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  • Ypsilanti(near Ann Arbor) Michigan
  • Me and my wife are very much team brewers. I've got the nose and determination and she has the numbers skills and perfect ideas to round out or team. I frequent many of the area micros and tap houses and am now currently involved in a great start up brewery and distributed beers. I'm always looking to push the envelope with taste, quality and obscurity with what I drink, what I brew and the characters I surround my self with.
  • Brewing,Pub crawling,music and friends
  • Retail Manager
  • A-Ron
  • I listen to a a little bit of everything as does everyone, but mostly into punk, 80's hardcore, 80's
  • Big lebowski, donnie darko, train spotting,
  • I don't get to watch much T.V., but when I get a chance, Mythbusters, Unwrapped, Modern Marvels, Fam
  • Any and all brewing literature I can get my hands on these days, true crime books, horror, thrillers
  • YHBC
  • Got into home brewing as a hobby, that within a batch, turned into an obsession and changed my life. My wife bought me my first equipment for X-mas a few years back and I kept adding on as time and $$$ permitted. I became very involved in the local brewing scene meeting some great brewers and ultimately a mentor and partner in My HBS owner/brewery owner. I'm now working with them on getting their brewery back in order after a few year hiatus from the biz. At home I'm working with my new 10gal MLT and 15gal boil keggle, we've gotten a good chiller together and I'm working on getting 2 more 15gal kegs to convert for a larger lauter tun.
  • Harvest ale, almond toffee porter, Rudolphs red nose x-mas ale,
  • Seeking wort of above average gravity and hoppiness. AB clones need not apply.
  • Ypsi-tucky bourbon aged RIS, Bad Yamma Jamma, Almond toffee porter, pomagranate wheat ale
  • St. James Summer ale
  • TBC pale ale, St. James Summer ale
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Yet another question about saving yeast on 10-31-2013 at 07:06 PM
    You can continue to decant off of the yeast layer that collects on bottom. You will want to
    leave some of the wort on top of the yeast cake(a la White labs vials) which is more or less
    what you have c...

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  • Posted in thread: NB's Smashing Pumpkin Ale on 08-15-2013 at 02:32 AM
    I've never been happy using pumpkin In a beer. The spices they add to commercial "pumpkin ales"
    are 99.9% of the flavor In these beers anyhow. Pumpkin ends up being a sloppy mess weather you
    roast it,...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Malt in Brown Ale on 04-24-2013 at 07:37 PM
    For browns, us T&f brown if you can find it. Chocolate and darker roasted and black malts
    should be 8-12oz tops(depending on the amount of base grains). If your only relying on those
    malts for color 4...

  • Posted in thread: SERIOUSLY Sam Adams on 04-24-2013 at 07:32 PM
    The only big downfall to Sam Adams now is they've hit that in between point. Their pulling the
    BMC crowd, but still need to maintain the "micro" tag. It's nice to see them phasing out beers
    and trying...

  • Posted in thread: Extreme color change on 04-24-2013 at 07:16 PM
    Unionrdr hit it on the head. I've had lagers that look like red ales when they hit secondary.
    Take a 2-4oz sample glass and use that as your judge of color on each beer. Take notes
    throughout the ferm...

  • Posted in thread: wine kit mishap..thoughts!? on 04-13-2013 at 09:43 AM
    The wine should be fine. Have you pulled a sample to check for contamination? Old school guys
    used to use buckets for primary(sanitized) with no lid at all and just a mesh bag over the top
    to keep fru...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock bubbling after I pulled out dry hop bag on 08-02-2012 at 11:45 PM
    The only variable you have to worry about in dry hopping is the bag itself. If it sits out in
    an open area it can pick up a lot of different things, including bacteria that you don't want
    in your beer...