« on: December 09, 2009, 08:02:39 PM »
My name's Dave. I'm 41, been brewing off and on for about 8 years. I'm in the USAF, so my brewing gets interrupted by change of station or deployments, but otherwise I brew about once month/6 weeks. I got into homebrewing after my mother-in-law bought me a kit for Christmas. This has turned out to be extremely useful, because I remind my wife that it's her mom's fault every time I get a "comment" about brewing beer.
I have two kids (a boy 5 and a girl 19 months) and a wife which dominate my weekend time, plus having that much more homebrew would make me fat. I brewed extract only the first four years I brewed, then switched to partial mash for 3 years, and last year I started all-grain brewing. Since I partial-mashed for so long, I thought going AG would be easy, but I have learned over the last couple three batches that you have to be more precise. I like all kinds of beer, but since I brew fairly infrequently I usually stick to IPA and pale ale.
I grew up in South Jersey and currently live in the opposite of New Jersey, which is Idaho. Philadelphia Eagles are my team. Besides brewing beer, i like to cook, snow ski, and play golf.