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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: how should I clean my new DIY CFC and new march pump on 03-17-2015 at 11:51 AM
    There is no reason to store the CFC with ANYTHING in it.Make sure you CLEAN it well, That means
    about a 5-10 minute recirculation with PBW AFTER you see a color change in the liquid. As you
    see the li...

  • Posted in thread: Blue Moon Clone on 03-07-2015 at 02:00 PM
    Thought I would jump start this thread.While not EXACTLY about Blue Moon, I have recently made
    a beer based on the Blue Moon recipe I first posted here years ago.I have been brewing
    professionally aga...

  • Posted in thread: Need some ideas to break the cruft in my head on 03-07-2015 at 01:34 PM
    A good beer based around Blue Moon could be made very simply. Just use about 6.6 lbs of Briess
    Bavarian Wheat Dry Malt Extract.That runs about 65% wheat and 45% barley. Add about 1-1.2 oz of

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Recipe - Hop Substitutions on 02-09-2015 at 12:09 PM
    If you want a cream ale that fits BJCP style guidelines a bit better, I would remove the Vienna
    and Cara-pils.Depending on the efficiency of your system, use about 70% 2-row and 30% flaked
    corn. + or-...

  • Posted in thread: Going to Dnnver Colorado next week. What do you recommend I try? on 02-03-2015 at 11:41 AM
    On the way from the airport to downtown, you have two choices, Caution Brewery, which is off
    I-70 and Peoria in a hard to find industrial center, and Station 26 Brewing Co, which is off
    I-70 and Quebe...

  • Posted in thread: Two Pumps - What do you use it for? Setup Questions. on 12-28-2014 at 09:20 PM
    Take a look at these old threads of mine:Brewstand buildNew ToysThe build was based on the pro
    level brewing systems I have used.I am back brewing on a pro level still using a diverter panel
    to make c...

  • Posted in thread: Vail Pale Ale on 12-04-2014 at 11:39 AM
    Enjoy it! Lately I have been using a lot of West Yorkshire Wyeast #1469. That is a great
    yeast.If you have only choices of dry yeast, go for an English strain like US04 or Windsor.
    They all will make ...

  • Posted in thread: how should I clean my new DIY CFC and new march pump on 10-29-2014 at 11:33 PM
    From John Palmer: HOW TO BREW:For routine cleaning of copper and other metals,
    percarbonate-based cleaners like PBW are the best choice. For heavily oxidized conditions,
    acetic acid is very effective,...

  • Posted in thread: how should I clean my new DIY CFC and new march pump on 10-29-2014 at 12:03 AM
    Take a look through this thread.While the main topic is cleaning and sanitizing a plate heat
    exchanger, the information can be used for doing the same thing with a CFC.StarSan and
    SaniClean are perfec...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning out the pump on 10-27-2014 at 03:15 AM
    Take a read through this thread.While it is about cleaning and sanitizing wort chillers, it has
    good information about how to clean a pump inline.


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