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  • Pro-Brewer. rnHubcap Brewery and Kitchen 10/90-1/95rnSandLot Brewery at CoorsField 2/95-10/96rnFive Star Products and Services (Director of Brewing Services)10/96-1/98rnMudShark Brewing Company 2/98-2/99rnRockyard Brewing Company 2/99-4/2002rnBJCP Certified JudgernPassed BJCP test in 1987rnHead Brewer Station 26 Brewing CO. Present
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  • Started extract in 1982. Progressed to all grain a few years later. Started a homebrew club with Russell Scherer. Russ went on to open the first brewpub in CO.rnrnI am a BJCP Certified beer judge. I have judged in local, state, regional, national and international competitions, including GABF and the World Beer Cup. I have published in Zymurgy and New Brewer. I have presented at the National Craftbrewer's Conference.rnrnI have been brewing beer for over 25 years. My first entry into the National Homebrewing Competition won first place in Bock. I turned pro in '90, becoming Brewmaster of the Hubcap Brewery in Vail, CO. During my time there, I won 7 medals at GABF and our sister location in Dallas, brewing my recipes, picked up another 4.rnrnI left to go to work for Coors Brewing as the first person to hold the title of Brewmaster in 20 years. I opened the SandLot Brewing Company at Coors Field and ran that for a couple of years. Also winning a few more medals.
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  • Posted in thread: Vail Pale Ale on 09-26-2014 at 12:56 AM
    Go ahead and just put the secondary in your fridge. Keep it at around 40F for a couple of days.
    Add finings and wait a couple more days. Then carefully rack it into your keg.You may get some
    yeast and...

  • Posted in thread: Vail Pale Ale on 09-25-2014 at 04:07 PM
    My suggestion would be to rack it off the hops into another vessel, drop the temp., add
    finings, let it sit for a couple of days and then keg it.That way the beer should be fairly
    bright when it is re...

  • Posted in thread: In Town for GABF...what to do? on 09-24-2014 at 12:13 AM
    GABF week happenings

  • Posted in thread: Which base malt would be best to get? on 09-21-2014 at 06:50 PM
    Single Malt And Single Hop brews are a way to determine the flavor characteristic of
    ingredients.You make a simple recipe multiple times just changing one ingredient.To determine
    what flavor each type...

  • Posted in thread: Which base malt would be best to get? on 09-21-2014 at 06:20 PM
    Malteries Franco-Belges offers some fantastic malts. Their pale ale malt should suffice for
    most of the styles you wish to make. Their Vienna will do very nicely in an American Amber.

  • Posted in thread: Blue Moon Clone on 09-04-2014 at 03:11 PM
    To the best of my knowledge, Italco was a wholesaler that would only sell to retail accounts. I
    am not sure if that has changed.It might be worth an e-mail or phone call.Worse case, maybe one
    of the H...

  • Posted in thread: Blue Moon Clone on 09-04-2014 at 11:39 AM
    Nilo,Very sorry to hear about your health issues.I hope you are able to come back
    stronger.After 7 years and over 1,000 posts on how to clone Blue Moon, I finally remembered the
    source for the spices ...

  • Posted in thread: Going pro on 08-23-2014 at 06:01 PM
    How expensive would be the means to centrifuge the yeast out of beer? Any idea?Very. Not really
    possible on nano or even small micro scale. Best return is on regional scale. Hard to find a
    good one fo...

  • Posted in thread: GABF Brewery recommendations on 08-21-2014 at 11:49 AM
    Download and use the GABF Beer App. This has been a great help to find where the breweries are
    located around the hall and what breweries are near where you are.

  • Posted in thread: Minority Group-founded Breweries on 08-18-2014 at 11:16 AM
    Caution Brewing Co founded by Danny Wang and his wife Betty. Originally started to supply beer
    for his father's noodle shop. Now has two tap rooms. They purchased and are brewing on Odells'
    original 5...