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  • I had a decent career in Corporate Relations when I decided to screw it all up by quitting the office to go to boatbuilding school. These days I am doing residential frame to finish carpentry in Martha's Vineyard Mass. My wife is a horse trainer and riding teacher that practices the art of "dressage" which is prolly the most boring if not the most skilled and beautiful of all the equestrian arts. We have a Pitbull names Seamus, a pair of bunnies named Ronin and Baby, a mare named Arabella, and a pony named Mocha.
  • Brewing,Dogs,Koi,Japanese art,construction and gardens,music,cooking,etc.Keep it simple stupid ;)
  • Carpenter, frame to finish residential, commercial finish, wooden boat building, etc.
  • Chris DeVere
  • Been listening to a LOT of reggae lately...
  • too many
  • Anything by Robert A Heinlein, "Wooden Boats" by Michael Ruhlman, I read a LOT of pulpy star wars books over the past few years and I'm only partially ashamed to tell you that. Most of my books are either about carpentry, koi, boat building/builders/designers, tools, japanese craft, cooking, and the mind/light spirituality Eckhart Tolle is a great example, but so is Sun Tsu) I have a lot of books, like a LOT alot...we'll come back to this at some point...
  • I started brewing beer in late 2011. I started with a midwest groupon kit and of course had to immediately modify the red ale kit they sent with different yeast, nugget, amarillo and zythos hops, an extra lb of dme, and a lb of honey. Came out damned decent too lol... I tend to gravitate towards the IPA's but have made a couple of drinkable lighter ales for the SWMBO that came out alright. Not ready for the full sculpture yet but I'm dabbling in BIB brewing. My beer comes out pretty great and I am stoked about that, because I know thats not always the way it works out for people. I brew the beer I like and I couldn't not experiment with every part of it. Tends to work out pretty alright :)
  • Just about to revisit that Imperial Red Ale actually, and a batch of my DC American Ale II
  • nothing yet
  • nada
  • a few batches, but I definitely prefer kegging.
  • I've kegged a few batches of every recipe on my "usuals" list. I have a solid 2 gallons of this IIIIPA that sits at a solid 15%, was hot and gross the first tasting, then it sat in the back of my closet, kegged, for half a year, retapped it and it was AWESOME, but you couldn't drink much more than a pint without getting wasted. It's been kegged, and untouched for a year and a hlaf since then, it's either bunk, or still great, we'll find out at some point :)
  • Male
  • Married
  • West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard
  • MA


  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing after aging? on 08-21-2015 at 11:40 AM
    So I've got a keg of beer I brewed six months ago. It was fully sanitized and purged prior to
    kegging. Right now it's got a fine layer of dust on the top and I finally want to tap it. Do I
    just spray ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator Conversion with Danby DAR440BL? on 10-07-2014 at 01:53 AM
    Awesome! This is exactly what I was hoping to hear. I've been on brew hiatus for a year'ish as
    we moved across country and back. I'm going to be filling a pair of 5 gallon kegs in the next
    couple/few ...

  • Posted in thread: SS Brewing Technologies "That's a ton of Stuff!" Giveaway on 10-05-2014 at 12:25 PM
    Enter me good sir! Wait...that didn't come out right...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator Conversion with Danby DAR440BL? on 10-05-2014 at 11:25 AM
    So when I go to Amazon and look up this fridge because I'd love to recreate your results I find
    at the top of the reviews listed as the second "most helpful review":"Unfortunately, confirmed
    by a phon...

  • Posted in thread: Pretty great cause, autism + brewing on 06-12-2013 at 05:24 PM
    I just saw this a few minutes ago, it's a kickstarter campaign for a new documentary. It's
    about an autistic guy named Lance who wants to write a book about the history of American
    breweries so they a...

  • Posted in thread: 2013 Hop garden photo thread on 06-07-2013 at 09:19 PM
    Thaats prolly going to be a cutworm and that sucks! Luckily you're likely to still get some new
    growth and a harvest out of that plant.

  • Posted in thread: 2013 Hop garden photo thread on 06-07-2013 at 09:05 PM
    I've been trying to get around to taking an update pic for a little bit now. Finally got one.
    Try and figure out which one is my second year Centennial lol...

  • Posted in thread: Did I just ruin my batch with olive oil? on 06-04-2013 at 08:46 PM
    Here's my hydrometer reading, is it 1.011?

  • Posted in thread: Local Brewpub getting screwed... on 06-04-2013 at 12:12 AM

  • Posted in thread: Did I just ruin my batch with olive oil? on 06-03-2013 at 10:14 PM
    ...that their whole purpose in adding olive oil was to provide the fat molecule the yeast used
    the oxygen to create so they didn't need to oxygenate which would address their staling issue
    that is...


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