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    ABOUT ME

  • I'm 32 and work as a desktop technician 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
  • IT Administrator
  • 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 3 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,
  • Apple Suds cider, Stony Man Pale
  • Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale
  • BroSeshish ale: Imperial Rye IPA with all green bullet hops
  • Male
  • Married
  • Leesburg
  • VA

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  • Posted in thread: Are home brewers a "threat" to commercial brewing? on 11-10-2014 at 08:37 PM
    That would be like saying cooking at home is a threat to the restaurant industry...and really
    just a silly statement in general.This pretty much sums it up. No way are homebrewers affecting
    the commer...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 11-08-2014 at 06:10 PM
    I thought about kegging an ipa for a get together tomorrow. Still thinking about it...

  • Posted in thread: Judging snob on 11-06-2014 at 09:55 PM
    according to google "craft beer" means...craft beer:noun a beer made in a traditional or
    non-mechanized way by a small brewery.I think "craft beer" is just a marketing term to
    differentiate from BMC b...

  • Posted in thread: How honest are you when reviewing your own beer? on 11-06-2014 at 09:34 PM
    I try to be as honest as I can with my beer. If I like it then I tell people it's pretty good
    and let them decide. If it's bad I try to think why-- process vs recipe wise. If I think it's
    worth doing ...

  • Posted in thread: Any advice on first high gravity beer? on 11-06-2014 at 09:27 PM
    yea cold crash for sure. When kegging and force carbing there's no real reason not to before
    you keg it.Sounds like a good brew. Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: 10 Barrel Bought by the Evil Empire on 11-06-2014 at 03:20 AM
    I guess it always sort of sucks when an independent business is bought out by a huge company.
    Living in NoVa I'm used to nothing but chain stores and strip malls so it really is sad when
    this happens ...

  • Posted in thread: Tampa Beer on 11-04-2014 at 06:31 PM
    Cigar city for sure and Dunedin brewery isn't too far away. Cool little town on the bay and you
    could go over to clearwater pretty easily from there.

  • Posted in thread: My opportunity to starting a small brewery - Advice? on 11-04-2014 at 03:24 PM
    I've thought about opening a small brewery in town here since there's already a few 1.5 bbl
    breweries around and they're all doing well. There's a 15 bbl contract only brewery down the
    road too that I...

  • Posted in thread: Jim beam maple bourbon on 11-04-2014 at 02:19 PM
    Since there's sugar in maple syrup the yeast might have their way with it if you add it to the
    primary. I'm sure it'll still have a little residual flavor but I'm not sure if that's what
    you're lookin...

  • Posted in thread: Unique smell from keg? on 11-03-2014 at 04:09 PM
    if it were me I'd put some water in it and put a little c02 on it. Pour some out and see how it
    tastes.

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Camp Brew Co. Primary: NoVa IPA Kegged: Better-half APA Bottled: Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale On Deck: Turkey Brew, Stocious Stout, Pumpkin your Pie ale
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