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Title: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on October 20, 2009, 05:21:46 PM
C'mon in, pull up a chair, and have a delicious adult beverage!  This is a place to tell jokes, talk about your family, ask how to fix something...that kind of stuff.  This isn't a place to call people names or make fun of them.  Please avoid discussion of politics, religion, or race.  As long as we all understand that, it's gonna be a lot of fun!  And just to be sure everybody understands,the mods are the sole arbiters of what's inappropriate here.  Their decision is final.

And PLEASE BE SURE to read the Rules of the AHA Discussion Forum at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=32.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=32.0) .   That way we'll be sure we're all on the same page!

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/bier7.gif)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: redbeerman on November 03, 2009, 10:37:27 AM
Hey Denny,  Like the look, you need a new avatar though ;D, JK.

Jim
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 03, 2009, 10:53:19 AM
Hi Jim!  Glad you're here.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: majorvices on November 03, 2009, 11:27:24 AM
Howdy folks. Looks like I need an avatar!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 03, 2009, 12:26:22 PM
Yeah, something classy!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: duder on November 03, 2009, 12:43:49 PM
Just saying hello.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: majorvices on November 03, 2009, 01:06:53 PM
Yeah, something classy!

well that wouldn't fit me at all!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 03, 2009, 06:38:34 PM
Hey everybody!  Good to see some familiar faces.   :D 
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 03, 2009, 06:42:12 PM
Yeah, I agree.  I post in a lot of forums (fora?) and I'm hoping to see a real cross section from all of them here.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dontblake on November 03, 2009, 08:02:09 PM
Hey Folks!
Just stumbled across the AHA forum today (not sure why it took me so long).
Looking really nice, and looking forward to this place being a source to give and get help.
And have a good time!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Kaiser on November 03, 2009, 08:19:47 PM
It's always fun to be only 26 posts behind Denny ;)

I'm glad to see familiar names. Is this going to be a mass exodus from the NB forum?

Kai
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: narcout on November 03, 2009, 09:37:51 PM
I plan on hanging out here as well, good to see you guys...
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: majorvices on November 04, 2009, 05:40:34 AM
Hey Folks!
Just stumbled across the AHA forum today (not sure why it took me so long).
Looking really nice, and looking forward to this place being a source to give and get help.
And have a good time!

Cheers!


welcome don. what took you so long? (The forum just opened yesterday.)  ;)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Crispy275 on November 04, 2009, 11:20:47 AM
I personally have bounced from forum to forum over the years. Originally in the early 90's I got a tremendous amount of knowledge from the Home Brew Digest. Cats Meow helped me design some recipes early on. Then, of course, choices became numerous and I skipped from one to another.

Perhaps it is because of my volunteer work for the AHA, or perhaps because I need to focus (ha - that's an understatement!), I likely will kick around here a little longer, see who I meet, what I learn, see what sort of entertainement and educational value I get from these forums. Actually, I have pretty high hopes, as we are a collections of homebrewers from around the country who are all members of the AHA thing.

As likely the case for everyone here, I am a member some really good clubs. I can send emails to the collective of either club, and likely get a fairly downtown set of replies. I hope that my inquiries here will cast a wider net and garner additional data points and insights. Wow, that sounded so official  :o
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 04, 2009, 11:38:32 AM
Wow, that sounded so official  :o

Well, you're an official kinda guy....
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: onthekeg on November 04, 2009, 11:48:13 AM
Hey Hey Hey!  (In my Fat Albert voice)  Many of the ol standby from NB are here already!  Looks like it will be a good time!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: ryan6458 on November 04, 2009, 12:08:59 PM
Hey guys!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 04, 2009, 12:20:13 PM
Hey, Ryan! 

Everybody give Ryan a big congrats on the birth of his beautiful baby daughter!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: majorvices on November 04, 2009, 12:23:33 PM
BIG CONGRATS FROM ME

Hope you get some sleep in the next 6 months.  ;)
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 04, 2009, 12:50:35 PM
Congrats, Ryan! 
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Post by: redbeerman on November 04, 2009, 01:29:50 PM
Congrats Ryan, guess you're surrounding yourself with women! ;)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: hamiltont on November 04, 2009, 01:35:59 PM
WooooHooo!!!  Nice to see some familiar faces here.  Gives ya that warm & fuzzy feelin' like you're home again.  Looking forward to spending some "quality" time on this forum as well!!!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: onthekeg on November 04, 2009, 01:38:11 PM
Congrats Ryan!!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: boulderbrewer on November 04, 2009, 01:47:27 PM
Hey guy's whats up?

Congatulations to you Ryan and the wife.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: theDarkSide on November 04, 2009, 02:25:07 PM
Hello all you fellow BNer's, B3er's, NBer's HBTer's....man I need a life!!!

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Kaiser on November 04, 2009, 04:18:20 PM
Yes, congrats Ryan.

Kai
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: beerocd on November 04, 2009, 04:39:42 PM
Just got the email about this place this afternoon. Been signed up for a few minutes and just had to post.
So, here's numero uno. Glad to be here.

-OCD

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: chipperdave on November 04, 2009, 07:12:36 PM
Greetings from northern Colorado.  Love the new look of the AHA web site.  Just had to sign up for the forum.  Looking forward to learning and sharing stories about homebrewing.  I'm an extract homebrewer at the moment and studying up on all-grain.  Hope to try an all-grain batch soon after I get a few more extract batches under my belt.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dirtyjerzey on November 04, 2009, 08:05:04 PM
and it begins......


Glad to see some familiar faces.....

Denny, love what you've done with the place....   ;D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: hammy2424 on November 05, 2009, 07:37:02 AM
Hello All,

I have been on the BN for about a year and a half, and lurk in all the other usual forums.  Haven't been as active as I would like due to a number of things, but want to get back into it.  I hope to get back to brewing more regularly in the next few weeks.  Hope to share lots of good info, horror stories, and fun in the future!

Mitch
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: ryan6458 on November 05, 2009, 09:18:07 AM
Thanks guys! :D Hopefully I'll get a chance to stop by this forum more often. :D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: bluesman on November 05, 2009, 10:28:25 AM
Looks like standing room only guys...but I'm here.

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: majorvices on November 05, 2009, 02:14:34 PM
Thanks guys! :D Hopefully I'll get a chance to stop by this forum more often. :D

Yeah, like at 2AM holding a baby and a baby bottle in one hand and typing with then other.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: bluesman on November 05, 2009, 03:13:19 PM
Oh yeah...Congrats again Ryan. I have two daughters as well. You now have three bosses.  ;D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: ski4fun on November 05, 2009, 06:38:10 PM
Just stopping by to check out the new forum and AHA site. Looking good!! I see a couple people from the B3 forum are here too.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: uisgue on November 05, 2009, 08:48:58 PM
Hello to everyone.  This looks to be the place to hang. 8)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: smurfe on November 06, 2009, 07:01:30 AM
Finally, there is an AHA forum I know how to use. I never could figure out or really take the time and patience to participate in the old email message board.

Anyway, a bit about me. I am Steve and I live in South Louisiana right outside Baton Rouge toward New Orleans. My regular job is as a Paramedic with the City of Baton Rouge. I have been a  medic for right at 30 years. I am married with 3 kids still at home.

Brewing wise I brew all grain and started out brewing that way. I bought a keggerator from a dude on Craigslist and he threw in all of his beer equipment hence how I got into brewing beer all grain. I had brewed one extract batch with a buddy prior. I have worked my way from the coolers to a commercial sculpture system.

