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    ABOUT ME

  • 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

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  • Posted in thread: Yeast allergies? on 01-17-2017 at 06:53 PM
    I've never heard of this being an issue before. If there's some sort of airlock on the
    fermentor I wouldn't think any yeast would able to escape since there's a barrier of water
    between the beer and t...

  • Posted in thread: CDN ProAccurate Folding Thermocouple Thermometer Giveaway on 01-14-2017 at 01:54 AM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Session IPA vs. Hoppy Pale Ale on 01-12-2017 at 02:34 AM
    I want to like session IPA's but I just can't bring myself to spend the same money on half the
    abv when it comes to commercial offerings. Brewing a session IPA myself is one thing because I
    get a litt...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian ideas for a dude who doens't really dig Belgians on 01-12-2017 at 01:54 AM
    I do a very light but big Golden Strong. 14lbs plisner1 lb Vienna 1 lb carapils dextrine2 lb
    candi sugar (clear) crystals 1 oz perle and fuggle at 60 min1 oz fuggle at 5 minWyeast 1388 1
    qt starter fe...

  • Posted in thread: Don't do a 30 min boil on 01-12-2017 at 01:42 AM
    I do a 30 minute pale ale and it's totally fine. I do use 2 row instead of pils malt though
    which might have something to do with it. Not sure what your grist was though or what brand
    grains you were ...

  • Posted in thread: Session IPA vs. Hoppy Pale Ale on 01-11-2017 at 01:20 PM
    Traditionally speaking a pale ale is usually maltier and not as dry as a session IPA or even a
    regular IPA. I wouldn't mash a pale ale at 148 F but I wouldn't think twice about it for an
    IPA. Between ...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian ideas for a dude who doens't really dig Belgians on 01-10-2017 at 07:06 PM
    meet at Brew LoCo?think Rob is a member of all the local brew clubs; Hogs, NoVA Homebrew, HOWL,
    West 50Yah, Brew LoCo, indeed. And yes, Rob, is a member and gets around when it comes to brew
    clubs!

  • Posted in thread: Belgian ideas for a dude who doens't really dig Belgians on 01-10-2017 at 04:42 PM
    lol... Wort Hogs? (next month's competition category is Belgians)not a big fan of Belgians
    either, but one of the Wort Hogs brewed a Tripel that was pretty tastygive me a few, I'll find
    his recipeClos...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian ideas for a dude who doens't really dig Belgians on 01-10-2017 at 04:24 PM
    I don't really dig belgians either but I love me some belgian IPA. Just throwing that out
    there, I realize that's not a very popular opinion.A belgian IPA could be a good option. Maybe
    mash a little h...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian ideas for a dude who doens't really dig Belgians on 01-10-2017 at 03:36 PM
    Next month is Belgian month at the brew club. I've brewed a few Belgian beers before, they came
    out well, but I just don't really like Belgian beers. I guess I have the option of not brewing
    the style...

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