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  • Hello all. My name is Robert and I live in beautiful Portland Oregon (Craft beer capital of the world IMHO). I'm married with 4 kids. I am a beer fanatic. I love everything about beer. I love drinking beer, talking about beer, researching how to make beer. So I decided to jump into brewing my own. This is something I have been thinking about doing for the past 2 years or so. In order to start off on the right foot, I recently took a beer making class at F.H. Steinbart Co. here in Portland and now I'm officially hooked on brewing. I think what interests me the most about brewing, besides being able to drink beer, is the science behind the beer. It's absolutely amazing to me how many different variables have to be accounted for when brewing and how one slight tweak here or there can drastically change the flavor of a beer. While I have been drinking craft beer for the last 5 years or so, my palette is still rather newbish with regards to what I'm actually tasting in the beer,
  • Programming and now
    brewing. :)
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  • Lord of the Rings series would be my top most favorite movies. Other than that I'm pretty open. I
  • Kind of weird, but one of my favorite books is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Fantastic book, read
  • None yet.
  • Just starting out, haven't brewed anything yet.
  • IPA. I love IPA, it's my favorite style of beer. Although I like hops, I'm not a hop freak. I tend to like IPAs that are first and foremost, smooth, full bodied and then hoppy. IPAs that are super hoppy for the sake of being hoppy, are of no interest to me, although I will occasionally try one out of curiosity, now and again.
  • Nothing yet. I plan to keg instead. Soda kegs, less work, easier to clean.
  • Nothing yet.
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  • OR


  • Posted in thread: Newby from Portland OR on 07-25-2011 at 04:36 AM
    Howdy All. My name is Robert, I live in beautiful Portland Oregon (craft beer capital of the
    work IMHO). ;) I have been married for 10 years and have 4 wonderful children. I currently work
    at a local ...

  • Posted in thread: Deschutes Twilight Ale recipe?? on 07-25-2011 at 03:48 AM
    In case any one is interested still. I found the exact ingredients Deschutes uses for the
    Twilight Ale on their website. The only problem is that they don't give the exact weights,
    measurements, times...

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