The Lord's Favorite Homebrew Club

Marty Miller.

January 2016

Project Description

Who Are YouMarty Miller

Home TownSaginaw, MI

I’ve been a homebrewer sinceJanuary 2014

Do you have a homebrewing disaster you’d like to share?Nothing that I would consider a disaster

What is your favorite style(s) to brew?American Pale Ale or Stouts

What style(s) will you never brew?I’ll try just about anything……so….

What was the first beer you ever brewed?  How did it turn out?Rye Dunkel. Probably didn’t taste too bad, but I did use a lot of it for boiling brats.

Have you ever had a homebrew mistake that turned out great?My Tropical Rodeo Pale Ale. I wasn’t getting the hop aroma that I wanted, so I just kept adding hops. It all kicked in a couple weeks later. Won a gold with it.

What is your favorite beer recipe?Tropical Rodeo Pale Ale. I can drink that everyday.

Are you a BJCP Judge?  If so, what is your rank and how long have you been judging?Nope

Do you have a good beer judging story you’d like to share with the rest of the homebrewing world?Getting to watch the 2015 Beehive Brew-off as a steward was a lot of fun. I got to watch the “Best of” judging not knowing whose beers were whose, then finding out Clay and I had 2 beers each in the top 10.

Do you have a favorite homebrew trick or gadget that you’ve found to make your beer better/brewing easier, etc?Since adding a whirlpool arm and a pump, thing have gotten a lot easier.

Describe your brew system.Blichmann Top Tier system with 2 burners for HLT and boil kettle. Chugger pump for hot water transfer and whirlpooling. 5 Gallon SS Brewtech Brew Bucket with heat wrap in a mini fridge with temp control. 2 tap kegerator and separate fridge for bottled beer.

How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?I’m down to once a month. Sometimes twice.

What is your favorite malt?  Why?All of them. Each has it’s own place.

What is your favorite hop? Why?Citra. I just like the flavor profile, nice and bright.

Do you have a favorite or house yeast? What qualities do you like about that yeast?Not really, still working my way through many to see what I really like.

Do you have a good homebrew club story you’d like to share?I met Troy while buying my first recipe. He went out of his way to make sure that I got the right stuff with a special yeast from White Labs. It wasn’t until I had been in the club for a while that I realized it was the same Troy.

What haven’t we asked that you would really like to answer?The name of my “brewery” is: Karma Cellars. With the motto: Karma’s a bitch, so don’t be an asshole.

If you could serve your homebrew to someone famous, who would it be and what would you give her/him?I think it would be cool to sit down for a pint of ESB with Steve Harris, bass player from Iron Maiden.

Can you send a picture or two of some labels you’ve created for your homebrew?I generally don’t do labels.

What’s the most unusual ingredient you’ve ever used in a brew?Muscavado Sugar. Put it in my English Barleywine. It has a very interesting and unique flavor.

Do you have any pets or kids named after beer styles or ingredients?No

How many medals have you won from homebrew competitions?9:  3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.

Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?Alone. I have a hard time focusing with others around. Even though company seems makes the brew day go faster.

Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?Outdoor.

List some of the names you’ve given your beers. Which is your favorite?Tropical Rodeo Pale Ale; It’s All About The A’s; Molly’s Milk Stout (after my dog Molly); El Dorado Gold; Jacked-Up Fire Monkey Coffee Stout

Project Details

  • Date January 4, 2016
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