Every brewer has their thoughts and theories on brewing. Some like one thing, others another. This page is for my own brewing proclivities (and a bit of the reasoning behind them).
First Wort Hopping - Most of my beers tend to have a first wort hops addition. I like the nice smooth hop flavor I get out of this method. While I enjoy a good hop flavor, I'm not a big fan of that hope bite you get in some beers. FWH seems to avoid this while providing a great aroma in the process.
High Gravity - Most of the beers I do are high gravity. I like big strong beers. Not to say I don't enjoy a good session beer, but as I get older I generally don't have more than one or two beers in a given evening. This has led me to a decision to enjoy bigger beers in lower quantity. If you look around, you'll see there are a couple session beers listed - I *can* make a decent one. Unfortunately, when I do, I tend to go through them like a fish through water.
Amarillo Hops - I admit it, I love this hop. I try and work it into every damn recipe (though I know I shouldn't). But I love it. Sue me. :D
Wheat Malt - I like to add a bit of wheat to my beers for head retention. It's probably something in my setup or water, but head retention in my beers tends to be a bit lousy unless I add it.
Hop Balance - I read an article a while back (linked in the spreadsheet to the left) about Bitterness Value as a method of providing hop/wort balance. There are a number of ways to go about this, and again, every brewer has his own leanings. Personally, the beers I have made using this method have all turned out quite well. So, like a baseball player with his pre-batting idiosyncracies I keep using it. Take a look, and let me know what you think!