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Homebrewer Bios / Re: My Bio
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:52:29 AM »
This one.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: My Bio
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:58:37 AM »
Unless I read incorrectly, you can post your or fellow homebrewers bios. Just trying to rep the guys in my club.  :) I will encourage them to join the forums though.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: What Denver area clubs are fairly active?
« on: June 19, 2012, 08:24:39 AM »
I will have to keep and eye on this as I have been researching clubs in the area. My wife's job may bring us there in the next few months and I would miss having an active homebrew club.

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Homebrewer Bios / Jared W
« on: June 19, 2012, 08:11:47 AM »


Who Are You:

Jared Whalen

Home Town (City, State):

Florence, KY

I’ve been a homebrewer since:

2007

Homebrew Club:
NKY Homebrewers Guild

 

Do you have a homebrewing disaster you’d like to share?

Never had a boilover until I was teaching a friend to brew at his house. Made quite a mess on his nice gas stove.

 

What is your favorite style(s) to brew?

I like brewing things that make people think.

 

What style(s) will you never brew?

I’m not a fan of Peat Smoked things.

 

What was the first beer you ever brewed? How did it turn out?

I brewed what amounted to an underhopped dark ale. Turned out to be a decent darkish lawnmower beer.

 

Have you ever had a homebrew mistake that turned out great?

I’ll let everyone try cider batch #1 and then we’ll vote. It’s a bit polarizing.

 

What is your favorite beer recipe?

Don’t have one yet.

 

Do you have a favorite homebrew trick or gadget that you’ve found to make your beer better/brewing easier, etc

Wine Thief. Gravity readings made simple.

 

Describe your brew system.

Batch Sparge, 10 gallon round Igloo into 15 gallon Stainless Kettle

 

How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?

I try to brew about once a month depending on time and consumption levels.

 

What is your favorite malt? Why?

I like me some Marris Otter. Great all around base.

 

What is your favorite hop? Why?

Kind of like picking your favorite kid isn’t it?

 

What’s the most unusual ingredient you’ve ever used in a brew?

Agave Nectar or Black Pepper

 

Do you have a favorite or house yeast? What qualities do you like about that yeast?

2 packs of US-05, Clean fermentation at 65 and no starter needed.

 

Do you have a good homebrew club story you’d like to share?

Not yet. We will have to work on that.

 

If you could serve your homebrew to someone famous, who would it be and what would you give her/him?

Three people come to mind. Charlie Papazian, Jim Koch, and Norm from Cheers. Whatever is on tap at the house.

 

Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?

I’ve got a pot stirring friend.

 

Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?

Where does the edge of the garage fall?

 

List some of the names you’ve given your beers. Which is your favorite?

Polcat Pepper Pils, Crossroads Common, Hopeful Oats

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Homebrewer Bios / Eddie U
« on: June 19, 2012, 08:08:12 AM »


Who Are You:
Eddie Unterreiner

Home Town (City, State):
Hebron, Ky

I’ve been a homebrewer since:
2007

Homebrew Club:
NKY Homebrewers Guild

Do you have a homebrewing disaster you’d like to share?
We decided to do a honey weiss. At the time we were doing partial mash. That being said we substituted half the extract with pure honey. Long story short too much sugar made the airlock blow during fermentation and multiple bottle explosions during carbonation. At the end of it all not a single bottle could be opened without sitting in the fridge for a while overflowing.

What is your favorite style(s) to brew?
IPA’s, I’m a hop head and that is the first style I brewed.

What style(s) will you never brew?
Never say never anything is fair game. That’s half the fun of homebrewing.

Are you a BJCP Judge? If so, what is your rank and how long have you been judging?
Not a judge yet but plan on it soon.

How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?
About once a month.

What is your favorite hop? Why?
Cascade or Centennial its a toss up. I like bitter and floral.

Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?
Love brewing with other people. Half the fun is being able to enjoy you’re hobby with others.

Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?
Outdoor all the time. Even in cold weather its more fun outside. Plus if you make a mess easier to clean.

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Homebrewer Bios / My Bio
« on: June 19, 2012, 08:04:33 AM »


Who Are You:

Jon Covey

Home Town (City, State):

Hebron, KY

I've been a homebrewer since:
2007

Homebrew Club:
NKY Homebrewers Guild

Do you have a homebrewing disaster you'd like to share?
Oh yeah. My wife and I had a small private wedding in a cabin on a mountain. I brewed the old trusty IPA and a Dunkelweiss as the beer for our wedding and packed the 4 cases of homebrew 5 hours away for my guests to enjoy. When we opened the first bottle of the DW (the day before the wedding) it had a distinct vegetal aroma and taste. Luckily the IPA was great but we dumped every bottle of what will always be known as the broccoli hosewater beer. Sanitize, Sanatize, Sanatize!

What is your favorite style(s) to brew?
American Ales, Porters and Stouts typically but Pre-Prohibition styles and off the wall ales intrigue me.

What was the first beer you ever brewed? How did it turn out?
It was a partial grain original recipe IPA. Everyone who tried it said it was one of the best beers they had tasted (friends are so nice). It fueled the fire to continue brewing to have a success off the bat. I still brew a derivative of that recipe.

Are you a BJCP Judge? If so, what is your rank and how long have you been judging?
Yes, Apprentice awaiting my tasting exam results. I judged my first competition after completing a BJCP training class in May 2012.

Do you have a favorite homebrew trick or gadget that you've found to make your beer better/brewing easier, etc?
The hop spider and nylon paint strainer bags have worked wonders for helping me produce some brilliant clarity beers.

Describe your brew system.



Single tier - no sparge. I tend to brew very simply using manual procedures and basic equipment. No fancy push button - controller run - plc - recirculated thingamajigs for me. Not that there is anything wrong with push button - controller run- plc - recirculated thingamajigs. I like feeling that primal connection to the process i suppose - fire, kettles and raw ingredients - like cooking over an open fire - simple.

How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?
I would estimate twice a month on average, more if preparing for a comp or my friends and I have been extraordinarily thirsty.

Do you have a good homebrew club story you'd like to share?



I founded NKY Homebrewers Guild, in Jan 2012 out of a desire to share my passion of homebrewing with other local brewers. Starting a club has been such a fun experience and has introduced me to so many great homebrewers in my area who share the same passion as I do for the craft. It was especially fun starting a club who brews together once a month in the middle of an Ohio Valley winter. It was nothing some good homebrew, a firepit, homebrew Oatmeal Stout Chili and kettles of boiling wort couldn't overcome. The diversity of brewers in our club means I am always learning something from someone, regardless of experience or skill level. It has been and continues to be an awesome experience.

Do you have any pets or kids named after beer styles or ingredients?
One of my dogs is named Shandy.

How many medals have you won from homebrew competitions?
Two so far, a bronze and a silver for my Amber Ale. I just started entering competitions less than a year ago. More to come.

Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?
Sometimes alone, a lot with my club and sometimes with friends and neighbors. The social aspect and camaraderie of homebrewing has always been something I love.

Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?
Outdoor for sure, I brewed once in the kitchen and it just didn't have the same appeal. Open air and a flame that's it for me - it goes back to that primal thing.

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