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  • West Suburbs of Chicago
  • Woodworking,reading,and now brewing
  • Superintendent / Carpenter
  • George Arnold
  • Contemporary Christian
  • Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars Series, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Caddy Shack, Stripes
  • Survivor; Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
  • The Bilble, Shannara series, Karen Kingsbury books
  • None
  • I was tired of paying so much for the beers I liked and I have wanted to try brewing for a couple of years. I finally decided to just go for it.
  • Barleywine, pale ale
  • Red Rye IPA
  • None
  • Ed's Haus Pale Ale, Red Bank Ale, Belgian dubbel, Belgian pale ale, 999 barleywine, The Abyss imperial stout, Yooper's oatmeal stout,
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  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Old Timer Sayings on 08-25-2016 at 10:17 PM
    Forgot about this one "If? If my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle."My mother-in-law always
    says, "If a bullfrog had wings, it wouldn't bump its ass!"

  • Posted in thread: Return to brewing on 08-24-2016 at 03:35 PM
    So how did the brew day end up? Now the hard part - waiting!

  • Posted in thread: Return to brewing on 08-23-2016 at 05:47 PM
    No need to sanitize. Boiling wort will do the job for you. I actually just drop it in after the
    boil. Even with the flame off, the temp will only be a degree or two below boiling. By the time
    the wort...

  • Posted in thread: Brain cramp on 08-22-2016 at 12:35 AM
    You should know in about a day when fermentation starts.

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 08-21-2016 at 10:14 PM
    Kegged my bourbon barrel aged quad. I will bottle it from the keg in a couple weeks. 367205

  • Posted in thread: What brewery are you visiting? on 08-21-2016 at 02:57 PM
    Hit Tripelroot in Zeeland and Big Lake in Holland (Michigan) yesterday with some friends while
    visiting with them. Tripelroot 367138367139367140Big Lake367141367142

  • Posted in thread: What brewery are you visiting? on 08-18-2016 at 11:24 PM
    Went to Trophy in Raleigh while on the way to the beach. 366783366784366785And White Street in
    Wake Forest. 366786366787366788And then Full Moon Cafe / lost Colony Brewery in Manteo while at
    the beach...

  • Posted in thread: Raleigh, NC breweries to see on 07-30-2016 at 05:58 PM
    At Trophy now! 364263364264364265

  • Posted in thread: Raleigh, NC breweries to see on 07-28-2016 at 08:45 PM
    Hey all. I'll be in Raleigh this Saturday afternoon and evening before heading to the Outer
    Banks for vacation Sunday morning. We are going to scope out the area for a potential move in a
    year or so, ...

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 07-22-2016 at 01:16 AM
    Daughter is getting married. More than enough said.