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    ABOUT ME

  • Washington, the state
  • Brewing and shooting
  • As long as its not rap I'm probably gtg
  • Original Star Wars, Han shot first.
  • I gave comcast the boot so don't know whats going on in tv land
  • AHA
  • Been brewing for around 10 years, converting over to electric if I can find the time to get everything together and the system fired up.
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Is kettle caramelization bull? on 01-29-2015 at 08:54 AM
    I always hear about it. When it comes to Scottish/Scotch ales it seems almost doctrine that it
    will have kettle caramelization in its flavor profile. Greg Noonan says it's so in Scotch Ales.
    People go...

  • Posted in thread: Sewer Water Beer on 01-29-2015 at 08:33 AM
    I have every confidence in modern filtration. If it's good beer it's good beer, even if it's
    made by tree huggers.

  • Posted in thread: Another craft brewery bites the dust... on 01-29-2015 at 05:13 AM
    Since deregulation, beer seems to be one of the most perfect free markets in existence. Quality
    is becoming more important than marketing (the majors haven't seemed to figure that out yet).
    Startup co...

  • Posted in thread: I m Tired of Cleaning Rust Off... on 01-29-2015 at 04:58 AM
    Agreed on the quality of the welds. I have the same issues but they are not as bad as yours
    sound.

  • Posted in thread: Another craft brewery bites the dust... on 01-29-2015 at 04:26 AM
    I find it fascinating that folks would choose their beer based on an anti corporate ideology
    with a prejudiced assumption that a corporate entity necessitates employees are miserable and
    apparently pu...

  • Posted in thread: How much can a bottle handle? on 01-29-2015 at 03:54 AM
    I have a post somewhere on this sight that addresses this. Not all 12 oz bottles are equal.
    Weigh them out and you will see some contain much more material. I weighed out a lot of
    different bottles an...

  • Posted in thread: Where do I place Temp Probe on automated system? on 01-29-2015 at 02:57 AM
    Your pictures aren't loading in my computer. I have two RTD's on my MT, one from a thermowell
    and the other on the outlet. They rarely read the same, an issue likely due to channeling. I
    look to my ou...

  • Posted in thread: pH Meter Calibration on 01-29-2015 at 02:20 AM
    Nope. Just the two buffers and deionized water to rinse it off. At least that is all I have
    done, no special cleaning solution.

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning 100% Brett IPA on 01-29-2015 at 12:21 AM
    The main thing for the OP is to know that 100% brett beers don't super attenuate. Treat them
    like a normal sacc ferment. So he is fine to dry hop and bottle without waiting months to
    finally bottom ou...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning 100% Brett IPA on 01-28-2015 at 05:47 AM
    What are you waiting for, it hit its FG and is stable? Dry hop and bottle as soon as you are
    done with the DH.

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1 COMMENTS
Posted: 
October 1, 2013  •  06:25 PM
I was just looking at your information and see that you are from Washington, the state. It made me laugh. I am from Idaho and feel that "Washington" is the state and the city should be designated as "DC". As an aside, I live in Northern Idaho (Sandpoint) and people always call it North Idaho. It is small, but it drives me crazy, just the same was "Washington State" does not set well with me. Anyway, I liked your small editorial. Mark
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