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  • 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.
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  • 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: What vessel do you use to make yeast starters? on 10-30-2015 at 05:06 AM
    2000ml E-Flask works for me for 10 gallon batches... Calculators say I'm underpitching but it's
    always bubbling in less than 24 hours.

  • Posted in thread: Inexpensive electrical panel box... on 10-13-2015 at 02:02 AM
    24ga metal is way too thin....0.025" vs a typical electrical enclosure of 0.050" or 0.060"

  • Posted in thread: New Kal clone electric brewery setup in HK on 09-22-2015 at 05:35 PM
    I have an estop button on the right side of the control box. It's connected in series with the
    power-on keyswitch which is connected to the main power contactor.Gotcha - but it doesnt trip
    the GFI - g...

  • Posted in thread: New Kal clone electric brewery setup in HK on 09-22-2015 at 03:06 AM
    Very Nice!!!And no e-stop button!

  • Posted in thread: Problems with E-stop in 20a single element build on 09-19-2015 at 06:45 PM
    oh, i'm with you, just seems like one of those things that has been beaten to death.I've still
    got bruises on my forehead...

  • Posted in thread: Said in jest, SWMBO not amused on 09-12-2015 at 01:04 AM
    I took my ex-wife to a disco. There was a guy on the dance floor giving it large break
    dancing, moonwalking, back flips, the works. My ex turns to me and says: "See that guy? 25
    years ago he propose...

  • Posted in thread: PID's alarm output question on 09-12-2015 at 12:56 AM
    I'm currently building a 2 vessel Brutus or Blichmann breweasy type if system. The control
    panel is the typical biab-style single pid but I've got support for 2 pumps as well as a switch
    to select bet...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Nebraska on 08-13-2015 at 05:03 AM
    I grew up 25 miles west of Norfolk. (learn how to pronounce it right)Most of my family is from
    the Madison & Norfolk area.As Axl eloquently sang, "Welcome to the Jungle"!

  • Posted in thread: Grain storage on 08-10-2015 at 06:17 AM
    I'd still keep the grain in plastic bags.. Those cans smell like gunpowder inside.

  • Posted in thread: 10 gal. batches in a 3 tier Keggle system? on 08-06-2015 at 04:35 AM
    I do 11 gallon batches in a keggle system. The only time it gets tight in the MLT is on big

Clover Creek Brewery, Puyallup WA Planning - Thinking about it... Fermenters - Air On tap Snagtooth Pale Ale OG 1.052, Carbon River Hefe OF 1.044, Sekiu Soda OG 1.048

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