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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: planning a homestead, suggestions? on 03-05-2015 at 03:04 PM
    Ok, I was trying very hard to avoid it but my Wife, MIL and eldest Daughter are trying to talk
    me into Dairy Goats in addition to meat goats. I am not set up for dairy animals but am looking
    into what...

  • Posted in thread: What are you reading? on 03-05-2015 at 02:57 PM
    :off:Yes, I posted on the Homestead forum that we got a farm in AZ. I am looking primarily at
    meat goats but recently my Wife, MIL and oldest Daughter have started trying to talk me into
    some dairy go...

  • Posted in thread: What are you reading? on 03-03-2015 at 10:36 PM
    Currently:Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy GoatsandAn Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving
    and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-02-2015 at 02:43 PM
    I would sure like to have one to set up in my new brew room since our move!

  • Posted in thread: What are you reading? on 01-29-2015 at 03:47 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 02:52 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 10:09 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 09:45 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 06:44 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 09:00 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 ...

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