smarek82

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04-22-2009

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03-27-2014 7:38 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Hazleton, PA
  • Physical Therapist
  • My dad used to make his own wine, but got away from it. It just so happened that I inherited his equipment he used for fermentation. With that I was able to do extract batches, but I definitely wanted more control. Therefore after research, a lot on this site, I was doing all grain as my second beer with a coleman 48qt cooler set up.

    Unfortunatlely I am a cheapskate and didn't want to sink money into a large pot, so I can only do 5 gal batches.

    Hoppy beers are my favorite, but I am trying to touch base with other styles. I am not a fan of belgian beers, but then again I wasn't a fan of wheat beers, and now I have a session wheat beer that is awesome. Subtle clove and banana, with some citrusy ahtanum hoppiness.
  • Coal Miner's Daughter Porter, and "American Wit"
  • Addy's Amber Ale
  • 1 Vienna Lager, Erin's Irish Red, Christmas Doppelbock, German Pils
  • ESB, Blonde ale, Christmas Doppelbock
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Favorite Black IPA? on 03-04-2014 at 11:31 PM
    Wookie Jack is crackI also like Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black AleI had the hoppy bunny
    once before. Definitely a big fan of it. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Black IPA? on 03-04-2014 at 10:15 PM
    Hands down Firestone Walker Wookey Jack... Liked it so much I had to brew the clone version on
    this forum... So deliciousCan you post the recipe? I don't see much firestone out here on the
    east coast....

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Black IPA? on 03-02-2014 at 02:28 AM
    Uinta is one of my friend's favorite breweries because he is vegan. However I've never had any
    of their products. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Black IPA? on 03-02-2014 at 02:10 AM
    Looking for options...so far mine is 21st Amendment Back In Black. Go!!!!Sent from my iPhone
    using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Consistent acetaldehyde issues on 02-19-2014 at 04:37 PM
    I would try less yeast as others have suggested, but I think I remember reading somewhere that
    during anaerobic metabolism yeast use glycolysis and acetylaldehyde is a byproduct of
    converting the suga...

  • Posted in thread: Consistent acetaldehyde issues on 02-15-2014 at 04:03 PM
    How is your fermentation? Does it get off to a quick start? Have you tried yeast nutrient? My
    guess would be maybe not enough oxygen in the wort. Splash around when transferring to your
    fermenter to g...

  • Posted in thread: NO airlock activity?? PLEASE HELP?!?! on 05-20-2013 at 01:42 AM
    Stir it up real good, that should do the trick. Typically when using yeast from a previous
    batch you want to plan accordingly. Your first beer was big. You should work your way up to big
    beers. I.E. b...

  • Posted in thread: Northeast PA on 02-06-2013 at 11:21 PM
    I'm in drums pa. Just north of hazleton. JRA I thought northeast PA was in regards to the
    geographic region. I just mapped ur location and ur near North East, Pa town. Is there a thread
    for Erie or we...

  • Posted in thread: Northeast PA on 01-25-2013 at 08:34 PM
    Figured I'd bump this. Totally forgot I even posted it.

  • Posted in thread: Using vanilla in a porter??? on 10-06-2012 at 11:01 AM
    The most recent van porter I had was breckenridge and really wanna get the same intense vanilla
    character. I guess I'll have to see how much she actually uses and hopefully it is 5 as you
    suggested. Y...

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Keg 1: Coal Miner's Daugter Porter Keg 2: Red October Keg 3: Hopsolutely Bottled: 1 Vienna Lagers; Erins Irish Red; Pils, Christmas Doppel, Addy's Amber Ale(competition brew), Mayden Voyage Blonde Ale Primary: Secondary: Future: Something Belgian, ESB
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