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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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  • Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons, The O.C. Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy, CAKE, various other Country and Christian stuff.
  • Boondock Saints, Pool Hall Junkies, Top Gun, Star Wars
  • 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
  • Apple Cider
  • Nothin' at the moment.
  • Pumpkin Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Best Commercial Pumpkin Beer on 08-23-2014 at 11:00 AM
    There's a clone recipe for Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale in the last issue of BYO. So you could fulfill
    that drinking it year round desire if you wanted to...

  • Posted in thread: Best Commercial Pumpkin Beer on 08-23-2014 at 02:04 AM
    I used to really like Schlafly's Pumpkin, but the last several years it hasn't been that great.
    Maybe my palate has changed or they tweaked the recipe or something...I dunno. Mother's Brewing
    Company ...

  • Posted in thread: Is there such thing as too late to dry hop on 08-21-2014 at 09:38 AM
    Well the kit called for dry hopping with an ounce of Centennial, but after I forgot about it I
    wanted to try to revive some of the hop character. I ended up using an ounce each of
    Centennial, Citra, a...

  • Posted in thread: Is there such thing as too late to dry hop on 08-21-2014 at 02:09 AM
    I just bottled an IPA that I forgot about and it sat in the primary for about 7 weeks. Oops.
    Dry hopped the crap out of it and it's been in the bottle about a week and a half now. Cracked
    one open las...

  • Posted in thread: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-20-2014 at 12:41 AM
    I've been curious about soda making...count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Small Burner on 07-30-2014 at 01:15 AM
    What size batches are you wanting to do? There was an interesting article in BYO not that long
    ago on brewing with induction heaters.

  • 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.

Hops? Yes please!