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Join Date:

11-03-2012

Last Activity:

02-01-2014 8:26 AM

Age:

47 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • Harleys and Home Brew
  • Region Sales Manager - Ninkasi Brewing Company
  • Todd
  • Depends on my mood Rock (AC/DC, Motley Crue, Linkin Park); Country (Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr). I even enjoy some metal, blues, rap and new age, so it is all over the place. Only music I can't handle is Bluegrass.
  • Rambo, Office Space, Saw, Hostel, Blazing Saddles
  • Walking Dead, Tosh.O, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Big Bang Theory, Survivorman
  • American Homebrewers Assn, Harley Owners Group, Mensa
  • Worked for a major brewer for over 20 years, but became fascinated by craft beers. Once my career ended, started exploring craft beers and realized that I could learn to brew those styles. I find that I really steer towards IPAs, Belgian Whites, and the esters that Belgian beers deliver. I actively searched for employment with a craft brewer that was focused on quality and creativity in their beers and I stumbled on Ninkasi who was not yet distributing in California but planned to. I tried their beers, met their people, and fell in love with the company and everything it does for beer and the community.
  • Anything and everything, although the experimental ones will be in one or two gallon batches. I want to get into more Belgian style beers as I think those styles demonstrate how to use yeast and fermentation temperatures to add complexity to their brews.
  • Cider, Stone Ruination clone, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone, Meade
  • Russian Imperial Stout, Jalapeno Cream Ale, Serrano Cream Ale, Habanero Cream Ale
  • Cider, Ed Wort Haus Ale, Hoegaarden clone
  • Male
  • Married
  • Roseville (Sacramento)
  • California

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-20-2014 at 01:10 PM
    I am in too. Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 11-21-2013 at 03:28 PM
    I'm in!!

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Group Purchase on 03-02-2013 at 02:52 AM
    This pot is freakin awesome!!! Here it is next to my current 8 gallon!!!Thanks for the discount
    Ben!!!! Some BIG beers coming up soon!!

  • Posted in thread: What did you learn this week? on 02-15-2013 at 11:46 PM
    I learned that there is a BIG difference between commercial brewers and craft brewers...and its
    not just the beer. Worked for a big brewer for 20 years....just accepted a position with this
    craft brew...

  • Posted in thread: "Non" Frostless Freezer = Keezer? on 02-11-2013 at 09:02 PM
    Shouldn't be an issue with frost since you will keep the freezer above freezing temperatures. I
    read about this tool to remove moisture (here on HBT) and so far it appears to be working very
    effective...

  • Posted in thread: So.. Much.. Snow (and funny photo) on 02-10-2013 at 08:12 PM
    What Snow???:D

  • Posted in thread: Anxiety? on 02-10-2013 at 03:56 PM
    Some great advice above...just posting here to say that you are not alone and it is probably
    more common than you think. For me, when the panic is unmanageable the xanax worked wonders to
    get me back ...

  • Posted in thread: motorcycles, who here rides one? on 02-08-2013 at 01:30 PM
    Twalte, I always push it half way down the alley before cranking over! Better to annoy them and
    not my immediate neighbors...It wouldn't bother me one bit...I'd have to insist that you wick
    the thrott...

  • Posted in thread: motorcycles, who here rides one? on 02-08-2013 at 01:06 AM
    87 Harley Softail with straights99440I bet that livens up the neighborhood. I'll bet it sounds
    great!!

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-05-2013 at 03:41 AM
    Count me inUpdate: Wow, I could not see the list of prizes on the ipad app. This is amazing!!!
    Thanks to all of the sponsors!!!

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