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  • Chicago, IL
  • Economics and Political Science major(s) and Northwestern University. Unfortunately, hobby obsession was only offered as a minor.
  • Student
  • Started with extracts to give the hobby a try. Liked it and pitched for an all grain setup and surprisingly fit it in my undergrad habitat. Needless to say I'm hooked like everyone else here. Never thought I'd dream of different yeast profiles....
  • Pumkpin Ale, Chocolate Stout, IIPA,
  • Bee Cave Robust Porter, Belgian-American IPA, Apfelwein
  • Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale, Imperial Hefeweizen, American Blonde, Apfelwein
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  • Posted in thread: Dubbel Guidance on 10-03-2009 at 03:49 PM
    After what I thought was going to be a failure to end all failures, my dubbel actually
    fermented and didn't get infected. I tasted it and it tastes good but not quite as much belgian
    character as I wa...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing in the Winter on 09-29-2009 at 03:49 PM
    How do you guys brew in the winter and most specifically how do you cool your wort in the
    winter? Our hose will be shut off in the next two weeks but I don't want to shelve the hobby
    for 5 months. Is ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash WAY too low...screwed? on 09-29-2009 at 04:14 AM
    Great info. But unfortunately everything that could have gone wrong tonight brewing did and I
    think ended up with my first real failure (live and learn!). Everything was going ok until it
    was time to ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash WAY too low...screwed? on 09-29-2009 at 12:34 AM
    So we put our strike water on the burner to get going and walked down the street to get a
    sandwich. When we came back, I was way over my desired 168 degrees so we let it cool. Finally
    when it got down...

  • Posted in thread: First Dubbel on 09-23-2009 at 11:40 AM
    I cooked up a recipe for a dubbel this weekend and am planning on brewing this week and
    pitching onto my cake from a belgian IPA but am confused when to add the candy sugar. I plan on
    making my own bu...

  • Posted in thread: Trois Pistoles Yeast on 09-09-2009 at 04:36 AM
    I know I know I'm a pansy for even suggesting I re-cork it. That being said, its probably good
    to post before I take down the whole bottle. I'll give the yeast a shot, and if it's not what
    I'm looking...

  • Posted in thread: Trois Pistoles Yeast on 09-09-2009 at 01:20 AM
    Does anyone know if Trois Pistoles uses their regular yeast to carbonate or if they have a
    separate conditioning yeast? Just picked up a bottle and wanted to use the yeast for a dubbel I
    plan on brewi...

  • Posted in thread: Aging out a hot alcohol taste on 09-07-2009 at 09:55 PM
    I posted earlier in the week about a hefe that ended up with a much higher ABV than I intended.
    My question is about how long (if ever) does it take for these flavors to mellow out? I'm torn
    because I...

  • Posted in thread: How many all grain batches until you got a winner? on 09-07-2009 at 04:04 AM
    Just out of curiosity, how many batches did it take before your all grain batches started
    tasting good. And I'm talking about "I hope you bought 12 of these " good, not just acceptable.
    I've brewed 5 ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your occupation: Engineer or Non-Engineer on 09-07-2009 at 02:27 AM
    6 Months away from economics / political science BS from Northwestern University. All you
    engineers are giving me serious nerd envy.