I actually started out as a winemaker and still make wine. I am a moderator for a large winemaking forum and an Administrator for another. I am a member of a few beer forums but this is the forum I have been waiting for. I don't know how many times I wrote AHA requesting it. If the info here is as good as the email list, it is gonna be a leader. I am a forum freak and look forward to learning, sharing, and helping this forum grow.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on November 06, 2009, 01:25:44 PM
It's always fun to be only 26 posts behind Denny ;)

I'm glad to see familiar names. Is this going to be a mass exodus from the NB forum?

Kai

I'm betting the exodus is underway.  I just got here, but this is looking very comfortable and already feels like home.  Thanks Denny and anyone else that made this happen.  It's cool to be on a board run by brewers rather than vendors.  I especially appreciate the effort to have an off topic section that isn't packed full of political BS.  This is shaping up to be one hell of a gathering of brewers and I'm really looking forward to it
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: hamiltont on November 06, 2009, 02:13:53 PM
Finally, there is an AHA forum I know how to use. I never could figure out or really take the time and patience to participate in the old email message board.

Anyway, a bit about me. I am Steve and I live in South Louisiana right outside Baton Rouge toward New Orleans. My regular job is as a Paramedic with the City of Baton Rouge. I have been a  medic for right at 30 years. I am married with 3 kids still at home.

Brewing wise I brew all grain and started out brewing that way. I bought a keggerator from a dude on Craigslist and he threw in all of his beer equipment hence how I got into brewing beer all grain. I had brewed one extract batch with a buddy prior. I have worked my way from the coolers to a commercial sculpture system.

I actually started out as a winemaker and still make wine. I am a moderator for a large winemaking forum and an Administrator for another. I am a member of a few beer forums but this is the forum I have been waiting for. I don't know how many times I wrote AHA requesting it. If the info here is as good as the email list, it is gonna be a leader. I am a forum freak and look forward to learning, sharing, and helping this forum grow.

Hey Steve,  I look forward to sharing ideas with you as well!!

Side note:  I was a Purple Panther in 1969.  Is Woodlawn still going strong?  My Dad took a sabbatical & worked on his PHD@ LSU then...
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: blatz on November 06, 2009, 02:58:29 PM
just popping in to say "yello"
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 06, 2009, 03:00:01 PM
just popping in to say "yello"

Geez, man, it's about time!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: blatz on November 06, 2009, 03:05:04 PM
I 'm fashionably late  ;) gotta make the right entrance!

and despite the cleaned slate - you're already 84 posts ahead  :o
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 06, 2009, 04:10:50 PM
I 'm fashionably late  ;) gotta make the right entrance!

and despite the cleaned slate - you're already 84 posts ahead  :o

Good to see ya, blatz!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: majorvices on November 06, 2009, 04:26:14 PM
just popping in to say "yello"

Lord, There goes the neighborhood.  ::)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tomthebrewer on November 06, 2009, 06:03:05 PM
Good evening everyone! Glad to see a lot of familiar names. Congrats on the daughter's birthday, Ryan. We'll have one of our own in February. Until then, I'm brewing as much as I can!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: scottyb on November 06, 2009, 07:12:17 PM
Woot!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tfries on November 06, 2009, 08:27:31 PM
Hey all,

This is Tom.  My wife Teri and I both brew and we just happen to live 10 minutes from Denny!  ;D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: weazletoe on November 06, 2009, 09:46:09 PM
Guess who.  Now let's get this party started!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dimik on November 06, 2009, 10:43:52 PM
... oh, and there is Dimik!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: smurfe on November 07, 2009, 12:06:28 AM
Finally, there is an AHA forum I know how to use. I never could figure out or really take the time and patience to participate in the old email message board.

Anyway, a bit about me. I am Steve and I live in South Louisiana right outside Baton Rouge toward New Orleans. My regular job is as a Paramedic with the City of Baton Rouge. I have been a  medic for right at 30 years. I am married with 3 kids still at home.

Brewing wise I brew all grain and started out brewing that way. I bought a keggerator from a dude on Craigslist and he threw in all of his beer equipment hence how I got into brewing beer all grain. I had brewed one extract batch with a buddy prior. I have worked my way from the coolers to a commercial sculpture system.

I actually started out as a winemaker and still make wine. I am a moderator for a large winemaking forum and an Administrator for another. I am a member of a few beer forums but this is the forum I have been waiting for. I don't know how many times I wrote AHA requesting it. If the info here is as good as the email list, it is gonna be a leader. I am a forum freak and look forward to learning, sharing, and helping this forum grow.

Hey Steve,  I look forward to sharing ideas with you as well!!

Side note:  I was a Purple Panther in 1969.  Is Woodlawn still going strong?  My Dad took a sabbatical & worked on his PHD@ LSU then...

Yup, Woodlawn is still going strong. They built a new campus about 4 years ago or so south on Jefferson Highway just north of Antioch. There is a new middle school where the high school was. My step son goes to Woodlawn High and my step daughter goes to the Middle School. My wife is a Woodlawn graduate as well. She graduated in 81.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dennis5280 on November 07, 2009, 12:49:29 AM
Howdy Denny. Site looks good. I see membership is starting to ramp up...and glad to see The Pub.
Cheers
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: el_capitan on November 07, 2009, 07:56:49 AM
Hey guys!  Just wanted to drop a quick hello and check in.  Now I'm off to MASH in - Dean Larson's SNCA.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tubercle on November 07, 2009, 08:10:20 AM
Tubercle reporting in, Sir!
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Post by: drf255 on November 07, 2009, 08:12:51 AM
Here too.
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Post by: tesla_hv on November 07, 2009, 08:18:38 AM
Who brought the beer?
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Post by: akr71 on November 07, 2009, 08:54:29 AM
Late to the party, but I made it.  Can't chase this canuck away that easily :D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: KING__SIZE on November 07, 2009, 08:57:00 AM
Joining up.

Some differences I see here... The Weaze has only 8 posts, and the Major can now ban you for pitching warm.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: lupy on November 07, 2009, 09:05:08 AM
Hi all,
Hope you don't mind me crashin' in.
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Post by: Steverino on November 07, 2009, 09:22:53 AM

[/quote]

.  It's cool to be on a board run by brewers rather than vendors.  I especially appreciate the effort to have an off topic section that isn't packed full of political BS.  This is shaping up to be one hell of a gathering of brewers and I'm really looking forward to it
[/quote]

Amen, brother
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: glitterbug on November 07, 2009, 10:17:23 AM
*raises pint*
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: chauncey on November 07, 2009, 10:19:53 AM
HUH? Where am I? I recognize the people, but not the place. Did you guys drag me here while I was passed out?  :P
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tomthebrewer on November 07, 2009, 10:28:24 AM
Wow, now I see LOTS of people I know!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: darthmorgoth on November 07, 2009, 10:39:40 AM
hi,

looks like the place to be.

cheers,
darth
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: bluesman on November 07, 2009, 11:53:29 AM
OK...now here's a toast to the great new forum.

raise your glasses folks.

The Great New American Beer Forum live and in living color.  8)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: buzzcutt on November 07, 2009, 12:04:35 PM
This looks like a great pub. I think I'll stop in here frequently!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 07, 2009, 12:45:01 PM
OK...now here's a toast to the great new forum.

raise your glasses folks.

The Great New American Beer Forum live and in living color.  8)

Glass raised, second runnings collecting!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: chauncey on November 07, 2009, 03:24:11 PM
OK...now here's a toast to the great new forum.

raise your glasses folks.

