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  • Former rock star turned family man. Yeah, for real.
  • music,firearms,fine pipe tobaccos,fine beer,fishing,4x4 offroading
  • returned to school, getting a teaching certificate
  • Classic rock bands, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and new rock but mostly just the underground bands. The big label names do nothing for me.
  • I like a wide variety of movies. Too many to mention.
  • Game of Thrones, Breaking bad, Big Bang Theory, a bunch of old stuff too.
  • I mostly read non-fiction informational literature.
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  • My father loved to drink beer in the evening all his life. As he got older domestic beers was starting to cause him sever health issues. He started making his own beer and the health issues disappeared. He swore commercial beer will kill a person slowly. He switched to homebrew when he was 60 years old and lived to 81 when cancer finally got him. He told me, "if you are going to drink, drink beer. Don't drink that cheap trash in the store, make it yourself".
  • IPA's on the horizon
  • Barleywine and IPA
  • IPA
  • Peated Scottish Ale, Barleywine, Dark English Stout
  • I only bottle.
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  • Posted in thread: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-22-2014 at 04:14 PM

  • Posted in thread: Yeast at bottom of bottles. on 08-13-2014 at 07:59 AM
    The "Veteran" members have all given expert advise here. Folks like Revvy and Yooper are Jedi
    Masters of home brewing. Listen to their counsel and pay attention, better information cannot
    be paid for....

  • Posted in thread: Couple extracts under the belt... ideas for good starter all grain setup on 08-13-2014 at 07:43 AM
    I also have to recommend BIAB. I like doing it so well that I have no plans on ever doing it
    any other way. It simply works great.

  • Posted in thread: Oxygenation For A Big Beer on 08-04-2014 at 04:21 PM
    The AC grate can work! Get a cardboard box large enough to cover the fermentation vessel and
    cut a square out of the top on the opposite corner of where the box is covering the AC grate.
    This will cre...

  • Posted in thread: Black IPA on 08-04-2014 at 04:14 PM
    Sounds interesting. I typically use more hops for my IPA styles, but if your water is right it
    could work. I'm brewing a dark IPA now. My recipe is as follows.12lb pale 2 row4lb British
    pale0.5lb blac...

  • Posted in thread: Necessary Secondary? on 08-04-2014 at 04:06 PM
    I don't secondary any of my beers. To me the use of a secondary is only another point in the
    process where you risk infection. The small fermentation vessels we use in home brewing are
    typically small...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygenation For A Big Beer on 08-04-2014 at 03:50 PM
    I wouldn't add oxygen at any point after the yeasts have been pitched. Oxygen needs to be
    injected before pitching yeast and ideally when the wort is already chilled. Cooler liquids
    will absorb gases ...

  • Posted in thread: Worst batch of beer you ever brewed? on 08-04-2014 at 12:39 AM
    My worse batches:1) BMC clone - I really didn't give it attention and allowed the airlock to
    dry out. At some point between that and bottling day there was a gnat invasion in the
    house....enough said....

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Yeast, any good? on 08-03-2014 at 02:12 AM
    Ah, didn't know it was dry yeast you meant. Dry yeast is supposedly even more long-lived if
    frozen. According to Clayton Cone, anyway, it loses only 4% viability per year when frozen, as
    opposed to 4%...

  • Posted in thread: worried rookie brewer on 07-26-2014 at 03:57 AM
    To repeat what others have said: Your beer looks fine. Star San doesn't need to dry.I know, it
    seems against everything you know to put your beer into a carboy with suds of a cleaning agent
    still in t...