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  • Married with 3 kids...two are pretty much out of the house and my youngest is in High School so that leaves me with some extra time to pursue my hobbies.
  • Bicycle Touring,Martial Arts and of course brewing beer
  • Estimator and project manager
  • Mark Zenti
  • Mostly the older stuff like 80's and early 90's...what I grew-up listening.
  • Too many to list...most of my favorites are movies from my youth and it seems I can quote the dialogue from the whole drives my wife crazy:)
  • Lost, Amazing Race, Survivor
  • I'm reading a lot of the Jack Reacher Novels
  • American Wheat and Oatmeal Stout
  • don't usually use a secondary
  • O'Flanningans Stout, St Chucks Porter, Anchor Steam Clone, American Wheat & Honey Blonde Ale(my recipe)
  • I don't keg
  • Male
  • Married
  • Waukee
  • IA


  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 11-27-2014 at 04:44 PM
    Why not just use a bottling bucket, just like you do with 5 gallon batches?I got a little 2.5
    gallon plastic tub from the bakery at the grocery store (the cake frosting comes in them,
    they'll give the...

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 11-11-2014 at 02:58 PM
    Im considering getting a second mr beer keg to get things rolling and not have to apprehend
    the cleaning or even the bottling processes.I see Mr. Beer kits for sale on Craigslist all the
    time...if I ...

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 11-11-2014 at 02:33 PM
    leaning away from the cooler for a MT and just getting a bag and trying out a simple batch.
    Part of me is saying to just use my 5 gallon bucket to ferment a couple gallons before buying
    any smaller pi...

  • Posted in thread: Priming bottles on 10-31-2014 at 06:26 PM
    For 12oz bottles, I add 2.5 grams per bottle. If you can find them, Domino Brand has smaller
    sugar cubes that are 2.5 grams. Place one cube in each bottle.

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 08-29-2014 at 07:14 PM
    Well said Brewfun!!!

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 08-29-2014 at 07:01 PM
    well, this is somewhat embarrassing to admit but... i checked the gravity, threw it into the
    carboy, added yeast and promptly umm forgot what the hell the gravity was. at this point i
    didn't really ca...

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 08-29-2014 at 05:48 PM
    sorry fuzzy, i should have made this part clearer. the temp problem is a mystery also because i
    have a 5 gallon mash tun for smaller batch sizes, not a ten gallon. and my one gallon batch
    size was rea...

  • Posted in thread: 2014 Hop garden photo thread on 08-05-2014 at 05:01 PM
    First year Crystal Hops...pretty excited considering the late start and the crazy weather in
    Central Iowa this year.

  • Posted in thread: FastRack Party Pack Giveaway! - Open to All Members! on 07-22-2014 at 05:08 PM
    count me in!!!

  • Posted in thread: Birthday on 06-13-2014 at 09:07 PM
    Very cool...awesome your family did that for you.My Birthday was 3 weeks ago and my wife made a
    hop garden for me...

Cheers, Mark