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  • I am married 19 years, two children (daughter 17, son 13) and I live in a small town in Northwestern New Jersey. We have 2 cats, a dog and 2 guinea pigs and are soon to have a corn snake (or some other slithery reptile).
  • brewing,fishing,reading,drumming,canoeing,hiking,camping
  • System Consultant
  • Michael Benoit
  • Grateful Dead, all rock, most metal (Sabbath, Iron Maiden most of all)... Neil Pert (I am a drummer
  • Original Star Wars, Kelly's Heros, any war movie made between 1975 and 1990, Jaws, Men in Black, Pow
  • Mythbusters... it's all crap after that.
  • Authors: Tolkien, S. King, George RR Martin, Lee Childs, too many others
  • I started brewing in May 2011 with kit from Midwest Supplies, and it was love at first boil. I've brewed three batches, I have one in secondary now, and I have scheduled my batches out until June of 2012!
  • Autumn Amber Ale
    Carabou Slobber
  • Zippo...
  • Zippo...
  • Autumn Amber Ale (aka: Padre's Summer Solstice Ale)
    Irish Red Ale (aka: Padre's Western Ale)
    John Quincy Adams Marblehead Lager (aka: Padre's Uncle John's Ale) Turned out horrid...
    Bavarian Hefeweisen (aka: LRCB's Hot as Hell Hefeweisen)
    American Amber
    Cream Ale (aka: My Dad's Beer)
    Holiday Ale (aka: Padre's Holiday Brew)
    American Amber (special brewing)
  • I kegged the Irish Red Ale using the tap-a-keg system. The process was easy and fast... the beer had a much fresher taste. I kegged my Uncle John's Ale, and part of my hefe.
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  • New Jersey


  • Posted in thread: Label/Logo giveaway! on 01-27-2013 at 03:23 PM
    Sorry, everyone else... I may do this again if it goes well, so keep an eye out!Thanks for the
    opportunity. Congrats Ezekiel!

  • Posted in thread: Sugar Question on 01-26-2013 at 04:55 AM
    Brand name for a mason jar (like Ball) thanks! Much appreciated.

  • Posted in thread: Starting all grain from extract brewing, don't want to do it twice. on 01-26-2013 at 04:53 AM
    I am going to try to get into all grain brewing, i am a fair metal fabricator and intend to
    build a gravity fed 3 tier system fired with propane. i have been looking around at mash tuns
    and boil kettl...

  • Posted in thread: First AG attempt tomorrow, water question, please help.... on 01-26-2013 at 04:40 AM
    OK guys thank you. I never made a bad beer with bottled spring water, well at least not because
    of the water. So I will concentrate more on process and procedure, and just use the water as
    is.Enjoy yo...

  • Posted in thread: Sugar Question on 01-26-2013 at 04:29 AM
    Hello everyone. I am on my first batch and had a question. I was going to bottle last weekend,
    but the batch still needed to settle a little more. In the process I mixed the sugar and water
    together f...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting concern on 01-26-2013 at 04:26 AM
    I brewed a batch of northern brewer nut brown 3 days ago. I have it in a plastic fermentation
    bucket in my closet. The closet is a steady 72 degrees and no fermentation yet. Should I be
    concerned? Sho...

  • Posted in thread: The Brewer's Resume on 01-25-2013 at 07:22 PM
    When I interview candidates I ask about their hobbies. It's amazing how people open up when
    they talk about their hobbies. You get to the real person. And I get a chance to learn a thing
    or two... I i...

  • Posted in thread: Crossing the void on 01-25-2013 at 06:55 PM
    Before you jump into it, read up on the what all-grain entails. Don't get hung up on too many
    details, but don't discount them, and get an understanding of the steps and how much time it
    takes. If you...

  • Posted in thread: Is my sterilization overkill? on 01-25-2013 at 12:37 PM
    Rinse bottles after use with water to get the wash and any yeast out. To clean, rinse out with
    a bottle washer well. Put them in a bucket of oxyclean for 20 minutes. Take them out, rinse
    with bottle w...

  • Posted in thread: I need all your help getting a job at a brewery! on 01-24-2013 at 10:14 PM
    To piggy back on markm's and aip's comments... I don't work for a brewery, but I visited one in
    Ft. Worth in December for their Saturday "tour". I spoke with about 10 people who had "Brew
    Crew" shirts...