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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: 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...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller for 1 Gallon Brewing on 05-20-2016 at 03:18 AM
    I use my 25 footer for all my batches, 1 gallon included. I use a standard 5 gallon boil kettle
    so it fits nicely. If you're using a smaller boil kettle it may not fit. You could either make
    your own ...

  • Posted in thread: Saving Hydrated Dry Yeast for Smaller Batches? on 04-24-2016 at 09:48 PM
    I do a lot of smaller batches and what I have been doing is simply calculating the amount of
    dry yeast needed based on my OG with a yeast pitching calculator (I like, but
    there are s...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast of the Dead on 04-23-2016 at 11:08 AM
    What NolguanaForZ said. As long as the pack wasn't a single chunk of ice there would have been
    viable cells to grow up in your starter. Your starter was initially slow to take odd due to the
    decrease ...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial Beer Yeast Harvest List on 04-16-2016 at 01:32 AM
    I've harvested yeast successfully from Bell's Oberon, Prairie Artisan's Birra (Farmhouse), and
    Urban Chestnut's Schnickelfritz (Weissbier). Currently having a lot of fun with yeast!The folks
    from Urba...

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