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bio website user.dccnet.com/jroe
location Gibsons, Canada
age 49
visits member for 4 years
seen Nov 17 at 16:15

I enjoy making and drinking lots of different beer, but my favorites tend to be Belgian style ales. But then again, there's nothing like a nice fresh IPA.

I won a "best of show" for a Southern English Brown ale, which I then got to help brew at Howe Sound Brewing. London Town Brown: https://untappd.com/beer/320937


Jul
12
comment How precisely can you read your refractometer
Buy one! You won't regret it! If I without mine for whatever reason, I would replace it before I went through another brew day.
Jun
13
comment Using Grolsch “Premium Lager” bottles for bottling
+1 for using Grolsch bottles all the time without problems. I've done that too, though not much anymore. No skunkiness if they're kept out of the light. But I wouldn't boil the gaskets.
May
17
comment Improving Your Brewing Significantly
I've always thought that grey layer on top of the grainbed was grain dust.
May
16
comment Measuring Cup for Batch Sparging?
I'd guess the measuring cup is for draining wort into for re-circulation.
May
16
answered Measuring Cup for Batch Sparging?
May
12
answered hops for belgian trappist/abbey beers
Feb
28
answered How to clear beer
Feb
20
comment Kettle lid with hole in it
I'm thinking about the fact that reduced evaporation will mean that my post-boil gravity will be much closer to my pre-boil gravity than it is now.
Feb
20
asked Kettle lid with hole in it
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
18
comment If/When to move to secondary fermentation
Actually, I don't any more. But I did when I wrote this. :-)
Sep
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
answered Once a beer is carbonated in the bottle, are there any benefits to aging it?
Jan
23
comment Cold and Hot Break
Keep an eye/ear on the current Basic Brewing Radio / BYO collaborative experiment on trub. Listen to the Jan. 5 2012 podcast here: basicbrewing.com/index.php?page=radio
Dec
31
answered Pilsner vs 2 Row
Dec
30
comment Calculating Alcohol by Volume
If you're going to divide by 10 after, why don't you simply do (og - fg) * .11? :-)
Dec
28
comment What is a “blonde” beer, and how do you make it?
But Leffe Blonde isn't a BJCP 6B Blonde Ale, it's an 18A Belgian Blond Ale. Very different.