The Great New American Beer Forum live and in living color.  8)

Glass raised, second runnings collecting!
Does this mean what I think it means?  :D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: pinnah on November 07, 2009, 03:58:47 PM
Dang, all those choices
finally made it down to the Pub.

It is beer30 here.
Glad to have stumbled in.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: capozzoli on November 07, 2009, 03:59:05 PM
Im here too, finally changed my avatar too.

What do ya think?
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Post by: weazletoe on November 07, 2009, 04:25:27 PM
Hot dog! You made it. I never realized how much you and Julia look alike.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: capozzoli on November 07, 2009, 06:40:34 PM
Yeah I do. When I cook I act like her as well. I do a mean impersonation of julia.

Now if only I could find that outfit of hers.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: captain_sousie on November 07, 2009, 08:41:31 PM
Looks to be a good start at a forum.  If it keeps going well this could be my new go-to forum for sound advice and relaxation.  That makes me so happy.

Sou
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: intrinsic on November 07, 2009, 10:47:30 PM
Congratulations Ryan.
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Post by: chauncey on November 08, 2009, 12:09:13 AM
Im here too, finally changed my avatar too.

What do ya think?
I love it. Now you have raised the bar. What a wonderful cook, and great person she was. Bon Appetit!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: uthristy on November 08, 2009, 07:24:17 AM
Morning people  :)

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 08, 2009, 09:27:38 AM
Im here too, finally changed my avatar too.

What do ya think?

What do I think???  It's JULIA, I love it!  I started watching here when I was 12 years old (long before most of you were born).  She got me to make a chocolate souffle when I was 13.  It turned out perfectly and I was hooked on cooking.  The love of cooking is what got me into brewing, so I suppose that indirectly Julia is responsible me my brewing addiction!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: darthmorgoth on November 08, 2009, 10:07:30 AM
i thought it was awesome when she said, " you can also chop up a live lobster and add that too".......and then she would stick her hand in a chicken, then without washing her hands, she would start handling veggies.

good stuff,
darth
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: capozzoli on November 08, 2009, 01:36:45 PM
That is because there was no plumbing to the prop sink.

Also, there was virtually no concept of sanitation back in the olden days.  ;D

I learned to cook watching Julia too. Then later it was Jeff Smith. Now, I look back and cringe at some of their methods.

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/capozzoli_2008/julia-childs.jpg)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tubercle on November 08, 2009, 03:30:29 PM
So....Is it taboo to talk freely about NB here or no?  Denny?

Not trying to start anything....just want to talk about it without the thread getting deleted in 2.5 seconds....


Anyways....glad to be here...just getting weird over there....

 I'm certainly not trying to speak for anybody but my self but I'm sure a NB topic would be fine as long as it stayed within the rules of the forum. The administrators and moderators will have to decide what that will be.

 As for me, I'd as soon leave the trash talk at the "other place" where it belongs. Not trying to stifle any self expression because I value that highly and when you're limited, so am I, and I don't like that.

 We can have a new beginning here. We know what went on there and maybe its best left to die.

 Welcome, brewing brother. <raises pint>

 On to higher thoughts, nobler deeds and greater achievements.

 
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: weazletoe on November 08, 2009, 06:07:21 PM
LET IT DIE ALREADY!!!!! PLEASE!!!!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: capozzoli on November 08, 2009, 07:41:17 PM
WHAT??? Julia's somewhat unsanitary methods?
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: weazletoe on November 08, 2009, 07:55:21 PM
Yeah, those too!  ;D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: rabid_dingo on November 08, 2009, 08:14:09 PM
Man, did I have a fun trying to set up my account. I kept getting a "you are not authorized to do that!"
message but here I am...

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.

 ;D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dirtyjerzey on November 09, 2009, 04:30:40 AM
Forget I even said anything.....not sure what I was thinking ???

Well said....on the bigger and better things.....

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: akr71 on November 09, 2009, 05:36:41 AM
Man, did I have a fun trying to set up my account. I kept getting a "you are not authorized to do that!"
message but here I am...

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.

 ;D

Looks like you're avatar put on some weight!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: brewboy on November 09, 2009, 09:40:50 AM
Quote
Also, there was virtually no concept of sanitation back in the olden days.

And we go way to far these days, IMO.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: rabid_dingo on November 09, 2009, 09:56:37 AM
Man, did I have a fun trying to set up my account. I kept getting a "you are not authorized to do that!"
message but here I am...

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.

 ;D

Looks like you're avatar put on some weight!

It's the beer....I'll try to fix it. I mean "diet"...
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: wilypig on November 09, 2009, 01:03:44 PM
Hello from Niagara Falls NY. Quick bio - 12 year brewer, ciderer, mead maker and wine maker. BJCP Certified, Past organizer of Amber Waves of Grain, Western New York homebrew competition. Member of the Niagara Association of Homebrewers. Obsessive beer educator. Multi award winning with Mead, Cider and Beer. Experienced with Historical styles, ingredients and processes. If yeast or other critters will metabolize it,i I will make a beverage from it. See you in the funny pages.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: weazletoe on November 09, 2009, 04:26:03 PM

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.




" Thanks Mr. Obvious. You're a life saver.'
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: darthmorgoth on November 09, 2009, 04:45:02 PM
hello wilypig,
that's a wealth of experience, it's great to be among the heavyweights. i'm a beginner, but i was the first one in my school to wear one white shoelace on the left foot and a black one on the right, so you could say i'm a self starter.

cheers,
darth
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on November 09, 2009, 04:55:32 PM

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.




" Thanks Mr. Obvious. You're a life saver.'

You guys Rock!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tomthebrewer on November 09, 2009, 06:19:12 PM

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.




" Thanks Mr. Obvious. You're a life saver.'
You guys Rock!


I swear to GOD you do! By the way, I got a boat for sale...
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Steverino on November 09, 2009, 06:33:55 PM
I'm betting the exodus is underway.



great nom de plume

I kind of hope so. In the short time I was over there, they seemed pretty one-way--especially considering the posters are, or may soon become, customers.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: weazletoe on November 09, 2009, 07:27:23 PM

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.




" Thanks Mr. Obvious. You're a life saver.'
You guys Rock!


I swear to GOD you do! By the way, I got a boat for sale...



argh, argh, argh, argh, argh.......
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: nyakavt on November 09, 2009, 08:31:17 PM
Well here I am, and back down to 1 post  >:(  Damn peer pressure.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: rabid_dingo on November 09, 2009, 11:27:22 PM
Well here I am, and back down to 1 post  >:(  Damn peer pressure.

Tabula Rasa man, Tabula Rasa! Plus we are all closer to Denny (for now)...
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: yugamrap on November 10, 2009, 07:59:13 AM
Well, better late than never...

Greetings from Cleveland!

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: nicneufeld on November 10, 2009, 03:19:15 PM
Just as I was ALMOST to 5000 posts on the other forum!  :D

Looks like the usual suspects over here!  Cheers!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: brewboy on November 10, 2009, 03:29:28 PM
5000 post counts and $4 will get you a latte at Starbucks. 
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: a10t2 on November 10, 2009, 04:16:15 PM
I guess I bucked the trend by posting in some threads about, you know, beer before popping in to say hello.  ;)

Hello!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tubercle on November 10, 2009, 07:42:51 PM

Hello all, Long time listener 1st time caller.




" Thanks Mr. Obvious. You're a life saver.'
You guys Rock!


I swear to GOD you do! By the way, I got a boat for sale...



