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03-13-2008

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    ABOUT ME

  • Washington, the state
  • Brewing and shooting
  • As long as its not rap I'm probably gtg
  • Original Star Wars, Han shot first.
  • I gave comcast the boot so don't know whats going on in tv land
  • AHA
  • Been brewing for around 10 years, converting over to electric if I can find the time to get everything together and the system fired up.
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: My SWMBO... on 11-21-2014 at 09:54 PM
    SWMBO came home from work the other day, cracked open a Ruination, and shushed me because she
    was absorbed in the only ebook she's ever bought, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.Flash back to
    4 years ag...

  • Posted in thread: pitching complete starter vs draining liquid and using just yeast on 11-21-2014 at 09:51 PM
    I'm with Gil. I always crash my starter the night before brew day. Then I take it out of the
    fridge and decant on brew day and let the yeast sit on the counter to slowly warm so it will be
    ready to pi...

  • Posted in thread: Made in USA Brew Kettle? on 11-19-2014 at 04:46 PM
    @Bensiff Sure, it's cheaper to get something made in China, but cost isn't the top factor for
    me. It is for a lot of people, maybe even most people, I know. I take pride in "Made in the
    USA." I like k...

  • Posted in thread: Dead Mickey, do I tell them? on 11-19-2014 at 04:35 PM
    So far, interestingly. I started it with the DuPont yeast, which crapped out on me in the
    1.030's...typical for that yeast. So I tossed in some 3711 because that is a beast. It took
    things down to 1.0...

  • Posted in thread: Pump Setup - Will this work? on 11-19-2014 at 04:24 PM
    Yes, they have done a fine job at removing hundreds of dollars from my pocket. If you haven't
    already I would grab pen and paper and draw up your setup. I don't know how many renditions I
    did before d...

  • Posted in thread: Pump Setup - Will this work? on 11-19-2014 at 04:07 PM
    Cool. I have a HERMS setup so it's needs are a bit different. I use 3 3-way valves to keep the
    hose changes to a minimum. I have to change the inlet from the MT to the BK still and I recirc
    through a ...

  • Posted in thread: Pump Setup - Will this work? on 11-18-2014 at 04:15 PM
    Let's start by saying you have your inlet and outlets swapped. Those are center inlet heads on
    the March/Chuggers. Oops just read your post more and saw you noted that. You would need to
    have a 3 way ...

  • Posted in thread: Made in USA Brew Kettle? on 11-18-2014 at 04:11 PM
    It is far cheaper to get stainless products from China. It is easy to find high quality
    manufacturers over there that have things like ISO9001 certs that produce for a fraction the
    cost of that which ...

  • Posted in thread: High electric bill?? on 11-18-2014 at 03:15 PM
    And I thought I had a lot with a fridge, freezer, kegorator, and fermentation fridge. Even with
    four I regularly have higher electric bills than my neighbors. Just remember all the brewing
    fridges mak...

  • Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-15-2014 at 05:47 AM
    I'm somewhat ambivalent about this book, based on the US-centric title.On one hand I'm
    intrigued and want to read it.. On the other hand - writing a book exclusively about american
    sours is ethnocentr...

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October 1, 2013  •  06:25 PM
I was just looking at your information and see that you are from Washington, the state. It made me laugh. I am from Idaho and feel that "Washington" is the state and the city should be designated as "DC". As an aside, I live in Northern Idaho (Sandpoint) and people always call it North Idaho. It is small, but it drives me crazy, just the same was "Washington State" does not set well with me. Anyway, I liked your small editorial. Mark
 
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