As soon as Chuck read this thread he contacted me and offered his service. He showed up this morning with a a bunch of regulators, hoses and expertise and I am good to go. I will be brewing tomorrow thanks to him.
I met Chuck a number of years ago through this site when I was known as RepWI. I contacted him because his place of residence is within 50 miles of me. We brewed a number of times together and he did take this new guy under mentorship and we have developed a strong friendship.
That is what this hobby is all about. Those of us that decide to brew for the long term often find people in common and foster those relationships that would not have happened without this common hobby.
Chuck knows that I also will do something similar as he did for me today for fellow brewers. It is what makes this hobby great.
Chuck is in the process of developing a brew club in his town. If you live in west central Wisconsin, do contact him. Your brewing and love for the hobby will be enhanced.