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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: 20 Gal Electric Brew Kettle on 05-04-2016 at 11:05 PM
    Similarly equipped models from Brewers Hardware and Stout Tanks are priced within a few dollars
    of each other.I'm leaning towards the Stout at $503 like an aweful lot of money though... Any
    other goo...

  • Posted in thread: All grain brewing book on 05-04-2016 at 10:36 PM
    Although I think you have the 2 best AG books out there, Papazian's Complete Joy is a classic
    and his enthusiasm is infectious.I second that - There may be more technical data in the other
    books, but ...

  • Posted in thread: 2, 240V elements, 1 PID controller on 05-03-2016 at 04:58 PM
    Nope, in 240V systems, the two hot lines are 180˚ out of phase. In 3-phase systems, the
    phases are 120˚ off from the others. After talking to a licensed electrician that works
    for me, you ar...

  • Posted in thread: 2, 240V elements, 1 PID controller on 05-03-2016 at 05:29 AM
    Both of the lines in a 240V system are identical, except for being 180˚ out of phase with
    each other.Not splitting hairs here, but in the states I believe there is only 120˚
    between L1 and L...

  • Posted in thread: Seattle to San Diego - best breweries? Other attractions? on 05-03-2016 at 05:19 AM
    When you hit Eureka there are no less than 4 breweries to chose fromLost Coast makes a great
    burger and beer(s)....Don't forget Pelican Brewery on the Oregon Coast.

  • Posted in thread: Kegco Mill? on 05-02-2016 at 04:09 AM
    [QUOTE=wilserbrewer;7543428]Agreed, looks like a very nice mill at a great price! I'm seeing
    $149.99 w/ the $10 discount for $139.99?How did you get $132.00?thankswilserNot real sure.
    Called them to m...

  • Posted in thread: Half Barrel Fred (Ten Barrel Joe inspired) on 04-28-2016 at 08:02 PM
    I brewed it - it's awesome- I renamed it "SAMM I Am"...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Controller for Fermentation Chamber on 04-27-2016 at 06:33 AM
    Me to if I can get you off duff.:off::tank:

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Controller for Fermentation Chamber on 04-27-2016 at 03:39 AM
    I really like my BrewPi. There's a thread on here that provides directions for building your
    own for pretty cheaply.I bet I don't have a hundred bucks into mine...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Controller for Fermentation Chamber on 04-26-2016 at 02:44 AM
    I'd use a Brewpi - and I do! The Brewpi has some PID/fuzzy logic effect to it and is far more
    accurate than the STC1000 and I assume the Inkbird at keeping temperatures constant. My beers
    very no more...

Clover Creek Brewery, Puyallup WA Planning - Carbon River Hefeweizen OG 1.044 Fermenters - O2 On tap Clover Creek "Samm I Am" IPA - OG 1.068, Centennial Blonde OG 1.040