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  • I'm nothing to look at. Just a regular guy, ex-husband, father of two girls, teens, working too much, needing to do too much, great girl friend, down to one dog and trying to be down to no cats (unsuccessful thus far).rn I have been teaching since the late 70's, became a chiropractor in the 90's and still do both. I'd love to be back full time teaching with a bit of land, a large garden, a small building dedicated to brewing, cooking and food storage, a home swimming pool, and a riding lawn mower. Always wanted a riding lawn mower. And maybe a couple of cows, a couple of pigs, some chickens and a smart dog.rn I enjoy a couple of beers a day (a bit more on weekends), a couple of smokes a day, 3 - 4 good hard workouts per week (had to quit playing racquetball - it was breaking me down), cooking meats various ways but like the veggies better and am a true carb lover. Starches rock! But then, so does gravy. OK, food rocks.rn I can keep it under 200 if I try or get sick. I
  • Working out,yard work,gardening and brewing.
  • Chiropractor and instructor at a local Community College
  • That which I like.
  • Those I can watch over and over again; too many to name. No true favorite really. No comedies either.
  • TV? Ok, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. All science TV, travel TV and food shows. What a geek!
  • Those that I am willing to read a bit over two pages at a time per day.
  • I love beer. Nice to be able to make that which tastes great. I had looked into getting into it in the 80's but just didn't get around to it. Last year my nieces husband's father mentioned that he had brewed some beer so I looked into it again and found the inevitable Mr Beer and tried it. Loving it ever since.rnrnPast and current recipes are too many to list here. I keep a personal blog in case I lose my log book. Still only extracts and, of course, meads, but planning on moving to grains soon. Here's the blog:
  • Many things, mostly beers. But also a couple more meads; one traditional and one apricot melomel.
  • A rich Barley Wine made with 9lbs Maris Otter extract and fermenting with WLP-090, San Diego Super Yeast
  • All meads; JAOM, traditional Huckleberry, pineapple/mango melomel and a blackberry/blue berry melomel. Beer - Hop Scare IPA which has also been dry hopped with two oz cascade and 2 oz galena.
  • A lot. Aging now. Priors - 5 Ales, 2 Reds, 1 Barley Wine, 1 Wheat(hated it), 4 IPA's, 2 Stouts, and 1 Cider(about 7mo old now).
  • And IPA and an ALE(Coopers). Currently have the HopScare IPA in the keg as secondary and am drinking an English Bitter in a keg. (It makes a nice black and tan with Guiness)
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  • Posted in thread: All beers have an astringent bite/water? on 11-18-2015 at 11:08 PM
    I feel Ive dialed in just about everything I can.Recirculating mash for even temps(152 deg)for
    an hour.Temp controlled fermentation at 65 with us05.Ive done 10 day beers and three week beers
    and they ...

  • Posted in thread: Just Sampled My First Brew! on 11-18-2015 at 10:53 PM
    Citra Hop IPA Extract Kit5 Weeks in primary before dry hopping.Additional 2 weeks in primary
    after dry hopping.11 Days in bottle before trying first bottle.And success!!! I made a ton of
    tiny mistakes...

  • Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-18-2015 at 06:01 PM
    ....yep, bought up. I only ever managed to get Sculpin once on a road trip. is a great one.
    I've been picking up one of those a week at Albertsons for well over a year now. GREAT IPA!I
    wonder if thei...

  • Posted in thread: An old one sitting around. on 11-18-2015 at 05:45 PM
    Well, if you add sugar, I would add some fresh yeast as well. It should carb up then, though
    make sure to use less sugar than you would naturally carbonating in bottles (use a calculator.
    Please.). Ho...

  • Posted in thread: An old one sitting around. on 11-17-2015 at 10:39 PM
    Oh I want to drink it for sure. I'd just leave it in the keg to drink but don't have
    refrigeration at present. At least not big enough for a keg.It fermented completely but never
    carbed up in the keg....

  • Posted in thread: An old one sitting around. on 11-17-2015 at 10:23 PM
    I have one I brewed on Jan31, 2015. Its been in the keg since then, but it never really carbed
    up much more than a puff when tested. Its a fairly heavy clone of a local brew called the
    Velvet Hammer. ...

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-10-2013 at 11:45 AM
    Throw my name in the pot please.

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-13-2013 at 06:48 PM
    Definitely in.

  • Posted in thread: protein rest on 08-02-2013 at 10:24 PM
    I got that from extract brewing. When using crystal grains/etc, we steep them prior to the boil
    with the extract.I figured that if I was going to use any grains that I wold need to do the
    same thing p...

  • Posted in thread: protein rest on 08-02-2013 at 10:02 PM
    I'm gearing up for another all grain and have a question about protein rest.Apparently it is
    not needed for well modified malt.My question is about the grains like crystal and others which
    we "steep" ...