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10-06-2009

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08-14-2014 9:34 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Portland, OR
  • My name is Chris Sullivan, i'm 22, and I'm an Electrical Engineering student at Portland State University. I work part-time at UPS in the evenings which is useful since they help me pay for tuition. rnrnWhen I'm not busy, I enjoy photography, sports, travel, hiking volunteering, and of course grabbing a pint with my girlfriend, roommates, or friends in the city of Portland which is home to the most breweries per capita than any other city in the world! I truly enjoy it here! rnrnI have german parents and speak german fluently. I have travelled to Germany many times and love Bavaria as I have family there. This last summer I had the chance to experience Holledau ("Hallertau") during hops harvesting season and I went to the Oktoberfest for the first time! A crazy experience and definitely motivation to get into homebrewing! rnrnI just recently got into the homebrew scene as I was really interested in how the beer is created that I drink so regularly.
  • photography,beer tasting
  • UPS/Student
  • Christopher Sullivan
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  • Oregon Brew Club (OBC)
  • I have always been interested in the process of brewing beer. I first started by attending a free brew demo with my girlfriend at the LHBS (F.H. Steinbarts, Portland, OR). I was just recently given a home brew setup by a friend Bob Gregg to borrow since he heard I was extremely interested. I have now already brewed two extract beers and am waiting to keg and put on tap with my kegerator setup. rnThe first two beers are a Dunkelweizen (Garfunkel Dunkel) and a Red Ale (Wild Hopped Red). Both are in primaries as of friday (10-23-09)rnThe anticipation is killing me!rnI am very interested in german beers (because of my german family and heritage) but am open to all beer types for tasting.rnand brewing.rnThe community here has been nothing but helpful and has made my experience much more interesting and fun.rnI am always trying to learn more to return the favor.rnThanks, and Prost!rn- Chris, aka TheGerman
  • I plan on brewing:rnA "warming" nut brown for the winterrnA traditional german-style LagerrnSchwarzbier with real deep character, traditionalrnKellerbier, similar to Zirndorfer Kellerbier naturtrub
  • Garfunkel Dunkel - DunkelweizenrnWild Hopped Red - Red Ale
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  • None Yet, but hopefully soon!
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: IPL Recipe - Advice? on 07-09-2014 at 01:53 PM
    Hi,I am looking to do an IPL recipe but with the focus on having a nice caramel malt background
    and a orangey-citrus hop character.To get the nice caramel malt background I've considered the
    following...

  • Posted in thread: How quick from fermenter to carbonated bottle? on 09-12-2013 at 03:39 PM
    Hello all and thanks for the great support and advice in the past, truly a great forum and
    community!I unfortunately have another crazy question:I have a competition next Saturday (21st)
    (dropping off...

  • Posted in thread: WTB: 2 GABF Saturday NIGHT Tickets!!!! on 09-09-2010 at 05:29 PM
    Anyone on here have any???

  • Posted in thread: WTB: 2 GABF Saturday NIGHT Tickets!!!! on 09-08-2010 at 04:50 PM
    Yeah, I have been searching all of those, just seeing if anyone here has any. Thanks for the
    tips though! I will continue my search!

  • Posted in thread: WTB: 2 GABF Saturday NIGHT Tickets!!!! on 09-07-2010 at 08:58 PM
    bump

  • Posted in thread: WTB: 2 GABF Saturday NIGHT Tickets!!!! on 09-03-2010 at 07:38 PM
    My college roommate and I want to embark on a glorious beer journey to Denver, CO to live the
    greatest beer festival in the US! THE GABF!!! :tank: Unfortunately we did know if we could make
    it work un...

  • Posted in thread: Real hazelnuts in a nutbrown ale? on 11-19-2009 at 06:05 PM
    I actually am in the same boat, well, kind of..... it is a secret ale that will involve
    hazelnuts, that's all I can say as of now ;)Here are a couple of links I have found with people
    using real hazel...

  • Posted in thread: Whats the next step to being a better brewer and when should I take it. on 11-05-2009 at 07:31 AM
    I'm in the exact same carboy man. Just brewed my first 2 beers with extract and specialty
    grains. I want to build my own wort chiller soon, and eventually start to build my kit to an
    All-Grain setup. ...

  • Posted in thread: Did I just ruin my first batch? on 11-05-2009 at 07:17 AM
    I agree as well. Most to all of the information from ideas, tips, and recipe lists i have found
    on this forum! Great stuff! I brewed my first two, 1 brew at 17 days, the other at 10 days.
    Looking forw...

  • Posted in thread: Opening day of 2009 Basketball season... on 10-28-2009 at 06:36 AM
    Go Blazers! Blazers win against the Rockets tonight at home in Portland!I also can enjoy a good
    pint of beer and some b-ball!Prost,Chris

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"Whoever serves beer watered down, he himself deserves in them to drown" Primary: Garfunkel Dunkel, Wild Hopped Red Secondary: empty Kegged: empty Planning: "warming" nut brown, schwarzbier, kellerbier
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