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  • Married with two kids. I have a B.S. in Biology. Have had a love affair with beer since I was in college. Was drawn to brewing beer for creative reasons and also so I could make seasonal beer any time of the year (really love me some Pumpkin beer).
  • Cigars,Beer,Chess,Entomology,Herpetology
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  • Love beer and have been wanting to brew for a number of years. Wife has been supportive of the idea and got me a Mr. Brew for Christmas. Never looked back. Right now due to limited space and my penchant for variety I'm looking at doing smaller (3 gallon) all grain batches.
  • Pumpkin Beer, Yeti Clone, Imperial Stout, Saison
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  • Posted in thread: Metal box STC on 07-13-2014 at 07:16 PM
    I'm planning to build one of these for a fermentation chamber soon. Haven't decided on a box
    for it yet. Just curious, is there a reason you wanted metal?

  • Posted in thread: Is there a beer you buy just for the bottles? on 05-03-2014 at 03:39 PM
    I buy for the beer first and bottles second. It doesn't matter to me if they're stubbies or
    long necks, I do use all the same style for a batch though. That said I do like Dogfish Head's
    bottles becau...

  • Posted in thread: Things to always check before starting your brew on 04-22-2014 at 07:38 PM
    3.) Make sure all your valves are closed.I swear there's a gnome that follows me around and
    opens the valve after I've closed it!

  • Posted in thread: Dandelion Saison - First Attempt on 04-16-2014 at 01:36 AM
    Thanks, that's a good point with the tea. I may just add it after primary is done.

  • Posted in thread: Dandelion Saison - First Attempt on 04-16-2014 at 12:12 AM
    Yep, that's the recipe that sparked my desire to give it a go this spring. Thanks for linking
    it :rockin:. I'm thinking the Dandelion tea might give more flavor to the beer than just an
    addition of dr...

  • Posted in thread: Dandelion Saison - First Attempt on 04-15-2014 at 12:38 AM
    The crop of dandelions that's come up in my yard reminded me of my notion to try making a
    Dandelion Saison. Mother Nature has done her best to stifle me though as it's gone from 78
    degrees Saturday to...

  • Posted in thread: Can I reuse store bought bottles? on 02-14-2014 at 01:06 AM
    If you have a local recycling center, see if you can get bottles there. My local recycling
    center will let you have all you want. You just have to go pick them out and clean them (which
    isn't much wor...

  • Posted in thread: 1 gallon suggestions please on 02-08-2014 at 01:55 AM
    Click on the Recipes tab at the top of the page. Choose the style you want. Find a recipe that
    looks good. Scale it to 1 gallon and replace the grains with extract if there's not an extract
    version av...

  • Posted in thread: Introducing on 02-04-2014 at 10:13 PM
    Neat idea, but when I tested it out I think maybe it needs some work. I searched for 5 lbs of 2
    Row and the results returned for Austin Homebrew was about $4 more than what it should have
    been. It see...

  • Posted in thread: Stab Proofing Steel Braid on 02-04-2014 at 09:58 PM
    Fold the loose ends inside and then clamp it.Well that just seems stupidly obvious :smack:.

Hops? Yes please!