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  • I enjoy beer, bourbon, cooking, baking, charcuterie, and making as many things from scratch as I can.
  • Cooking,Baking,Brewing,Gardening,Playing guitar
  • Part time cook/house dad
  • Brian Peplinski
  • Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Black Keys,...
  • The Big Lebowski, Rushmore, Caddyshack, South Park the Movie
  • Seinfeld, News Radio, Rome, Jeopardy, Married with Children, Top Chef, Deadwood, Arrested Development, The Office, Sanford and Son, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Anything by Emile Zola, Dostoevsky, Hemingway, Mark Twain. I read mostly non-fiction these days though, mostly how to's or something of the like.
  • Started homebrewing because I like to try and make everything from scratch and I also enjoy craft beer. I wanted to see if I could make something I would like to drink rather than buy at the pub or store.
  • Fresh hopped Chinook IPA, APA with Ahtanum and US Golding, A session pale with homegrown Nugget, Columbus, and Centennial, Rye Bread Ale, ESB, Old Ale, some kind of lager.
  • Sanitizer
  • none
  • Coffee Bourbon Chocolate Stout, Robust Porter, Imperial Pilsner, Triple IPA, American Brown, English Brown, English Mild, Imperial Amber Ale
  • Citra/Simcoe Pale Ale, English IPA, Dry Stout, Willamette Dark Session Ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ypsilanti Township
  • MI


  • Posted in thread: Gardening: My Tomatoe and Pepper Progress on 05-01-2016 at 03:16 PM
    Yes a greenhouse! I could start plants there instead of the basement, no plant lights or heat
    pads. I could grow greens all winter even here in Michigan with a greenhouse. I don't think the
    wife would...

  • Posted in thread: Gardening: My Tomatoe and Pepper Progress on 05-01-2016 at 02:36 PM
    Here's a few shots of my peppers and tomatoes setup. They are about a month old, all heirlooms,
    and ready for the garden in about 2 weeks.

  • Posted in thread: Brewing Beer, Drinking Beer and Managing Beer Gut on 04-30-2016 at 06:11 PM
    Since taking up homebrewing 6+ years ago I have been steadily losing weight. From almost 300
    lbs down to 235 now. No special exercise other than walks and rough housing with the kids. I
    cut grain, dai...

  • Posted in thread: Hopping a porter on 04-20-2016 at 06:34 PM
    Nibs have all the fat in them. All they are is the roasted and cracked cocoa beans before being
    ground into chocolate. Unless you get them from a health food section as a snack, often then
    they are no...

  • Posted in thread: Gardening: My Tomatoe and Pepper Progress on 04-19-2016 at 05:08 AM
    I make a habanero salsa, too hot for most. I use lots in jerk marinade, and that always seems
    just right. Never put them on nachos. We had some salsa at the Michigan summer beer fest that
    came with ou...

  • Posted in thread: Gardening: My Tomatoe and Pepper Progress on 04-17-2016 at 04:09 PM
    All the varieties have weird names, s9me favorites are, nature's riddle, rebekah Allen, djeena
    Lee's golden for tomatoes. I try out new ones almost every year. My favorite fresh chile is
    Serrano tampi...

  • Posted in thread: Gardening: My Tomatoe and Pepper Progress on 04-17-2016 at 02:13 AM
    Wow my chiles and peppers are only 4 weeks old on 4 inch pots, transplanting my tomatoes from
    flats to 4 inch pots tonight. I can't even put them in the ground until near memorial day here
    or it is li...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Bread Thread on 04-15-2016 at 12:30 PM
    I've made a natural starter a few times, and have has successfully going very small, as in a
    tablespoon of flour and one and a half teaspoons of water. Feed it first after seeing signs of

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Bread Thread on 04-06-2016 at 10:51 PM
    Baked a few today, no time for sourdough though. Two baguettes, one white loaf, a semolina
    boule, and a whole grain/beer loaf with cracked wheat boule.

  • Posted in thread: Hibiscus IPA on 04-05-2016 at 06:17 PM
    No idea of how much hibiscus. I work at the restaurant not the brewery. I haven't seen Ron in
    years. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I think they also put rose hips in the Saison in addition
    to the hib...