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  • I teach a course in brewing science at NMSU, freshman chemistry at El Paso Community College, and am the "instructor of record" for some organic chemistry labs at UTEP.
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  • Chariots of Fire, Dead Poets Society, Star Wars
  • Star Trek, any flavor. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, Firefly, M*A*S*H, and the Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • The Lord of the Rings, the Harry Potter series, and The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract.
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  • I was hired at NMSU in May, 2012, to teach a course in brewing science. Since I was going to require my students to home brew, I needed to home brew as well.
  • Autumn ale (Vienna/Oktoberfest), rye cream ale
  • 40 Rye cream ale; 39 OktoberViennafest ale; 38 Weizenbock; 37 Double Yooper's Oatmeal Stout
  • 36 Witbier; 35 Anglo-American barleywine; 34 Peach saison; 33 India brown ale; 32 Perle steam ale; 31 Leftovers American brown ale; 30 Red Wagon oatmeal amber ale; 29 Saison d'Hiver Infernal; 28 Darkest Hour of the Soul RIS; 27 Wee Saison; 26 Centennial pale ale; 25 Anglo/American Barleywine; 24 Summer citrus saison; 23 Citrus rye wit; 22 Einbeck-inspired heavy Maibock; 21 Einbeck-inspired heavy bock; 20 Revvy's Vienna ale; 19 Winter witbier; 17 Southern brown ale; 16 Tom's and Stephen's Citrus HefeWit; 15 Biermuencher's Oktoberfast ale; 14 Sticke Altbier; 13 Dortmunder Steam ale; 12 Centennial Helles koelsch; 11 Beer Barons Weizenbock; 10 Wee Titanic; 9 Saccharomyces's Irish Red ale; 8 Biermuencher's Black Pearl Porter; 7 Southern brown ale; 5 Crippen's dunkelweizen; 4 Seiglaff's Oktoberfest ale; 3 Caruso's blonde ale; 2 Brewer's Best witbier; 1 Munton's Export Stout
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  • Posted in thread: Tropical IPA Recipe thoughts? on 11-25-2015 at 08:10 PM
    As Big Mack points out, in an IPA a simple grain bill is generally going to be best. If you
    want more richness than pale two-row, you could swap all of it for Vienna (and pair it with
    C20L, as suggest...

  • Posted in thread: Critique for IPA recipe? on 11-25-2015 at 08:38 AM
    Looks fine to me, overall. I am not certain whether you will be able to tell that there is MO
    in there, underneath all of the hops. To bump up the toasty-ness, if that is what you are
    after, you could...

  • Posted in thread: Any recommendations 5 gal extract IPA on 11-25-2015 at 06:48 AM
    Some of my students have brewed Brewer's Best Black IPA and Brewer's Best Falconer's Flight
    IPA, and both have turned out well. Brewer's Best also has a red rye IPA that looks like it
    would be good, b...

  • Posted in thread: Irish Red Ale Recipe Critique on 11-24-2015 at 07:51 PM
    This looks like Mysticmead's Raging Red. Very popular recipe.For the hops, I would push the
    Target bittering addition to 30 minutes to give smoother bittering. With the later Target
    addition, you coul...

  • Posted in thread: Mount Hood with East Kent Goldings on 11-24-2015 at 06:02 PM
    There is a nice calculator that will spit out a flavor estimate for many hops combinations. in
    how much of each, how you intend to use them, and see whether you like the result.My two-cents
    worth: Al...

  • Posted in thread: Help tweaking a recipe on 11-24-2015 at 03:42 AM
    First, I think that you could swap out all of the dark DME. You are already getting plenty of
    roasty flavor from your steeped chocolate and black patent - more is probably overkill.Small
    tweak Trade t...

  • Posted in thread: San Miguel Pale Pilsen clone recipe on 11-23-2015 at 06:12 PM
    From Brew Your Own, Mar/Apr 2006:"How long to lager is a matter of some discussion. Light
    American lagers are typically held near freezing for 10–20 days, while some strong German
    doppelbocks ar...

  • Posted in thread: Truebrew Nut Brown- Forgot to add Brown Sugar? on 11-23-2015 at 01:26 AM
    You were supposed to add the brown sugar during the boil (I prefer near the end). When you say
    "extremely high OG", what exactly do you mean? There is a limit to how high an extract kit can
    get withou...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature ranges and yeast activuty on 11-23-2015 at 01:18 AM
    It is unusual for US-05 to stall out, and it should not be fazed even by getting down to 62
    degF. You could rock the fermenter a bit each day and warm up to maybe 68 degF and see if that
    solves the pr...

  • Posted in thread: Goose island festivity ale clone on 11-22-2015 at 05:51 AM
    Not a clone, but based on Goose Island's description and the Beer Advocate reviews, this should
    get you in the ballpark.Batch size 5 gal.Boil volume 7 gal.Mash 1.6 qts./lb. at 152 degF for 1

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