Donnie Baker?
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Post by: loopy on November 10, 2009, 08:38:03 PM
I guess I am slow off the line.  I just joined tonight, good to see so many fellow NB'ers aboard
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Post by: weazletoe on November 10, 2009, 08:40:59 PM
You got such a big 'ole brain, we'll forgive you for being slow on this one.
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Post by: narvin on November 10, 2009, 11:34:05 PM
NB ARMY.  Oh wait...
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Post by: theDarkSide on November 11, 2009, 06:42:19 AM
I guess I am slow off the line.  I just joined tonight, good to see so many fellow NB'ers aboard

Wait...this isn't the NB board?  Sure feels like it  ;)

BN Army!!
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Post by: tankdeer on November 12, 2009, 11:26:56 AM
Damn, late to the party once again. 8)
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Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 11:52:48 AM
Yeah, but the important thing is that you made it!
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Post by: tankdeer on November 12, 2009, 11:56:04 AM
Wouldn't miss it for the world. Now I just gotta get my post count back up. ;)
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Post by: novabrew on November 12, 2009, 05:48:21 PM
I got sidetracked on my way in and forgot to say hello. :-[
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Post by: guitarbrew on November 12, 2009, 06:05:00 PM
Here I am!  Changed my avatar from the cooler and t-shirt covered fermenter, but I'm not sure I posted enough to be extremely recognized over at NB anyway.
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Post by: realbeerguy on November 13, 2009, 06:53:43 AM
"quietly sneaks in the room & stands in the back"

Hi Gang!

15 year brewer, AG 10 yrs, couple ribbons & BOS's.  BJCP Reconized, currently teaching the next class.  NJ born & bred, SC by choice.  Love beer, but passionate about Mead.

Been on the Greenboard & BlueBoard.  Happy to see the AHA in this.
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Post by: ndcube on November 13, 2009, 08:06:23 AM
Just sayin' hi and thanks for the great forum!
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Post by: 1vertical on November 13, 2009, 09:55:41 AM
  Now I know what it feels like to migrate  :P
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Post by: weazletoe on November 13, 2009, 02:06:26 PM
Wouldn't miss it for the world. Now I just gotta get my post count back up. ;)

Glad to see you here. Now that we have the dancing banana, the board is complete!
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Post by: NorthernIke on November 13, 2009, 02:07:11 PM
So this is where everyone went...

Hi to everyone.  Looking forward to some fun!
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Post by: tomthebrewer on November 13, 2009, 03:47:14 PM
Wouldn't miss it for the world. Now I just gotta get my post count back up. ;)

Glad to see you here. Now that we have the dancing banana, the board is complete!

You know, for the longest time, I thought it was a taco....(http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=187;type=avatar)
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Post by: blatz on November 13, 2009, 05:14:05 PM
Wouldn't miss it for the world. Now I just gotta get my post count back up. ;)

Glad to see you here. Now that we have the dancing banana, the board is complete!

You know, for the longest time, I thought it was a taco....(http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=187;type=avatar)

ITS PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: speed on November 15, 2009, 05:01:17 PM
o,k,, i'm finally here lets get this party started you may know me from other forums as ...speed ;)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: brandon on November 15, 2009, 05:10:23 PM
Hello-
My name is Brandon. I all grain brew. I pitch yeast under 70 degrees. I make a starter. I visit other brewing forums as well.
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Post by: hamiltont on November 15, 2009, 05:14:16 PM
o,k,, i'm finally here lets get this party started you may know me from other forums as ...speed ;)

Glad you made it speed!!!  :)
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Post by: beerocd on November 16, 2009, 03:46:30 PM
o,k,, i'm finally here lets get this party started you may know me from other forums as ...speed ;)

Speed's the last one to post  ???
Well, until I just did.

-OCD
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Post by: redbrew on November 17, 2009, 09:45:20 AM

Hey Denny!  great site!  I plan to spend some serious time here.  :)
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Post by: denny on November 17, 2009, 10:20:26 AM
Hi red!  Really glad to see ya here, man!  I think you'll see a real difference here from the other place.
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Post by: slimsparty on November 17, 2009, 03:09:55 PM
Quote
Yup, you certainly don't want to bring any of the PUI topics with you, that we, Denny and many others have discussed over there.

Well...I am friggin out then.

 ;D
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Post by: jdesq on November 20, 2009, 11:23:43 AM
Hey, nice site!! Denny hope your still making cider- and pressing your own apples. Next we got to get you keeping bees so you can do the mead thing.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 20, 2009, 11:33:20 AM
Virtually no apples this year, so no cider pressing...a bummer!  My wife has considered bee keeping...even went to "Bee School"!  But neither one of us has mustered up the ambition to actually do it so far.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: lonnie mac on November 20, 2009, 08:02:32 PM
Virtually no apples this year, so no cider pressing...a bummer!  My wife has considered bee keeping...even went to "Bee School"!  But neither one of us has mustered up the ambition to actually do it so far.

Please do Denny! It's sad, I haven't seen a bee down here in SE Texas in literally years.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: rep on November 21, 2009, 06:09:39 AM
Anybody here ride bicycles?  I rode about 3,300 miles so far this year.  I took three small tours.  In general I run almost all family errands on a bike and do ride year round.  Gets a little chilly at times in the Wisconsin weather, but not too bad.  And there are times when I won't ride.

I am thinking of heading to Montana next summer then riding back.

Anybody else ride?
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Post by: majorvices on November 21, 2009, 06:52:07 AM
I used to ride Mountain Bike 2 or 3 times a week. However, I had a serious wipe out and bent the forks (among other things) and never replaced it. I have an old Giant Touring bike that I have been thinking about getting road ready again. I run and hike regularly but would really like to add some biking back into my routine.

That said, I live way to far out to use my bike as any real form of transportation.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: rep on November 21, 2009, 07:19:43 AM
I used to ride Mountain Bike 2 or 3 times a week. However, I had a serious wipe out and bent the forks (among other things) and never replaced it. I have an old Giant Touring bike that I have been thinking about getting road ready again. I run and hike regularly but would really like to add some biking back into my routine.

That said, I live way to far out to use my bike as any real form of transportation.

My wife and I just picked up a country place about 30 miles from our main home.  It sits in the middle of great biking roads.  In Wisconsin we are lucky to have had a dairy industry that needed good roads to the back country.  So, I believe I will be able to run back and forth fairly often.
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Post by: majorvices on November 21, 2009, 08:14:37 AM
Plenty of country roads out here but have to get on hwy to get to town. Plus the Nascar dumb ass mentality scares me down here. Too many people think they are Dale Earnhart.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: rep on November 22, 2009, 06:26:58 AM
Plenty of country roads out here but have to get on hwy to get to town. Plus the Nascar dumb ass mentality scares me down here. Too many people think they are Dale Earnhart.

