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The Pub / Re: Howdy everybody!
« on: February 18, 2010, 12:55:50 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 :'(.

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!


The Pub / Happy B-Day Denny!!!!!!!
« on: February 14, 2010, 01:33:26 PM »
Happy B-Day......old man ;D


The Pub / Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« on: December 04, 2009, 08:15:43 PM »
I forgot I made some ajustments to my fiender last year, that was an old pic-

I replaced th saddles and machines in th early '90s and put them in a bag and put
them in my gun safe, I guess there still there. Purdy much ruined th value of th thing when I started
lettin folks sign there name on it with a pocket knife, aint plannin on sellin it.
Yup, got five springs in there ;D
Good afternon folks!

The Pub / Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« on: December 04, 2009, 02:16:33 PM »
Hey Timo, really sorry to hear that. Be strong, yall will be in my thoughts.


The Pub / Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« on: December 03, 2009, 11:50:45 PM »
I really should clean this thing  :-[ Th only one I've got left and th one that's been with me th longest. Bought
it new in '83( 3-31-83). First year V series. I guess some of you folks have seen this thing. Dont play it much
anymore, but just in case I forget how I still got th instuction manual ;)

Hey folks!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Membership
« on: November 14, 2009, 12:06:38 AM »
I signed up again last year thanks to a kind old gent and again this year after another kind old man
told me of th forum. I told him I let my membership lapse and he said I didnt need one to join th forum,
but I didnt think it right for me to poke around here and not help out so I joined up th next day. Seemed
like th right thing to do. Thanks old guys.

The Pub / Re: Lets get to know each other!
« on: November 13, 2009, 11:30:24 PM »
OK.....I'm Matthew, 48, and I started brewing  in 1984,M&F HME and too much sugar but I MADE MY OWN
BEER!!! Couldnt belive it, been hooked ever since. Started using grains in th late 80s(bought Dave Line's and
Byrum Burch's books) and in 88 sighed up with th AHA and got 5 mags too( I have one mag left,it was the AHAs
10 year anniversary that year, my how things change)
all of which help me to slowly go all grain in 95 or so.Wished I had stayed with th AHA, oh well.
I was a guitar player from th age of 12 and started in bars in 83 till 2000 or so. Mostly worked in groc.stores
since I was 15 and played th bars at night.Used to buy Premier MES buy th case at cost + 5%, the old Blue
Ribbon malt then they change to Premier.Neither job made me that much money, oh well.
In 1986 I was diagnosed with Diabetes and it slowed me down as far as brewing goes so I never really went to far
to fast so I'm still green-newbe when it comes to alot of things but mostly I just brewed less quantity and still went for
th quality, it has caught up with me and I dont brew much at all anymore but I still love the hobby even if I'm just talkin
about it,oh well.
I shoot and tinker with guns and hunt a bit, built model aircraft(prop-Warbirds), "but mostly I just watch TV".
That's 'bout it for me   NEXT!!
Not much esle to say- really glad to be hear
I forgot, I have a big white cat named K-Man

No. If have have few beers while I'm cookin somethin I pour th dregs in what ever in cookin though,
dont want to waist you know.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« on: November 12, 2009, 06:02:48 PM »
Bottle only,1984-2009

The Pub / Re: I just wanna say....
« on: November 12, 2009, 04:40:01 PM »
Yall did real good, AHA. Great forum!

The Pub / Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« on: November 12, 2009, 12:40:04 PM »
Tracy Lawrence, before he was famous....does that count?
Jason D Williams, Played in a band with his bro- Tom- in a studio and JD would come in a jam with us
when in town to visit fam and friends, got him to sign my guitar-th guy is nuts but he's good. I
almost converted th bass player to a homebrewer and had them all buyin Bass ale and one guy
fell in love with Newky( not sure why on that one) before I left th band-spreddin th love

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What makes a Bock, a Bock?
« on: November 11, 2009, 05:15:51 PM »
I've used Melanoidin with good results but I still dont think it's th same but I may be tring to justify
all that trouble of a trip-decoct  ;)
Ani-freeze? surely you jest?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What makes a Bock, a Bock?
« on: November 11, 2009, 04:44:09 PM »
The last beer I made was a Maibock and it didnt turn out to good, dont know what I did but it just
wasnt that great.As far as a Bock goes I guess I forgot to add that it needs to be a stronger lager
and I still monkey with th water by softing it a tiny bit, my water is a little to hard for any lagers
'sept for a Dort maybe and thats a big maybe but I'm not all that up to snuff with water and PH and
such. For all th trouble I would go thru to brew a Bock, mine never really are good enough.Deffinitly a
tuff style to brew.It has to have a good Munich malt profile for me more that anything else.

And yeah Denny it doesnt matter how I get th flavor as long as it's there

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What makes a Bock, a Bock?
« on: November 11, 2009, 03:11:35 PM »
Munich malt, munich malt and lots of it, and some munich malt too-German hops and only at th begining of th boil
and not much-German lager yeast- aging it for a long time(th hard part for me), tripple decoction.
I know you didnt ask how do we make it but all of the above sets a bock apart from a say dark or amber lager JMO

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