My name is Jim. I'm 46, and live in Parma, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland) with my wife of 25 years. I'm a senior project manager for an environmental construction and remediation contracting company www.emsonsite.com
. I mainly deal with project safety and environmental compliance and inside project management. Our son (23) is my assistant brewer, recently graduated from college, lives at home, and works for the same company I do as a field project assistant/technician. Our daughter (21) will finish her undergraduate degree this coming May, then continue to graduate school.
I've been brewing just over two years. I did a few extract batches, then switched to all grain. I am now set up for 10-gallon batches, have a temperature controlled fridge for fermenting and lagering, and have four faucets on a separate serving fridge. I'm a member of our local brewing club, the Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers ("SNOBs") http://www.beersnobs.org/
I brew all sorts of styles, but especially enjoy brewing German styles for the "OktoBEERfest!" I hold at my house each year. My latest brewing milestone is that I've begun buying base malt by the sack.
And, despite my best efforts to be a fairly rational person, I remain a Browns fan....