Damn ... after reading every post in the 6 pages of this thread I thought I'd see someone older than me. No such luck.
The body is 60 and is starting to feel it, but the mind is maybe mid-30s or so
Married 33 years to my best friend
2 kids 31 and 28 (and raising the 7 and 10 yr old daughters of my oldest ... don't ask)
systems analyst in IT organization of a specialty chemical company in East Tennessee
brewing since 95, all grain since 97
2-tier sanke keg setup for 11 years, recently sold and built 5 gallon brewladder system (BLUE COOLER HLT & BLUE COOLER MASH TUN!!!), 10 g SS pot, modified stepladder for gravity brewing at campouts. 20 corny kegs, 10+ carboys, homebuilt walk-in cooler.
13 yr member, past 5 time president, webmaster, competition director of the State of Franklin Homebrewers in East Tennessee
former aha board of advisors (now governing committee) member
former aha homebrewer of the year (sheer luck, tho I have made a few good beers)
Grew up in Michigan, spent some time in the Navy during Vietnam, then spent a couple of years logging about 15,000 miles on my thumb seeing the interior of this great country. Many different jobs ... tv/radio technician, bar equip service, postal worker, taxi driver, machinist, forklift operator, construction worker, cabinetmaker/furniture maker, pipe organ builder, then college at 39 to become a computer geek.