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  • I am a retired church musician/educator. I served four different congregations in Wisconsin, Texas and Illinois. I am the proud father of FOUR gorgeous daughters who all took my wife's genetic makeup!
  • GLEEFULLY Retired
  • Glenn R. Mahnke
  • Bach and the classics
  • It has always fascinated me, especially since I grew up in Milwaukee when it had FOUR breweries going full-bore.
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  • Illinois


  • Posted in thread: DIY pool maintenance on 07-23-2015 at 08:32 PM
    I lived in the Dallas, Texas area for five years, and we had an in-ground concrete pool. Since
    the winter temp never fell much below 32F, I never "closed" or "opened" my pool. If it was
    cold, I simpl...

  • Posted in thread: Overcarbing Bottled Beer on 06-27-2015 at 03:42 PM
    Thank you, beergolf! You've explained to me why my first batch of "Bourbon Barrel Porter" did
    NOT produce "bottle bombs," while the second batch did. I was much more patient with the second

  • Posted in thread: Overcarbing Bottled Beer on 06-26-2015 at 07:58 PM
    Brother and Sister Brewers...About 1.5 years ago, I brewed up a batch of Northern Brewer's
    Bourbon Barrel Porter. This was my second time making this. After mixing the 5 ounces of corn
    sugar with the ...

  • Posted in thread: I'm a lucky guy on 06-17-2015 at 12:08 PM
    Lemesee...gotta do some subtraction here. Hummm...gotta do some "borrowing" before subtraction.
    There. Gonna be FORTY-SIX years this August. WOWZERS!glenn514:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Hello from nothern Illinois on 05-24-2015 at 05:00 PM
    I am not a mold maker, but I, too, live in northern Illinois. Welcome to our little obsession
    that we call brewing!glenn514:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Finally Bottled Our First Brew on 04-27-2015 at 03:25 PM
    Most, if not all, homebrewers will remember that "woosh" from popping the cap on that first
    bottle of the first batch...and then discovering that it was rather good beer! Congrats on a
    good-looking br...

  • Posted in thread: Snow! on 04-23-2015 at 11:43 AM
    We had snow flurries yesterday. Today, the temp is currently 25F. Burrrrr.glenn514:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Snow! on 04-21-2015 at 05:22 PM
    I had taken the glass panel out of the back storm door about a week ago. Today, I put it back
    in! The wind is whipping from the west, heading smack-dab into that door. Much warmer in the
    back hall now...

  • Posted in thread: Snow! on 04-21-2015 at 02:54 PM
    I really did turn off the furnace blower...but turned it back on continuous this morning.
    Currently a bit above 40F with strong winds...that just blow into every crack and crevice in
    this old house. ...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Minnesota/Wisconsin! on 04-20-2015 at 05:23 PM
    Welcome to this little corner of insanity we call HBT! I, too, am a native Wisconsinite, living
    in the hell-hole called Illinois. But...I'm only seventeen miles south of the state line! So I
    don't hav...

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