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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2009, 06:00:26 AM »
dhacker stands for Dave Hacker . . just turned a half century. I live in a podunk town in West TN. I figure I someday will get a letter in the mail telling me I’m an heir and just inherited the Hacker Pschorr Brewery in Munich. Until then I’ll keep doing what I have been for the last 30 years . . a broadcast engineer, designing, building, and maintaining a plethora of radio stations in this end of the world. Been married to my beautiful wife for 29 years and have 2 children, girl and boy 23 & 21 respectively. Brewing since 2001, AG for probably the last 6 years. Built my system and controller pretty much from scratch, and continue to refine and tweak it to this day. My other hobbies are pro sound and pyrotechnics/ professional grade fireworks. I also enjoy writing for no particular reason. I don’t feel 50 physically and from a maturity standpoint, I’d say I’m somewhere in the 11ish range. A Rottweiler and 5 cats (2 in 3 out) round out the family.

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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2009, 11:31:28 AM »
I'm Dave and I'm starting my first lager (ok pilsener) in a few hours. I live in SF, CA and would love to know if there's an SF homebrew club - i read the list but its all Berkeley and elsewhere in the Bay Area.

23 and work in audio visual at the moment - using my suit and tie 9-5 to pay my way through college. About a year left and i'll be officially higher educated. I brew in the backyard in three converted kegs (HLT, tun, kettle) with one pump and a heck of a lot of QDs.

Stoked for all of the info I'm sure to get on the forum - thanks to everyone!

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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2009, 04:53:43 PM »
Hello everyone,

My name is Troy, and I am 29 years old. I live in Stillwater MN, and have been brewing for 2 years.  Married almost 8 years, have 3 kids, 12, 6, and 4.  I have been at the same job for 15years now (more than half my life :o), I manage a bike shop (pedal not motors). 

Brewing and cycling are my main hobbies.  I also belong to the St. Croix River Valley Homebrewers club and I am an AHA member.

Nice to see alot of familar faces here.

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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2009, 05:12:20 PM »
hi, i'm dan my brother and i own a convenience store/repair shop in thedford nebr.i am an ASE certified mechanic and i'm 51.have been brewing for 6 years, most of them all grain.married for 32 years and have 2 kids, well they aren't kids anymore oldest is 29 and next in line is 26.

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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2009, 06:01:10 AM »
Name is Keith, I just turned 40 in Oct. and I have been brewing beer since 1996 (made some wine and other fermented oddities before that, not sure how long). I lived in PA until I was 23 but now reside in North Alabama (very close to Hunstville) in, what is for me, a hiker's paradise. I own 7 acres of mountain land but the acreage behind my house stretches on up way into Tennessee so I can literally go hiking out my back door any time I want - which for me is awesome except when I get chiggers. Chiggers suck.

I am a Graphic Designer by trade and am currently gainfully un-employed, though I am trying to start up a small business venture. I have a great wife, two very good boys (11 and 7) 2 dogs (a male Great Dane and female Mix), a truck, a motorcycle and a keggerator. What else would one need?  8)
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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2009, 06:06:19 AM »
Certainly nothing wrong with being "Gainfully" unemployed.

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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2009, 06:24:38 AM »
Certainly nothing wrong with being "Gainfully" unemployed.

I took a paid buy out to leave my job - I had worked there for 15 years and got a little over 18 months pay to quit. I am currently doing some freelance, but mostly I am doing some work around the house and spending a lot more time with my kids.

My wife is a contractor for NASA and makes decent money so we figured, what the hell. A chance like this only comes up once in a lifetime (if that) and it certainly makes life easier having someone home with the kids.
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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2009, 06:33:22 AM »
Certainly nothing wrong with being "Gainfully" unemployed.

I took a paid buy out to leave my job - I had worked there for 15 years and got a little over 18 months pay to quit. I am currently doing some freelance, but mostly I am doing some work around the house and spending a lot more time with my kids.

My wife is a contractor for NASA and makes decent money so we figured, what the hell. A chance like this only comes up once in a lifetime (if that) and it certainly makes life easier having someone home with the kids.

Good for you man! I bet you're enjoying the time with your kids! Soak it up! I can't wait to have a couple myself.
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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2009, 07:47:32 AM »
  Name's Mark but family calls me Brother. Just turned 50 last week. Married with 2 daughters, 1 son and 3 grandsons. I grew up in a farming family in upstate SC and even though that's not how I make my living now I still enjoy dragging a plow around on occasion. To me there's not much that's more relaxing than bush hogging or cutting hay. I hated it when I "had" to do it. Go figure.

  I have more hobbies than I have time. I enjoy gardening, preserving what I grow, fishing, hunting, cooking and most evenings I can be found with an old guitar sitting on my lap. I enjoy bluegrass and go to a lot of festivals. I play OK myself, I think, and there are a couple of fiddle tunes I can just plain skin the bark off of. Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence and Steve Kaufman are my heroes.

 Reading and studying history when I have time.

  We're just kind of laid back here. The Ms. & I like to take day trips to the mountains and along the Blueridge parkway just to see what we can find. Some days consist of sitting in the shade with a few friends playing music and drinking beer while telling every lie we can think of just waiting for a big ol' pork butt to finish smoking. Exciting, Huh?

  Lynyrd Skynyrd - greatest band ever.

  I started brewing beer in 1987 with a mail order kit as a present from the Ms. and have been re-inventing the wheel every since. I was making fruit wine before then and still make a couple of wine batches a year. I only drink a bottle or two of wine myself and give the rest away as presents; I just enjoy making it.

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  I have been accused of concocting a tall-tale on occasion. My court appointed psychiatrist says to not let things people say bother me. ;D

  I just try to find humor in everybody and everything. It's there if you look just right.

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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2009, 09:58:14 AM »
   I just try to find humor in everybody and everything. It's there if you look just right.

That's an attitude that needs to be more widely embraced.
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« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2009, 12:18:23 PM »
   I just try to find humor in everybody and everything. It's there if you look just right.

That's an attitude that needs to be more widely embraced.

A-fing-men... I want to strangle the people who can't see its all just a joke!  ;D
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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #56 on: November 16, 2009, 01:15:59 PM »
@ dbeechum....

did i see you in the last zymurgy?  win an award or two?
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« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2009, 01:47:29 PM »
@ dbeechum....
did i see you in the last zymurgy?  win an award or two?

I'm always winning awards for "Best Dressed Drew" :)

Nah, I wrote the Dark Lager article in this last Zymurgy.
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« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2009, 01:55:48 PM »
@ dbeechum....
did i see you in the last zymurgy?  win an award or two?

I'm always winning awards for "Best Dressed Drew" :)

Nah, I wrote the Dark Lager article in this last Zymurgy.


gotcha.  knew the name was familiar.  greetz!
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Re: Lets get to know each other!
« Reply #59 on: November 16, 2009, 02:06:40 PM »
   I just try to find humor in everybody and everything. It's there if you look just right.

That's an attitude that needs to be more widely embraced.

You both rock!
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