Yes, highways are no fun.  My fear is people on cell phones.  They look at you but really do not see you.  I like to be home by oh, 3:00PM as that is when people begin leaving work and school.  They are connecting with others and I would rather not be on the streets then.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 22, 2009, 11:10:32 AM
When I lived in town, there were great bike paths along the riverbanks and I rode frequently.  When I moved to the country about 15 years ago, we bought a place on a narrow road with no shoulders and fast moving RVs and log trucks.  NO WAY am I riding out here!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: redbrew on November 22, 2009, 12:58:28 PM

 I love logging trucks!  One day if the economy recovers I hope to buy one and go to work. Don't worry Denny...........I wouldn't run over you!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 22, 2009, 02:19:20 PM
Hey, man, you could stop by for a beer!
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Post by: lupy on November 22, 2009, 04:32:52 PM
When I lived in town, there were great bike paths along the riverbanks and I rode frequently.  When I moved to the country about 15 years ago, we bought a place on a narrow road with no shoulders and fast moving RVs and log trucks.  NO WAY am I riding out here!
I know your road Denny. It is a bit scary. My job has taken me out there to take pictures of houses (r.e.appraiser) and when I am creeping along P.C. looking for an address it can be quite hazardous. However, I know there are many good logging roads and trails nearby that can be ridden with ease on the appropriate bike, though it's been a while since I've done that.
Stay safe out there, we need you here.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on November 23, 2009, 10:03:20 AM
I know your road Denny. It is a bit scary. My job has taken me out there to take pictures of houses (r.e.appraiser) and when I am creeping along P.C. looking for an address it can be quite hazardous. However, I know there are many good logging roads and trails nearby that can be ridden with ease on the appropriate bike, though it's been a while since I've done that.
Stay safe out there, we need you here.

Have we met???

Yeah, I could load the bike into a vehicle and take it out to somewhere like Hall Road or Fern Ridge for a ride, but that just seems like a hassle.  These days, I get my exercise on the treadmill while I watch Food Network!  ;)
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Post by: lupy on November 23, 2009, 05:35:10 PM
Have we met???

Yeah, I could load the bike into a vehicle and take it out to somewhere like Hall Road or Fern Ridge for a ride, but that just seems like a hassle.  These days, I get my exercise on the treadmill while I watch Food Network!  ;)

No I don't think we've met. I recognized the street name from the CBS club page.
I used to love hauling my bike out to Nelson Mtn. Road and riding aroud there. Lately the bike is gathering dust, but the brew equipment is nice and clean.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: thirsty on November 25, 2009, 07:52:45 AM
Howdy. Glad I could make it.
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Post by: denny on November 25, 2009, 09:55:03 AM
Geez, this is cool with everybody checking in here....kinda like meeting all your friends for a beer!
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Post by: dave97402 on November 25, 2009, 03:44:55 PM
Howdy all...thanks for the invite Denny!!

Looks like a cool place, I'll have to check it out.


Dave
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Post by: denny on November 25, 2009, 04:09:10 PM
Glad ya made it, Dave!  If you've got some pics from Brewers Union, post 'em and a little info in the Commercial Beer section!
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Post by: wzl46 on December 08, 2009, 07:03:23 AM
This is like my high school reunion.  It surely is good to see everybody again. 

Biking-  Yes, I do the MTB thing, and a bit of road biking when I am home.  Since I am not, I am doing lots of planning for when I do get home.  I just picked up Cosmic Ray's Fat Tire Tales and Trails, which is a good guide to Arizona MTB spots all over the state.  My first trip will hopefully be the ride from Flagstaff to Sedona, which is 43 miles on fire roads, assisted most of the way by gravity.  In one stretch, the trail descends 3000 feet in 6 miles.  I can't wait.

Again, good to see you all again.
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Post by: central_wa_brewing on December 08, 2009, 10:33:03 PM
Howdy all.  I'm sure none of you know me but if ya mention hops, you'll see my ugly penmanship ;)
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Post by: bruck on December 21, 2009, 03:35:59 PM
Hi folks...Just joined myself. I mainly frequent the BN Forum, but since I'm a member of the AHA, I wanted to check out what is going on here. Looks like alot of great information. Just wanted to say hey!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on December 21, 2009, 03:46:47 PM
Hey back atcha!  :)
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Post by: monstermash on December 29, 2009, 03:26:15 PM
Just what I need, another forum to kill time in...  There goes my New Years resolution... :-\
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Post by: denny on December 29, 2009, 03:27:35 PM
It's about time ya got here!  ;)
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Post by: Beertracker on January 09, 2010, 10:32:56 AM
If Denny hangs out around here then its got to be a good pub! Now where's my pint of RIPA?  ;D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on January 09, 2010, 10:48:19 AM
If Denny hangs out around here then its got to be a good pub! Now where's my pint of RIPA?  ;D

\Just poured one for ya...c'mon by and get it!  :)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: toastedman on February 08, 2010, 06:54:39 PM
  Howdy fellow brewers, i'm new here, i'm an all-grainer for past 6 yrs, ben reading here for some time, i feel honored to be among such top-notch brewers as i see here,  i'm 65yrs old, an still learning new tricks all the time.  ? how do i put up a pic on here.   i'm in northeast arkansas, no brewers at all around here,  anyway, howdy, i'm glad to be here.   
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Post by: Hokerer on February 08, 2010, 08:06:48 PM
how do i put up a pic on here. 

Welcome.  To see how to post a pic, check out this thread...

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=20.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=20.0)
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Post by: Rhoobarb on February 12, 2010, 02:56:53 PM
Just found this place doing a Google search for "Zweimaisch Verfahren".  I ended up here and never found out what it was! lol
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Post by: denny on February 12, 2010, 03:34:41 PM
Howdy, guys!  Toastedman, it's great to see somebody older than I am here!  ;)
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Post by: euge on February 18, 2010, 12:17:33 AM
Again hi folks. Some already know me some don't. Like this place so far.


Screech... Pullin up a chair.
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Post by: matthew on February 18, 2010, 05:55:50 AM
Another Arky huh Toastedman, I'm way down south of ya in Odlaw...........I mean Waldo. Glad to see
another AR brewer-there aint none down here niether :'(.

Rad, I called myself lookin to see if you was 'round here somewhere?? I guess I should come around
more often- good to 'see' you friend!

Matt
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Post by: euge on February 18, 2010, 11:30:30 AM
Good to see ya too my friend!
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Post by: MrNate on February 25, 2010, 01:34:18 PM
Hey everyone! Just found the place. How's tricks?
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Post by: Hokerer on February 25, 2010, 01:48:24 PM
Hey everyone! Just found the place. How's tricks?

Welcome!  So far, it's been a pretty fun place.
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Post by: toastedman on March 10, 2010, 01:07:16 PM
Another Arky huh Toastedman, I'm way down south of ya in Odlaw...........I mean Waldo. Glad to see
another AR brewer-there aint none down here niether :'(.

   Hey Matt,  yup, we Arkies are few and far between it seems, i've been in waldo, years ago, deer hunting down that area.
can you get Diamond Bear beer down there? i'm in dry county, i hafta drive bout 25 miles in next county to find any.  love their Presidential IPA, all their beers have been good that i've tried, gotta support our home state brewery.
    drop in sometime, i'll have cold beer on tap
 
 Jerry   
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Post by: mnstorm99 on March 27, 2010, 05:32:49 AM
Hey all...good looking forum here at the AHA website.  I have rewed for over three years now (9 extract, 3 partial mashes and now...hmmm like 45 all grain batches).  I am a regular also over at Beer Advocate, although I try and avoid the BS threads.  I left Tasty Brew a while back and didn't like HB talk.  So from peeking in and out of here a bit, this looks like a nice little second (or first) home to continue to improve my hobby, and maybe even give out some new ideas.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: MrNate on March 27, 2010, 05:38:18 AM
Howdy MN! Welcome to the party!
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Post by: euge on March 27, 2010, 10:16:21 PM
Ah. A fellow refugee.  :)

Welcome.
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Post by: monk on May 17, 2010, 02:05:20 PM
I just noticed this thread, so I thought I'd introduce myself:

I've been brewing since 2005, having started with a Mr Beer.  I use lots of different methods, now--partial mash, extract with grain, all grain--depending on the type of brew, but always have fun.  I'm not much into technology (which is good cuz I'm poor) but very interested in methodology.  I like brewing great beer with very basic equipment. 

