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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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  • Symphonic metal, progressive metal, Ian Tyson, Chris Ledoux, Corb Lund, Charlie Robison, Dave Stamey- any REAL cowboy music
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  • Lonesome DovernAny books on Pacific Northwest history, regional history, mountain men, ghost towns,
  • 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: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 04:20 AM
    Man.. The damage i could do to my marriage with that baby...

  • 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...

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