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  • father, brain geek, aikidoka, amateur pico-brewer, recovering musician
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  • Hatebreed, Thelonious Monk, Christine Vaccine, the Roots, a Perfect Circle, CCR, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  • Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, and James Bond
  • Bones, 30 Rock, STNG, Suits, Game of Thrones
  • How to Brew (John Palmer), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), The Mystical Qabalah (Dion Fortune)
  • I love craft beer. I have a number of friends who are homebrewers. I figured I'd give it a shot, and I'm now geeking out on beer. I tried a number of extract brewing/specialty steep recipes, then a few BIABs. Since, I've built a mash tun and a DIY stir plate from recycled computer parts, and I've brewed a number of all-grain beers including a partigyle. I'm currently hooked on all-grain brewing.
  • Pliny Clone | Barley Wine | Belgian Dark Strong | Weissbier | Doppelbock | Nut Brown Ale
  • jmo88's Holly Ale | Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  • Olde Ale
  • Willamette / MO SMaSH
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  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-16-2014 at 06:16 PM
    Please and thank you :)

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #8 on 04-14-2014 at 06:04 PM
    Thanks! This is my second but the first was scheduled, so this is new territory for me!
    However, now I will have TWO helpers on brew day.Congratulations!!! Warning: 1 + 1 > 2 ... good
    luck :) My 2.5yo...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting a Baltic Porter on 04-12-2014 at 01:16 PM
    I was just pondering whether or not I could use White Labs Calif Lager yeast (WKP810? Anchor
    steam California common ale yeast) for a Baltic porter ... Lager yeast at ale temps?Sent from
    my iPhone usi...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #8 on 03-24-2014 at 10:05 PM
    I would like to take 5# of the weyerman rye split :) THANKSSplits:1 bag - RAH1005 - Rahr
    Premium Pilsner 50 lb - I want 35 lbs1 bag - WEY1009 - Weyermann Rye Malt 55 lb - I want 30
    lbs1 bag - RAH1008 ...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #7 on 03-23-2014 at 01:59 AM
    Nice to meet some of you, nice to see some of you again, many thanks to all for making this

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #8 on 03-19-2014 at 04:03 AM
    I'll jump on 10 lbs of the WeyermannŽ Vienna 25 Kg (55 Lb.) WEY1016 split.There seems enough
    interest and I made a great Smoked English Pale using the Copper Fox smoked malts sold at the 3
    Stars Brews...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #8 on 03-19-2014 at 03:59 AM
    Here's my yeast reuse process:I buy a vial of yeast, make a starter and make a beer. After
    kegging I dump some of the yeast cake into a mason jar and put it in the fridge for later. I
    dump some of the...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #8 on 03-17-2014 at 04:33 AM
    Oi,I would like to add:1x MUN1003Muntons Pale Pearl 25 kg (55 lb)Also:10# of the Weyermann
    Vienna split, which I believe originated with Pikeville

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #7 on 03-14-2014 at 01:03 PM
    So about payments: You can ignore my advice, but the way I have always done this is holding off
    payment until I close the order. Splits change, people drop out, refunding is a PITA. So I
    would wait un...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #7 on 03-13-2014 at 08:34 PM
    Hi All,I'd like to:remove my 10# order on the Briess Extra Special splitand:add #15 to the
    CaraAroma splitI'm trading teams (sorry Extra Special) hoping that someone will pick up that
    final #10 of Car...

Primary: nada Secondary: RIS Bottled: -California Common -Cascade Imperial Amber -Cascade Pale Ale -Session Porter (straight, vanilla, dry hop, or coffee) -Willamette/MO SMaSH -Fuggles/MO SMaSH -Sweet Brown Porter -jmo88's Holly Ale -Olde Ale Up Next: Cascadian Dark Ale, IIPA, Saison