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  • 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
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  • Posted in thread: Brewsmith is the best ! Thanks Dr. Brad !!! on 06-08-2015 at 08:31 PM

  • Posted in thread: Brewsmith is the best ! Thanks Dr. Brad !!! on 06-08-2015 at 08:29 PM
    I just wanted to give Brewsmith kudos for a few reasons : It's very easy to use when designing
    recipes, there are also a ton of recipes available via the website. You can also get free
    add-on/updates ...

  • Posted in thread: Free Online Beer Chemistry Course on 05-28-2015 at 02:17 AM
    I highly recommend this class (if/when it is offered again). I have taken the class twice, and
    I still have issues remembering much of the technical material. However, there is a lot of
    reference mate...

  • Posted in thread: Hops can kill dogs on 04-08-2015 at 01:42 AM
    HEY EVERYONE, Just a reminder as hop growing season commences that dogs can die from eating
    hops ! They basically overheat from the inside-out and die. I forget the correct medical
    terminology, but I ...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 04-07-2015 at 11:57 PM
    I've had similar hop-growing experiences. I have just added 7 giant bags of miracle grow veggie
    soil to my hop areas. I have tried to grow hops since 2008, and only 1 plant out of 5 really
    produced an...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 04-07-2015 at 11:24 PM
    In the beginning, I never measured gravity. Nowadays I take a lot of measurements & notes, but
    then I lose the paperwork & have no clue about what my notes said.

  • Posted in thread: Can you Brew It recipe for Fuller's ESB on 04-07-2015 at 10:58 PM
    I am very intrigued with the whole CYBI podcasts on the Fullers ESB/London Pride. I just
    listened to both podcasts & then stumbled upon this particular thread. It amazes me that this
    thread was starte...

  • Posted in thread: First BIAB session, comments and thoughts welcome on 02-16-2015 at 08:06 PM
    Thanks, Doug - I'll give this a shot.Appreciate the advice.Cheers ! :rockin:

  • Posted in thread: First BIAB session, comments and thoughts welcome on 02-16-2015 at 07:17 PM
    The reason I ended up leaving so much wort in the brew kettle is because I used a keggle with a
    false bottom and the wort just stopped draining. I probably could've physically drained &
    strained the r...

  • Posted in thread: Location x 3, where to move my hop garden to? Dividing and moving my murdered hops. on 02-15-2015 at 08:00 PM
    how deep do you plant your rhizomes ? Do you amend your soil ?