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  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Graduated from the Naval Academy, commissioned in the Marine Corps and served as a helicopter pilot. Transitioned from the Active Duty side to the Reserve side with HMM-774 in Norfolk. Now a government civil servant - aka a civilian Marine, teaching at EWTGLANT.

    Currently enrolled in Culinary School.
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  • 19 Brew Days Complete. Thinking about what my next should be.

    1st: Brewer's Best Bold Series American Nut Brown,
    2nd: LHBS kit for Irish Pub Ale,
    3rd: Brewer's Best Bold Series Russian Imperial Stout,
    4th: Stinky's Best Bitter (my own recipe),
    5th: Brownout Nut Brown (another recipe try - with Pecans),
    6th: Stinky's Best Bitter 2.0 (gotta tweak the hops),
    7th: Mainmount IPA,
    8th: Cyclic Cider
    9th: Stubwing Oyster Stout
    10th: Stinky's Best Bitter (2.0 = Final version!)
    11th: Brownout Nut Brown 2.0 (SCORE!)
    12th: Quickstop IIPA
    13th: Stinky's Best Bitter - First All Grain!
    14th: Stubwing Oyster Stout
    15th: Cyclic Cider 2.0
    16th: Bitter JO IIPA
    17th: Greenwood Rover Shiver Me Bitters
    18th: Hot Seat Smoked Chili IPA
    19th: Bitter JO IIPA
  • Another Batch of Bitter JO IIPA, a Sweet Potato Beer, and another batch of Stinky's Best Bitter...
  • Bitter JO
  • None
  • Cyclic Cider 2.0
    Hotseat Smoked Chili IPA
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  • Posted in thread: 10% Off Custom Caps at on 09-17-2012 at 03:57 PM
    I'd be interested in the code!

  • Posted in thread: East Coast-West Coast Brew Off WTF?!?!?! on 12-13-2011 at 07:26 PM
    Personally, I'm done with all contests. I entered a local contest that in the past had been a
    BJCP/AHA contest. Not so this year. I could have wiped my ass with the scoresheets and gotten
    better feedb...

  • Posted in thread: East Coast-West Coast Brew Off WTF?!?!?! on 11-30-2011 at 01:25 AM
    I entered it too, and was pissed when I got the cancellation notice. I only just now saw this
    thread, and think that this bum got himself a totally sweet Thanksgiving party. 3 beers per
    entry (I was e...

  • Posted in thread: How many turkey sandwiches have you eaten? on 11-29-2011 at 11:06 AM
    None here. We normally have friends over for Thanksgiving, but that fell through this year.
    When it turned out it was just going to be me and SWMBO, we made reservations for our favorite
    restaurant in...

  • Posted in thread: I'm done with brewing. All my beers taste like **** on 09-04-2011 at 11:38 PM
    If your water tastes like sh!t, then your beer will taste like sh!t. I also wouldn't use
    rainwater, even in an unpolluted area. Adding minerals to RO water isn't that hard. If I were
    you, I'd head dow...

  • Posted in thread: Why brewing kits? on 08-29-2011 at 11:11 PM
    I love to cook, and I semi-enjoy baking. Sometimes I start out with raw ingredients and go to
    town, other times - it's been a long day/week and just want something done quick.I do all
    grain/extract an...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone own a Minibrew 6.5? on 08-18-2011 at 12:21 AM
    The threaded parts make it harder to clean, but you got to love chemicals.This is why I said
    that cleaning can be an issue. Nasties can hide in the threads... I soak mine after every brew
    day, and eve...

  • Posted in thread: Accidentally dry hopped wrong beer on 08-18-2011 at 12:09 AM
    Make sure you take detailed notes, including your error. My best beer is one that was designed
    as a one off "fluke" to over-IBU a buddy. It turned out to be one of my best, but I took
    detailed notes, ...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone own a Minibrew 6.5? on 08-16-2011 at 10:21 PM
    I have one, and absolutely love it! Cleaning can be an issue, but I can fit mine in the
    dishwasher - so it stays spotless... I'm thinking about buying another one.Although you can
    find them cheaper......

  • Posted in thread: New Lesson Learned... on 04-23-2011 at 01:28 PM
    I've been brewing a little over two years, and kegging for all but two batches of that.
    Yesterday, I went to disconnect the blown cider keg (and the other kegs) and clean the lines
    with BLC. I've neve...

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