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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: 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

  • Posted in thread: Help! Racked. Does it look correct? on 06-29-2015 at 01:42 AM
    How do you keep the beer inside the carboy at that angle?Seriously - it looks great! It will
    settle out in a month or two.Meads take a while.

  • Posted in thread: Boilovers on 06-28-2015 at 09:10 PM
    Yup - Fermcap is the shiznit..

  • Posted in thread: What gauge wire ? on 06-26-2015 at 03:19 AM
    2000w at 120 is 16.66A. 12awg is rated at 20A. Loads shouldn't pass 80% witch is 16A. .66A over
    isn't going to be an issue. A 12awg wire will be fine.SO 12AWG is good for 25a

  • Posted in thread: StrikeDough in with RIMS... on 06-23-2015 at 07:49 AM
    On my rims, I usually dough in at around 163-165 to get those temps - Beersmith figures it out
    for you and is accurate.

  • Posted in thread: Fishing! on 06-10-2015 at 01:26 AM
    Awesome thread! My other hobby! Fishing! Ling Cod out of Ucluelet British Columbia and a couple
    of Coho out of the waters in front of Sekiu Washington.

  • Posted in thread: Alternative E-Stop Design on 06-09-2015 at 12:57 AM
    Being from an industrial electronics background myself, I have a master control relay as you've
    drawn.Since there is no motion on my brewery - I dont have a mushroom E-Stop. One switch shuts
    it all do...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite canned beers on 06-09-2015 at 12:54 AM
    Johnny's American IPA - Moab Brewery, Moab UT.

  • Posted in thread: How much do you brew ? on 06-04-2015 at 03:55 PM
    6 batches and 60 gallons so far this year.

  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 06-04-2015 at 03:53 PM
    New props from my quad.

Clover Creek Brewery, Puyallup WA Planning - More Hefewiezen Fermenters - Air On tap Snagtooth Pale Ale OG 1.052, Fresh Squeezed IPA OG 1.075, Centennial Blonde OG 1.040, Carbon River Hefeweizen OG 1.042

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