I'm the Brewmaster and head of research and development at a homebrewing supply company and am currently in the process of opening a new homebrew supply retail store here in Tucson that is hopefully to become a nationwide franchise. As head of R&D, I design the recipes that are sold to homebrew suppliers and customers around the North America. I also help develop new products and I teach brewing classes. It's a career that I love and am very passionate about. I'm also a certified beer judge and I sometimes judge brewing competitions or teach beer tasting classes (certified by the BJCP - Beer Judge Certification Program).
I am also an avid homebrewer and winemaker. I love fermenting pretty much anything (even food...sauerkraut, kimchi, etc).
In addition to fermenting, I also dabble in cheesemaking. And it wouldn't be unusual to find me combining hobbies, too....such as hop infused chèvre or porter cheddar (YUM!). Plus, if you make wine, you've gotta have cheese, too, right? lol.
I love riding and racing bikes, especially BMX (yes, this is still a thing, even at my age), downhill MTB, and dirt jumping. I'm not the fittest person, but with the cycling I'm getting there (still more fit than most people my age...lol). Still having some problems eating healthy because I do love good food...lol. Maybe you can help? Anyway, when I'm not brewing, biking, hiking, or camping, I like to play some video games with friends. I like playing my mandolin. I'm not the best, but I've been playing for a few years and I have fun with it.
Not really into any sports other than cycling, but bowling is pretty fun, especially with good friends and good beer. And I like watching live hockey games (in person, not on TV). :D
I do not currently have any pets. My dog passed away on 1/30/16 at 17 years old. She was my best friend and I miss her every single day. I do want another dog, or maybe a cat, but I'm taking a break for a bit. I do love animals more than I love most humans, though...lol.
I have some tattoos, but plan on getting more soon. No piercings, though I've had them before.
I don't really watch TV much. But I like Walking Dead, Falling Skies, Doctor Who, and a few other sci-fi shows (I watch them online).
Huge fan of The Daily Show. While Trevor Noah is doing fine job, I will always miss Jon Stewart. :'(
I like Sci-fi movies and TV shows mostly, but I also like many comedies and a few dramas.
I also like any post-apocalyptic fiction. Big fan of Mad Max, old and new.
Too many books to list, but my latest book was "Ready Player One", by Ernest Cline. Great book! It's being adapted into a movie by Steven Spielberg. :)
I like punk, bluegrass, and metal. I like a lot of different stuff though.
As far as food goes, I am an opportunivore. I'll eat what tastes good, but in moderation, of course. Trying to stay at least somewhat healthy. :)
My friends/family (yes, this counts as one thing)
You want to make a good story.
You are generally kind, mostly fun, and absolutely hilarious.
You know what you want.
You are currently happy.
You think holding hands is pretty cute.
You are awesome. :)