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    ABOUT ME

  • Dover, FL
  • Started brewing in the fall of '07.
    Primarily I brew all-grain batches, but sometimes will do a partial mash (or even an extract brew) depending on time and other factors.
    I try to keep plenty in bottles for family and friends -but for myself, I keep at least two varieties on tap -there is just nothing in the world like getting home after a hard days' work, and pulling a pint of draft beer.
    In fact, I think I'll go have one now. PROST! :)
  • Brewing,riding motorcycles,smoking fine cigars,hunting deer.
  • Registered Nurse, ER case management.
  • Joseph LaRue Richter Jr
  • Country
  • The Blues Brothers
    The Sting
    The Great Escape
  • ELKS
  • Many years ago, I made barely drinkable wines -the results were consistently unsatisfying, and often possibly toxic (grin). I finally gave up my attempts.
    One day, in 2007, my youngest brother decided to try homebrewing, and brought me a bottle of his first attempt. It was pretty good. I love beer -and enjoy trying new ones from other areas (domestic as well as across the ponds) so I purchased a kit, and have enjoyed home-brewing ever since. I drink less than half of what I make, giving most of it away to family, and friends.
  • old-style munich dunkels.
    Bavarian lagers.
    crisp American Ales
    Biermunchers' SWMBO slayer!
    Pretty much any recipe that catches my eye.
  • As with life, always changing.
  • Whatever came out of the primary will go into the secondary if it doesn't manage to hit the keg instead.
  • Lord, I wouldn't know where to begin.
  • This changes on a beer-by-beer basis!
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Happy Thanksgiving! on 11-28-2013 at 01:44 PM
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you as well. I give thanks to all the farmers and purveyors of
    Hops Malt and Yeast (as God makes the water and I pump it out of the ground, I'm glad of that
    as well) -not ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Dump on yeast in the secondary? on 11-28-2013 at 01:39 PM
    After racking from the primary (even if I don't opt for a secondary) I take a healthy measure
    of the primary yeast, wash it, take the cleaned yeast and will pitch THAT into the next batch
    if I'm doing...

  • Posted in thread: Is beer a common drink or a special drink for you? on 11-28-2013 at 01:19 PM
    No, I really don't drink a lot. I'd have to say I give away most of my brew. I rather enjoy
    watching others enjoy it even more than I enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE beer,
    I just don't...

  • Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-26-2013 at 12:32 PM
    COUNT ME IN!!! :DBeen gone a while. Brewery has been in pieces, time to finish putting 'er back
    together and run some boiling water through and get back to brewing!And I wouldn't mind
    starting off wit...

  • Posted in thread: Being a patient sucks big time! on 01-30-2013 at 02:27 AM
    Dude's got brain bleeds and almost dies. First thought is brewing. :rocking:Is it any wonder
    the wife thinks I'm a bit tweaked in the head? :D Besides, its no more than anyone else on here
    would do (i...

  • Posted in thread: Being a patient sucks big time! on 01-30-2013 at 02:07 AM
    Glad to hear you made it through. And that you weren't driving at the time.Maybe you can manage
    an extract batch to hold you over :)THAT is not a bad thought! Been a while since I did an
    extract -and ...

  • Posted in thread: Being a patient sucks big time! on 01-29-2013 at 10:18 PM
    My birthday is December the 18th. I am an RN at a local level-1 trauma center and teaching
    hospital -I work in the ER as a care coordinator (first level of case management at our
    facility). 1/2 hour i...

  • Posted in thread: GE 7cf Chest Freezer/keezer on 01-19-2013 at 06:14 AM
    Mine was a bit more expensive, but yes I have converted it with a controller from my LHBS. I
    fit 4 kegs (Pepsi kegs) but CAN fit 2pepsi and 2coke kegs but its tight. I carbonate with a
    large co2 bottl...

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Portable Keg Kit Giveaway! on 12-03-2012 at 01:14 PM
    I'm in! :ban:

  • Posted in thread: Manual controlled direct fired RIMS? on 10-10-2012 at 03:16 PM
    I recirculate my mash water through a coil in my HLT, I also have a 'bypass' ball-valve that
    allows me to bypass my coil. I find maintaining my mash temps quite simple -the HLT is kept at
    about 160, a...

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GOT BEER? FERMENTING: LAGERING/CONDITIONING:Simply Sweet Mead Kegged: Big Bad Brown Ale (Brown Ale and Porter blend). Bottled: Plans: Oak-Smoked Porter, Honey Brown Ale. Quote: Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post we do it for the love of beer! Not for the love of money! We can all make great BEER! Not so much when it comes to money!
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