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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: Hello from Hungary on 04-27-2016 at 02:08 AM
    Welcome. I worked in Gyongyos from October 2013 through January 2014 and spent my weekends in
    Budapest. I treated the guys at Csak a Sor (spelling?) with American IPAs I hauled over with me
    to share. ...

  • Posted in thread: Higher than expected FG (1.041 vs 1.018) on 04-25-2016 at 11:48 PM
    No need for a starter with dry yeast, just follow the instructions on the packet to hydrate it
    ahead of time. Nothing fancy is needed. It decreases the shock of the yeast trying to absorb
    high sugar w...

  • Posted in thread: Higher than expected FG (1.041 vs 1.018) on 04-25-2016 at 12:47 AM
    are you checking gravity with hydrometer or refractometer?That's one of my favorite questions
    to ask (because I took that wrong turn myself when starting out), but I failed to think of it
    this time.

  • Posted in thread: Higher than expected FG (1.041 vs 1.018) on 04-24-2016 at 05:49 PM
    With a similar Gravity RIS I brew annually, I pitch 2 packs of hydrated yeasts in 3 gallons
    (typically a 9-10 gallon batch split 3 ways with different yeasts) and oxygenate twice. I
    normally oxygenate...

  • Posted in thread: Weird smell from APA Citra and Centennial dry hop on 04-22-2016 at 03:11 AM
    I'm not a fan of Citra unless lightly used as an accent to other hops. I relate the smell to a
    warm rainy night where the nightcrawlers are up or an ice box with fish in it. I'll pass on a
    Zombie Dust...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Czech Republic on 04-20-2016 at 01:44 AM
    Dobry den. Bydlel jsem pro tri roky blizko Zlinu/Slusovice, 2000-2003. Welcome to the hobby.

  • Posted in thread: Jamil & Brewing Around the World on 04-15-2016 at 11:30 AM
    I used the pump method while in Shanghai as well. I'd start with the tap water and would get it
    to about 100F quickly. The highest temp I had coming in was about 80. But I'd then switch to a
    cooler (m...

  • Posted in thread: Italian Beer Bottles on 04-12-2016 at 02:01 AM
    Thanks to the Milk The Funk Facebook group's demand, Txbrewing.com is carrying these
    beauties:350075 they do require the 29mm caps

  • Posted in thread: The 2016 NHC - Results/Speculation Thread on 04-07-2016 at 03:42 AM
    Must be free of ink, paint, or paper labeling other than the competition entry label.
    Obliterate any lettering or graphics on the cap with a permanent black marker.Ugh. I had
    written my entry numbers ...

  • Posted in thread: Sour Beer and Whole Grapes on 03-30-2016 at 01:47 AM
    Welcome to the forum Hugo.Some tannins may help a sour which otherwise could have thin
    mouthfeel from high attenuation. Tannins in red wine are also contributed by the seeds, not
    only the skins. In my...

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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 !