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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
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  • 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
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  • Posted in thread: High Demand/Low Supply Breweries on 05-03-2016 at 12:50 AM
    HF beers are in a different league but there again, I don't like playing games with beer, if
    you have to jump through hoops to get or find it - it's not worth the trouble. Especially HT!I
    think, given...

  • Posted in thread: New Beer Glasses Delivered -- Pretentious Beer Glasses on 05-02-2016 at 12:20 PM
    Great gift idea for a beer lover. I wouldn't be upset if my in-laws or wife got a set of these
    as a bday/xmas gift but I'd never buy these for myself. I'd rather spend the 180 on new brewing
    stuff or ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing Beer, Drinking Beer and Managing Beer Gut on 04-29-2016 at 01:38 PM
    I"m just under 6'3 and weigh 226 last time I checked. I've been a constant 215-230 for the past
    4 years or so. All my extra weight is at my waist, for sure, and it comes from drinking
    homebrew and all...

  • Posted in thread: big taste in low alcoholic beer on 04-29-2016 at 01:10 PM
    High mash temp and low attenuating yeast are two of the key things here, though.This!

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs! on 04-29-2016 at 12:54 PM
    So many upset Pens fans at work this morning. Parallax angles, how could the ref see the puck
    go in and call it a goal, etc etc... Caps win, tough loss to swallow for the Pens but get over
    it... Still...

  • Posted in thread: Hey Basement Brewers - what else do you make in your Basement Brewery?? on 04-28-2016 at 01:05 PM
    I've heard of people making big batches of bbq sauce or hot sauce with some of their brewery
    stuff. IDK if I'd want to use my kettle for bbq sauce though but I guess it would be ok seeing
    it's stainle...

  • Posted in thread: Any Tips For Creating My First All Grain Recipe? on 04-28-2016 at 12:48 PM
    Get Beersmith if you already don't have it. It makes creating a recipe much easier. Best $27 I
    ever spent on brewing stuff!

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs! on 04-28-2016 at 12:43 PM
    I'm getting stoked for the Caps/Pens series tonight! I have on my red classic jersey at work
    and someone else has a Crosby jersey on. We met in the hallway randomly and boo'ed each other.
    Haha, Good t...

  • Posted in thread: My beer in a local brewery... on 04-28-2016 at 12:37 PM
    Sort of. I was approached by a homebrew shop owner whom hosts our brew club meetings asking if
    I wanted to brew on their 5 gallon system in the shop if they got licensed to serve the beer.
    They've had...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing. is it worth the risk with hoppy beers? on 04-28-2016 at 12:35 AM
    I keg and I always cold crash my beer. The only reason I really cold crash is to get the c02
    into the beer quicker so i can drink it sooner. It does clear out some stuff that's suspended
    in the beer b...

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