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01-23-2012

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    ABOUT ME

  • My wife and I share most of the same interests, its great to have someone so supportive of all of my (our) expensive hobbies! We enjoy off-roading in our Early Broncos, checking out craft breweries, raising our English Mastiffs. I'm a Marketing Director for a 4X4 aftermarket parts manufacturing company.
  • Early Broncos,craft beer (drinking,and now brewing!),raising our English Mastiffs
  • Marketing Director
  • Dusty Sharp
  • Slayer, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hank Williams III, Mojo Nixon, Megadeth, Reverend Horton
  • Shawshank Redemption, Glengarry Glen Ross, Scarface, Anything from the Saw and Hostel series, and of
  • Drinking Made Easy, BrewMasters (RIP), Gold Rush, Diners Drive-Ins & Dives
  • Anything by: Stephen King, Greg Iles, James Michener, Steve Berry
  • I started brewing shortly after I got out of college in the early 90's. I had only brewed a few extract batches when I loaned my equipment to a friend and never saw it again, putting my brewing hobby on a nearly 20-year hold. I've finally gotten back into it.
  • After re-learning the ropes with a few extract batches I plan to expand into all-grain as soon as possible, and start having more fun formulating my own recipes and tinkering with other aspects of the process. Looking forward to building some sort of keg system as well.
  • Jim Baumann's Milk Stout (Extract kit from MoreBeer!)
  • Whole lotta nada
  • Russian Imperial Stout (assisted on it with a friend before getting back into brewing myself. Almost out of those and need to brew more!)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Menifee
  • CA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-08-2014 at 07:07 PM
    In like Flynn. Thanks Spike's and HBT!

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-06-2014 at 02:44 PM
    I'm in! Thanks Spike!

  • Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-21-2013 at 03:10 PM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Valve Material on 11-18-2013 at 07:30 AM
    Can anyone explain how the different materials can affect the beer brewing process?I recently
    listened to an old episode of Brew Strong on the Brewing Network that was all about metals and
    their affec...

  • Posted in thread: Cocoa Nib Veterans? on 08-14-2013 at 06:04 PM
    Cacao nibs will give you a more pronounced aroma than anything else, I love them in my
    chocolate stout. My preferred technique is to soak them in enough vodka to cover, and then add
    the soaking liquid...

  • Posted in thread: every beer is under attenuated! on 07-30-2013 at 03:40 AM
    Possibly any of the above. Just yesterday I listened to an old episode of Brew Strong on the
    Brewing Network, which was entirely about attenuation. I suggest looking it up and giving it a
    listen, it h...

  • Posted in thread: Cocoa Nib Veterans? on 07-30-2013 at 03:36 AM
    I've brewed Jamil's Chicolate Hazelnut Porter (kit from MoreBeer) a few times. It has you add
    the nibs to the fermenter after active fermentation subsides. I do it a little different and
    add them in t...

  • Posted in thread: Is this normal for a Carboy Cap? on 04-30-2013 at 05:34 AM
    Mine are kinda rough under there too. Should be fine if properly sanitized. Wash well with PBW
    after use, sanitize with Star San before next use.

  • Posted in thread: HBT Meet-Brew-Share on Jan 19, Menifee CA on 02-25-2013 at 03:44 PM
    I'm not sure what you're looking for in the way of an update. As I posted above this was
    cancelled at the last minute from lack of participation.

  • Posted in thread: HBT Meet-Brew-Share on Jan 19, Menifee CA on 01-19-2013 at 06:13 AM
    Thanks everyone who showed an interest in this. Unfortunately there was only one person who
    actually said he could make it so I cancelled it. Maybe with it being MLK weekend most folks
    had other plans...

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