My favorite styles are pale ale, IPA, hoppy red ales, hefeweizen, and bitters. 

During the day I'm a speech-language pathologist.

I might have a little good advice hidden around her somewhere, but I certainly have a ton to learn...always a beginner! 
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on May 17, 2010, 02:21:13 PM
Hey, Mr. Monk!

In the immortal words of Jethro Gump (anybody been around long enough to remember him?)

"The more I know about beer, the more I know I need to learn more about beer!"
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Post by: bonjour on May 17, 2010, 02:25:51 PM
started with a Mr Beer. 
Another one of us

welcome aboard

Fred
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Post by: dmtaylor on May 23, 2010, 05:50:35 AM
I feel like I've been missing out -- all my friends are here!  You don't mind me dissing the unofficial rules of thumb of brewing here, do you?  No really, I'll try to be a little bit polite.
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Post by: Kaiser on May 23, 2010, 06:44:42 AM
Welcome Dave.

Kai
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Post by: denny on May 28, 2010, 08:44:49 AM
Hey, Dave, it's about time.  Diss away, man.  I'll join ya!
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Post by: boulderbrewer on May 31, 2010, 08:20:38 PM
What took you so long, you are giving the NPHS grads a bad rap. Dammit that is my job!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: The Professor on May 31, 2010, 09:06:56 PM
I feel like I've been missing out -- all my friends are here!  You don't mind me dissing the unofficial rules of thumb of brewing here, do you?  No really, I'll try to be a little bit polite.
Glad you made it here!  Diss awaay...I'm probably right behind you, brother.
Cheers!   ;D
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Post by: john51277 on June 03, 2010, 08:09:41 AM
Howdy, from Florida.  I go by JJ, real name is John.  Been brewing for about 6 years.  Looks like a rough group.  I should fit in just fine!   
I am a severe hophead too!
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Post by: tubercle on June 04, 2010, 05:23:05 PM
Welcome Florida John!
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Post by: dean on June 14, 2010, 04:55:55 AM
Welcome Florida John!

Did you just make a funny?   :D ;D

Welcome JJ!!   :)
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Post by: vista on June 16, 2010, 02:06:10 PM
Hello everyone...been reading the forums for the last month just have been too lazy to register, i've been following these forums more so than the NB as of late due to various reasons. Great stuff.
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Post by: bluesman on June 16, 2010, 02:10:05 PM
Hi and welcome to the AHA forum vista...this is a great place to hang out.
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Post by: Jo Diesel on June 25, 2010, 04:39:44 AM
Relized how many people have dissapered from NB so I thought I would come and visit. Thanks Denny for fixing my account. 8)
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Post by: robbievonb on July 27, 2010, 08:03:39 PM
Hey guys, my name's Rob and I just recently joined the AHA.  Your forum has a lot of great stuff on it.  I look forward to participating.  Cheers!
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Post by: euge on July 27, 2010, 11:20:28 PM
Hey guys, my name's Rob and I just recently joined the AHA.  Your forum has a lot of great stuff on it.  I look forward to participating.  Cheers!

Hi Rob. Welcome to the Fo-rum.
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Post by: denny on July 28, 2010, 08:50:45 AM
Hey, Rob.  Good to have you here.  Great bunch of people and a lot of knowledge floating around.
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Post by: bluesman on July 28, 2010, 09:03:01 AM
Welcome to the AHA Forum Rob!

Let us know what's brewing when you get a chance.
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Post by: ullarsskald1989 on August 09, 2010, 06:45:54 PM
Hey all;

I'm one of the TT'ers who prefer the email list, though I have come here from time to time.  Looking through this thread, I realize I have not said hello properly. ;)

I started brewing during the summer of 1974 with "Blue Ribbon" malt syrup from the A&P "baking needs" section.  I used "Lena Pabst's" prohibition-era recipe for 5 gallons of beer, which was printed inside the label: (2) #3 cans of malt syrup (about 6# unhopped LME), 1# cane sugar, 2 packets bread yeast and enough water to make up 5-gallons....15 minute boil.  My fermenter was a 6-gallon frosting bucket from Dunkin Donuts.  Airlock, who knew a plastic bag over the whole thing wasn't good enough?  My mom bought me a capper at a garage sale for 75 cents, which I still use (it was made in 1921 and I found one on Ebay recently for the same price, plus shipping ,-).  I got a couple of cases of empties from the corner pub, where my dad and his buddies went; rinsed them out with Chlorox-water.  Found cork-lined crown caps at Mr Miner's hardware store.

It was, in no uncertain terms, undrinkable and I buried a case (minus the 1 bottle).  My brother said he'd keep the other and see if age would improve it.  My mom found the second case (minus 1 bottle) in a corner cupboard in her basement a few years ago (it was 32 years old); it got a decent burial near the other case.

I got better; found books on brewing at the library (and bought my own).  Discovered sanitation guidelines, dairy grade tubing, food grade tubs, glass water jugs...boiling.  Got my first packet of dried brewer's yeast.  Came across a supply of hops...found a mentor.  Bought an airlock...

I added wine in early '75 (I do a really good 1-gallon winemaker class) and mead in mid '83 (wrote a book on Mead Making in early '99).  I've been a certified judge in the SCA (medieval brewing, vinting and infusions/cordials) and (informally) for various home brew clubs.

After I married in 1982, I taught my wife how to brew, so the whole house is "infected".  ;D

After all these years, I am (we are) still brewing with extract (dried) with some specialty grains.  We like to quip that we've just hired someone else to do the mashing and sparging.

We rarely brew to style, preferring instead to brew to taste.  My wife's favorite to brew is her English style IPA with Oats.  For malt beverages, I really like my Irish style Dry Stout with Rye.  I mostly brew melomels these days.

We do gain a lot from the all-grainers and techno-brewers, but it ain't our thing.

Take care - Steven
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 09, 2010, 07:17:20 PM
Steven - After a few times it becomes familiar here, and you can find what you want quickly.  Welcome!
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Post by: theDarkSide on August 10, 2010, 05:04:02 AM
Welcome Steven.  Man...that sure is some old school stuff.  Make me realize how lucky we are today.
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Post by: bluesman on August 10, 2010, 06:45:00 AM
Welcome to The Great AHA Forum.  Hope you find it to be your go to resource for your homebrewing needs.

Cheers!
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Post by: blatz on August 10, 2010, 08:09:51 AM
welcome!
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Post by: euge on August 10, 2010, 11:16:37 AM
Howdy Steven! We look forward to your input. :)
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Post by: hammy2424 on August 10, 2010, 02:45:27 PM
Hello All,

I have really decided to jump in here after the untimely demise of Tech Talk.  While it was a bit antiquated, I really enjoyed the information.  I have to admit advice from Dave Houseman on a nearly daily basis didn't hurt either.

I've been brewing for about 5 years, and thanks to a podcast with Mufasa Ferguson on the Session I have been brewing all grain for the last 6 months.

I hope to share some good info and good times :)

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Post by: dbeechum on August 10, 2010, 02:53:07 PM
thanks to a podcast with Mufasa Ferguson on the Session I have been brewing all grain for the last 6 months.

Howdy!

And I wonder just how many people have decided to go all grain about Fergie went on his rant. :)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on August 10, 2010, 06:10:18 PM
Hey, hammy!  Good to have you here! 
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Post by: boulderbrewer on August 10, 2010, 08:09:03 PM
Welcome to all you TT menand women. I could never figure out TT so I never posted there.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: hammy2424 on August 11, 2010, 07:14:30 AM

Howdy!

