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  • Back from a 20+-year hiatus. Currently using the BIAB and No Chill methods of brewing.
  • Beer Brewing,running
  • Consultant
  • John Sikking
  • Too many to list
  • BURP, DC Homebrewers, AHA
  • I started brewing 20+ years ago in college and then stepped away from the hobby. In 2010, I got back into the hobby - since I've brewed about 100+ recipes. I was a kit brewer (Midwest, Northern, MoreBeer, High Gravity and AHS), but I am now an Internet (homebrewtalk, BN, AHA, etc.) recipe brewer. I brew All-Grain using the BIAB and No Chill methods.
  • 1) Old Speckled Hen Clone, 2) English Bitter, 3) CSI's Westy 12 Clone
  • 1) HBT's Tits Up IIPA
  • Only use a Primary
  • 5 gallons of: 1) HBT's Westy 12, 2) HBT's Marshal Zhukpov, 3) Old Rasputin Clone
  • Male
  • Married
  • Washington
  • DC


  • Posted in thread: App is broken on 01-17-2017 at 01:36 AM
    Upgrade we have been waiting forever!

  • Posted in thread: This, kids, is why we make starters on 12-20-2016 at 02:25 AM
    I've used a number of year plus yeast vials/packs, the longest starter took 5-days to make
    yeasty-goodness. I usually make a 4L starters on a stir plate all at once (i.e., no steps), I
    find this works...

  • Posted in thread: Tits-Up Imperial IPA (3-Time Medalist - 2 Golds, 1 Silver) on 12-17-2016 at 02:09 AM
    First time brewing this beer (finally). OG 1.080, FG 1.020 - a really great beer!Well balance,
    great aroma, dangerously quaffable and pretty in the glass (nice white, thick and creamy head
    that last f...

  • Posted in thread: App is broken on 11-30-2016 at 01:23 AM
    The app is getting a bit long in the tooth and it seems that TT has already upgraded. I'd love
    to get a bit more functionality out of the app. I almost exclusively use the app through an
    iPad and when...

  • Posted in thread: How many BIABers use FWH & Hop-back? on 11-30-2016 at 01:10 AM
    I use FWH additions for anything in the 30-60 min range, adding the hops right after I pull the
    mash grains. I've only been boiling for 30 min. If I want a lot of hop flavor I tend to make
    later. Hop ...

  • Posted in thread: What do you look for when buying brewing supplies online. on 11-30-2016 at 01:03 AM
    All the better a large, well capitalized purveyor of home brew supplies would be welcome. Think
    of it, many of us use Costco, imagine if they sold grain by the bag...To address the posters
    initial que...

  • Posted in thread: What do you look for when buying brewing supplies online. on 11-30-2016 at 01:02 AM
    THIS IS THE START OF THE INFILTRATION OF AB/INBEV!!!! He's researching for "a friend" that is
    setup for shipping "large quantities"Here is a pic of his "friend" the better a large, well
    capitalized p...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-16-2016 at 02:03 AM
    You will have blow off, use a blow off tube and reintroduce the blown off yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Still making bad beer after 30+ batches. on 11-09-2016 at 03:17 AM
    What commercial beards do you like? Do you like your friend's homebrew.I think you may be
    overly critical of your home brews - I seem to be able to taste any flaw in my beer that I
    would not-detect / ...

  • Posted in thread: Skraelings keezer build on 11-05-2016 at 08:28 PM
    May still want to use a collar as it will be easier to plumb the taps, shanks and mount your
    regulators, etc.

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