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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
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  • Single
  • Puyallup
  • Washington


  • Posted in thread: Oxyclean? on 02-14-2016 at 12:47 AM
    Straight Oxyclean does that...Do a search for home made PBW recipes. Adding a few ingredients
    to Oxy seems to take care of this problem.

  • Posted in thread: Natural Carbonation in Keg and CO2 tank on 02-08-2016 at 06:50 PM
    If the o-ring seal on the keg is dry, I put a little bit of keg lube on it and rub it in. I
    believe Keg Lube and Plumbers Silicon Lube are the same thing... Plumbers Silicon LubeI then
    take 2.5oz of t...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 02-08-2016 at 06:29 PM
    2157 + 10.5 Gallons of Carbon River Hefeweizen = 2167.5 Gallons

  • Posted in thread: Homemade PBW Recipe on 02-04-2016 at 07:57 PM
    Is this even still an issue with PBW being so low cost now? I get that when this was written 3
    years ago PBW was more expensive (looks like up to $9/lb, yikes!). But now I routinely get 4lb
    refills fr...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade PBW Recipe on 02-03-2016 at 08:35 AM
    Subscribe.Haha, just kidding.But seriously, after a good 10 minutes of intense internet
    searching, I was unable to find sun oxygen cleaner... amazon and walmart (amongst a myriad of
    other online retai...

  • Posted in thread: What is the best equipment to use as a heat source in my fermentation chamber? on 02-03-2016 at 08:30 AM
    lasko my heat ceramic heaters are the way to go i think. They are low wattage and safe to use
    and do great. I can keep my chamber at 95 in the middle of winter in my garage where ambient
    temp is singl...

  • Posted in thread: Hard-to-remove burnt wort removal? on 01-30-2016 at 08:37 PM
    I used to soak in pbw and scrub when I got thick baked on crud (which doesn't happen much, but
    once a year they seemed to accumulate stuff). I rebuilt my kettle so it was easy to remove the
    elements. ...

  • Posted in thread: Hard-to-remove burnt wort removal? on 01-27-2016 at 06:05 PM
    I've used oven cleaner on my elements.I've also very carefully dry fired them long enough to
    turn the caramelized gunk to carbon. (Just hot enough to quit smoking...) And them scrub them
    off with scot...

  • Posted in thread: reusing old heatsink on 01-20-2016 at 07:16 PM
    It says copper. Looks ok to me, give it a shot. Mount them both. Remember they only generate
    heat when switched on or switched on and off frequently. Make sure to clean the surface of both
    and add the...

  • Posted in thread: reusing old heatsink on 01-20-2016 at 03:51 AM
    Is that a piece of masonite mounted to the aluminium? I'd dump the masonite and mount it

Clover Creek Brewery, Puyallup WA Planning - FS 90 Amber Ale OG 1.055 Fermenters - Carbon River Hefe OG 1.054 On tap Sekiu Soda 1.044, Centennial Blonde OG 1.040