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  • Married to a beautiful stay-at-home mom. Happily trying to build up a brood of 3-6 kids before she turns 35. Just one for now, but the practice is fun.

    I really enjoy my life. It centers around my wife, daughter and me. We just go through our day laughing, singing, eating, dancing and playing.

    I enjoy learning as much as I possibly can about subjects that I am interested in. Mostly food, cooking, baking and brewing. I love traditional recipes and variations.
  • Cooking,baking,brewing,reading,video games
  • Product Manager for Semiconductor Distributor
  • Doug Merriott
  • Grateful Dead, Incubus, Tool, DRI, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Cake, Gogol Bordello, Roy Orbison, M
  • Citizen Kane, Step Brothers, House of 1000 Corpses, El Superbeasto, M, The Big Lebowski, Easy Rider
  • Kill your television
  • I have read so many books this year I cannot keep track of them. I mostly read economics, political
  • PUB Guild, AHA
  • Christmas of 2010 brought a homebrew kit as a gift from my mother-in-law (a homebrewer herself). A lifelong dream had been fulfilled.

    I have a passion for food and cook nearly every meal my family eats. I don't like preservatives and prefer organic foods because I like to know exactly what I ingest. I bake all of our breads and knew that this distant cousin of brewing would prepare me for homebrewing.

    My current setup is simple, but I have big dreams.
  • Barleywine, Finestkind Clone, Double Bag Clone
  • Paulaner Hefeweizen Clone from Clone Brews
  • Orsello "Little Bear" Stout

    Stone Cutters Supper (Ancient Egyptian brew for the Museum of Fine Arts)
  • Catamount Post Road IPA - from Clone Brews. What a blast from the past! I used to drink this as a teenager until Catamount went out of business.
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  • FL


  • Posted in thread: small 110V LED source on 05-23-2012 at 01:34 AM
    You might want to search Allied Electronics, Grainger or Digikey for "circuit board indicators"
    that match your description. I cannot see where you would need a 110 volt LED in your assembly,
    but I am...

  • Posted in thread: I added heavy cream to my wort! on 05-04-2012 at 11:59 PM
    Haha, maybe so, but who drinks beer with a straw?I drank beer with a straw once while waiting
    for a dentist office to open on Monday after a mosh pit incident...I have also never, ever been
    more excit...

  • Posted in thread: Dry vs Wet Lag time on 04-09-2012 at 02:02 AM
    :drunk:At those kind of temps, I'm surprised you get any lag time at all!I live in Florida, my
    water comes out of the tap at 70+... It makes sense if you think about it though. Yeast is to
    be rehydrat...

  • Posted in thread: Dry vs Wet Lag time on 04-09-2012 at 01:33 AM
    I have never used liquid, but I just finished a Hefeweizen and have solid activity in four
    hours. I rehydrate in 90 F water, shake the hell out of the carboy to oxygenate and pitch at
    high 80 F. Pop t...

  • Posted in thread: Gin Beer Recipe Help on 04-04-2012 at 01:46 AM
    I was also just thinking of doing a gin beer. I just finished an "Egyptian" beer for the museum
    where I made a 60% barley, 35% red wheat and 5% acidulated malt beer flavored with corriander,
    juniper, ...

  • Posted in thread: Does cleaning ever get you burned out on brewing? on 04-04-2012 at 12:58 AM
    Clean as you go for sure. I cannot brew indoors because of space constraints, so I can feel
    your small kitchen pain. Oxyclean is a life saver too. 1TB/gallon will make short work of

  • Posted in thread: I was scolded at LHBS today when I told em I don't usually use a secondary on 03-25-2012 at 02:23 AM
    If you like your beer then his opinion does not matter. If you like what you are doing then you
    are doing it well!

  • Posted in thread: Ruthless Rye on 03-18-2012 at 12:20 AM
    I strongly remember Terrapin, one was named Hoppin Rye or some such and a few others are lost
    in the fog. I don't claim to be a rye beer expert, so maybe I should have clarified that in my
    post. The r...

  • Posted in thread: St Patty's Day Black and Tan No Flavor... on 03-17-2012 at 01:28 AM
    Used a homebrew ESB and Guiness Special Export and it tastes like the water at the bottom of a
    spent cherry coke...

  • Posted in thread: Ruthless Rye on 03-17-2012 at 01:22 AM
    Best Rye beer I have had.

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