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  • Born and raised in the Chicago area. Have a BSS in Sociology from ISU, a BS in applied electronics from DeVry and an MBA from Keller Business School of Managed. I am married (8 years) and we have a wonderful 3 year old son. Unfortunately this will have to be our only child. I work in technology (IT stuff) and got in to brewing in 2005. My Christmas preset was my 1st home brewing kit. I saw it being done on the food channel or something and said out loud, "I've always wanted to brew my own beer but never got around to it."I now have at least 35 batches under my belt...literally and do extract, partial and all grain. I have a kegging system and my own fridge in the basement (cave).
  • Other hobbies include dad,husband and guitar player
  • IT Level 2 tech and technical manager
  • Chris
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  • Don't have a favorite but I tend to watch the Matrix movies from time to time.
  • Big Bang Theory, DIY stuff
  • Bible
  • Club Wurt
  • Been a home brewer for over 7 years. Started with a brew pot and a bucket. Have progressed from kits to extract/partial mash to all grain.rnrnI have a couple brew pots, a 5 gallon mash tun, 4 fermentors (don't know why so many), yeast starter equipment including a stir plate and lots of misc hydrometers, thermometers, mash paddles, etc.. rnrnNow looking to build a home brew gravity stand that is affordable and can be broken down for easy storage.rnrnI prefer all grain brewing using a 5 gallon mash tun for single or double infusion mashes. rnrnI prefer Beersmith software and often brew my own recipies.
  • Just finished primary fermentation on an EPA and have one of my fruit beers in the secondary. I have an American Brown in the keg and a couple of my "out-of-style" beers in bottles.
  • Nothing on the brewing schedule for at least a month so I can work on my fermentation chiller.
  • Fruit beer.
  • I have a California Anchor Steam clone, a very sweet Jack Daniels brown and some remnants of a fruit beer (blueberry amber) in the bottles.
  • American's yummy.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Palatine
  • IL


  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 02-17-2013 at 04:41 AM
    Great brew day today. A friend and I brewed a 5 gallon batch of porter, a 1 gallon batch of
    sMasH (Belgium pale and columbus) and a 1 gallon batch of sMasH (UK pale and columbus). Hope to
    do a side by...

  • Posted in thread: Using Brett on 01-26-2013 at 04:16 PM
    I was planning on inoculating my first Burton Ale after primary. I have only been able to look
    at a few recipes for BA and none of them have brett in them. Some of the articles I have read
    mention tha...

  • Posted in thread: Batch Sparging: what's your setup like? on 01-22-2013 at 04:58 AM

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 09-23-2012 at 01:59 AM
    Brewed a pumpkin spice ale.

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 09-22-2012 at 04:24 PM
    Just mashed in my annual Pumpkin Spice ale. I call it Windy Night Pumpkin Spice.

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 09-20-2012 at 04:14 PM
    Bottling pumpkin ale Monday! Any ideas for a thanksgiving brew that will fit well turkey
    dinner? I need ideas quick so I can brew and be sure it will be ready for its unveiling.For me,
    traditional tur...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 09-20-2012 at 04:10 PM
    Getting my ingredients together for brewing a pumpkin spice ale on Saturday. Recipe is based on
    one I found in "Brewing Classic Styles."

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 08-27-2012 at 07:47 PM
    Finally built my "Son of Fermentation Chiller." I used plans I found at I didn't use the
    thermostat and power supply they recommend. I already had a wired Ranco dual stage temp
    controller and a conv...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 08-25-2012 at 03:19 AM
    I got my son of fermentation chiller almost completely assembled. Just have a few more things,
    some dowl rods, the thermal probe and testing.

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 08-15-2012 at 02:31 PM
    Yesterday Culligan come to the house and remove their water softener and RO system. I will be
    installing my own system this week.