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    ABOUT ME

  • College educated (Penn State), married 22+ years, have a 13 year old daughter. Have worked nearly every job in the food & beverage industry since 1976. Have been cooking professionally for the last 20+ years. Have been homebrewing for 4+ years. BJCP Certified Judge.
  • homebrewing,spending time with my family
  • cook/chef
  • marciano olivo
  • bluegrass, rock, reggae, blues, big band & some classical
  • movies with Diniro and/or Pacino
  • diners, drive-ins & dives,
  • cookbooks, any books on brewing/beer
  • Liquid Poets, Indian Peaks Alers, Weiz Guys
  • I had been interested in brewing since the early 90's, but didn't get started until May, 2008. Just asked a fellow cook if he'd like to try it, and we bought a kit at the LHBS. Been brewing about once a month ever since. I do partial mashes and all grain.
  • Braggot
  • New Zealand Pale Ale
  • Milk StoutrnBest Bitter
  • Belgian Dark StrongrnWee HeavyrnOak-Aged Bourbon Imperial Stout
  • American Brown Ale, Belgian Pale Ale, Vienna Lager,Blonde Ale, Cream Ale,rnEnglish Brown Ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Berthoud
  • Colorado

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Free Online Beer Chemistry Course on 01-15-2014 at 03:32 AM
    I completed the first module today and took the self assessment quiz. I really like this, and
    you can't beat the price ! I am augmenting this educational experience with additional web
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  • Posted in thread: Sweetheart's revenge homebrew competition on 11-14-2013 at 10:58 PM
    HELLO FELLOW HOMEBREWERS !I would like to invite you to participate in the 1st Annual
    SWEETHEART'S REVENGE HOMEBREW COMPETITION coming up in February, 2014.This is a BJCP/AHA
    Sanctioned Event open to ...

  • Posted in thread: Gnarly barley homebrew competition on 07-03-2012 at 08:05 PM
    GNARLY BARLEY HOMEBREW COMPETITIONBJCP/AHA SANCTIONED EVENT JULY 29, 2012HIGH HOPS BREWERY &
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  • Posted in thread: New brewer on 06-23-2012 at 12:13 PM
    Welcome, Chopper92. This is a great forum to help you with your homebrewing. Lotsa info. Good
    Luck & Happy Brewing !

  • Posted in thread: Call for entries, judges & stewards on 06-06-2012 at 01:39 PM
    CALL FOR ENTRIES/CALL FOR JUDGES & STEWARDS4TH ANNUAL GNARLY BARLEY HOMEBREW COMPETITION
    Registration is currently underway thru July 13, 2012Judging Sunday, July 29th, 2012 @ High
    Hops Brewery & Hop...

  • Posted in thread: Fermintation temps. on 05-08-2012 at 12:18 AM
    Relax. Don't worry. Have a homebrew...

  • Posted in thread: Pressure cooker as autoclave? on 04-19-2012 at 11:04 PM
    I personally have not, but I'm considering doing it. I do know a guy in one of the local
    homebrew clubs who has been doing it for years with great success. I also remember hearing
    Jamil Zainasheff tal...

  • Posted in thread: Tips on keeping the Mrs. happy on 03-11-2012 at 02:11 PM
    I agree about brewing outdoors. My wife used to really complain about the mess I made when
    (extract) brewing in the kitchen. When I started going all-grain I had to go outside, and that
    pleased her ve...

  • Posted in thread: A few questions for a new brewer here on 02-28-2012 at 11:15 PM
    most boils are 60 - 90 min. 4 hours is way wrong. you can probably add non-chlorinated water to
    make up the difference. welcome to homebrewing !!!

  • Posted in thread: Astringency and no sparge brewing on 02-28-2012 at 11:06 PM
    I have soft water that I add some calcium chloride & calcium sulfate to plus 5.2 pH stabilizer.
    I had my water analyzed by ward labs & it's pretty good all purpose water. I live about 50
    miles nw of d...

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