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  • Happily married, despite my new obsession! Five great kids all grown and mostly still local and five grandkids. Life is good! P.S. - If you appreciate living in a free, er, still sorta-free country thank a vet.
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  • On the steepest part of the home brewing learning curve... Just customized a SS pot, got a ghetto-rig and mounting a chugger type pump to it. Will use the rig, along with a plate chiller, all for the first time here in early July (2014, in case this is not updated anytime soon!) Amber's rule as they provide a good, non-burnt tribute to the malt gods. :-)
  • To rule the brewery world but with a kind hand which will be holding a home brew...
  • Currently drinking locally made (craft) beer from Lucky Bucket brewery, Hopluia from Spilker Ales and Abida Amber as my home brew time has been limited, most notably of late due to putting together a jury-rigged brew set up, upgrading the boil pot, etc...
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  • Posted in thread: Brewers Friend mash pH variance on 07-08-2014 at 01:31 PM
    Thanx Fuzze. So being that far off is to be thought of as a definite issue. That's good to
    know... Ok, well, I'll double up on the "measure twice mash once" idea and take it from there.

  • Posted in thread: Insufferable Man Utters Words ‘Craft Beer Movement’ on 07-07-2014 at 11:11 PM
    I've heard of groups of people who read the onion, who even help perhaps sell advertisements,
    edit or write some of the content. You know those groups, "onion rings"...

  • Posted in thread: Brewers Friend mash pH variance on 07-07-2014 at 11:03 PM
    I'm wondering if the discrepancy of over .6 in mash pH between the estimated (yes, I know,
    'estimated' but please read on) pH and my actual pH is pretty normal for BF or if my recent
    variance was a qu...

  • Posted in thread: Which one is the homebrew? on 07-06-2014 at 09:50 PM
    Hey there Yooper, so do we have to share the prize with you now?

  • Posted in thread: Which one is the homebrew? on 07-06-2014 at 09:45 PM
    I agree, I'd say the one on the left is a home brew. What do we win?

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 07-06-2014 at 02:05 PM
    5 gallons of an American amber ale this past Friday. :mug:20,973 + 5 = 20,978 gallons.

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-06-2014 at 02:02 PM
    If the question is "who brewed this weekend?", I'd respond by saying that I brewed an "American
    amber" Friday. Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Kombucha gave me LSD-like symptoms on 07-06-2014 at 01:50 PM
    Fascinating. Not one of you have reached out to ask MY opinion. Seriously?

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-04-2014 at 01:35 PM
    Thank you FastRack.

  • Posted in thread: Replying to posts... on 07-03-2014 at 03:40 AM
    I catch carp all the time from SWMBO.Me to. And from MY SWMBO also.

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