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Title: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: weazletoe on May 16, 2011, 04:42:58 AM
Who Are You (please include a picture): Weaze. AKA Barry Benoit
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/IMAG0069.jpg)
Home Town (City, State):
Pocatello, Idaho

I've been a homebrewer since:
July of 2008

Do you have a homebrewing disaster you'd like to share?
 Pretty much all of my homebrew is a disaster. And yes, I have used a mop on the ceiling.

What is your favorite style(s) to brew?
 APA, IPA, Stouts, and Porters

What style(s) will you never brew?
 Anything even remotly Belgian.

What was the first beer you ever brewed?  How did it turn out?
 APA from Northern Brewer. At the time, I thought it was the best beerr I ever tasted. If I were to try it now, I'm sure it would suck.

Have you ever had a homebrew mistake that turned out great?
I was brewing a wheat with a bit of coriander. at 30 min, my propane tank went dry. I rushed and tossed in the corriander, and late addition hops. It was one of my best wheat beers ever. Will never be able to recreate it, but it was good.

What is your favorite beer recipe?
10 2 row, 2# crystal 40*, and a WHOLE LOTA cascades.

Describe your brew system.
 16.25 gallon boil kettle, converted keg to heat strike and sparge water, a 70qt colemann X-Treme mast tun, 2 55k burners, homemade 50' x 3/8 IC, lot's of fermentors, including a 1535 gallon demi jon, and a Barley Crusher.

How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?
Once or twice a month.

What is your favorite hop? Why?
Cascade. Love the citrus bomb IPA's.

Do you have a favorite or house yeast? What qualities do you like about that yeast?
 US-05. Cheap, works in a lot of syles, easy to use, and predictable.

What haven't we asked that you would really like to answer?
I wear kilts because it's a comfort thing!

If you could serve your homebrew to someone famous, who would it be and what would you give her/him?
Guy Fieri. He just seems cool like that.

What's the most unusual ingredient you've ever used in a brew?
Cherry Jolly Ranchers. In an IPA



Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?
Outdoor for now. Soon to be indoor again.

List some of the names you've given your beers. Which is your favorite?
Moose Juice, Thunderstruck, Venemous Duck, Evil Weazle, Gitche Gumee,
 Moose Juice is my favorite. It's my hoouse IPA.
 
 
 
 
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Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: a10t2 on May 16, 2011, 05:03:53 AM
including a 1535 gallon demi jon

Say what now?!
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: punatic on May 16, 2011, 05:31:52 AM
Who Are You (please include a picture): Weaze. AKA Barry Benoit

OK...  now we know what's under that kilt...   ;D
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: weazletoe on May 16, 2011, 06:31:55 PM
including a 1535 gallon demi jon

Say what now?!

I guess that would be a 15.5 gallon demi  jon. Darn sausage like fingers of mine get in the way typing.
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: denny on May 16, 2011, 06:46:07 PM
What style(s) will you never brew?
 Anything even remotly Belgian.

And you seemed like such a good guy...... ;D
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: bluesman on May 16, 2011, 06:52:46 PM
taco?

 ;D
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: weazletoe on May 16, 2011, 08:35:16 PM
What style(s) will you never brew?
 Anything even remotly Belgian.

And you seemed like such a good guy...... ;D

Well, we can't all be perfect. Quite honestly, I've not tried a Belgian yet that I did no toss more than half the bottle. You would have cried the day I dumped a near full bottle of Three Philosophers down the drain.
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: denny on May 16, 2011, 08:43:09 PM
Well, we can't all be perfect. Quite honestly, I've not tried a Belgian yet that I did no toss more than half the bottle. You would have cried the day I dumped a near full bottle of Three Philosophers down the drain.

Oh, I don't know about that one.  I like it fairly well, but it isn't anywhere near the top of my list.  Have you tried a Chimay Premiere (red label)?  That's a darn good "training wheels" Belgian beer.  And I'm willing to bet you'd flip over a Rochefort.  But truthfully, I do understand what you;re saying.  It's been over 12 years since I brewed a hefe and it isn't on the schedule for at least another 12!
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: weazletoe on May 16, 2011, 10:28:03 PM
 Never tried a Chimay. Reason being, I gave up on Belgians so I figured why waste the 4 bucks. But, just to make you happy, I will try it. But, if I hate it as I suspect, I WILL be sending the bill to you. I'm not a huge fan of the hefes either. Sure did go over well here with the Idaho crowd though. Now it's time to show them what a mnas beer is.  8)
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: euge on May 16, 2011, 11:02:59 PM
I almost poured out a Three Philosophers last week but made BBQ sauce out of it instead. Must have got one of the terrible ones...

Any Chimay ought to be good, but weaze I recommend the "White" or Cinq Cents. The hops really shine in that one.

Good to know the bio.
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: denny on May 16, 2011, 11:04:12 PM
Never tried a Chimay. Reason being, I gave up on Belgians so I figured why waste the 4 bucks. But, just to make you happy, I will try it. But, if I hate it as I suspect, I WILL be sending the bill to you. I'm not a huge fan of the hefes either. Sure did go over well here with the Idaho crowd though. Now it's time to show them what a mnas beer is.  8)

Dude, not only will I reimburse you, here's a standing offer....if you come to Eugene, I'll give ya a REAL education in Belgian beers, and I'll buy the beer!
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: weazletoe on May 16, 2011, 11:51:08 PM
Im planning my trip now.
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: jamminbrew on May 17, 2011, 01:25:30 AM
What style(s) will you never brew?
 Anything even remotly Belgian.

 
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Damn, Weaze, I was just starting to like you! ;)
That's ok, tho... nobody is perfect! 8)
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: jamminbrew on May 17, 2011, 01:29:25 AM
My first Belgian was a Koeningshoven (aka La Trappe) dubbel. Changed my life forever! If not for that one bottle, I might not even have gotten into brewing. Funny how little things can alter the course of your life!
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: tubercle on May 17, 2011, 04:40:21 AM
No mention of the thumb ring in the bio?
 
 We're all still wondering ;D
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: weazletoe on May 17, 2011, 05:21:31 AM
I thought you had all forgotten about that. I was not going to bring it up again.  :-[
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: euge on May 17, 2011, 05:29:19 AM
No mention of the thumb ring in the bio?
 
 We're all still wondering ;D

I thought you had all forgotten about that. I was not going to bring it up again.  :-[

And it's still there proudly for all to see. Words are not needed. If you're gonna wear it don't be ashamed weaze.
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: Kit B on June 16, 2011, 07:55:10 PM
No mention of the thumb ring in the bio?
 
 We're all still wondering ;D

Archery, Weaze?

I too won't be brewing any Belgians...
I'll leave that to someone that can make them taste halfway decent (and/or those that think they can).
 ;)
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: boulderbrewer on August 14, 2012, 05:07:15 AM
He is my brother.

Not sure why he hate's belgians, maybe he got a stink eye from one and bit off his thumb and got the ring as a trophy.

It would explain the 6 months that he was MIA.
Title: Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
Post by: el_capitan on March 20, 2013, 02:00:51 AM
Those are some shiny smooth legs, Weaze!   :o  Are you a hardcore bike racer/swimmer, or just a fancyman?   :P

Cheers, brother Weaze.