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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: What to do about beer stone? on 09-14-2016 at 11:35 PM
    Yeah, you either use acid, or a strong base. If it's bad, go to a home store and get 100% lye
    drain cleaner, some gloves and goggles. Or as someone suggested, BLC or LLC from a LHBS. Those
    are a littl...

  • Posted in thread: Blue Moon Clone on 09-08-2016 at 10:29 PM
    Ron,Sorry for not responding right away. I spent the last two days brewing 1000 gallons of
    Cream Ale ;)For such a very small batch, I do not see any reason to boil for 90 min. On larger
    scales I alway...

  • Posted in thread: How much hops is too much for a fresh hop ale? on 09-03-2016 at 12:02 AM
    This recipe has won silver medals at the last two GABFComrade's Fresh Hop Superpower IPAIt
    suggests using 5 lbs of fresh hops for 5 gallons.

  • Posted in thread: Black Patent v. Chocolate for Darkening on 08-21-2016 at 12:53 AM
    Another option would be to use Sinamar which is developed just for this sort of thing.How to
    use Sinamar

  • Posted in thread: Marris otter blend v. reg marris otter? on 07-23-2016 at 09:15 PM
    There are many malting houses that offer Maris Otter malted barley. I lot will depend on who
    the wholesaler is that your LHBS deal with. I will take a guess and say they mostly buy from LD
    Carlson. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Blue Moon Clone on 07-14-2016 at 12:46 PM
    Hello Ron,Thanks for the interest in my posts.First off, I have to say I have never brewed 1
    gallon batches of anything, so I do not think I can help you out with adapting the recipe down
    to that size...

  • Posted in thread: Any powder sanitizers? on 07-09-2016 at 04:50 PM
    Interesting conversation! Does anybody know what brands they typically use in breweries? Id
    imagine that gets priceyIt all depends on the brewery, the size of the brewery and if they use
    automated CIP...

  • Posted in thread: Need a new, easier to read, hydrometer on 06-09-2016 at 02:07 AM
    Thanks for the heads up. I guess I need multiple hydros...Been VERY interested in refros
    actually. But I hate the fact that they're only applicable pre-ferm. I really want some digital
    contraption tha...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning new faucets, lines, etc. on 06-06-2016 at 11:32 PM
    Draught Beer Quality Manual has all the suggested cleaning regimens.When I get to the point
    where I believe the lines and tap need cleaning, I'll probably hook up a keg of staran and pour
    it out throu...

  • Posted in thread: Blue Moon Clone on 05-08-2016 at 12:48 PM
    Wayne, that looks amazing. It looks like it has some nice body to it.Have you given any thought
    to my findings earlier that Keith apparently uses steel cut oats, and do you think that would
    make any d...