And I wonder just how many people have decided to go all grain about Fergie went on his rant. :)

It was pretty funny, because the first time I listened to it I was like F that, I work my butt off just to make good beer with extract and steeping.  The second time I went "He's right, suck it up and take control of your beer."

That said, first AG I learned a valuable lesson - DO NOT keep checking temperature and stirring your mash when using a cooler mash tun and single infusion batch sparge.  My Dark Mild is much more like brown colored water with grain dust in it, but my second batch hung right at 154 where I wanted it after the initial mash in, and is pretty respectable.

Besides now I get to make a bunch of new equipment.  My 3-roller monster mill (thank you wifey) should be up and running by weeks end.
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Post by: bluesman on August 11, 2010, 10:11:30 AM
Welcome to the AHA Forum Hammy!

I think you'll be able to get your brewing fix right here.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: The Professor on August 11, 2010, 01:13:05 PM
...I started brewing during the summer of 1974 with "Blue Ribbon" malt syrup from the A&P "baking needs" section.  ...

Great that you jumped on board here Steven.
Always nice to see another old timer here (looks like we started around the same time more or less). ;D
cheers!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: ullarsskald1989 on August 11, 2010, 03:40:39 PM
...I started brewing during the summer of 1974 with "Blue Ribbon" malt syrup from the A&P "baking needs" section.  ...

Great that you jumped on board here Steven.
Always nice to see another old timer here (looks like we started around the same time more or less). ;D
cheers!



"Style guidelines" What's that?"  :)

A brewer after my own heart.  One of my favorites as a little tyke was Ballantine IPA.

When I started you basically had beer and ale, in the more elder senses of the words...in my area, Beer was what the big boys made, Ale was what the more local/regional brewers made (I grew up in western Massachusetts).

Beer was German.  Ale was English.  The Irish, well, they drank that funny black stuff.

French and Italians...vin ordinaire and vino rosso...

Russians...vodka...

And there you have much of my ethnic background ,-)

I look at "styles" and recipes as fluid guidelines to help me make something I like to drink.

And that for me is the heart of the hobby, not I having an "I Love Me" wall of ribbons and certificates.  Hell, I didn't enter my 1st AHA competition until 2 or 3 years ago.

But, I see TT may get a reprieve, if we can come up with sounds ideas to keep it useful.

But, I'll likely be around here a little more, as I like to strike up conversations.

take care - Steven
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: freddy2 on August 16, 2010, 07:58:59 PM
Just wanted to say hi. Been brewing, AG, for several years and watching this and other sites for a while. Probably won't be posting a lot, because you guys seem to be doing okay without my advice.  I like good beer. If it meets a particular style, then tell me so I can brag about it, otherwise just drink it and enjoy.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: bluesman on August 17, 2010, 03:22:21 AM
Welcome to the AHA Forum freddy2.

We can use all the help we can get.  :D

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dean on August 17, 2010, 06:35:49 AM
Just wanted to say hi. Been brewing, AG, for several years and watching this and other sites for a while. Probably won't be posting a lot, because you guys seem to be doing okay without my advice.  I like good beer. If it meets a particular style, then tell me so I can brag about it, otherwise just drink it and enjoy.

HaHa!  Someone like me?  OMG!!  I swear if I "try" to brew to a particular style I generally find something wrong with it and then I'm not happy with it... but if I just let go and brew, the results rarely let me down.  Good beer is what it is!  Welcome to the forum Freddy2!   :)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Me on August 18, 2010, 11:17:08 AM
Hello to all brewers in the wide wide world of homebrewing!!
My name is Sam, I've been a homebrewer for 4 years (2ish with the All Grain Lifestyle) and I enjoy the hell out of it. I'm also working in Boulder here at the American Homebrewers Association as an intern extraordinaire. I just graduated college and I am looking forward to one day making the best oktoberfest ever created (and hopefully selling it on the world market). I have enjoyed cruising the forum and I am gradually accruing some wonderful knowledge about homebrewing from the "wiser" forum goers.  ;)

On another note, I would also like to promote another part of the forum- The Homebrewer Bio. This fun category (its located right in between the Zymurgy category and Homebrew Clubs category) is getting lonely without any new posts and would really benefit from some additional profiles. Yes yes, I know what you are thinking - isn't it a bit narcissistic to write an entire profile about yourself and your brewing set-up... No, its definitely not. We have a great community here on the forum and this section is a great way to get to know each other and learn more about who brews and why.

Oh,
I should also mention that you could be enshrined in homebrewing history! Every couple of weeks we at the AHA select a homebrewer to be featured as our homeBrewer Of The Week(s), and we make this delicate selection based on posts in the Homebrewer Bio category. You, yes you, could be featured on the front page of the AHA website and will exist in the BOTW archives and homebrewing history for all of eternity (or until we invent something better than the internet). So I encourage everyone to write a quick profile about yourself and post it to the Homebrewer Bio.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tubercle on August 18, 2010, 01:24:18 PM
Probably won't be posting a lot, because you guys seem to be doing okay without my advice. 

 Ain't never stopped the Tubercle. Post on...
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: wfaris on August 19, 2010, 02:33:11 PM
I suppose I ought to say howdy on this thread myself.  Actually I've been around brewing and on other forums for years.  Used to hang out on Homebrew Digest and rec.crafts.brewing where I got fired up by Denny and other wonderful folks.  Any more I mostly hang on on the forum at www.thebrewingnetwork.com .  Denny may be the post whore over here, but that would be me over there with somewhere around 4500 posts.   ;)   I hope I can contribute at least something to the hobby over here and hopefully learn some more stuff too.

Wayne
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: bluesman on August 19, 2010, 02:38:03 PM
Welcome the AHA Forum Wayne!

Looking forward to your contributions.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: euge on August 19, 2010, 08:04:01 PM
Howdy! Glad to see ya posting on the good ol'AHA.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: theDarkSide on August 20, 2010, 05:13:41 AM
Welcome Bug!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tubercle on August 20, 2010, 05:40:12 PM
...where I got fired up by Denny...

 Then I take it you are a batch sparger.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: wfaris on August 21, 2010, 08:03:50 AM
...where I got fired up by Denny...

 Then I take it you are a batch sparger.

Don't like flies in the brewery.   ;D

Wayne
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on August 21, 2010, 09:02:13 AM
Wayne, with you and Dixon here, it's kinda like the "old days" on rcb!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dmtaylor on August 21, 2010, 07:33:23 PM
I was on alt.beer.home-brewing for years before I found r.c.b.  Both of those used to be really awesome forums... about 10 years ago.  I learned so much.  Now they are so laden with spam it ain't funny.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on August 23, 2010, 08:48:16 AM
I still check in on rcb every once in a while.  The only person I still recognize is Joel.  Maybe we should make an "old timers" run on it!  It was an awesome resource and I learned a LOT from it!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tschmidlin on August 23, 2010, 09:00:17 AM
I definitely learned a lot from those groups, but I don't remember which ones I was in.  It would have been almost 20 years ago though, when I was starting brewing.  I didn't realize they're still around.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on August 23, 2010, 09:06:34 AM
I definitely learned a lot from those groups, but I don't remember which ones I was in.  It would have been almost 20 years ago though, when I was starting brewing.  I didn't realize they're still around.

20 years ago?  Did you start brewing when you were 7?  :o
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tschmidlin on August 23, 2010, 12:49:55 PM
I definitely learned a lot from those groups, but I don't remember which ones I was in.  It would have been almost 20 years ago though, when I was starting brewing.  I didn't realize they're still around.

