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  • Just finished up grad school and have been brewing for almost a year. My wife supports my hobby 100% even though she does not really like beer.
    Retired farm kid. Big geek. Love to hunt. Love good beer.
  • Hunting,fishing,being a geek.
  • Research associate/Project Manager/Field Crew Leader on a wetland ecology monitoring project
  • Classic rock, blues, jazz-rock.
  • Havent watched a lot of movies, but Blazing Saddles and Shawshank Redemption rank up there.
  • Discover Channel and National Geographic stuff (except the reality type shows i.e. deadliest catch,
  • I read journal articles.
  • I just got started up this past year. Did a few extracts and moved to all grain. I do "american style" BIAB, i.e. 10 min dunk sparge/mashout. I get ~78% efficiency with it. I bottle. No fermentation temp control yet, just different parts of the house.
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  • Scottish 60
  • Pseudo Pils
    Vienna/NB SMASH
    Cherry Wine
    Peach Wine
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  • Posted in thread: Summertime Adjunct Lagers on 05-28-2012 at 01:09 PM
    So, I have brewed up a Kolsch for last summer and again this summer. I loves me some kolsch in
    the summer. But just for the fun of it, I selected other....Genny Creamers FTW! Dirt cheap.
    Some flavor t...

  • Posted in thread: Honeysuckle wheat beer? on 05-03-2012 at 10:56 AM
    I believe the berries on most honeysuckle bushes (around here I've got Lonicera X Bella and
    Lonicera tartarica) are mildly poisonous to humans. Not deadly, *I don't think*, but enough to
    make you sick...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 04-21-2012 at 03:43 PM
    Just did put 6 gal of kolsch in the fermenter. I love my 6.5 gal carboys!Now to put it in the
    basement to drop it 6 more degrees (as per the stick on thermometer, I love them too). I
    stopped short whi...

  • Posted in thread: What has two thumbs and is going pro? on 04-20-2012 at 12:33 AM
    Who has two thumbs and is selling beer tomorrow!!! These guys. Congrats, and sorry for digging
    this post back up. I hope to make it out sometime!

  • Posted in thread: Any Successful Micro-Brewery Stories Out There Today? on 04-20-2012 at 12:28 AM
    Great timing. There is a nano that got started here in western NY, in the north side of
    buffalo. At least one of the guys is on HBT, that's how I found out about them about a year
    ago. I have been fol...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone used a bucket heater? on 04-13-2012 at 12:58 AM
    I have that bucket heater (ordered from Amazon in mid January '12) and I absolutely love it. I
    mostly brew from my garage now and don't have 240V there, only 120V/15A. I first used this
    device during ...

  • Posted in thread: Schwarzbier on 03-28-2012 at 10:37 PM
    Hah, good timing. I mentioned this style in my "under rated beer style" thread. I have made
    that style once before (and will be doing it again on friday or saturday). I used Nothern
    Brewer's grain wit...

  • Posted in thread: Your purchasing habits? on 03-26-2012 at 01:51 AM
    You basically already answered it for me: 1-research and developement, and 2-one off beers that
    I cant or dont want to make.

  • Posted in thread: Under appreciated beer styles on 03-26-2012 at 12:06 AM
    Hey guys and gals. I know there is a thread on most under appreciated individual beers, but the
    search function didn't show one for most under appreciated styles. So, what have you? I say

  • Posted in thread: Maple Wine-acid/orange addition on 03-12-2012 at 11:06 PM
    Hi guys. My uncle in law makes maple syrup and dabbles in wine/mead. I am more of a beer guy
    myself, but have made a few wines. He found this recipe for maple wine and he and I are both
    making some. M...