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  • I'm just a sarcastic SOB who likes to have a good time!!rnrnI lived in Germany twice for a total of 9 years.rnrnI was in the active Army for just over 7 years. I just retired from Federal Service with almost 37 years total time.
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  • I started brewing in 1994. Pioneer of Late Addition Brewing with small boils...rnrnWinner of the 1997 Land of Muddy Waters Homebrew (MUGZ Members Only) Contest. My HW received Best of Show (beating out about 100 entries) and Best of Style. I got to brew 250 gallons at the Blue Cat Brew Pub in Rock Island, IL.
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  • Posted in thread: Best way to calibrate my refractometer (and hydrometer?) on 10-09-2013 at 11:35 PM
    One thing I've noticed is that you will get inaccurate readings if you don't wash the old
    sample off first.Just something to remember.

  • Posted in thread: late extract questions on 10-09-2013 at 11:28 PM
    I was doing small boil and late addition (extract) way back in 1994 (years before it was
    "officially" designated to be "discovered" by a well known brewer)I was doing so because I had
    small pots at th...

  • Posted in thread: Paulaner-style Hefe Weizen on 02-09-2013 at 09:18 PM
    I apologize for not beig around the forum for a while, but life has been getting in the way of
    spending time here...and I'm retired.WOW! Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate them. I'm
    glad you gu...

  • Posted in thread: Fall/Winter Beer Ideas??? on 10-15-2012 at 07:38 PM
    ...but I just brewed my second Hefe Weizen this week...!:ban:

  • Posted in thread: Light Lemonade Mead on 04-07-2012 at 11:12 PM
    I haven't posted in quite some time, but I'm happy that you guys have been having great
    successes with this recipe...except for that one guy (sorry). ;)Here's another idea I came up
    with since posting...

  • Posted in thread: Wanted: Rhizomes on 03-24-2012 at 07:16 PM
    I have some German Hallertau's if anyone is interested. Just pay postage after you get
    them.Email me at: homebrewer_99@yahoo.com with your snail mail info.Bill

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 03-24-2012 at 06:59 PM
    I'm not reading through 500+ posts so I'll just add one more thing I do when bottling.After the
    bottle is filled I place a cap on it and continue the bottling process. IMO, this little bit of
    time all...

  • Posted in thread: Paulaner-style Hefe Weizen on 08-14-2011 at 02:49 PM
    Well, well...I haven't been here in over a year but everyone seems pleased. Mission

  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 05-26-2011 at 03:08 PM
    It looks like it works better than the cleaning tool with the chamois.

  • Posted in thread: It's My Birthday!!! on 07-26-2010 at 03:41 AM
    Thanks HalfPint...:mug:

HB Bill
July 26, 2008  •  05:12 PM
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed - Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'"

-Deep Thought, Jack Handy

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