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Title: Amanda's Bio
Post by: geek_chaser on September 24, 2013, 10:17:12 PM
Hi. My name is Amanda. I chose the name Geek Chaser because, well, Im a huge geek and it's nice that my husband is too. So much that every year for my birthday, the automatic theme is Star Wars.
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I live in Lakewood, Co. I have lived here my whole life. I am a stay at home mom to two boys. I just started brewing and my first beer should be ready to drink this weekend. I am thoroughly excited! The second one should be ready to drink next weekend, and I have two fermenting right now. I am trying to get a variety 6 pack made for Christmas for everyone.
I am currently doing Partial mash brewing.  The LHBS I go to is called Barley Haven and they are amazing.  They have recipes that I choose from and they answer any questions I have.  They are even amazing to my sons when I have to bring them in.  They also deliver if I couldn't get out, so that's even nicer.
I would say that since I have started, I brew every other weekend.
So far I do not have a favorite malt or hops, but I think I will once I brew some more different types.
Right now we use our stove to brew til we can move and have more room for better equipment.  So far it is working though, so I am not terribly worried about our technique. 
I am not in a club, but I have one in mind that I cannot wait to check out, and another that is so close to me, but I have not heard back from. I hope to soon though. Til then it is just my husband and I who brew together.
We have named the first beer I made Superman Red Ale, and the milk chocolate stout I just brewed Death Start MC Stout.  I cannot wait til they are fully carbonated.
A couple that I aim to create are:  A Dune style IPA, A Dark Side Stout for National Star Wars Day, and a Black and Red called The Walking Red.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on September 24, 2013, 10:31:36 PM
Welcome to the AHA forum. You are on the road to a great hobby, obsession, even lifestyle.

We are a well behaved bunch. Some are geeky!

I brew with my wife, so we know that it is something a married couple can share.
Title: Re: Amanda's Bio
Post by: geek_chaser on September 24, 2013, 10:35:24 PM
We definitely have a lot of fun. It started out as "my hobby" then it became "our hobby", but I take over sometimes.  ;D
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Post by: morticaixavier on September 24, 2013, 10:38:22 PM
welcome!
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Post by: thebigbaker on September 24, 2013, 10:49:52 PM
Welcome to the board and your new brewing obsession!  I too brew with my wife and it's a great time when we brew together. However, with a soon to be 4-yr-old daughter, one of us is usually watching the boil while the other watches Bubble Guppies.  Colorado is a great place to be with lots of great breweries, homebrew shops and beer festivals nearby that provide unlimited inspiration!
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Post by: duboman on September 24, 2013, 10:50:30 PM
Not that I'm an official welcomerer but welcome! This is a great place to learn, explore and basically chat with a lot of really great, like minded people, I keep trying to get my wife interested but she happens to be a big fan of anything vodka related and is a wicked chef!
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Post by: HoosierBrew on September 24, 2013, 10:50:45 PM
Welcome Amanda!  It's a great hobby ( or more accurately "obsession"), as evidenced by the number of postings by most. You'll get great advice here. Enjoy !
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Post by: Alewyfe on September 24, 2013, 11:25:35 PM
Welcome Amanda....all real brewsters are women. Good move to join the forum...lots of great advice here.
Join a club ASAP, speak out, volunteer and don't be shy. You'll find a plethora of great information and make some wonderful friends.....plus your enjoyment and proficiency at brewing will increase exponentially.

Look forward to your posts.
Cheers!
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Post by: dls5492 on September 24, 2013, 11:30:35 PM
Welcome and sante!
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Post by: geek_chaser on September 24, 2013, 11:57:25 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes. I already feel apart of the community.  ::)
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Post by: Three on September 25, 2013, 12:27:13 AM
A hearty Hoosier "Hey" to you Amanda!
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Post by: theDarkSide on September 25, 2013, 12:43:39 PM
Welcome Amanda!  as you can see from my forum name, we definitely have something in common.  My only Star Wars named beer so far is an American Amber called Chinookiee Wookiee. 

