Who Are You (please include a picture): Frank Laske
Home Town (City, State): Lawrenceburg, IN
Homebrew Club: Not yet, planning on joining "The Bloatarian Brewing League" in Cincinnati
I've been a homebrewer since: June of 2013
Do you have a homebrewing disaster you'd like to share? Remember to test everything that you change. I changed the output tubing on my Denny style mash tun... The new tubing did not allow for a proper seal and my strike water poured right out as I poured it in. I did not notice until it started splashing my feet. Luckily, I add strike then mash in, rather than adding strike to grist. That brewday got postponed for 2 weeks due to time constraints and store bought water down the drain
What is your favorite style(s) to brew? I love brewing and drinking IPAs
What style(s) will you never brew? Nothing comes to mind, but I have yet to brew a lager, they will be forthcoming
What was the first beer you ever brewed? How did it turn out? It was an IPA kit from LHBS. I liked it, but would not buy in a store
Friends and family seemed to like it though
Have you ever had a homebrew mistake that turned out great? Not yet, just mistakes, lol
What is your favorite beer recipe? I really liked the batch of Evil Twin from Jamil's Mr Malty
Are you a BJCP Judge? If so, what is your rank and how long have you been judging? Not a judge, but see it in my future
Do you have a good beer judging story you'd like to share with the rest of the homebrewing world?
Do you have a favorite homebrew trick or gadget that you've found to make your beer better/brewing easier, etc?
Describe your brew system. Denny style mash tun in a 50 quart Coleman, 30 qt pot on a Bayou classic burner. BruGear 15 gallon induction kettle due in June: cant wait to make bigger batches!
How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)? Roughly once per month, time permitting
What is your favorite malt? Why? Have not used much out of the ordinary, sitting on a sack of Briess 2 row that I am enjoying brewing with and tasting
What is your favorite hop? Why? Most used so far are Amarillo and Centennial, love the flavors each brings to my brews
Do you have a favorite or house yeast? What qualities do you like about that yeast? First 3-4 batches were all US 04, last several were all WLP 001. love that 001
Do you have a good homebrew club story you'd like to share?
What haven't we asked that you would really like to answer?
If you could serve your homebrew to someone famous, who would it be and what would you give her/him?
Can you send a picture or two of some labels you've created for your homebrew? No labels, every bottle in a Stone 22oz bomber, with a couple of LHBS bought 12s to round out each batch
What's the most unusual ingredient you've ever used in a brew? Nothing unusual yet, but in the works is a Hazelnut Double Brown
Do you have any pets or kids named after beer styles or ingredients? No
How many medals have you won from homebrew competitions? None entered yet
Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with? Generally alone, had an out of town assistant for one batch: My father loved the whole process and the beer even more!
Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer? Outdoors or in the basement garage in winter
List some of the names you've given your beers. Which is your favorite? Nothing creative yet, just styles so far
Thanks for all the input and answers from all on here who have made my brews better and brew days more fun!