Who Are You (please include a picture): Weaze. AKA Barry Benoit
Home Town (City, State):
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.