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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 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...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle before going on vacation? on 06-13-2014 at 03:00 AM
    Just wait to bottle after you get back from vacation.... I like to wait a minimum of 3 weeks
    before I even think about bottling. The extra time will let the yeast do its job and clean up
    the beer. Hav...

  • Posted in thread: Birthday Gift - Hop Garden on 06-12-2014 at 05:19 PM
    Garden update: 1st picture: First Crystal Hop is still doing well despite a setback....I
    believe a rabbit got in and nibbled the top off of the first soot,2nd picture: 2nd Crystal Hop
    is up and doing ...

  • Posted in thread: Started my hop garden! on 06-06-2014 at 08:50 PM
    Way cool!!! +1 on the hill idea....I understand your excitement as my wife and I started a hop
    garden this year too.

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to aerate my brew on 06-04-2014 at 01:22 PM
    More information will help us answer your question but I wouldn't get stressed about it. I've
    made quite a few beers that I've made mistakes and they have turned out okay. Not the greatest
    beers but d...

Cheers, Mark