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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: Snow! on 04-13-2015 at 01:34 PM
    During the heating season, I turn on the furnace blower to run continuously. We have an old
    2600+ft2 two-story house, and moving the air around heats it more evenly. But the end of April
    is approachin...

  • Posted in thread: Snow! on 04-09-2015 at 12:11 PM
    Perhaps this fellow will help all to forget about snow, and concentrate on summer.

  • Posted in thread: Yello from North Central Wisconsin on 04-08-2015 at 04:57 PM
    Dang! All you Wisconsinites are making this native Wisconsinite jealous! Before the real estate
    market went down the toilet, we were going to retire and move back to our home state and get
    the H$&& ou...

  • Posted in thread: How Are You Celebrating National Beer Day? on 04-07-2015 at 04:04 PM
    I do believe I will celebrate National Beer Day the same way I celebrate every other day...I'll
    have one of my homebrews with this evening's dinner.glenn514:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Breaking Bottles on 03-28-2015 at 05:34 PM
    I've broken one or two long necks with my wing capper. I do have a bench capper, but, for
    whatever reason, I have much more success with my wing capper! And those bottles that I broke
    were probably du...

  • Posted in thread: Almost done with school! on 03-28-2015 at 05:21 PM
    Then the opportunity for grad school came around...I understand what you are saying about
    completing your undergraduate degree...but beware of the "grad school" gremlin!glenn514:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer on 03-28-2015 at 05:07 PM
    I actually laughed out loud when I read the description of the "EVO 2" edition of the Big Mouth
    Bubbler from NB's latest catalogue: "We've taken the revolutionary Big Mouth Bubbler glass and

  • Posted in thread: Deception Cream Stout on 03-20-2015 at 05:22 PM
    When I get some of those empty bottles that have science experiments growing in them, I don't
    even bother to expend the energy to clean them. They simply go into my recycling bin, which is
    collected w...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-11-2015 at 05:56 PM
    Lots and lots of shiny stuff! I'm in!!!glenn514:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Bottling cleaning question on 03-02-2015 at 03:25 PM
    One of my daughters "gifted" me with about 30 bottles a while ago. Many of them had "science
    experiments" inside. Those went into our recycling bin! Since I now have plenty of bottles, I
    no longer acc...

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