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  • Atlanta, GA
  • By trade, I am a Broadcast Engineer working in television. But my real passions include making music, sculpting metal, astronomy, and...let's see...there was something else...oh yes, HOME BREWING! My friends say I'm kind of a renaissance-man because I dabble in many different areas that cover art and science.

    I am new to home brewing but I'm learning fast! Ready to learn all I can and then pass it on to the next eager brewer.
  • Making music,sculpture,astronomy...
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Stephen Pless
  • Music that I make myself...
  • LOTR, Blues Brothers, Sci-Fi, and everthing in between...
  • Venture Bros., Simpsons, Hockey and Football.
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff.
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers...
  • First exposed to home brewing by a band-mate 10 years ago. Before that, I did not even know you could make your own at home!

    My lovely and/or talented wife bought me a brew-kit for my birthday in August '08. So I have only tried a few solo batches so far but I have been studying like mad for about a year now.

    I am finally brewing once a month no matter what, so my pipeline is getting fuller and my experience is getting sharper.
  • Too many to list here!!.
  • Air...
  • Don't use it unless dry hopping...
  • Brewer's Red Ale, Honey Porter, "Nearcastle" Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, American Pale Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, Birthday Blonde...
  • Never Kegged (yet)
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Finally AG!!! on 05-28-2012 at 05:57 PM
    Woop Woop!!I'm so happy to announce that I finally stepped up and joined the AG crew!My lovely
    swimbo hooked me up with a 15 gallon Stainless Steel and propane-burner set up last christmas
    and I've be...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 04-24-2011 at 05:04 AM
    Exact same prices here in SoCal (in April) except I was able to get the SS washer as part of
    the build-a-bolt kit. It was $4 and came with a few washers, but the gas savings was probably
    worth not dri...

  • Posted in thread: Making Bottling Less Painful on 03-10-2011 at 02:20 AM
    What kind of capper are you using? My wife bought me a bench capper. Way easier than the
    two-handed type. Highly recommend!

  • Posted in thread: Bread. on 01-18-2011 at 04:37 PM
    Subcribed. There are some excellent looking loaves here!

  • Posted in thread: Help me understand the range of IBUs. on 10-03-2010 at 03:02 AM
    I am counting on that fact for my Barleywine that I brewed a couple weeks ago that I am aging
    for 5 years until my 50th birthday. It had an anticipated og of 1.150 and 150 IBUs. I hopped
    that high wit...

  • Posted in thread: Tasted hydro sample of Oatmeal Stout - huge problem on 09-30-2010 at 10:16 PM
    This is where having a pipeline going helps a lot. Brew more. Brew often.

  • Posted in thread: I did not ruin my beer. on 09-30-2010 at 10:07 PM
    I'll definitely add that book to my ever expanding library. Thanks for the tip!I did a little
    more digging on the subject of blending and came across this site on "Blending and the art of
    salvage". I ...

  • Posted in thread: I did not ruin my beer. on 09-30-2010 at 01:36 AM
    What you have to remember is that specific gravity is a measure of density. You're trying to
    figure out your average density of your combined mixture. But you can't just add densities and
    expect the r...

  • Posted in thread: Marking your carboy on 09-30-2010 at 12:45 AM
    Mine was a smaller bottle for around $7.50 I believe. It doesn't take much at all...

  • Posted in thread: I did not ruin my beer. on 09-30-2010 at 12:30 AM
    That's where the math gets fuzzy for me. I'm actually pretty good at math but I'm not positive
    if the above method is the correct way to calculate the total gravity from two different worts
    that are c...

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