the
    repetitive exposure of wort to the surface for exposure to the air. But keeping the yeast in
    suspension is ...

  • Posted in thread: White Labs Yeast Vault on 05-14-2016 at 07:05 PM
    On 28-Feb I put a 1.107 OG wildflower honey (from my hives) mead must directly on the slurry
    which was quite loose despite cold crashing the prior beer before racking off and bottling it.
    Today I bott...

  • Posted in thread: Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway on 05-14-2016 at 11:04 AM

  • Posted in thread: Giving up on my local water on 05-13-2016 at 10:45 AM
    the heavy water in a separate buckets for plants.Never thought of that. My garden may
    appreciate that. Mine's been going down the drain to the septic. I temporarily hook my RO
    system up only as neede...

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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 !