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  • Who has time for hobbies?
  • it's almost easier to list what I don't like
  • Rooster Cogburn, To Have and Have Not, RED, Serenity... there are really too many to list
  • I don't watch television. I have one, but it's only connected to the DVD player. Okay, I watch Body
  • As with movies, too many to list.
  • GCBA
  • A neighbor went on the wagon (for about 30 days, but in the meanwhile) and sold me his brewing gear. Thirty days later it was all over but the aging. I still buy beer, but less often as time passes.

    For all that, I still have so many questions and get so many contradictory answers that I consider myself very much a beginner. Fortunately, I enjoy learning, even detail stuff.

    Then again, if you're walking past someone's garage and they're racking a batch of beer, you've made a new friend.
  • Currently, I'm rather fond of adding peated malt to dark ale recipes.

    That said, I have heard; from numerous sources; that starting homebrewers often become 'hopheads'. So it was with me, only I never really outgrew that phase.
  • Peated black bitter in primary, coffee-smoked porter at the plate, peated IPA in the batter's circle and an assortment of brown and amber ales in the dugout.

    Going to start my first lager as soon as I get the 2nd refrigerator prepped.

    Dream brew: a honey'd barley wine at around 15%, Working up to it, a little at a time. (now, miscalculated on the first try and ... well, it wasn't pretty)
  • Mostly dark ales. Sue me, I like 'em.
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  • Posted in thread: You didn't think I'd do it, didja. on 07-27-2013 at 08:11 PM
    In other news. It's kegged and chilling and the first smallish sip has me wishing I'd made more
    than a gallon. I only put one full-size clove and one medium one in the secondary, it's more of
    an aroma...

  • Posted in thread: You didn't think I'd do it, didja. on 07-27-2013 at 08:07 PM
    "Seriously dead chicken in a beer recipe???"I have an older copy of the homebrew book, but yes,
    it has a recipe that calls for a whole, parboiled and crushed chicken. with sherry, raisins and
    mace (th...

  • Posted in thread: You didn't think I'd do it, didja. on 07-03-2013 at 11:51 PM
    Ooh, roasted garlic would just dissolve in secondary...... could just put it in the boil...
    Anyway, I got the idea last year when I was on the porch, enjoying a brew and the wind shifted
    and came in o...

  • Posted in thread: You didn't think I'd do it, didja. on 07-03-2013 at 11:27 PM
    I live in Gilroy, so I suppose it was only a matter of time. I guess next I'll find out why I
    haven't seen anyone else do it, because I canNOT be the first one who thought about
    it...Besides,,, they p...

  • Posted in thread: Crazy water saving idea? on 07-03-2013 at 11:22 PM
    I run the water out of the chiller into a sprinkler and just let it go on the lawn. Since I
    don't brew all that often and the lawn doesn't need watering all that often...Besides, this
    way, I have a bu...

  • Posted in thread: Choosing a chest freezer for fementation. on 06-02-2011 at 04:32 PM
    If it's solely for fermentation, the 'son of' chamber is a lot less $. Too, a keezer can be
    used as a fermentation cooler, but it can't do double duty; that is, it can only do one task at
    a time. (unl...

  • Posted in thread: Another FG question on 06-02-2011 at 01:21 AM
    ... i was without ANY airlock activity for the last 6-7 days of primary and 4-5 days of
    secondary fermentation. I'm just wondering if some of you experienced brewers think of the
    possibility of bombs....

  • Posted in thread: Rebecca Black hates me :( on 06-02-2011 at 01:13 AM
    The reality based human being part of me wants me to remind you all that this is a 14 year old
    girl you are wishing (false I hope) harm upon.They're just thinking about the planet. You know:
    global wa...

  • Posted in thread: Why is it always "lawnmower" beer? on 06-02-2011 at 01:08 AM
    One and one is two, car and wrench (mower/scrubber/paintbrush...) is beer. Don't overcomplicate
    things, folks, it's basic math.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenatorô Giveaway on 06-01-2011 at 04:33 PM
    Well, you were already the go-to vendor...

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