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  • Back from a 20-year hiatus. Currently using BIAB and the No Chill method 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. About 5-years ago (2010) I got back into the hobby - since I've brewed about 85+ recipes. I was a kit brewer (Midwest, Northern, MoreBeer, High Gravity and AHS), but I have moved to Internet (homebrewtalk, AHA, etc.) recipes and All-Grain brewing using the BIAB and No Chill method.
  • 1) 10 gallons of the HBT Tits Up IIPA, 2) 5 gallons of Miller Light Clone (Triple Hopped)
  • 1) HBT Westy-12 Clone, 2) 10 gallons of Beer Municher's OktoberFast
  • Only use a Primary
  • 1) 5 gallons of HBT Kate the Great RIS (aging)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Washington
  • DC


  • Posted in thread: Austin Homebrew Burner vs. Blichmann TopTier on 11-29-2015 at 07:40 PM
    +1on the Blichmann burner, a very solid investment. What've particularly like is how quite they
    run (I run two at once).

  • Posted in thread: Should I transfer the the hop material from the kettle to fermenter or not? on 11-29-2015 at 01:04 PM
    I dump the trub into the fermenter and let the yeast sort it out. In my experience (60+
    non-strained batches), I've not run into a problem with a finished product (no grassy taste,
    etc.). On the plus ...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on which new kegs to buy on 11-29-2015 at 12:56 PM
    Double post :(

  • Posted in thread: Advice on which new kegs to buy on 11-29-2015 at 12:54 PM
    I have 5 used kegs from beverage Elements, I could care less what they look like and since they
    are all class 2 in condition, they have no real dents just scratches and I got them for $50.00

  • Posted in thread: Put on a CAPTCHA for cryin out loud on 11-26-2015 at 02:39 AM
    Is there a way for a regular Joe User to kill threads so they are not list for them any longer
    (I don't mean a site wide delete just remove the list from new unread messages for a user)?
    Their are a n...

  • Posted in thread: question about BIAB kits on 11-26-2015 at 02:28 AM
    Using BIAB you can brew any all grain recipe (i.e., 5-gallon), NB is just positioning the BIAB
    at 3-gallons to avoid cannibalizing their all grain equipment sales (e.g., three tier systems,
    etc.).So o...

  • Posted in thread: Tips for huge beer using biab on 11-26-2015 at 02:10 AM
    I just did a 28.5 pd Zhukov clone, as was stated earlier, grind to dust, get as much water in
    as possible and pray for the best.What has not been mentioned, but what I found invaluable is
    to partigyle...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 11-09-2015 at 12:13 AM
    I've brewed and fermented my Westy 12 clone, but I keg. My normal process is to force carb for
    3-days and enjoy. With large beers (RIS) I force carb, let age for the 3-6 months required.I'm
    assuming t...

  • Posted in thread: Successes and failures with grain mills, what mill has worked best for you? on 11-01-2015 at 08:11 PM
    I am going to be the guy (since I have three in me right now) that will say that most people
    will spend $200 to solve a $40 problem... Infer what you will...I love my JSP mill, but Fred is
    right. A $4...

  • Posted in thread: Successes and failures with grain mills, what mill has worked best for you? on 11-01-2015 at 01:39 AM
    I just love my JSP mill ( It's a solid 10" wide and cracks up the grains perfectly. I BIAB, so
    I have cranked down the gap (I have the adjustable mill) it is the perfect crush.I would highly

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