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07-25-2011

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04-28-2016 4:56 PM

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41 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • Fishing (Walleye,Pike,Bass),Lure Painting,College Hockey,Log Furniture Making,Brewing (Of Course!)
  • Engineer
  • Scott
  • Van Halen, Pearl Jam, King's X, Weezer
  • 2 years in the hobby: 4 extract batches, 4 partial mashes, and 20+ all grain. I use a BIAB approach for my AG brewing. I really enjoy brewing Belgians, high gravity stouts, German hybrids (Kolsch & Alt), British Bitters, and Hoppy USA beers. Starting to make some wine batches too. 1 Kit (Pinot Noir), 1 fruit, and 2 Apfelwein.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ramsey & Akeley
  • Mn

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 04-19-2016 at 01:56 PM
    6807 + 8 gallons Patersbier= 6815

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 03-15-2016 at 05:25 PM
    4430.5 + 6 gallons Chocolate Rye= 4436.5

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb Wine on 03-11-2016 at 04:05 PM
    We've altered the sweetness of our annual batches. First had a little sweetness, went overboard
    on year 2, was not quite sweet enough last year. Should be able to dial it in to what we like
    this year....

  • Posted in thread: Surly Darkness Recipe on 03-01-2016 at 08:22 PM
    Pretty good. I brewed on Nov 22, 2015, and bottled on Feb 21st. Hit 1.111 OG and finished at
    1.024, for a 11.7% ABV with priming. Only other notable difference from the recipe above is I
    added 1 lb of...

  • Posted in thread: Parallel "anti sweetness" properties bitter/sour on 02-22-2016 at 06:26 PM
    Agree with the DisturbdChemist about the Chloride to Sulfate ratio. Another factor that plays
    into the Malt to Hop balance. As far as figuring out where to target experiemental brews, some
    tools do ex...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 02-22-2016 at 02:49 PM
    3086 + 6 gallons Lost Lake Amber= 3092

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 02-18-2016 at 08:59 PM
    Temps might hit 45 here in Minneapolis this weekend, so I gotta celebrate with something to
    brew. Haven't brewed since pre-Thanksgiving, but the warm temps make it a possibility again. On
    my last keg ...

  • Posted in thread: Muntons Stout Best Before Jan 2010 on 02-18-2016 at 06:41 PM
    Will have to pour carefully at 3.8 vols. Potential gushers. Not what I would want in a stout.
    But this whole batch is a bit of a free gamble, so why not let the chips get stacked a little
    higher? :roc...

  • Posted in thread: Double DUBBLE - Belgian Dubbel - Please give feedback on 01-27-2016 at 05:37 PM
    Dubbel's need 2 things in my mind: Special B, which you have already, and dark candy syrup. I
    like D90 in Dubbels. A lb of it should do nicely, but 2 lbs would also work if you wanted more
    of those fl...

  • Posted in thread: critique my logo please on 01-22-2016 at 05:53 PM
    I like 'em. I would be tempted to use the barley logo for malty beers and the hop logo for
    hoppy beers. If I had to chose between the two, I'd go hop as well.

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Primary #1: Mugged a Monk Paters #2: Empty Secondary #1: Blackberry Rhubarb wine #2: Empty #3: Cab MerMarqeNac Wine Kegged: Chocolate Rye Bottles: RIS, Carmel Apple Cider, Big 50 Barleywine, Framboise Lambic, Barolo Wine, Berry Rhubarb Wine, Black Currant wine On Deck: BGSA, Belgian Dark Strong, Umlaut my Kölsch VII
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