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    ABOUT ME

  • 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.
  • IDPA,beginning homebrewer.
  • Local personel relocation engineer
  • Steve
  • Country music that has "authority"; 80's...
  • The Wizard of Oz. Defiance (the original, true story). Christmas story.
  • Walking Dead. Sons of Anarchy. Drop Dead Diva. Fox 'n Friends in the A.M.
  • "Liberty and Tyranny" by Mark Levin, as a non-fiction choice. Fiction: "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" by Matthew Bracken.
  • American Legion, Heritage Foundation, SAF, others...
  • 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. IMHO, as beers go, Amber's rule as they provide a good, non-burnt tribute to the malt gods while not puckering up the face with over the top bitterness.
  • To rule the brewery world but with a kind hand of which will be holding a home brew...
  • Amber Ale with first use of liquid yeast.
  • I've kegged a few Amber Ales.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Eastern
  • NE

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Extract manufacturer's analysis of anions/cations on 10-28-2014 at 02:00 AM
    I just went blind looking for information from manufacturers, or from anyone who has obtained
    from them, the profile of the beer made from extract with distilled water.Particularly, the CA,
    Mg, SO4 an...

  • Posted in thread: New Guy, New Beers on 10-27-2014 at 04:02 AM
    Was look'n around here and didn't want your 'hello' to go unnoticed, so welcome indeed! I to
    have found most of my answers here over the past year.Good luck to you and your brews.

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 10-26-2014 at 01:24 AM
    Watching a grandson, finishing (maybe) the deck railing, hoping Bobby at Brew Hardware has a
    great answer to a question I emailed, cleaning up the yard a bit... There's more but who cares?

  • Posted in thread: Oxygenation? Or stir start? Or both? on 10-25-2014 at 02:26 AM
    1. I've never used pure O2 in my brewery and I've never had a stalled ferment using a well
    oxygenated starter, for what it's worth.2. Foil tightly over the top of the flask ought to work
    fine. Here's ...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Allentown, PA on 10-25-2014 at 02:14 AM
    Welcome! Glad you found this forum as it's a great place to find answers. Read everything from
    Revvy and Yooper, IMHO.BTW, a wonderful American amber sounds good, doesn't it? :mug:Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: BrewsBySmith 2 stage Fermentation Temperature Controller Giveaway! on 10-24-2014 at 02:02 PM
    Sha-bam!

  • Posted in thread: I was in denial. on 10-23-2014 at 04:22 AM
    The first keg that I went through is still with me, and always will be. It became a part of me,
    literally, and my belly jiggles just a bit more as proof...

  • Posted in thread: Are You an Airlock Sniffer? on 10-21-2014 at 02:11 AM
    After a couple of days just opening the keezer gives ya all the CO2 and fermenting smells a guy
    could want, but before using the keezer to ferment I did sniff the airlock. (when nobody was
    looking) :D

  • Posted in thread: Brew Hardware (www.brewhardware.com) on 10-20-2014 at 02:04 PM
    +1 for Brew Hardware. Bobby is running a top notch service and has top shelf items. I learned a
    lot just watching his how-to vid's and put together a very nice boil kettle with therm and
    valves, pumpi...

  • Posted in thread: Using lime to increase alkalinity - when is enough too much? on 10-20-2014 at 01:58 PM
    Perhaps we need to account for atmospheric CO2 absorption...

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