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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 your freedom and liberty, er, what's left of it anyway, thank a vet.
  • IDPA,noob (but advancing) homebrewer.
  • Local personel relocation engineer
  • Steve
  • Country music that has "authority"; 80's...
  • The Wizard of Oz; Defiance (the original, true story set in WWII Germany); Christmas story.
  • Walking Dead; Sons of Anarchy; Revenge; Big Bang Theory; Fox 'n Friends in the A.M.
  • "Liberty and Tyranny" by Mark Levin, as a non-fiction choice. "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" by Matthew Bracken would be my fav pick for fiction.
  • American Legion, Heritage Foundation, SAF, others...
  • This winter (2014/15) will be a year and a half, maybe 8 or so batches brewing. All grain mostly, with a break from the mash grind by extract brewing every third or so. Have a ghetto-rig with a plate chiller and pump, fittings from Brewhardware, nice SS pot with therm and two valves to recirculate. 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 excessive bitterness.
  • I like ambers and reds, what can I say?
  • Amber Ale with second use of liquid yeast (Wyeast 1332)
  • I've kegged a few Amber Ales.
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  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-27-2016 at 12:12 PM
    Glad to be back and yup, winn'n me a Spike kettle!

  • Posted in thread: Three Word Thread on 05-07-2015 at 08:30 PM
    W t f?

  • Posted in thread: Keep One, Drop One - Word Game on 05-07-2015 at 08:29 PM
    Walking dead

  • Posted in thread: Keep One, Drop One - Word Game on 04-02-2015 at 01:15 AM
    Blowing smoke.(...Go ahead, I dare someone. hehe)

  • Posted in thread: Editor of "All About Beer" magazine, his remarks. on 03-28-2015 at 01:18 AM
    I agree with some of the authors sentiment about semantics but I can't say I agree with this
    paragraph... at all: "For some consumers and brewers, it’s the battle of “us vs.
    them,” w...

  • Posted in thread: Editor of "All About Beer" magazine, his remarks. on 03-27-2015 at 01:07 PM
    Anyone catch the "Behind the Bar" page, an editorial I suppose, on page 5 of the March 2015
    issue of "All About Beer" by the editor John Holl?I received a subscription renewal yesterday
    for the magazi...

  • Posted in thread: How much flaked oats is too much on 03-22-2015 at 03:14 AM
    don't care if that post is almost 5 yrs old, it's hilarious. Oh, and yes, gunna add some oats
    to a red ale mash...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-18-2015 at 02:22 AM
    Very cool indeed. Thank you! :mug:

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 03-09-2015 at 02:09 AM
    Shiner Bock is one of my fav's. FWIW, the idea that a beer (or anything) "doesn't taste good"
    or that it "tastes good" is purely subjective. Neither is more correct, or less but rather is
    simply an op...

  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 03-03-2015 at 01:24 AM
    A monthly calender from American Legion; two or three random junk mail pieces; catalog from
    "The Glock Store"; and another junk mail advertisement. Why, what you get?

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