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06-25-2013 1:28 AM


46 years old


  • I'm a retired (and disabled) Navy Corpsman (FMF). I brew mostly extract at this point, about 1 or 2 batches a month. I'd love to make the move to all grain, but I live on a very fixed income.
  • Diving,skydiving,rock climbing,brewing
  • Retired/soon to be network administrator
  • Dennis
  • VFW
  • I've been brewing for about 10 years. I stick to IPAs, porters, stouts, and meads.
  • I'm starting a porter next week and I have a mead in primary that's about two weeks from secondary. I'm looking for three more kits for next month.
  • Mead (sparkling sweet mead)
  • Peace Java Stout and Double IPA
  • Male
  • Single
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • CA


  • Posted in thread: White Labs vial explosions on 06-25-2013 at 01:28 AM
    Yay! It's not just me! I always do a starter because, even with ice packs, my yeast arrives
    hot. 20 years in the military gave me this bad habit of following directions, so I've been
    taking the yeast ...

  • Posted in thread: First wort hopping appropriate for porter on 06-10-2013 at 08:58 PM
    I'll be starting a porter later this week (hopefully Thursday). I just read something about
    first wort hopping, which naturally sounds like a great match for something like an IPA. Would
    this be an ap...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter holding time on 06-09-2013 at 03:55 AM
    Thanks! I live in a really hot area, so I was worried about yeast viability (the pack was HOT
    when I received it), which is why I did the starter in this case. Now that they're all happy I
    don't want ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter holding time on 06-09-2013 at 03:47 AM
    Ok, so I'm brewing an extract porter with specialty grains. The last kit I brewed (a java
    stout) had great taste but a very thin body. So, I figured I'd add some maltodextrin to the
    porter. Anyway, to...