I began brewing in the late 90's, starting with two extract kits before going to all grain. I started brewing more regularly over the past 10 years, finally investing in a three-kettle (HERMS) electric system. I enjoy trying new beer styles, but more recently have been focusing on lagers. I have also started to experiment with harvesting and reusing yeast for a second batch/beer. I love to share my beer with friends and coworkers, but would also like to enter more competitions this year. I had never entered my beer in a competition before joining UPZS. I have learned quite a bit from fellow club members and the UPZS meeting presentations, and hope that I can continue to share my experience as well.