Gift Premium Subscription To atoughram

Join Date:


Last Activity:

07-11-2014 6:20 PM


50 years old

Likes Given: 167

113 Likes on 99 Posts 


  • Outdoors kinda guy - love to fish and hunt, backpack, ride motorcycles, etc. I've been brewing on and off since 1992, started with extracts and quickly moved into all grain in the mid 90's. My career has been industrial electronics maintenance, mainly working on CNC machinery but I've worked a lot of process control and programmable controllers also.
  • Brewing,Fishing,Hunting,Guns,incredibly quick sooty diesel pickup trucks,Red Neckana...
  • Maintenance Manager, The Boeing Co.
  • Russell Leu
  • Classic & Alternative Rock
  • Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, James Patterson's Alex Cross series, Dan Brown Novels, Uncle Charlie Papazian...
  • A co-worker was a home brewer and shared some with me.. I was hooked. Now I've got a two tier RIMS Keggle system...
  • Cottage House Saison - I hear its a good recipe..
  • Air - I use a conical
  • Air - I use a conical
  • Ichter Hill IPA
  • End of year SmASH Porter OG 1.060rnIchter Hill IPA OG 1.058rnCarbon River Hefeweizen OG 1.042rn
  • Male
  • Single
  • Puyallup
  • Washington


  • Posted in thread: How do I start. on 07-11-2014 at 11:17 PM
    All good advice here! I've got nothing to add.I started out with a porcelain steel canner from
    The Good Will, a bucket, and a Coopers extract kit!I made a mess in the kitchen and the beer
    was so-so......

  • Posted in thread: Stir Plate Score (kind of) on 07-11-2014 at 07:53 PM
    the 3a 125V rating is the internal switch, not the potentiometer itself.

  • Posted in thread: Where to go in Oregon? on 07-11-2014 at 07:50 PM
    I hate to say anything negative, but Full Sail is my least favorite of the breweries in Hood
    River. It has a nice view at least.IMO - Still better than Red Hook...

  • Posted in thread: Where to go in Oregon? on 07-11-2014 at 07:13 PM
    I wasnt going to read through the whole thread so if I'm posting the same as someone else,
    please forgive me...Bend OR - Almost on your way home - Stops MUST include Deschutes Brewery
    and Ten BarrelEu...

  • Posted in thread: HOWTO - Make a BrewPi Fermentation Controller For Cheap on 07-11-2014 at 07:06 PM
    I ran my refer on an SSR for many years on only used the steel junction box it was installed in
    as a heat sink. It didnt even get warm at 120V. Your results may vary - but I wouldnt bother
    with a SSR ...

  • Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 07-11-2014 at 05:08 PM
    I'm actually starting a saison with this yeast tomorrow, I'll give you guys a heads-up in a
    month or so.You will like it!I did a ten gallon batch with this yeast - I kegged half and
    bottled half...I f...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Fail... on 07-11-2014 at 03:42 AM
    I don't think that there are many situations where people have died from 12VDC.Probably why we
    dont see many electrical fires in automobiles...and I was encouraging the OP to do the safe
    thing - and g...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Fail... on 07-10-2014 at 10:43 PM
    The only reason I bought a stir plate was so that I'd only have to buy one tube of yeast
    instead of two. Washing and storing yeast - in my opinion - add's complexity and another
    failure avenue to my p...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Fail... on 07-10-2014 at 07:24 PM
    The point of my latter posts are this: I don't try and DIY a auto transmission rebuild - I've
    taken everyone I've had to do to a shop. Why? Because I don't have the knowledge, skills,
    abilities, or to...

  • Posted in thread: STC-1000, wiring question on 07-10-2014 at 07:17 PM
    Kinda depends on the pump voltage - It's possible if the pump is also 110V

Clover Creek Brewery, Puyallup WA Planning - FS90 Amber Ale Fermenters - Air On tap Ichter Hill IPA OG 1.058 Carbon River Hefe OG 1.049