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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) HBT's Tits Up IIPA, 2) Old Speckled Hen Clone, 3) Fresh Squeezed IP Clone 4) Kentucky Breakfast Stout Clone
  • 1) Aventinus Weizenbock Clone, 2) Old Rasputin RIS Clone
  • Only use a Primary
  • 5 gallons of: 1) HBT's Kate the Great RIS (aging), 1) HBT's Westy 12 (aging), 3) HBT's Marshal Zhukpov (aging), 4) Beer Network's Lagunitas IPA (on tap), 5) Beer & Wine Journal's Leg of Ordinary Bitters (on tap), 6) Zhukov's Solider - partiglye (on tap)
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  • Washington
  • DC


  • Posted in thread: Which equipment to buy next? on 10-26-2016 at 12:16 AM
    I envy you, you are getting in at a great time. If your serious about getting back in, I'd
    strongly recommend a GrainFather or Colorado Brewing system. It's easier to brew all grain and
    you will not f...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Covered Beavr Nutz on 10-22-2016 at 01:26 AM
    I also brewed and enjoyed this beer - don't worry about the nibs sitting for a few months, I
    believe I may have added mine to the key, I just can't recall.Just seeing this post reminds me
    that I need ...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-13-2016 at 11:11 PM
    Yes, you want to capture the blow off from the fermenter and reintroduce it into the fermenter.

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-13-2016 at 11:06 PM
    No starsan, I just sanitize the flask and put the blow-off tube in and cover the opening with
    tin foil.

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-12-2016 at 11:16 PM
    Blow off from the fermenter, not the starter.I make a 4L starter, once it does its thing I cold
    crash the starter and then decant that - getting rid of the spent starter (say down to 2L). Now
    put your...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-08-2016 at 01:29 AM
    I can't speak to a 10 gallon batch, but my starter regime consists of making a 4L starter of
    1.040 decanting and then capturing the blow off. This I believe is essential, once I get two or
    three days ...

  • Posted in thread: Chapman univessel on 10-08-2016 at 01:25 AM
    Just to be clear my fermenters work well, no rust no problems, but I still think I'd pony up
    the extra $40-60 bucks for a more mature product (e.g., SS, etc.).When I first started looking
    at fermenter...

  • Posted in thread: Chapman univessel on 10-07-2016 at 12:32 AM
    I have the 7 and 14 gallon fermenters. I've not had any issues, I was a late kick starter
    backer.I'm unsure if I would buy again, SS has some great products for not a whole lot more...

  • Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 09-25-2016 at 11:42 PM
    Just tried my first attempt at this recipe (BIAB, SG 1.96 FG 1.008, ABV 11.86%, year aging). It
    tastes great and I have to think the year mellow helps out it is super smooth.Any way this has
    become an...

  • Posted in thread: HUGE 65 gallon BIAB on 09-25-2016 at 11:19 PM
    If you work in the partigyle, I think you could up your production by 50% and give yourselves
    two types of beer to drink. That would by 6 kegs per guy - I guess you'd have to up
    consumption. ;)

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