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    ABOUT ME

  • Pocatello
  • I enjoy the outdoors. I am an herb enthusiast and love to go out to the mountains and gather medicine. I love to brew beer and tinker with things. I am a friend of the cosmos and love good company and good people.
  • Brewing
  • Bakery Owner
  • Richard
  • Classic rock... Dylan, Doors, CCR, Pink Floyd, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Hank Williams, Marty
  • Dead Man, Fight Club, and the Big Lebowski.
  • Seinfeld, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • 1984 by Orwell, Siddhartha by Hesse
  • I first got into home-brewing when I met a friend who loved beer and wine. I hated both. Shortly after that I went to a wedding where they were serving some of the most delicious black cherry wine I have ever had. I then tried my Nona's bottle of 1951 cherry wine..... unbelievable! I have been brewing ever since.

    I started off with wine and made some incredible batches right away. I am not so much of a grape wine person so I love all different kinds of fruit wines.

    Thats when I had my first beer......... aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh wow! I had to brew it. I spent alot of time reading and collecting information and decided to start with All-grain. I messed my first two batches of belgian white up horribly, but after that I had it down.

    I love to brew. My family was pretty famous for their Belgian wine in this area so I am trying to keep up the tradition of brewing with the attitude of my Belgian/Austrian roots.
  • My next brew is definitely more of the Crazy Mountain Man Amber Ale. Its a toast to belgian brewers, not in taste, but in attitude, and more appropriately its a brew that originates in Idaho. Its made from Idaho spring water taken literally from the head of a mountain spring. I use a secret blend of herbs and spices that gives the Mountain Man its unique taste. This spring its time to gather Idaho yeast for the brew and see how it turns out. I plan on continuing this brew until it is literally all originating from the mountains here, grains, yeast, water, everything. A true regional ale. After all, thats what made so many beers so amazing. We should have more regional brew around!
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  • Posted in thread: Whats the difference between using wheat BERRIES and wheat MALT? on 02-01-2011 at 10:14 PM
    Ah I think this info works really good for me. Here in Idaho i can buy large bags of wheat and
    barley really cheap so I think I will start malting my own base malt about 80%modified and then
    just buy ...

  • Posted in thread: Whats the difference between using wheat BERRIES and wheat MALT? on 02-01-2011 at 09:30 PM
    Thanks Nateo. I've been interested in this because some of the recipes ive read call for that
    amount of wheat berries and no other malts with high diastic power. but they make no mention of
    using whea...

  • Posted in thread: Whats the difference between using wheat BERRIES and wheat MALT? on 02-01-2011 at 09:10 PM
    hi all! I have seen several recipes for wheat beers and hefes etc. what would be the advantage
    of using wheat malt instead of unmalted hard red wheat?is there really that much of a
    difference? can i u...

  • Posted in thread: Sunny Side Wheat on 01-20-2011 at 05:01 PM
    Wow.. this is my next recipe for sure!!! I've never brewed with Wheat before.. am I screwed
    without rice hulls?I am also wondering about the rice hulls. I have heard that if you do a nice
    protein rest...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen on 01-20-2011 at 04:41 PM
    Hey Ed, I have been searching for this online for about an 90 min so i thought i would ask the
    expert. What is the difference between using wheat berries and wheat malt? Is the wheat malt
    easily conve...

  • Posted in thread: Sunny Side Wheat on 01-20-2011 at 04:24 PM
    what would happen if you just used wheat berries instead of wheat MALT???

  • Posted in thread: Sunny Side Wheat on 01-20-2011 at 04:23 PM
    god that looks delicious!! the beer came out looking beautiful!

  • Posted in thread: My mash results seem to differ with everyone elses. what am i missing??? on 01-18-2011 at 07:27 PM
    That is exactly what i was thinking as well. Usually i lose 2-3 gallons in the mash. How funny
    usually the last thing i have trouble with is mash volume. lol oh well at least i know what to
    do differe...

  • Posted in thread: My mash results seem to differ with everyone elses. what am i missing??? on 01-18-2011 at 05:35 PM
    I just used figures in my head. its almost exactly the same everytime i make a batch. Usually
    4.5 - 5.5 gallons mash water. then 4.5 gallons sparge water. I am using a few extra pounds of
    grain this t...

  • Posted in thread: My mash results seem to differ with everyone elses. what am i missing??? on 01-18-2011 at 04:55 PM
    Okay my grain bill was 15lbs. I mashed with 5.5 gallons 155deg then mashed out with 5.5 gallons
    168deg. I actually ended up with 9.5 gallons pre-boil volume. I was really worried about this.
    I boiled ...

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