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  • Retired Submarine Sailor, returning to home brewing after a 17 year drought. Kids are grown and the wife and I are starting our own lives together. Army kid, raised across the country but we settled in Saginaw, Michigan from there I joined the Navy.
  • Homebrewing,hunting,fishing,camping,reading,Carnivorous Plants,Orchids
  • Technical Support Supervisor
  • Bryson R. Wright
  • Mike Oldfield, Cusco, Pink Floyd, AC/DC
  • Serenity, Anything with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood
  • Discovery Channel, History Channel, Learning Channel, Travel Channel
  • Lord of the Rings, Battlefield Earth
  • American Homebrewers Association, Great Northern Brewers Club
  • Buddy of mine way back in '79 taught me to make wine at sea from ingredients we could 'borrow' from the galley. Started to learn homebrewing shortly after returning to the States. Never quite made it to full grain but hope to. Never did get to kegging but plan to.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Eagle River
  • Alaska


  • Posted in thread: Leaving Alaska; A Very Bittersweet Decision (longish post) on 06-25-2014 at 08:30 PM
    Weaponeer (Conehead) I started as an FTB, Fire Control Tech (Ballistics) and was there when
    they consolidated all of us into MT, Missile Techs.I didn't realize how much I loved that job
    until I left i...

  • Posted in thread: Leaving Alaska; A Very Bittersweet Decision (longish post) on 06-25-2014 at 07:18 PM
    We have just about a month before we move. When I first moved here, I never thought I would
    leave but circumstances change and Family is still very important.I first came here in 1989. I
    visited for 3...

  • Posted in thread: The Great HBT Aspiring Author Thread! on 06-25-2014 at 05:59 PM
    Not on HBT but he is one of my Technicians here in AK. He sent me his first book (signed, of
    course) as a retirement gift. It's about the Tlingit lifestyle in Southeast AK. The title is
    "The House of ...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Greeting Cards - Survey for Class on 06-25-2014 at 05:45 PM
    Done Mate, and good luck!

  • Posted in thread: Another Milestone in my Life! on 06-25-2014 at 04:07 PM
    Thanks All!We are looking to stay at higher elevations. At least it's a Dry Cold here in AK.The
    70% disability is due to several back injuries and 5 surgeries so far, but they have given me
    full use o...

  • Posted in thread: Another Milestone in my Life! on 06-24-2014 at 09:31 PM
    I retired from the Submarine Service in 1995.I celebrated my 55th Birthday today.Monday June
    30th, I retire the State of Alaska Court System.July 25th we begin our move to Arizona.I will
    be collecting...

  • Posted in thread: The Home Made Pizza Thread on 06-20-2014 at 07:27 PM
    I usually stay closer to traditional neopolitan style pizzas, but this has been one of my
    favorites lately: crawfish etouffee pizza.I made the sauce just as I would make crawfish
    etouffee but (1) neve...

  • Posted in thread: Ran into the anti-extract sentiment last night... on 06-18-2014 at 04:47 PM
    I think I would have:1. Asked him how did he start; Extract or AG?2. Asked him for samples of
    his "real beer".3. Asked to leave until he gets a real life.

  • Posted in thread: Favourite Artist? on 06-18-2014 at 04:14 PM
    Dali and EscherIf we do include Fantasy Art, Frazetta is good but I also like Roger Dean, Julie
    Bell and Boris Vallejo.To further take this off topic, sort of, for Science Fiction Art, I like
    Richard ...

  • Posted in thread: What do I cook with this beast on 06-17-2014 at 09:38 PM
    I'm thinking about a 1/4 of a moose at a time!

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