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Postby Payson » Tue Apr 01, 2003 6:47 am

Hello-
Being a new-comer to this website I would like to thank everyone for the help received thusfar. I am pleased to say that the Framboise Lambic I'm in the process of attempting seems to be going well, largely as a result of information from this forum. Consequently, I would love to know some bio's on any of the frequent posters. The level of expertise suggests that brewing is far more than a mere hobby... Just curiosity.
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Postby Gravity Thrills » Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:50 am

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Postby dartedplus » Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:02 am

Who are you callin dysfunctional, thats not nice to say about Freon!!!!!
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Postby Payson » Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:08 am

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Interesting "batch" of folks here... I work for South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control. Have been brewing for about 5 years now (mostly extract due to laziness. You know what they say about state workers!)Keep up the good work and keep the site dis"fun"ctional!
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Postby Gravity Thrills » Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:44 pm

Of course, it would be expected that you can get quite a lot done in 700 years, Eric!
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Postby Mesa Maltworks » Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:31 am

OK... here is my info:

Prior to being a pro-brewer:

- 11 years as an Exec. VP of a large industrial/commercial contracting firm that specializes in process installation, heating, cooling and digital control in pharmaceutical, medical (medical gas distribution, laboratory and tomography) and manufacturing settings.

- Started homebrewing in 1989.

- BS in Business Management and Marketing, WVU

Towards and in the pro-brew arena:

-BJCP Certified Beer Judge

-Siebel Institute of Technology Diploma Graduate in Brewing Science and hold certifications in: Brewery Engineering, Brewing Microbiology & Microscopy, Brewery Analyitical Quality Control.

-Owned and operated Mesa Maltworks Brewing & Microbiological for 4 years(now you know where my screen name originates) supplying yeast, beer formulation, bacteriological and consulting services to breweries in WV, OH, PA & MD.

-Head Brewer for Wynkoop pub Nail City, now known as River City Ale Works, 1.5 years, in Wheeling, WV.

-Head Brewer for Ohio Brewing Company (now gone) for 1 year in Warren, Ohio.

-Head Brewer for B&O Staion Brewery & Restaurant,
Youngstown, OH, <1 year due to bad business relationships among partners. Thank goodness I wasn't one of them!

-Presently: Head Brewer for Main Street Brewing Company, Evansville, IN, since 8/02.

What else do I do?

- Studio/live musician (drums/bass) for over 20 years playing progressive rock & fusion.

- Big into cooking, particularly Asian. Home roasting coffee.

- Mountain biking.

- Exotic birds.

- CHICKS THAT DIG GOOD BEER !

Prior to all that stuff, I was a CAD/CAM & DDC consultant, ski instructor & Sous Chef. Sort of sounds like I should have been on the TV show "The Pretender", eh....


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Postby bredmakr » Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:27 am

B.S. Geology WVU class of 1992.

M.S. Hydrogeology Wright State - Dayton, OH 1994

worked as field geologist in CA for a year then moved to TN and developed skills as a numerical modeler of groundwater systems assisting design and performance of groundwater remediation systems.

Now in northern Indiana working for a large groundwater supply contractor as a Project Hydrogeologist. Lots of computer work but I do get to play with some really big toys from time to time.

throughout all of this I have always enjoyed great beer and over the last 5 years I've become obsessed with the deveopment of the best IPA (currently Jake's #3 IPA).

Also, enjoy my wife and kids (8 months and 3 yrs), mountain biking, backpacking, fishing, motorcycling, home renovation, and of course my dog Jake.
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