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  • Hot air balloon pilot and long time beer lover. Been brewing since Nov. 08. and as of Jan 2011, I have my 20th and 21st batches in the fermenters.

    I enjoy sharing my homebrew with friends at the tailgate parties after flying.

    I am a member of the Dukes of Ale Homebrew Club in Albuquerque.
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Trucking Safety Manager
  • Moody Blues
  • Anything with John Wayne in it.
  • PBS and Discovery
  • Tony Hillerman, Clive Cussler, Alistar McLean
  • Dukes of Ale Homebrew Club in Albuquerque.
  • I am trying to perfect my Diabla Verde (Green She-Devil) Green Chile Beer.
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  • Belen (Albuquerque), New Mexico
  • New Mexico


  • Posted in thread: Under pitched my Red Ale on 02-09-2011 at 09:35 PM
    Slightly more hoppy... I wonder why? Extended contact with hops debris relative to the
    secondaried batch? Is it more bitter or more hop flavored or more hop smelling?More bitter. And
    there was not muc...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter on 02-08-2011 at 04:09 PM
    This thing is stuck at 1.032 after 4 weeks in primary. I have roused the yeast and turned up
    the room heat to 72F. On sunday the 5th, I made a 1000ml starter with 1.030 wort and washed
    Irish Ale 1084 ...

  • Posted in thread: Under pitched my Red Ale on 02-08-2011 at 04:04 PM
    Well, it's been in the bottles for 2 weeks. I chilled one from each batch and did a sampling.
    They both are carbonating well and have a nice head and lacing. The primary only is slightly
    more hoppy. T...

  • Posted in thread: Correct term for female brewer? on 01-27-2011 at 07:11 PM
    The ballooning community went through this process. Traditionally, the person (historically
    male) who is in charge of balloon launches at balloon rallies is call the "Balloonmeister".
    This term came f...

  • Posted in thread: Under pitched my Red Ale on 01-21-2011 at 10:22 PM
    Great experiment with surprising results! Generally people secondary to get clearer beer.That
    is part of the new thinking. Keeping it primary longer nets clearer beer. That is what happened

  • Posted in thread: Under pitched my Red Ale on 01-21-2011 at 05:01 PM
    Update: This has been going for 4 weeks now. The FG for BOTH batches has leveled out at 1.015.
    No difference! I did noticed that the one I left in primary is much clearer than the one I
    racked to seco...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter on 01-21-2011 at 03:56 PM
    I just made this extract version yesterday. The 9# of LME seems like a lot. The cans come as
    3.3# and I got 3 of them so that was 9.9#. My OG came out to 1.080!!!! The store did not have
    Nottingham so...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone having success with Nottingham dry yeast? on 01-17-2011 at 04:25 PM
    I recently tried to buy some Notty at my LHBS and he said there was a recall on it and he had
    sent his stock back and it had not been replaced yet. I just checked the Danstar website and
    there is noth...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Sanitization on 01-14-2011 at 04:42 PM
    Revvy, that picture is just beautiful. I'm doing an experiment now. I have 10 gallons of
    Irish Red I brewed on Dec. 26. I racked 5 gallons to secondary after one week and left the
    other 5 gallons in...

  • Posted in thread: Shipping Bottles on 01-14-2011 at 04:24 PM
    Since the US military is no longer using it, we should adopt the rule, "Don't ask -- Don't
    tell". Just make sure you package them well as described above and send them on their merry

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell? My Theme Song: "I Like Beer"
January 18, 2009  •  02:07 PM
Nice balloon, dude! I've never been in a balloon before, so if I get to NM, I'll look you up! :)

I fly fixed wing. I have a Cessna 140 (1947) and an experimental Corben Junior Ace (1986). I slowly working on building an RV-4. I have a little time in gliders as well and hope to add that rating this summer.

I have my webpage at if you'd like to stop by and see some of my "stuff"...


January 22, 2009  •  10:45 PM
Will do! (Look you up, that is)...I hope to make it to the GABF in Denver within the next year or two. If I get that far, I might as well continue on to Phoenix to visit my aunt & uncle. Last time we did this, we drove through Albuquerque if I recall on some Interstate Hwy (25 perhaps???)....getting too old (46) to recall ;)

Just out of wouldn't happen to be a ham radio guy as well, would you? A lot of ham friends are pilots as well. Common defective gene ;)