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  • I've been an all-grain brewer since 2005, discovering craft beer late in life and since determined that I simply can't live without it - living abroad be damned!!rnrnI'm particularly partial to German lagers, including kellerbiers, zwickels, dunkels, bocks, doppelbocks, maibocks, schwartzbiers, helles, and maertzens; plus the ales - altbiers and koelschs! You can have all the pilsners and hefes.
  • Homebrewing,SCUBA,Travel,Hashing with the Hash House Harriers
  • Marine Biologist
  • Michael D. Noah
  • Jimmy Buffett, Jake Shimabukuro, Alan Jackson, Carlos Santana, Classic Rock of the 60's, 70's and very early 80's... good music died when that rap crap started.
  • Action, Suspense, Drama, anything with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Daniel Craig, Lucy Lu, Cameron Diaz, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Stephen Segal, Clint Eastwood, Mickey Rourke
  • NCIS LA, NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, Lost, CSI (all), Cold Case, Without A Trace, 24, Prison Break, The Glades, Lost, Chase... anything but brain-dead 30-minute sitcoms and that Glee garbage!!
  • Everything by Zainasheff, Palmer, Fix, Mosher, Papazian, and Daniels... oh yeah, and for light reading, Coonts, Clancy and Cussler
  • Great Northern Brewers Club, American Homebrewers Association
  • After living 10 years in Japan (1994-2003), a divorce that prohibted me from engaging in my vices (2002), and then living in Honolulu HI for a year (2003-2004), my tastes in beer rapidly matured - I particularly enjoyed the Red Ehu at Sam Choy's Big Aloha Brewery. I hooked up with a nefarious underground group call the Aloha Has House Harriers, became their Beermeister, and my beer drinking fate was sealed. I then moved to Okinawa, Japan where they sell the same yellow fizzy swill they sell in U.S. supermarkets. I took up homebrewing so I could once again enjoy REAL beer. I then moved to Heidelberg, Germany (bier nirvana) for 3 years and stopped brewing for most of that time - there were just too many GREAT German, Belgian, Polish and Czech beers to try, and so I perceived no real need to brew my own. Then I realized I had to start brewing again, perfecting recipes for the European beers that I had come to love - Dunkels, Bocks, Doppelbocks, Maibocks, Kellerbiers/Zwickles, Alts, Koelschs, Helles, Maertzens, and the list goes on and on. After 4 year detour tour through Yokosuka, Japan, I'm now in Anchorage Alaska, brewing those same beers... I LOVE THIS HOBBY!!!
  • Kellerbier, Helles, Maibock, Traditional Bock, Doppelbock... in that order, all with one vial of White Labs WLP830 yeast.
  • Maibock (10 Gallons)
  • Don't use secondaries
  • Don't use bottles
  • Maibock, Koelsch, and an Oktoberfest/Maerzen
  • Male
  • Married
  • Eagle River
  • Alaska


  • Posted in thread: Show us your panel on 11-25-2015 at 03:28 PM
    Sweeeeeet!! Maybe try to incorporate a drip tray?Nice solution!

  • Posted in thread: Dial thermometer in HLT on 11-01-2015 at 01:23 AM
    Guys, if I put my PID thermometer in the water out valve of my recirculating eherms system, why
    do I need a dial thermometer in the side of the HLT? Seems redundant and would save me

  • Posted in thread: panel designer on 09-28-2015 at 04:39 PM
    I can attest to the product as well. I have two panels I designed with the software, and then
    purchased. They are perfectly accurate and flawless. Really puts the professional touch on the

  • Posted in thread: Drawing a wiring diagram? on 05-08-2015 at 12:37 PM
    I use Microsoft Visio.

  • Posted in thread: BCS 462 , 4 element, 3 pump, 2 x 50amp circuits on 04-22-2015 at 03:50 AM
    ThreeDogsNE, I ended up with four circuits in my garage - the one that came with the garage is
    a 120V/20A circuit w/GFCI in the breaker box. I had an electrician pull two additional 240V/30A
    circuits ...

  • Posted in thread: Diagram for BCS 462 with motorized valves on 03-19-2015 at 04:13 AM
    Yeah that is what I thought was going on - so I think the 12v stuff is good.As for the BCS I am
    leaning towards betting that it would have the pulldown resistors in place (as otherwise the
    output when...

  • Posted in thread: Diagram for BCS 462 with motorized valves on 03-19-2015 at 03:21 AM
    I see what you're saying. The power supply actually says +V and -V on the terminals. Hopefully,
    if you have a 12VDC power supply, +V = ~12VDC and -V = ~0VDC.When I went back to look, I
    noticed an erro...

  • Posted in thread: Diagram for BCS 462 with motorized valves on 03-19-2015 at 03:01 AM
    Where you have -12Vdc on your diagram are you meaning this is the negative side of the 12Vdc
    supply, or that it is supplying -12Vdc relative to 0Vdc (ground). I guess the otherway to ask
    my question i...

  • Posted in thread: Diagram for BCS 462 with motorized valves on 03-19-2015 at 12:46 AM
    Yeah, I actually just bought that same relay board to control via Arduino. Since you have NO
    and NC contacts it shouldn't really much make a difference on the relay on state. I don't know
    anything abo...

  • Posted in thread: Diagram for BCS 462 with motorized valves on 03-18-2015 at 09:29 PM
    Yeah, it's that "blowing up" part that keeps me drawing instead of building!! ;)

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