20 years ago?  Did you start brewing when you were 7?  :o
Thanks Denny.  ;)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: esheppy on October 01, 2010, 11:37:43 AM
Hi there.  I'm a new member of AHA.  I signed up at GABF.  I'm so new that I have not gotten my card, yet  ;)

Sort of just wanted to say "Howdy" and it looks like this is the thread in which to do it.

I've been brewing for about a year and 9 months when my sister got me a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas.  Been hooked ever since. 

I will do my 55th batch this weekend ... it will be my 5th all-grain batch.  Although I rarely use Mr. Beer ingredients, I still use the Mr. Beer fermenters, so those are all small batches.  I need to upgrade sometime to something bigger.  I just have not gotten around to it.

Anyway ... as I said, I just wanted to introduce myself a little bit.  Not sure how active I'll be on the forum.  I guess we'll see.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: euge on October 01, 2010, 11:46:59 AM
Welcome to the Forum!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on October 01, 2010, 11:54:15 AM
Hi esheppy!  You might want to put your location in your sig in case there are brewers near you.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: esheppy on October 01, 2010, 12:13:17 PM
Hi esheppy!  You might want to put your location in your sig in case there are brewers near you.
Ok.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: Beer Monger on April 01, 2011, 01:40:43 PM
Denver, huh?  Nope.  NO brewers there.  [/sarcasm]  ;)  lol  Welcome!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: jeffy on April 01, 2011, 02:14:23 PM
Denver, huh?  Nope.  NO brewers there.  [/sarcasm]  ;)  lol  Welcome!
Where you at, Mr. Monger?
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tschmidlin on April 01, 2011, 02:31:36 PM
Denver, huh?  Nope.  NO brewers there.  [/sarcasm]  ;)  lol  Welcome!
Where you at, Mr. Monger?
He's a Seattle guy.  I'm going to try to meet him for a pint if this script will finish so I can start the next one . . .
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: beveragebob on April 02, 2011, 12:22:19 AM
Denny, I plug your AR coordinates in google maps and it comes up with Tennessee. I don;t think you moved ;)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: denny on April 02, 2011, 09:53:59 AM
Denny, I plug your AR coordinates in google maps and it comes up with Tennessee. I don;t think you moved ;)

I suspected they were screwed up!  Guess I better revisit it, cause I don't wanna have to move!  Although, since they represent position as referenced to Jeff, maybe plugging them directly into Google won't work unless you start by making him the center of the universe.  which, of course, he is!  ;)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: bluesman on April 02, 2011, 01:19:24 PM
Hi there.  I'm a new member of AHA.  I signed up at GABF.  I'm so new that I have not gotten my card, yet  ;)

Welcome to the AHA Forum esheppy!  8)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: jeffy on April 02, 2011, 01:24:32 PM
Denver, huh?  Nope.  NO brewers there.  [/sarcasm]  ;)  lol  Welcome!
Where you at, Mr. Monger?
He's a Seattle guy.  I'm going to try to meet him for a pint if this script will finish so I can start the next one . . .
Actually I knew that, but he had just suggested that some else put his location in the sig line........
Wait, that was Denny.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: beveragebob on April 02, 2011, 11:07:30 PM
"plugging them directly into Google won't work unless you start by making him the center of the universe."

I'll get with Sergio and Larry first thing Monday  8)

Actually though, I think you may be right after all. I think I need to recalculate mine.... here's the deal from hbd:

Apparent Rennarian is expresed as a bearing and distance from Jeff
Renner's house.  It is *Apparent* Rennarian because it's not possible
to know Jeff Renner's actual location at any given moment, so
we us his house instead him.

Here's the calculator for determining your AR:
http://www.hbd.org/rennerian_table.shtml
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: woadwarrior on August 21, 2011, 08:11:44 PM
Well, since I've been posting all weekend, I guess I should say hi.  ;)

Hi!

Anyway, I learned to brew mead about 16 years ago. (Although I've been kinda lazy about that the last few years and need to restock now) I first tasted mead and homebrew at an event called "The Great Pennsic War" hosted by The Society for Creative Anachronism and was instantly hooked. I started my 1st batch of mead about 3 or 4 weeks later. It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. Once I become suitably reemployed, I'd like to try my hand at a beer or 3, So I'll likely be pestering for advice about that in the not too distant future. BTW, if any of you are from anywhere Butler, PA and would like some apples or pears, drop me a line and I'll let you know when they're ripe. (2 bosc and 2 bartlett pear trees and 2 red and 2 gold delicious apple trees) What's left of the blueberries are mine though. ;) (Damn robins robbed me blind this year.)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: petey on September 07, 2011, 05:01:00 PM
Well I figure i should make an introductory post since I plan on spending more time around here. So I am Ian or Petey as i have been called for a few years now.  I have been brewing for about 7 years now half extract the other all-grain.  I get quite a bit of brewing in since i have quite a few friends that like the beers I make (beers of  the British Isles) and will buy everything for me to make them (usually).  Just starting to brew larger batches now and intend to start sending beers into competitions to get some feedback (other than that's good lets have it again) and start on my indoor electric brewery build after i move back to coastal NC in the spring.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tubercle on September 07, 2011, 05:06:27 PM
Welcome Petey, enjoy your stay. Also welcome back to Gawd's country in the Cakalakeys.

I figure you have been lurking so you know what a great bunch of guys and gals hang out here.

Make any comment or ask any question you like. Someone, except me, will have the answer. ;D

Actually I'll have an answer but the next post will be someone correcting what I just said :'(
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: bluesman on September 07, 2011, 07:31:53 PM
Welcome aboard petey!  :)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: dano14041 on September 08, 2011, 11:55:22 AM
Welcome Petey!

You're leaving OK after that lovely summer we just had?  ::)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: petey on September 08, 2011, 03:06:49 PM
Welcome Petey!

You're leaving OK after that lovely summer we just had?  ::)

It isn't entirely by choice to move, but after that summer i am definitely not complaining.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: maxieboy on September 10, 2011, 10:32:57 AM
Petey, welcome to the premier homebrew board on the web! Love the avatar. I have recently come down with incurable BRD...   ;D
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: santoch on November 27, 2012, 08:52:43 PM
Guess I'll say howdy here too.

Been homebrewing for about 10 yrs since my sister in law gave me a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas in 2002.
My wife is still pissed at her for creating a monster.
I'm in three of the clubs that Tom Schmidlin (A-Z counts, too, Tom) and got into the BJCP too.
I usually hang out on the BN Forum where I'm a post whore there along with Bugeater and theDarkSide.  I also have a few too many bazillion posts over on the Realbeer forum.

Looking forward to hanging here with you guys too.

Steve

Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: euge on November 27, 2012, 09:14:47 PM
Hellooo Steeve!
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: tschmidlin on November 27, 2012, 09:59:45 PM
I told you Steve, you can't join the A-Z club until you can say the entire name without looking. ;)
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: santoch on November 27, 2012, 11:05:17 PM
I told you Steve, you can't join the A-Z club until you can say the entire name without looking. ;)

<hand covering eyes> the entire name </hand covering eyes>

There.  Fixed it.
Title: Re: Howdy everybody!
Post by: alestateyall on February 11, 2017, 05:45:34 PM
I love that this threat is titled "Howdy everybody!".

First, I am a proud Texas A&M Aggie. On campus at A&M we said howdy. I say howdy a lot in my professional life and I always wonder if people think I am crazy.

Second, I am not so good with commas either.  (The thread title is missing a comma.)