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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!
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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 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: forced hiatus on 07-08-2016 at 12:34 PM
    We're prepping for our 2nd kid and what was supposed to be a month or so break has now turned
    into several months off from brewing. With all the expenses that go into having a kid this
    break has gone ...

  • Posted in thread: Hothead ale yeast? on 06-10-2016 at 12:34 PM
    Worth a read thanks for this! I wonder what his beer would have been like if he let it sit on
    the yeast for longer than 8 days. He says green apple taste which is always associated with
    needing more ...

  • Posted in thread: I wish I could have just one... on 06-10-2016 at 03:30 AM
    I haven't had a beer since Sunday, 4 days, and I miss it. I haven't been home brewing at all
    due to lack of funds so I have to get commercial beer if I want to drink. It sucks! I'm used to
    having 2 be...

  • Posted in thread: Hothead ale yeast? on 06-09-2016 at 07:05 PM
    Anyone tried this one before? ale yeast. They say it doesn't need temp control due to its wide
    temp range with little difference in taste. My buddy is using it right now and said it went to
    sleep at ...

  • Posted in thread: 5,000 year old beer factory on 05-24-2016 at 06:50 PM
    ok so lets get down to brass tacks here... Who's making beer out of broomcorn millet, barley,
    Job’s tears and tubers?

  • Posted in thread: Hops gone. on 05-24-2016 at 12:26 AM
    next time put in your 60 min hops at the same time but save the rest of your hops for either 5
    minutes or 0 minutes and add them at flameout. My rule of thumb is to use an oz of dry hops for
    every gal...

  • Posted in thread: Show Us Your Label on 05-22-2016 at 01:15 AM
    Look good but might want to spell check the hops before printing. Just trying to help.Hey
    thanks man! Last time i made a label i put the year as 2105, heh. Maybe I'm making them a
    little toooooo quick...

  • Posted in thread: Clean flask before second round of starter? on 05-20-2016 at 02:21 PM
    I'd think if you followed standard sanitizing procedures and kept the opening to the flask
    covered and closed while it's empty you'll be ok. If you didn't keep it closed or covered it
    I'd clean it bef...

  • Posted in thread: wood addition to beer on 05-20-2016 at 12:39 PM
    I wouldn't worry about oxidation from wood chips. You might want to leave the chips in there
    for longer than 10 days. I have found the wood flavor fades a little once the beer conditions
    out so I over...

  • Posted in thread: Show Us Your Label on 05-19-2016 at 03:00 PM
    Here's a label I did quickly last night in MS Paint. I'm on 5.0 of this recipe and I think it's
    almost there. Just need to up the abv to about 7% and up the IBU's a little and perhaps add a
    little mor...

Camp Brew Co. Primary: IryePA 5.0 2ndary aging: None On Tap: IryePA 4.0, AmberHop ale-session version Bottled: Bourbon Bbl Po' Boy Stout, Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale