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Title: Brewer Bio - Just getting started
Post by: jivex5k on September 05, 2012, 07:15:24 PM
Greetings fellow homebrewers. I recently discovered the AHA and am looking forward to becoming a part of this community.
Here's a little about me:
My name is Brian G. I am currently 27 and I was born and raised in OH.
Here's a recent picture from a beerfest:
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/531572_10151085626858890_405126795_n.jpg)
I joined the Marine Corps when I was 18, got out when I was 22 and moved to Southern Florida.
I worked as a stockbroker (what a racket) for a year, then found my current job as a hardware specialist for surveillance systems.
I started learning about beer variety and quality in 2010, slowly finding more craft beers until I got to the point I am now where I'm a huge craft beer fan.
I've been brewing since January this year (2012), received a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas from my sister, she knew I was into beer.
Here's my brewing journey.
So that's my journey and it's just begun. I aim to be brewing for the rest of my life and am looking forward to becoming extremely comfortable with ingredients and recipe crafting.
Biggest disaster I ever had really was when I made my RIS. I pumped the auto-siphon way too hard and it shot the other end right out of my fermenter all over my white kitchen walls and counter. That was some thick wort too!
I don't have a favorite recipe or anything yet, still so much to try!

My current system:
5 Gallon SS kettle
2 6.5gallon buckets (bottling and fermenting)
Standard beginner type equip. (Wort chiller/auto siphon/etc...)

I've been trying to keep a steady supply of homebrew but I always drink them too fast, the recently added extra fermenter should help though.

That's about it.

Oh and I make music as a hobby as well, have a nice little midi keyboard and loads of software.
Title: Re: Brewer Bio - Just getting started
Post by: denny on September 05, 2012, 07:18:27 PM
Welcome!  Great community here and I hope you enjoy it.
Title: Brewer Bio - Just getting started
Post by: bluesman on September 05, 2012, 07:37:58 PM
Welcome the ever inspiring AHA forum and our obsession. :)
Title: Re: Brewer Bio - Just getting started
Post by: slarkin712 on September 05, 2012, 07:43:07 PM
Sounds like you're well on your way.  And you have the requisite facial hair to be a successful homebrewer.
Title: Re: Brewer Bio - Just getting started
Post by: Mark G on September 05, 2012, 11:58:21 PM
Welcome to the AHA and the forum. Lots of great info here. Cheers.