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  • I enjoy beer, bourbon, cooking, baking, charcuterie, and making as many things from scratch as I can.
  • Cooking,Baking,Brewing,Gardening,Playing guitar
  • Part time cook/house dad
  • Brian Peplinski
  • Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Black Keys,...
  • The Big Lebowski, Rushmore, Caddyshack, South Park the Movie
  • Seinfeld, News Radio, Rome, Jeopardy, Married with Children, Top Chef, Deadwood, Arrested Development, The Office, Sanford and Son, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Anything by Emile Zola, Dostoevsky, Hemingway, Mark Twain. I read mostly non-fiction these days though, mostly how to's or something of the like.
  • Started homebrewing because I like to try and make everything from scratch and I also enjoy craft beer. I wanted to see if I could make something I would like to drink rather than buy at the pub or store.
  • Fresh hopped Chinook IPA, APA with Ahtanum and US Golding, A session pale with homegrown Nugget, Columbus, and Centennial, Rye Bread Ale, ESB, Old Ale, some kind of lager.
  • Sanitizer
  • none
  • Coffee Bourbon Chocolate Stout, Robust Porter, Imperial Pilsner, Triple IPA, American Brown, English Brown, English Mild, Imperial Amber Ale
  • Citra/Simcoe Pale Ale, English IPA, Dry Stout, Willamette Dark Session Ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ypsilanti Township
  • MI


  • Posted in thread: What's your next brew? Why? on 02-12-2016 at 05:56 PM
    Next beer will be my standard APA hopped with all homegrown Chinook. I need to use the last of
    those hops before I crack into my Christmas stash of 4lbs of new hops, that should get me
    through about t...

  • Posted in thread: Any Dead Heads or Disc Golfers? on 02-10-2016 at 06:26 AM
    Listen to the Dead/Jerry on a daily basis. I like disc golf too, just haven't been much since
    my 3rd kid was born. I need to get out more. At least I still find time to brew.

  • Posted in thread: Need a hop schedule critique for a future IPA! on 01-28-2016 at 04:26 AM
    I'm brewing up an IPA soon and plan on doing more of a late hop/hopstand sort of thing. Here's
    the recipe:Bentt Stand IPAAmerican IPA (14 B)Type: All GrainBatch Size: 10.25 galBoil Size:
    13.24 galBoil...

  • Posted in thread: Overstock KEG SALE + 5 Gallon Keg Giveaway - on 01-24-2016 at 07:13 AM
    Sound great. Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Bread Thread on 01-14-2016 at 10:50 PM
    Could just be the starter was not active enough yet.

  • Posted in thread: Large Starters on 01-13-2016 at 03:16 PM
    On a side note while searching the Internets the other day I thought about the starters I was
    making and my flasks and how hard it is to split up my 5L between two fermenters. Why don't we
    use borosil...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-12-2016 at 09:53 PM
    Sounds good, count me in

  • Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 05:26 AM
    I have been using knee high nylon stockings for dry hopping in the keg. I just fill them up and
    tie off the end, drop on the keg. I don't get to much sediment and I haven't noticed any flavor
    impact f...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Bread Thread on 01-01-2016 at 03:53 PM
    I have let my starter go 3 months or so without feeding I the coldest part of my fridge 5 or so
    times over the last 7 years, it has always come back to life. Keep it stored cold for long

  • Posted in thread: Is Your Christmas Brew Done On Time? on 12-17-2015 at 01:50 PM
    Brewed 15 gallons of a holiday ale modeled after Great Lakes Christmas Ale. I put up about ten
    gallons 3 weeks in bottles and secondaried the last 5 gallons for a week on top of about the
    last 5 lbs o...