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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
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  • 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 Christian 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.
  • Apple Cider
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  • Posted in thread: Slants turned color on 11-14-2016 at 02:13 AM
    How long is "months" ago? Also how are they being stored? They typically turn a brownish color
    as they age. If they look the color of peanut butter they're toast, but a light tan should
    still be good.

  • Posted in thread: 1st attempt at frozen yeast banking. Did I fail? on 11-10-2016 at 02:55 AM
    I've done the same as the reverend Maynard and had good results. It takes a little longer to
    get going on the stirplate, but does fine still.

  • Posted in thread: White Labs WLP075 Hansen Yeast on 11-10-2016 at 02:48 AM
    Have you considered banking some? There was a really good how to on here about freezing yeast
    that makes it simple.

  • Posted in thread: WLP004 Irish Yeast & Windsor combo? on 11-08-2016 at 01:58 AM
    If it were me, I would just use the starter because I'm comfortable doing that kind of thing
    and experience has shown me that the beer should turn out fine. That said, if you're squeamish
    about it the...

  • Posted in thread: How do you make your yeast starters on 11-07-2016 at 10:58 PM
    I think I'm going to make the jump and buy a pressure canner, does anyone have any
    recommendations on what size i should get.I bought a 23qt and love it, but I also use it for
    canning veggies and vari...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your DIY stir plate! on 11-06-2016 at 01:55 AM
    Here's my dual stir plate rocking out some recent yeast

  • Posted in thread: How do you make your yeast starters on 11-05-2016 at 11:53 PM
    As with many topics related to home brewing, you're going to get a variety of answers. You're
    going to have to be the one that finds out what works for you. There are pluses and minuses to

  • 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...

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