I'am Herman from the Netherlands. Age of 50. Merried and a daughter and a son. Home Town (City, State):
North BrabantHomebrew Club:
MTG OssI've been a homebrewer since:
2005What is your favorite style(s) to brew?
Not really a style but I do like most Belgium beer styles except the sour ones. But hoppy styles like APA are also a favorite of me.What style(s) will you never brew?
LambicWhat was the first beer you ever brewed?
How did it turn out? a sirope beer Abby style. I really liked it at that time. The first homebrewed beer is still my avatar.What is your favorite beer recipe?
Different types of Trippels. Do you have a favorite homebrew trick or gadget that you've found to make your beer better/brewing easier, etc?
Yes, measure the Carbon-dioxide production during the fermentation. It gives a lot of information about your fermentation. You can see the quality of the starter, you can recognize different types of fermentation activity profiles. And see when the fermentation is really finished. Describe your brew system.
A 40 liter mashtun with a stirrer. A Natural gas burner with ignition and the flame controlled by a PC. Fermentation is controlled by a PC with the Tcontrol application of me.
See the following Dutch youtube if you like. This is a brew of me of a few years ago.www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T6Whz4tzjwHow frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?
Once a month. What is your favorite malt? Why?
Special B, nice in a Quadrupel.What is your favorite hop? Why?
Fuggles works fine in Belgium and English beers. Do you have a favorite or house yeast? What qualities do you like about that yeast?
Wyeast 3522 and the US-05. The Chouffe is nice spicy and the US-05 is a nice universal yeast.What's the most unusual ingredient you've ever used in a brew?
Asparagus. How many medals have you won from homebrew competitions?
Eight. Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?
I always brew alone.Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?
Indoor at the first floor of our house.