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    ABOUT ME

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  • The Lion of Ireland
  • I can't remember what got me into it. I think I came across an ad for Midwest in a magazine. (my first kit came from Midwest). I brewed my first beer in '95. I finally made the move to AG in the last few years. My favorite style of beer is English pale ales. I haven't gotten a tried and true recipe yet. Will I ever? seems I always think "I can do X to make it even better!" Have made meads and ciders too, but with not much success (JOAM was the best result).
  • Bitter, Irish Blonde Ale, Bohemian Pils
  • American Amber w/ ECY10 and WY1275
  • Sweet Stout, Vienna
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 02-19-2014 at 11:21 PM
    Awesome contest, count me in.

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-07-2014 at 12:27 AM
    Count me in. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: 1 or 2 primaries? on 12-13-2013 at 01:02 AM
    I believe you mean a secondary fermentor, not primary? No, they are not necessary. It was
    believed you could achieve cleaner flavors and improved clarity by racking to a secondary
    fermentor. That is n...

  • Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-23-2013 at 12:27 AM
    I am in! Great giveaway, prost!

  • Posted in thread: 7 Gallon aluminum tukey pot - all grain? on 09-21-2013 at 01:41 AM
    That is what I use. Would I like a bigger pot? Yes. If I had to do it over again would I get a
    bigger pot? Yes. I have brewed with it for years though. If the 7 gallon pot was a real issue,
    I could ju...

  • Posted in thread: Beers finishing with some sweetness on 09-05-2013 at 01:13 AM
    you can test it before you splurge for another. In fact you should test/calibrate all your
    thermometers anyway so you know where you are at. Make a heavily iced glass of water and let it
    sit a few min...

  • Posted in thread: Beers finishing with some sweetness on 09-04-2013 at 07:03 PM
    Since it has affected all your beers, I'd say something in the system is off. Are your
    thermometers accurate? reading low (150 when it is really 155) could contribute some perceived
    sweetness. You can...

  • Posted in thread: ECY12 Old Newark Beer on 09-04-2013 at 05:14 PM
    General consensus is ECY Old Newark Ale is the old Ballentine's yeast. That being said, I have
    used it, split a batch (American Amber) with WY1275-Thames Valley. It was ok, the 1275 was
    better. Just m...

  • Posted in thread: MoreBeer.com Summer Giveaway! on 08-30-2013 at 12:40 AM
    always appreciate the giveaways, count me in.

  • Posted in thread: What to make with Wyeast 1275 Thames Valley on 08-03-2013 at 03:39 AM
    It would do well with any British pale ale. ESB, Best or regular bitter. I also made an
    American Amber, hop bursted w/ citra, and it was really good. It is actually rising up my chart
    of favorite Brit...

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