After over a four-year hiatus from brewing, my life has settled down enough to consider brewing again on a limited scale. For those who have yet to learn, I suffered a heart attack and had to undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in 2016. Having one's chest cracked open is not something that I would recommend to anyone. I also separated from my now ex-wife the same year. I did not just vanish from the face of the earth. Those who know me more closely on this forum knew what was up. Coming back from open-heart surgery and divorce in the second half of one's fifties takes a toll on a human being. I also had to give up my old user name in 2016, which is why many of you who have read my old posts due not recognize my user name.
I have been watching people quote my old posts from afar during the last four years. I remember the amount of push-back I received when I first posted my quick-and-easy (Shaken, not Stirred) method for making and pitching a starter. To see it become a mainstream yeast propagation technique within the amateur brewing community has been both rewarding and humbling. Hopefully, I can once again add value to the community, but it may be slow in coming because I gave away or sold everything over the last four years thinking that I would not return to brewing.