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  • Beekeeping,Birdwatching,anything outdoors
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Blues, folk and acoustic
  • "Treasure of the Sierra Madre", "Twelve Angry Men"
  • "House", "Mad Men"
  • American Homebrewers Association, Brandon Bootleggers Homebrew Club
  • Typical garage all-grain brewer. 10 gallon Igloo, banjo burner, 10 gallon kettle, 50' immersion chiller, buckets and Better Bottles, 7.2 chest freezer with Johnson analog controller for fermentation. I don't keg, partially because I enjoy having lots of different beers available at any time.
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  • Posted in thread: If you had $ what would you buy next? on 02-17-2015 at 04:55 PM
    It's about the beer, not the gear. My standard reply to your to this recurring question is
    "what does your beer tell you needs improvement"? Start there. It may suggest an equipment fix,
    and it may no...

  • Posted in thread: Another craft brewery bites the dust... on 01-31-2015 at 03:33 AM
    Except the expectations seemed quite realistic with Elysian. When your beer literally says
    "Corporate beer still sucks" on it and you talk about how you're trying to do right by the
    community, etc. th...

  • Posted in thread: Another craft brewery bites the dust... on 01-30-2015 at 09:08 PM
    Elysian is (or was, if you wish) a "rock star" brewery, and Dick's a "rock star" brewer.
    There's a thing about rock stars. Their fans tend to idolize them, identify with them and
    generally take them m...

  • Posted in thread: Brewmasters Warehouse on 01-15-2015 at 08:11 PM
    I wish I knew a way to migrate my recipes off of their database.

  • Posted in thread: Jim Koch is not happy on 01-06-2015 at 09:36 PM
    The "craft" beer world has gotten too big and diverse for the word "craft". In time we will
    develop a reasonably consistent nomenclature for distinct types of beers and brewers under the
    "craft" umbre...

  • Posted in thread: Is How to Brew by John Palmer worth buying for an experienced brewer? on 01-02-2015 at 02:36 PM
    I've been brewing for four years and haven't referenced Palmer's book in two. I do own many
    brewing books, several of which I go back to for reference routinely: "Wild Brews", "Brew Like
    a Monk", "Bre...

  • Posted in thread: I completely underestimated role of oxygen on 11-29-2014 at 01:37 AM
    O2 whenever I use liquid yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Accidentally taped label to competition beer? on 11-25-2014 at 04:10 PM
    The job of removing the label and relabeling the beer for competition is long and tedious.
    There are rarely enough volunteers. Taped labels make it that much harder and longer. Give the
    poor volunteer...

  • Posted in thread: American Sour Beer Book! on 11-14-2014 at 08:08 PM
    I normally try to figure out which books I'm going like before reading them.. (It's a habit
    that reduces wasting time and money..)Where better to inquire than in a thread started by the
    author. In thi...

  • Posted in thread: American Sour Beer Book! on 11-14-2014 at 04:35 PM
    The point being - It's a style of EU origin.. Credit where its due..Chuckling here... with all
    due respect, must credit be given in the title?Read the book or don't... but you might consider
    weighing ...


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