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05-08-2012

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04-24-2013 4:57 PM

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28 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • Father of four boys, banker, runner married to the best woman a man could ever find... Then again isn't every wife who lets you brew?
  • Zeppelins & Brewing
  • Branch Supervisor
  • Archer, Star Gate SG1,
  • I have over 2,000 books, my wife added nearly as much. I have read all of mine(yes I am counting the college text books I had to pay 500 for only for them to not use it much and that I was unable to trade in, Every one should be able to count those because they deserve it, well something at least) so you can say I am a lover of all books.
  • Looking for one
  • I got into home brewing in college due to a small loop hole in the campus and state drinking laws. I then took a few years off and got back into it after leaving my bartending job for banking thus loosing my supply of cheap good beer. I have had to make do with a small all grain set up which has lead me to decoction mashing for almost all of my brews because I am able to control water and temperature throughout the mashing process and mash for fermentability better than single or multi rest infusions, which limit fermentability control or necessitate the addition of water which reduces the amount of grain I can use. I am on a war path to make a good beer for every style of ale and eventually every style of lager.rnCurrently I have a mashtun/copper that is 4.8 gal(this makes the protein break exciting everytime!) one primary "bucket" and two PET Carboys that need to be replaced with glass carboys.
  • on the wish list is an octoberfest comming up is a new version of stout and the perfection of my alt.
  • dunkleweizen winter wheat
  • Alt: Student PrinzrnStout: Brigid's bathwater
  • Apple Jack CiderrnGraham's Brown
  • nada no kegs yet
  • Male
  • Married
  • Tacoma
  • Washington

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  • Posted in thread: JBLM Brewfest 2013 on 02-01-2013 at 04:40 AM
    crazy, I already entered this, but it's a nice heads up to know that I have to have $10 at the
    door in order to get in for the awards ceremony. however it sucks that I won't be there until
    late in the...

  • Posted in thread: First competition coming up on 01-27-2013 at 09:29 PM
    Just an update. I entered into the JBLM competition ( In three categories, the Alt,
    Dunkelweizen and Dry Stout. Decided not to go with the specialty.Reasoning is that I got to
    crack one of each and t...

  • Posted in thread: idea for yeast profiles on 01-19-2013 at 05:00 AM
    I've been doing research into this to try and discover the thresholds of the genus
    Saccharomyces. and have yet to find it. there is more knowledge and data regarding
    Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and yet m...

  • Posted in thread: idea for yeast profiles on 01-19-2013 at 04:50 AM
    The Belgian yeasts are especially problematic to get data for. Attenuation is way off the mark
    when used in real world scenarios. Flavors are so different in high gravity vs low gravity, low
    temp vs h...

  • Posted in thread: idea for yeast profiles on 01-17-2013 at 05:20 AM
    On a side note, do the Amish drink? I can only assume there are Amish in Amish county.

  • Posted in thread: idea for yeast profiles on 01-17-2013 at 05:06 AM
    True, while I keep a lot of data on my brews(not the first dozen batches) I do not expect every
    brewer to do so, but the listed data points are ones that most would have. By getting the
    extreame data ...

  • Posted in thread: idea for yeast profiles on 01-17-2013 at 04:14 AM
    Background: I was trying to look up the operational ranges for particular yeast strains from
    given labs. I have a few homebrew shops in the area so I have plenty of options when it comes
    to yeast. How...

  • Posted in thread: Primary lager temp minimum on 01-15-2013 at 03:28 PM
    You might be able to get away with fermenting at those temps depending on the yeast, but
    lagering needs to happen around freezing temps (32 - 34 F).It was my understanding that lager
    yeast needs the 5...

  • Posted in thread: Primary lager temp minimum on 01-15-2013 at 05:41 AM
    Okay, so I usually brew ales because of temp control limitations. Over the last few weeks the
    temperature has kept at a near constant 40-42 degrees in my garage and I have lagered two ales
    in there. N...

  • Posted in thread: batch sparging questions on 01-14-2013 at 05:10 PM
    I did my first AG this weekend and did a batch sparge in 2 stages. I didn't stir much at all
    and came out with about 65% efficiency.I will stir like the devil next time around. Anyone run
    into issues ...

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