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  • Retired Submarine Sailor, returning to home brewing after a 17 year drought. Kids are grown and the wife and I are starting our own lives together. Army kid, raised across the country but we settled in Saginaw, Michigan from there I joined the Navy.
  • Homebrewing,hunting,fishing,camping,reading,Carnivorous Plants,Orchids
  • Retired
  • Bryson R. Wright
  • Mike Oldfield, Cusco, Pink Floyd, AC/DC
  • Serenity, Anything with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood
  • Discovery Channel, History Channel, Learning Channel, Travel Channel
  • Lord of the Rings, Battlefield Earth
  • American Homebrewers Association, Great Northern Brewers Club
  • Buddy of mine way back in '79 taught me to make wine at sea from ingredients we could 'borrow' from the galley. Started to learn homebrewing shortly after returning to the States. Never quite made it to full grain but hope to. Never did get to kegging but plan to.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Prescott Valley
  • Arizona


  • Posted in thread: What are you reading? on 01-29-2015 at 04:47 PM
    Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbardand rereading the Barsoom Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Posted in thread: What did i cook this weekend..... on 01-27-2015 at 03:52 PM
    Finally getting settled in from the big move?Yes, we bought a 10 acre farm north of Prescott.
    Fenced and cross fenced, multiple outbuildings, its own well with good water and 7 alpacas.
    Looking to add...

  • Posted in thread: What did i cook this weekend..... on 01-26-2015 at 11:09 PM
    Unfortunately, not something I cooked but I got my wife to try Goat Curry this weekend and she
    loved it! As a bonus, since she enjoyed the goat so much, I got her to try some Lamb Chops, and
    another w...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew4Heroes Giveaway! on 01-12-2015 at 10:45 PM
    Followed you all on Facebook a few months ago when I purchased a T-Shirt, thanks again for the
    shirt.Please count me in.

  • Posted in thread: planning a homestead, suggestions? on 12-23-2014 at 07:44 PM
    Most of the animals we are looking at, we are taking from the American Livestock Breeds
    Conservancy listings. We are trying to go with heritage breeds. As soon as I get our printer
    hooked up I want to...

  • Posted in thread: planning a homestead, suggestions? on 12-20-2014 at 10:00 PM
    Thanks guys!Good to be getting back, GF!The alpacas are very easy to care for and their fiber
    is going for up to $40 a pound, unprocessed.I just finished reading a couple of books on goats
    and we are ...

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 12-17-2014 at 04:25 AM
    We are finally getting settled into our new place in Prescott Valley, both have a kind alley,
    AZ. We just picked up a pair of mixed breed females from the Yavapai County Humane Society,
    part Australia...

  • Posted in thread: planning a homestead, suggestions? on 12-17-2014 at 03:51 AM
    Thinking about some meat goats - suggestions?

  • Posted in thread: planning a homestead, suggestions? on 12-11-2014 at 11:16 PM
    We're moved in. We inherited 7 Alpacas, 2 Great Pyrenees Livestock Guard Dogs, 11 assorted
    Chickens and 1 evil Barn Cat.

  • Posted in thread: planning a homestead, suggestions? on 09-24-2014 at 12:38 AM
    Sounds awesome Subsailor, hope you get a smokin' good deal on it!Regards, GF.Putting in a bid
    Thursday when we get back up there, the current owner wants some extra time to remove her 50
    Alpacas. We j...

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