Look forward to seeing you on the forums.
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Post by: Slowbrew on September 25, 2013, 01:48:12 PM
Welcome to the obsession!  Lots of good folks who are always willing to help.

Paul
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Post by: poobah58 on September 26, 2013, 02:01:05 AM
Welcome aboard!
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Post by: bluesman on September 26, 2013, 04:25:09 PM
Welcome to our hobby (obsession :) )Amanda!

I think you'll find the AHA forum informative AND fun. It's the best beer forum on the planet!
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Post by: klickitat jim on September 26, 2013, 07:59:38 PM
Welcome to the fun. Post away, ask questions, share your ups and downs. Frequent brewing and this forum will bring you up to speed pretty quickly.
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Post by: davidgzach on October 01, 2013, 12:59:01 AM
Welcome!
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Post by: geek_chaser on October 02, 2013, 03:01:13 AM
Thanks guys. I do have one question. Would anyone drink a beer I'm trying to make: Hibiscus Hellhound. It will be a blonde, with hibiscus, lime and habenero. My inspiration is a lime habenero hibiscus cheese cake I made and it was so good. So Iwonder if the flavors would be just as good in a beer.   
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Post by: thebigbaker on October 02, 2013, 04:17:33 AM
Thanks guys. I do have one question. Would anyone drink a beer I'm trying to make: Hibiscus Hellhound. It will be a blonde, with hibiscus, lime and habenero. My inspiration is a lime habenero hibiscus cheese cake I made and it was so good. So Iwonder if the flavors would be just as good in a beer.   

Sounds like a delicious cheese cake and only one way to find out if it will work in a beer.  I've had beers with each of those ingredients, but not all three together.  I've never brewed w/ either of these ingredients, so I couldn't begin to tell you how much to use, but I'm sure others could offer some insight on that.  Let us know how it turns out!
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Post by: geek_chaser on October 02, 2013, 04:33:18 AM
when its done I will post the recipe. The cheese cake recipe is from b****in Kitchen's Nadia G. First cheese cake Iever made, and it was awesome.     
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Post by: punatic on October 02, 2013, 06:24:44 AM
Aloha Amanda.  Welcome to the forum and to brewing.  It is an awesome community to be a member of.

I met my wife at the National Homebrewers' Conference in New Orleans in 1996.  We got married a year later.  After our honeymoon in Hawaii we went to NHC '97 in Cleveland.  Brewing brought us together.

Good on you for staying home and raising your sons.  Being a stay at home mom is as noble of a profession as there is.  Our world would be a much better place if there were more moms like you!

The best part about homebrewing is you can do anything you like.  As the Aussie saying goes, "No rules - Just right!"  Do it your own way.  Don't let anyone intimidate you into not following your own lead.  The best discoveries happen by mistake.

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Post by: morticaixavier on October 02, 2013, 03:17:25 PM
Aloha Amanda.  Welcome to the forum and to brewing.  It is an awesome community to be a member of.

I met my wife at the National Homebrewers' Conference in New Orleans in 1996.  We got married a year later.  After our honeymoon in Hawaii we went to NHC '97 in Cleveland.  Brewing brought us together.

Good on you for staying home and raising your sons.  Being a stay at home mom is as noble of a profession as there is.  Our world would be a much better place if there were more moms like you!

The best part about homebrewing is you can do anything you like.  As the Aussie saying goes, "No rules - Just right!"  Do it your own way.  Don't let anyone intimidate you into not following your own lead.  The best discoveries happen by mistake.

Or stay at home dads for that matter.
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Post by: thebigbaker on October 02, 2013, 04:17:58 PM
Or stay at home dads for that matter.

+1 to that!  I'm lucky that I can work from home thus allowing me to be a stay at home Dad.  Probably the most challenging job I've ever had but by far the most rewarding!  Really makes me appreciate my Mother even more.
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Post by: geek_chaser on October 02, 2013, 05:35:26 PM
 8) Itold my husband Iwant to start a stay at home home brewers club.  That way everyone understands why we all have our kids and are just as excited for adult conversation that's not online. Lol