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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: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-27-2015 at 11:35 PM

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback on 07-26-2015 at 11:34 PM
    I brewed this today, slightly altered for 7 gallons (and my available grain):7# 2row7# Maris
    Otter2# pale chocolate1# oats12oz roasted barley8oz C1202oz Carafa II (DH)1oz CTZ 60 min0.5oz
    CTZ 15 minPit...

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback on 07-22-2015 at 04:55 AM
    Thanks! I might cut it back to about .75 ... I want some c120 flavor but not overpowering. I
    don't have a 15gal pot yet so I'm thinking of doing this "high Gravity" style, with an initial
    9gal boil, s...

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback on 07-20-2015 at 11:41 PM
    Awesome, thanks! The second "toasty" was supposed to be "roasty" #autoincorrect (edited OP)

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback on 07-20-2015 at 08:19 PM
    Greetings all, I'm wondering if anyone is willing to give me feedback on the following stout
    recipe. I'm going for toasty, roasty, a hint of chocolate, and some body. Batch size: 10
    gallonsYeast: wlp0...

  • Posted in thread: Baltimore MD???? on 07-16-2015 at 02:02 AM
    I live 5 minutes from Union. They are great! No problem with kids but I would go on a night
    where it is nice outside, as they have space outside where it might be a little easier to
    manage kids (well,...

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-15-2015 at 03:19 AM
    Yes please :)

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-16-2015 at 11:28 PM
    woohoo yes!!! Please! Thanks!!

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #11 on 02-14-2015 at 01:33 PM
    Awesome thanks! See you all soon :)

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #11 on 02-14-2015 at 12:54 PM
    Hey all, I don't know if anybody's going to respond this soon before the pick up, but I ordered
    Maris otter in the original shipment. Did that make it in? Sounds like yes. I guess I'll find
    out in a f...

Primary: Cali Common Secondary: Kegged: Oatmeal Stout, Dark Mild, Columbus IPL (Cry Havoc) Bottled: -RIS -Belgian Dubbel -jmo88's Holly Ale (2013) -jmo88's Holly Ale (2014) -Olde Ale -Cascadian Dark Ale -Pumpkin Ale Up Next: Spruce Red Ale, Aurora IPA

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