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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: 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...

  • Posted in thread: Good breweries & brews in or near Canton, OH? on 05-04-2016 at 03:15 AM
    Hoppin' Frog is on the south side of Akron along route 224 by the old Goodyear air docks. I
    used to pick up bottles there when visiting my folks in Uniontown, but they're pretty widely
    distributed now...

  • 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...

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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 !