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  • Husband. Father of two. My day job is in the veterinary medicine field. I homebrew not only to make beer, but as a creative and therapeutic outlet.
  • Cigars,Chess,Entomology,Herpetology,Amateur Tinkerer
  • Veterinary Technician/Assistant
  • Daniel Todd
  • Old Crow Medicine Show, Ben Miller Band, Turnpike Trubadors, Mumford & Sons, Flogging Molly, The O.C. Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy, CAKE.
  • Boondock Saints, Pool Hall Junkies, Top Gun, Star Wars, pretty much any comic book movie and anything with action, shooting, martial arts, etc.
  • Any brewing related book, Stephen King, chess books, and theology books.
  • Just a regular guy who got a Mr Beer kit for Christmas and got hooked. Quickly progressed to all grain batches. Currently brewing small (1-3 gal) batches on my stove top.
  • Flavorful, hoppy pale ales. Roasty stouts. Saisons a plenty.
  • Empty...for the moment.
  • Mostly skip secondary.
  • Lots of different stuff.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Joplin
  • Missouri


  • Posted in thread: Culturing and Banking Yeast with Petri Plates on 10-14-2016 at 11:09 PM
    Based upon the last set of plates I made, it runs about 20% more in cost. This is not a bad
    deal if you don't like making your own plates.I ran some numbers and my cost per plate is about
    $0.25. Compa...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting in a hot fridge on 10-12-2016 at 12:34 AM
    I use ice packs in a Styrofoam cooler as fermentation control, but still have to change out the
    ice packs at least once a day depending on what I'm fermenting. Your best bet would be to
    replace the fr...

  • Posted in thread: WLP007 Dry English Ale on 10-12-2016 at 12:27 AM
    Even with an ale yeast a lot of people will bump up the temperature towards the end of
    fermentation a little to encourage the yeast to finish fermenting and clean up after itself.
    Another option if yo...

  • Posted in thread: Culturing and Banking Yeast with Petri Plates on 10-10-2016 at 09:55 PM
    I make my own. It's not really all that hard and probably costs less than half of what they're
    charging. Plus it's fun! Though if you don't want to bother that's probably a decent price.

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-27-2016 at 02:04 AM
    Thanks for the give away, count me in :mug:.

  • Posted in thread: The $49 Kindle Fire.....good for Brew Day?? on 07-11-2016 at 03:13 AM
    I imagine it's a bit late for my $0.02 to be useful, but maybe for someone down the road it
    might help...I use Beersmith on my Kindle all the time. I use it for recipe formulation and
    also on brew day...

  • Posted in thread: What's a good choice of beer for a first-time all grain brewer? on 06-12-2016 at 07:53 PM
    I'd vote SMaSH as well. Makes for a simple and tasty beer. That said, since you've got some
    extract brews under your belt you might consider brewing an all grain version of something
    you've made with ...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Laser Printed Bottle Caps on 05-30-2016 at 10:02 PM
    I saw that article and can't wait to give it a go myself. Nice work!

  • Posted in thread: Wakatu Hops? on 05-30-2016 at 11:22 AM
    I did a Wakatu/2 Row SMaSH a while back. Turned out pretty good, but as you can imagine not
    much depth of flavor. Some lime zest aroma, but pretty faint. The flavor, while not
    overpowering was very no...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer , 2.5 Gallon on 05-28-2016 at 03:14 AM
    Welcome to the stovetop club! Scaling recipes is pretty easy with a program like BrewTarget or
    Beersmith, but it's easy to do the math with a calculator too. You just have to be able to
    accurately wei...

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