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  • I was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, world famous for our hops. I have a Master's Degree in Horticulture from Washington State University and have been married to my wife Becky for 15 years. I am currently an Agronomist for the Lamb Weston Company.I have lots of hobbies including, but not limited to, brewing, playing guitar, fly-tying, beekeeping, gardening, collecting comic books, making cheese, all kinds of fishing (trout, bass, steelhead, salmon),camping, growing mushrooms, and dutch oven cooking.Recently installed a 4-tap kegerator and a keezer for lagering.
  • brewing,beekeeping,gardening,fishing,growing mushrooms,collecting comics,dutch oven cooking
  • Agronomist- Lamb Weston
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  • I saw a homebrew kit at Costco in 1996 and about wet myself with excitement.. I thought I had seen an angel standing in front of me.. I had no idea you could brew beer at home.. Major moment in my life.. Thanks Costco and Alephenalia! I switched to all grain in 2007.
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  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-01-2013 at 03:52 PM
    On it like white on rice!! Good luck to me!

  • Posted in thread: Any problems with not straining hops? on 06-06-2013 at 04:35 PM
    Swing on by some time, I am over at Atomic Ale mostly weekdays.You work there? That place has
    fantastic beers! Parking is a little weird, but a great pub....

  • Posted in thread: Any problems with not straining hops? on 06-06-2013 at 02:32 AM
    Here is an example of the hop gate on my 3bbbl kettle, just got drained and shows you how it
    catches the hops behind it after a good whirlpool.Thanks for the pic.. Helps a lot. By the way,
    we are neig...

  • Posted in thread: Summer Pale Ale on 06-05-2013 at 08:37 PM
    Brewing this now! I am sure it will be great.. Brewing five gallon only batch- No 7C falconers
    flight though.. I will replace that with Amarillo.. I missed the mash temp by two degrees
    (150), but don'...

  • Posted in thread: Any problems with not straining hops? on 06-05-2013 at 05:32 PM
    I've never had a problem with it affecting flavor. I've just always kept the hops in there post
    boil. Once I moved to AG though I added a mesh screen tube to the valve on the inside of my
    keggle which...

  • Posted in thread: Summer Pale Ale on 06-05-2013 at 05:11 PM
    So do you just cut everything in half for a five gallon batch?

  • Posted in thread: Any problems with not straining hops? on 06-05-2013 at 04:48 PM
    Hey all, I have been brewing for seventeen years.. With each and every batch (hundreds now), I
    have done the same exact thing- Before chilling, I sanitize a wire hand strainer (yeah, I know-
    the claim...

  • Posted in thread: Attention Homebrewers- New homebrew club on the Palouse (Pullman, Moscow) on 04-20-2013 at 05:33 PM
    Is this thing still active?Yes, the club is still active. Search for "HOPS" on Facebook..
    (Homebrewers of the Palouse)..

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supplies in Tri-Cities, Kennewick, WA? on 04-20-2013 at 05:18 PM
    I must say that even though I was originally looking for another location, I have been
    extremely happy with the supplies at Ice Harbor Brewery. They almost always have exactly what I
    need and prices a...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling question. on 11-06-2012 at 07:54 AM
    If your bottling off a keg for long term storage you definately want to cap on foam if you can.
    But doing it with priming in bottle it wont really matter, you wont have foam to begin with, or

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