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  • I'm 32 and work as a Sys Admin for research firm. Just sold my house, had a baby, and moved all within 30 days. I'm ready to brew and have a beer. I enjoy sports, cooking, music, journalism, guitar, smoking meats, the outdoors, and of course beer!
  • IT,music,hockey,football,beer,cooking,fishing,trucks,ocean sports,camping,hiking,snowboarding,being outside
  • Sys Admin
  • Bob
  • funk, folk, bluegrass, jam, 70's Classic Rock, 60's Rock, Dub Reggae, 90's Rap, Metal, classical Indian, jazz.
  • Marx bros, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Big Lebowski, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Festival Express, Rockers, Where the Buffalo Roam.
  • 30 rock and modern family with the Wife but I usually only watch sports
  • HST, Groucho Marx, Aldous Huxley, The Joy of Homebrewing, any other Non-fiction
  • FOHA (Friends of Homeless Animals), AHA, BA, PWCBG (Prince William County Brewers Guild),HEC (Herndon Entertainment Collective)
  • 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 all grain on a 5 gallon 3 vessel system that I've built up over time. I love to brew American ales and age specialty ales on wood. I'm a big seasonal beer drinker so I usually brew to the season and brew various styles within the season. I've been brewing for 4 years and I continue to get better, expand and upgrade my equipment, and come up with some pretty good recipes. I just got into kegging about a year ago and it's great to have the freshest IPA's at home that you can't find anywhere else. Homebrewtalk has been a saving grace! This forum is awesome.
  • Indian Brown Ale, VT IPA, Stocious Stout, Barley Wine, Black Ginger Ale, RIS,
  • Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Leesburg
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: From homebrewing to a Nanobrewery on 02-06-2016 at 12:11 AM
    Best advice i can give you is double your projected start up costs. Idk enough about the red
    tape over there to say to double your timetable to opening day but thats the rule of thumb here
    in the stat...

  • Posted in thread: So, the Virginia ABC has decided to be a-holes on 02-05-2016 at 04:12 PM
    currently Wort Hogs (Mellow Mushroom, 2nd Tues of month) and NoVA Homebrew (used to meet at Old
    Ox, 3rd Wed of month)So no more meeting at Old Ox due to the new ABC laws? We follow the wort
    hog's comp...

  • Posted in thread: So, the Virginia ABC has decided to be a-holes on 02-05-2016 at 02:37 PM
    rule applies to breweries onlyyou 50 West at Brew LoCo?Ahh. Ok then. That makes much more
    sense!Yes, the LOCAL (LOudoun Creators of Ales and Lagers) meeting at Brew Loco. Every first
    Monday of the mon...

  • Posted in thread: So, the Virginia ABC has decided to be a-holes on 02-05-2016 at 02:11 PM
    Interesting... I'm in NoVa too, and part of a homebrew club, and we haven't heard anything
    about this yet. We meet in a coffee shop that sells growler fills and bottles but you can't
    drink in the shop...

  • Posted in thread: What Do You Do to Keep Your Mind Off Beer When You Can't Drink? on 02-05-2016 at 02:05 PM
    I quit drinking soda about 4 years ago. I used lemonade as a transition and quit drinking that
    as well. Not as to say I'm a health nut. After all, as a member of this site it comes to no
    surprise that...

  • Posted in thread: Priming Sugar on 02-05-2016 at 02:00 PM
    What is this app, if you don't mind sharing?It's called Homebrew Calculator. The icon is a
    pilsner type looking glass. I have an Android. Idk if they make it for iphones. It's a great
    little app. I us...

  • Posted in thread: Pils Malt - 90 Minute Boil Question on 02-05-2016 at 11:51 AM
    I brew Ipa's and other beers that require a 90 minute boil all the time. I sparge a half gallon
    more on average because i know i lose 1 gallon an hour in the boil. You've been brewing for 5
    years so i...

  • Posted in thread: What Do You Do to Keep Your Mind Off Beer When You Can't Drink? on 02-02-2016 at 04:07 PM
    Carbonated water helps me when I can't drink. My brother is an ex alcoholic and he drinks a ton
    of carbonated water to deal with his cravings. Luckily, I didn't get the "I need to drink all
    the time" ...

  • Posted in thread: Moving the brewery... on 01-30-2016 at 05:01 AM
    So my fridge for the taps won't fit in my little brew space. The fridge is 66 inches high and
    the space is 66.4 inches high. The issue is a pvc drain pipe from the hvac runs across the
    floor. Its so t...

  • Posted in thread: Moving the brewery... on 01-27-2016 at 12:07 AM
    Moving a home brewery is rough. I would have never known i had accumulated so much brew stuff.
    This pic doesn't even include the tap system, kegs, or the brewhouse. And yes... that's 8
    gallons or so o...

Camp Brew Co. Primary: Sun Chaser Dryhopped American Blonde, Sun Chaser Belgian Blonde 2ndary aging: None On Tap: Ryes Your Eyes Red Bottled: Black IPA, Bourbon Bbl Po' Boy Stout, Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale On Deck: Black IPA, Irish Red, APA, Belgian Blonde