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    ABOUT ME

  • Police Officer
  • Ron Gontasz
  • Dave Matthews Band, Gorillaz, Rob Zombie, Jimmy Buffett, Metallica, Slipknot, pretty much everything
  • Big Lebowsky, anything Darren Aronofsky, lots and lots of Horror!!!
  • The wire, Tosh.0, the Office, any cooking show
  • books???
  • I started brewing in 2008 after wanting to "jump in" for years. I had previously worked at a beer bar and had read several books on beer and brewing. I aged and collected beer and tasted every beer I could get my hands on! Working at a bar with 77 taps that I could sample from at any time helped a lot with my beer knowledge! Brewing just seemed to be the next step in my beer journey.
    In 2009, I switched to all grain and haven't looked back! I love the process of going from nothing but grains, water, hops and yeast to delicious beer! I like to make creative beers with different spices and additions. Soon, I'm making a small MLT so I can do small scale 1-2 gallon experimental batches. One day, I want to brew a sour, but I need to work on my patience for that one!
  • Peanut butter cup sweet stout
    Gruit beer
    Oud brune
  • Berliner Weisse
  • Air
  • Mexican chocolate Stout
    Bourbon Oaked Coffee Stout
    Sassafras Porter
    Oaked Sassafra Porter
    Lupulin Dream IPA
    Family Collaboration Belgian Imperial IPA
    Apricot IPA
    "Egyptian" Saison
    Juniper, Rosemary, Lemon Experimental
  • DFH Indian Brown Clone
    Mandarin Orange Bavarian Hefeweizen
  • Male
  • Married
  • Richmond
  • Virginia

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: What is cool? on 03-04-2013 at 01:43 PM
    Ummm.... seriously?

  • Posted in thread: Beer Rotation on 01-07-2013 at 10:19 PM
    I very rarely make the same beer twice with the exception of my pumpkin ale. Just brew whatever
    I'm feeling at the time and put together a recipe. Who cares as long as you like your beer !

  • Posted in thread: Wtf Nhl!!!! on 12-16-2012 at 06:44 AM
    According to the EA sports simulation, the Caps are only 1 game out of first in the Eastern
    Conference! Yeah, it's that sad that ESPN is actually posting video game simulations to replace
    games... :(

  • Posted in thread: Wtf Nhl!!!! on 12-16-2012 at 03:50 AM
    I agree, I have brewed many a beer that would taste better watching my Caps!

  • Posted in thread: Possible infection? on 12-13-2012 at 07:33 AM
    Did you taste a sample? How did it taste? If it tasted fine, your good to go! This seems
    obvious, but I have had similar issues and they turned out fine. I wouldn't be worried about
    the small stuff fl...

  • Posted in thread: Second Batch Red Ale on 12-13-2012 at 07:27 AM
    +1 def leave it for 3 weeks and bottle! Congrats on your second beer! I also agree, 1.024 would
    be very low, but it seems that you already found your issue! Do your self a favor and learn
    from most pe...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping fruit on 11-19-2012 at 06:42 AM
    I vote secondary

  • Posted in thread: 15 year old Mr Beer Kit (Youtube) on 11-19-2012 at 06:41 AM
    I loved watching these two videos. I am impressed that this guy stuck it out and continued to
    brew! How awesome is that! Hopefully, he now adds his yeast at a much lower temp than 86F, but
    I digress. ...

  • Posted in thread: Spent Grains on 11-19-2012 at 06:06 AM
    I make pizza dough and dog treats. It goes a long way, so what I don't freeze, I take it to the
    local farmer's market/farmer to use for compost. At least I feel better about it growing into
    food for o...

  • Posted in thread: Belma Hops on 11-15-2012 at 12:52 AM
    Hops Direct may be the best company in the country! I placed a hop order yesterday and didn't
    see this great deal. I just called them and they were very happy to pull my order and add a
    pound of Belma...

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