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    ABOUT ME

  • I'm nothing to look at. Just a regular guy, ex-husband, father of two girls, teens, working too much, needing to do too much, great girl friend, down to one dog and trying to be down to no cats (unsuccessful thus far).rn I have been teaching since the late 70's, became a chiropractor in the 90's and still do both. I'd love to be back full time teaching with a bit of land, a large garden, a small building dedicated to brewing, cooking and food storage, a home swimming pool, and a riding lawn mower. Always wanted a riding lawn mower. And maybe a couple of cows, a couple of pigs, some chickens and a smart dog.rn I enjoy a couple of beers a day (a bit more on weekends), a couple of smokes a day, 3 - 4 good hard workouts per week (had to quit playing racquetball - it was breaking me down), cooking meats various ways but like the veggies better and am a true carb lover. Starches rock! But then, so does gravy. OK, food rocks.rn I can keep it under 200 if I try or get sick. I
  • Working out,yard work,gardening and brewing.
  • Chiropractor and instructor at a local Community College
  • That which I like.
  • Those I can watch over and over again; too many to name. No true favorite really. No comedies either.
  • TV? Ok, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. All science TV, travel TV and food shows. What a geek!
  • Those that I am willing to read a bit over two pages at a time per day.
  • I love beer. Nice to be able to make that which tastes great. I had looked into getting into it in the 80's but just didn't get around to it. Last year my nieces husband's father mentioned that he had brewed some beer so I looked into it again and found the inevitable Mr Beer and tried it. Loving it ever since.rnrnPast and current recipes are too many to list here. I keep a personal blog in case I lose my log book. Still only extracts and, of course, meads, but planning on moving to grains soon. Here's the blog: http://markshomebrewlog.blogspot.com/
  • Many things, mostly beers. But also a couple more meads; one traditional and one apricot melomel.
  • A rich Barley Wine made with 9lbs Maris Otter extract and fermenting with WLP-090, San Diego Super Yeast
  • All meads; JAOM, traditional Huckleberry, pineapple/mango melomel and a blackberry/blue berry melomel. Beer - Hop Scare IPA which has also been dry hopped with two oz cascade and 2 oz galena.
  • A lot. Aging now. Priors - 5 Ales, 2 Reds, 1 Barley Wine, 1 Wheat(hated it), 4 IPA's, 2 Stouts, and 1 Cider(about 7mo old now).
  • And IPA and an ALE(Coopers). Currently have the HopScare IPA in the keg as secondary and am drinking an English Bitter in a keg. (It makes a nice black and tan with Guiness)
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  • Dallas
  • Texas

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-10-2013 at 11:45 AM
    Throw my name in the pot please.

  • Posted in thread: MoreBeer.com Summer Giveaway! on 09-26-2013 at 10:49 PM
    in

  • Posted in thread: MoreBeer.com Summer Giveaway! on 08-29-2013 at 09:04 PM
    In, thank you.

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-13-2013 at 06:48 PM
    Definitely in.

  • Posted in thread: protein rest on 08-02-2013 at 10:24 PM
    I got that from extract brewing. When using crystal grains/etc, we steep them prior to the boil
    with the extract.I figured that if I was going to use any grains that I wold need to do the
    same thing p...

  • Posted in thread: protein rest on 08-02-2013 at 10:02 PM
    I'm gearing up for another all grain and have a question about protein rest.Apparently it is
    not needed for well modified malt.My question is about the grains like crystal and others which
    we "steep" ...

  • Posted in thread: Strong ale versus Barley wine on 07-26-2013 at 09:46 PM
    So in general, what is the difference between a Wee Heavy English ale and a Barley wine?

  • Posted in thread: Can anyone tell me why Safale S0-4 has a rather strong smell and taste in my brew? on 07-24-2013 at 08:35 PM
    That's right, I had forgotten about that. The beer finishes fermenting in record time and goes
    totally clear really fast. I did a wee heavy with it and it took off so fast that it kept
    blowing off the...

  • Posted in thread: When are hops flowers to be harvested? on 07-24-2013 at 08:30 PM
    I have a hops plant that came up in a container from last year (Total fail last year growing
    them. I thought it was just too hot.) I put them next to my kids old wooden playset that I had
    grown some p...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Growing in Straw Bales? on 07-24-2013 at 08:26 PM
    I tried some straw bale gardening this year. Planted okra and cantaloup. Both are doing
    exceedingly good but must be watered daily in the summer heat. I "mulched" over the top with a
    layer of Moonure ...

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