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    ABOUT ME

  • 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 1.042rnhttp://www.clovercreekbrewery.us
  • Male
  • Single
  • Puyallup
  • Washington

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • 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
    beers.

  • Posted in thread: Failure of Brewha BIAC on 08-06-2015 at 04:34 AM
    According to Brewer's Hardware website their 15 gal conical uses 1.5 mm thick walls.1.5mm =
    0.059" ~ 16ga (approx)

  • Posted in thread: "Cereal Killer" grain mill on 08-05-2015 at 04:34 AM
    The Beer Essentials in Lakewood Washington carries Cereal Killer mills but the last time I was
    there, they had a three roller mill that looked like it was manufactured by the same folks. I
    cant find a...

  • Posted in thread: Blackened Element on 08-04-2015 at 04:40 AM
    I had a blackened 2KW 240V element on my RIMS tube - I dry fired it just long enough for it to
    start smoking, burning the carmelized sugars on it, then I shut it off. It cleaned right up and
    still wor...

  • Posted in thread: RIMS Controller Build on 07-28-2015 at 11:41 PM
    I've got the same flow meter and have though about a simple project that will turn the RIMS
    element off if the flow drops below a programmable threshold value... And then wire it in
    between the PID's ...

  • Posted in thread: RIMS Controller Build on 07-28-2015 at 06:52 PM
    What are you using to measure flow?Nice work BTW! I always wanted to do a 'duino RIMS
    controller but in the end, laziness and beer drinking won out.

  • Posted in thread: Who is Brewing this 4th of July....or at least the weekend? on 07-03-2015 at 04:30 PM
    Just killed my last keg of Hefe.....300 pounds of two row and a new 55 pound bag of wheat in
    stock... Lot's of Hallertauer's and yeast too...Guess what I'm making tomorrow?

  • Posted in thread: What beer brewing item do you hoard? on 06-29-2015 at 01:44 AM
    Grain - I have at least 300 pounds of two row in stock right now.And at least five pounds of
    hops..

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Clover Creek Brewery, Puyallup WA Planning - More Hefewiezen Fermenters - Carbon River Hefe OG 1.048 On tap Snagtooth Pale Ale OG 1.052, Carbon River Hefe OF 1.044
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