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Old 12-30-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Hello from West Michigan

Greetings all!
I have been lurking here for a month or so. My brother has piqued my interest in home brewing. He has been brewing for seven years or so and I joined him a few weeks ago to brew an oatmeal stout. I'm eager to get into the hobby, but am spending some time researching options here before deciding what to buy. I'm a computer geek, so I'm interested in the automation that numerous members have incorporated in their brew rigs. There is certainly a large group of creative people here.

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Old 12-30-2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to Homebrewtalk and the hobby (make that obsession) of homebrewing and good beer.


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Old 12-31-2008, 01:09 AM   #5
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Welcome and hello from a fellow west michigander - I'm just a short trip down Chicago Drive in Zeeland.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:54 PM   #6
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Welcome and hello from a fellow west michigander - I'm just a short trip down Chicago Drive in Zeeland.
Yeah, I saw you are from Zeeland in a thread about your fermentation chamber conversion. Are there any decent home brew shops in Zeeland/Holland area, or do you drive into Grand Rapids?

Based on your profile, we have a bit in common, I also have four kids and a Harley

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Yeah, I saw you are from Zeeland in a thread about your fermentation chamber conversion. Are there any decent home brew shops in Zeeland/Holland area, or do you drive into Grand Rapids?

Based on your profile, we have a bit in common, I also have four kids and a Harley

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None around Holland that I'm aware of. If I was more of an entrepeneur I'd consider opening one. I go to Siciliano's in Standale which sounds like a long ways away but turns out to be only 20 min from my home. Probably even closer to Jenison. I'm stopping there tonight on my way home from work.

If your kids are young like mine (2,3,4,6) it makes it difficult to find time to brew (and ride)!!!
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My brother recommended Siciliano's too. My boys are older, 12, 14, 16, and 18, so I do get to ride when ever the weather allows.
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Welcome from a former Holland resident, currently in exile in SE Michigan.


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