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  • I'm 31 and work as a desktop technician for research firm. Bought a house in July of '11. I got married in May '12 and I'm about to have a daughter in July 14. I enjoy sports, cooking, music, journalism, guitar, smoking meats, and of course beer!
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  • 30 rock and modern family with the Wife but I usually only watch sports
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  • I had been wanting to brew for years and I randomly came across some free carboys. I borrowed pots and buckets until I had the needed stuff to brew. Once I brewed I was hooked. I brew on a friends 15 gallon setup on occasion but I usually brew 3 gallons biab style. I get to brew more often and have a much wider selection of beers. Getting to brew various styles has been very helpful in my progression as a homebrewer as well. I'm a big seasonal beer drinker so I usually brew to the season and brew various types of the same style beer across a few different styles. I've been brewing for almost 2 years and I continue to get better, expand and upgrade my equipment, and come up with some pretty good recipes. Homebrewtalk has been a saving grace!
  • Indian Brown Ale, Barley Wine, Black Ginger Ale, RIS,
  • Apple Suds cider, Stony Man Pale
  • Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale
  • BroSeshish ale: Imperial Rye IPA with all green bullet hops
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  • Posted in thread: We brew great beer in Denmark, too on 07-29-2014 at 12:12 PM
    pretty sweet man! Brew on!

  • Posted in thread: Tubing on 07-29-2014 at 12:04 PM
    I went 2 years without changing mine--never really thought to. Then I got 2 funky batches and
    couldn't figure out why. One look at my auto siphon tubing and I realized why. Now the second
    it gets a we...

  • Posted in thread: CO2 fills in Northern Virginia on 07-29-2014 at 11:53 AM
    Called bars by bud and they do beer gas exchanges. They guy wasn't 100% sure on the price but
    he thinks they do it for the $35 range.

  • Posted in thread: CO2 fills in Northern Virginia on 07-26-2014 at 08:36 PM
    Does bars by bud do beer gas? Thinking about getting a nitro setup but I want to make sure
    filling the 75/25 beer gas tank wont be a pain to get done. Does anyone also know how much it
    is to fill a 5l...

  • Posted in thread: CO2 fills in Northern Virginia on 07-26-2014 at 08:34 PM
    I'm going to check out Vienna inn to get my fill sometime in the near future. i got a 3lb co2
    tank that needs to be filled and i doubt they do exchanges for 3lb tanks at most places.Check
    out fireline...

  • Posted in thread: How long to leave condition? on 07-15-2014 at 01:48 PM
    3 weeks at 70 degrees for a regular OG beer. More time if it's a high gravity beer. If it's not
    an IPA or dryhopped beer maybe cellar a 6er for a few months and check back. Put them in the
    fridge for ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging in short question??? on 07-15-2014 at 12:57 PM
    Beer will still taste 'green' in the keg if you don't give it time to condition on the gas.
    When you bottle you're restarting fermentation to get the carbonation so that's probably what
    you're referri...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary too soon? on 07-15-2014 at 12:34 PM
    yes, skip the secondary as there's no need for it unless you want to age the beer for quite a
    long time. Even then, I've left beer on the yeast cake for months at a time. However, if you
    insist on usi...

  • Posted in thread: Wort chiller on 06-17-2014 at 12:41 PM
    Nice and easy diy homebrew project that adds so much to your brew day. Looks good!

  • Posted in thread: Whats the deal with yeast starters? on 06-17-2014 at 12:35 PM
    yup, not as much lag time to wait for the yeast to get started. You get to make sure your yeast
    is healthy and ready to feast too. I got into washing yeast a few months ago and I love it. I
    easily get...

Camp Brew Co. "If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again." -Groucho Marx I'm couch surfing in the middle of moving. Will brew soon! Keg 1: Empty Keg 2: Empty Bottled: Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale Primary: Empty On Deck: Ava ale, Red Ryes ale, Priceless Pup Brown,