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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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  • 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
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  • Puyallup
  • Washington


  • Posted in thread: Upgrade......Complete! on 01-20-2017 at 02:30 AM
    You wont be disappointed! #spikebrewing

  • Posted in thread: Boil Over - Is my batch ruined? on 01-20-2017 at 02:28 AM
    yup - completely ruined...Continue to chill, pitch, ferment, bottle, etc...and then bring the
    finished ruined batch to me... I'll dispose of it for you for free!

  • Posted in thread: How To: BrewPi LCD Add-On on 01-15-2017 at 02:25 PM
    The link is correct, 9V 1A is the optimal external supply for Uno R3...Cheers!My bad... I was
    thinking about the pi and writing about the arduino....:tank:

  • Posted in thread: How To: BrewPi LCD Add-On on 01-15-2017 at 04:36 AM
    All C1-C7 are the same on my boardMouser# 75-1C10Z5U104M050BMultilayer Ceramic Capacitors MLCC
    - Leaded 0.1uF 50volts Z5U 20% 2.5mm L/S Here is the Mouser parts list for TWO boards link
    does not have...

  • Posted in thread: Least Cost WiFi Temp Controller? on 01-14-2017 at 09:51 PM
    A Pi Zero for $5 at Microcenter, a Chinese Uno R3 for $10 on Amazon, 2 or 3 wired DS18B20
    probes for $3 each on eBay, a good Wifi dongle for $10 on Amazon, one 4.7K ohm resistor, and an
    orphaned micro...

  • Posted in thread: How To: BrewPi LCD Add-On on 01-14-2017 at 07:01 PM
    hi where i can find this pcb?? could you please provide me link?Bigdaddy has the correct
    linkHere is my complete parts list. You may want to change C5 - C7 to a different smaller
    capacitor that fits t...

  • Posted in thread: What to do with: Portable A/C Unit? on 01-14-2017 at 12:46 AM
    The window-rattler is mechanical. The portable A/C unit is digital.Can you do lager temps with
    yours? I'm guessing that's where the 2nd STC is required for the freezestat. I'm in Florida, so
    humidity ...

  • Posted in thread: How To: BrewPi LCD Add-On on 01-13-2017 at 10:52 PM
    SUCCESS with a V1.1 Board!I'm removing the pesky FET and short the source to the drain, I'd
    rather have the display on full time and I'm not planning on putting an encoder on this one.

  • Posted in thread: What to do with: Portable A/C Unit? on 01-13-2017 at 04:13 PM
    Do the AC Units have mechanical control (Dials and switches) or Digital Controls - if they are
    mechanical, the really Coolbot isnt necessary.You could use two STC-1000's to control it - one
    for room t...

  • Posted in thread: How To: BrewPi LCD Add-On on 01-11-2017 at 03:36 AM
    Received the boards from OSH Park today - Very nice qualityMade in USA too.13 Days from order
    to receive - but the postal service took four days from Portland to my house 135 miles way...

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