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  • I'm 33 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
  • AHA, BA, LOCAL (LOudoun Creators of Ales and Lagers),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
  • Round Hill
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: Blacksmiths show your stuff! on 10-25-2016 at 06:01 PM
    Pretty awesome to see the other talents we have at HBT. I wish I had time to get into another
    hobby. I hardly have time to brew!

  • Posted in thread: Keg setups? on 10-25-2016 at 03:24 PM
    I'd have to agree with skraeling... Kegging is awesome but it's even more awesome if you have a
    good setup. I have 2 kegs and 1 tap and it's not mounted. It just sits on top of whatever keg
    it's hooke...

  • Posted in thread: Keg setups? on 10-25-2016 at 03:22 PM
    Doesn't get cheaper than this setup. If you are going to do it I would save up for a good setup
    that you can enjoy longer personally 374750:off: I have that same mug! I'm 34 but I still use
    it. :ban:

  • Posted in thread: Most often broken piece of brewing equipment on 10-25-2016 at 02:45 PM
    not that I break it but I replace auto siphon's more than any other piece of equipment-- Just
    due to the build up of funk that gets in it...

  • Posted in thread: Number one beer in America..... on 10-24-2016 at 02:25 PM
    Beer advocate... I take all their ratings with a grain of salt. From my experience it's just a
    bunch of people who buy into the hype and make getting decent commercial beer a pita. IDK. I
    feel with IP...

  • Posted in thread: No stress drinking on 10-24-2016 at 02:11 PM
    That is funny... most people seek alcohol when they're stressed. Good for you! I took a month
    off a few years ago just for the sake of taking some time off. It sucked! Not because it was
    hard but beca...

  • Posted in thread: How long have you suffered through bad batch of homebrew? on 10-21-2016 at 08:20 PM
    I choke down as much of it as I can. If I don't have any other beer I'll drink a commercial
    beer for every few crappy beers I consume. Once I cannot stand it anymore I dump it and move
    on. It's only h...

  • Posted in thread: First wife approved beer. on 10-20-2016 at 01:57 PM
    one man's trash is another women's pleasure. :tank:

  • Posted in thread: I just want to brew!! on 10-19-2016 at 02:25 PM
    my wife owns a small business as well and I end up helping a lot more than I had planned on or
    care to do. My pipeline has suffered as late and I will have a week or 2 gap in brews
    unfortunately. What...

  • Posted in thread: What to do? on 10-19-2016 at 02:16 PM
    beer is always worth riding out. Just rack from under the infection and try to leave the top
    inch or so behind.I'd get all new racking equipment, tubing, etc... and give everything a good
    cleaning. I ...

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