Isn't Jaybird the big Redding LHBS guy? If he's not the guy you talked to, why not run it by him? From everything I gather he's an excellent customer service guy and an experienced homebrewer in Redding - hard to go wrong getting his advice.
Primary: Orange Peel JAOM, Orange Rind JAOM, Pomelo Rind JAOM, IIPA
Bottled: Holy Ester! Caramel Amber Ale, Left Hand Milk Stout Clone, All-Mosaic IPA, Pu-er Pale Ale, 米酒 (traditional Chinese rice wine)
Coming Up: Maybe a nice porter?