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07-08-2011

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04-06-2014 10:23 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing,Reading,Exercising
  • Doctoral Student
  • Todd
  • Irish Folk Rock (Pogues)
  • Mad Men, True Blood
  • Anything by Hemingway or Dickens
  • My boss got me into home brewing about 7 years ago- took about 3 months to make my first batch as it was intimidating, but love every second of it now.
  • IPAs throughout the summer then stouts and holiday ales throughout the winter
  • Imperial IPA, Hard Apple Cider, Russian Imperial Stout, Winter Ale
  • Imperial Blonde Ale
  • Saison, Coffee Stout, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Belgian Tripel
  • Male
  • Married
  • Stow
  • OH

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Advice on Sweet Orange Peel in Tripel on 04-01-2014 at 01:20 AM
    I will try not to touch it for another month and then see if the overwhelming orange goes away.
    It is so hard when you make a good beer but want to age it.

  • Posted in thread: Advice on Sweet Orange Peel in Tripel on 03-30-2014 at 10:28 PM
    Hey everyone,I brewed a Belgian Tripel and before I bottled I added sweet orange peel,
    coriander, and paradise seeds for 1 week.It has been bottling for a week now, just cracked one
    open and I think i...

  • Posted in thread: Help: dish soap in beer on 03-30-2014 at 10:19 PM
    I just put the blonde ale in the keg after 1 week of dry hopping with 4 oz. hops (2 cascade, 2
    goldings). There is a faint bite to it due to the soap, but after carbing for a week in the keg
    I hope it...

  • Posted in thread: Winter Ale Recipe on 03-30-2014 at 10:16 PM
    Thanks--I chose 1.5 lbs. honey and 1 lbs. DME and used two packets of yeast. FG was 1.09 :)

  • Posted in thread: Adding dried fruit to secondary. Do I need to worry about sulfates? on 03-27-2014 at 04:35 AM
    Did you ever figure out a solution to your question? I have a similar question regarding dried
    blueberries for a blueberry ale. BTW--I'm in Stow, right around the corner from you.

  • Posted in thread: Winter Ale Recipe on 03-27-2014 at 04:06 AM
    Hey everyone,I'm going to brew my winter ale this weekend and need some advice for my recipe. I
    bought the Winter Warmer kit from Northern Brewer but want to up the gravity on it for more
    warming alco...

  • Posted in thread: Help: dish soap in beer on 03-25-2014 at 09:40 PM
    So hops just "cover up" any soap flavor? Will the acid in the hops help break down the soap at
    all? There has to be some chemical or powder that is safe for beer but kills off the active
    ingredients i...

  • Posted in thread: Help: dish soap in beer on 03-11-2014 at 02:13 PM
    The original boil used 1 oz. Cascade and 1 oz. US Goldings. I don't think either of those would
    give off a soapy flavor.I've been brewing for over 5 years and have never had this issue with
    dish soap....

  • Posted in thread: Help: dish soap in beer on 03-10-2014 at 01:19 AM
    What type is an "in your face" hop?

  • Posted in thread: Help: dish soap in beer on 03-09-2014 at 09:28 PM
    Will the taste of dish soap ever go away with aging? 6 months? A year? 5 years?

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