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09-05-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • I work full-time as a video editor in downtown Chicago and do freelance on the side (Gotta pay off those school loans). I have an extremely large list of hobbies that occupy the rest of my available free-time and that's about it.
  • BREWING,singing,computers,guitar,fly-fishing
  • Video Editor
  • Joseph Griffin
  • Folk, indie, punk, rock, blues, classical
  • Breaking Bad
  • SPEBSQSA, BSA
  • Craft brewing and home brewing have exploded in Chicago. I couldn't be a bystander anymore.rnrnPast brews include:rnrn2 gal - IPArn5 gal - Chi Pumpkin Spice Alern1 gal - Red Ale (BIAB small batch test)rn5 gal - Red Ale BIABrn5 gal - BB Kolsch W/ Wyeast 2565 (infected :( )rn5 gal - Blackberry Traditional Mead
  • Spruce Tip AlernChocolate Doppelbock
  • NOTHING!!??!?
  • 5 gal - Red Ale BIABrn5 gal - Blackberry Traditional Mead
  • Single
  • Chicago
  • IL

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: There're seeds in my beer! on 01-02-2013 at 09:26 AM
    So I did it. I dry-hopped for the very first time. The smell after I opened secondary was
    AMAZING! I've never made such a hoppy beer. I'm excited to see what comes of it.My concern is
    that I've notice...

  • Posted in thread: Novice meader needs help - specks and swirly stuff in secondary on 11-24-2011 at 12:00 PM
    It's a traditional mead. I used 15 lbs of blackberry honey, water, and 1 packet of Lalvin D-47
    wine yeast which I proofed before pitching.It fermented really well and although it was warm
    (around 70F ...

  • Posted in thread: Novice meader needs help - specks and swirly stuff in secondary on 11-24-2011 at 05:49 AM
    Thanks guys!Any thoughts on separating the mead from that stuff or do you think it will settle
    out?

  • Posted in thread: Skyrim and Mead on 11-23-2011 at 11:10 PM
    Am I the only one on this forum that plays video games and is really excited to see the
    prevalence of mead in the new Elder Scrolls V Skyrim? Hell, you can even visit a meadery. It's
    one of the first ...

  • Posted in thread: Novice meader needs help - specks and swirly stuff in secondary on 11-23-2011 at 09:49 PM
    Hello everybody!So it has been almost three months since I started my mead. I transferred to
    secondary after 1 month and it has already cleared up quite a bit. I'm really quite pleased
    about that.Last...

  • Posted in thread: What I learned about brewing with spruce on 09-27-2011 at 06:04 AM
    Hi Shawn!Do you think breaking or scoring the needles would help the oils emerge from the
    spruce tips? I'm hoping to make an ale for the colder weather and I want a pretty strong spruce
    or pine presen...

  • Posted in thread: Chi-town beginner on 09-11-2011 at 06:12 AM
    Wear a jacket and don't use yellow snow to cool your wort.- Welcome!Best advice ever!

  • Posted in thread: Chi-town beginner on 09-07-2011 at 05:44 PM
    Hello from Chicago!My interest was sparked this past year by some friends that brew and now
    that I live within bicycling distance between two ingredient/equipment stores I've made the
    leap into homebr...

  • Posted in thread: 1st time meader has fermentation question on 09-06-2011 at 07:45 PM
    I used Lalvin D47 dry yeast. I pitched a concoction of 2tbs yeast energizer and 2 tbs yeast
    nutrient right before pitching the yeast.Should I add more nutrient at any certain increment.

  • Posted in thread: 1st time meader has fermentation question on 09-06-2011 at 07:04 AM
    Hi All!I'm new to the scene and had a question.I'm making a traditional mead. 5 gals with about
    14.5 lbs of blackberry honey. My OG was 1.123 after i corrected for the temperature.
    Fermentation began ...

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