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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.
  • 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: Pump suggestions on 05-23-2016 at 07:07 PM
    The plastic heads get their threads chewed up by stainless fittings. I also have a plastic
    "Composite" March besides the Chugger and the have had it for 15 years - never had a problem
    with the threads...

  • Posted in thread: Don't crush where you brew? on 05-23-2016 at 06:31 PM
    I can see that being a problem. But the fact is that by the time you are dry hopping, or
    transfering, there is so much alcohol content in the beer, its not a great place for bacteria
    to live. Otherwis...

  • Posted in thread: Pump suggestions on 05-22-2016 at 05:34 PM
    Plastic chugger for $99? out the
    other vendors, this price is in line and Bobby ships fast.

  • Posted in thread: How to tell if hops are stale? on 05-22-2016 at 02:14 AM
    Stale and oxidized hops wont be green anymore, they turn yellow... I should see if I have any
    to take pictures of.

  • Posted in thread: Sankey Keg False Bottom on 05-20-2016 at 05:05 PM
    Looks like this one

  • Posted in thread: Sankey Keg False Bottom on 05-20-2016 at 05:01 PM
    What's the size of it ?Fits in the bottom of a Sankey Keg - looks like 11.5" in diameterThe
    copper pipe is 1/2" and the fitting is 1/2" MPT.

  • Posted in thread: Grain Mill Suggestions on 05-19-2016 at 09:51 PM

  • Posted in thread: 20 Gal Electric Brew Kettle on 05-19-2016 at 04:45 PM
    Buy me a ticket and I'll hand carry it to you!

  • Posted in thread: Sankey Keg False Bottom on 05-19-2016 at 06:20 AM
    Still available

  • Posted in thread: Don't crush where you brew? on 05-19-2016 at 03:44 AM
    Are you guys kidding? Now something else I have to worry about.....or not....

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