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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: Ever flush your kegs with CO2 from primary? on 12-07-2016 at 02:51 AM
    Seems like way too much work for me for way too little gain. If I'm that concerned about the
    cost of brewing that I'm trying to save a few cents on CO2 I will find other ways to reduce my
    costs and ke...

  • Posted in thread: How should I upgrade my system? on 11-30-2016 at 02:54 AM
    Go with the 20 gallon setup. You can start with the HLT and then get a BK and use a large
    cooler int he interim for a MT. 10 gallon kettles are great for making 5 gallon batches, not
    much else. If you...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing 1st double ipa, recommendations? on 11-30-2016 at 02:47 AM
    West coast? Keep it clean. Clean fermenting yeast, 1056 and 001 would be the classic. Clean
    malt bill, 2-row for the vast majority. Some carapils and crystal 20 would be common and a
    little sugar to d...

  • Posted in thread: Relatively New to Brew, from Tacoma, WA on 11-24-2016 at 05:06 AM
    Welcome...you have a few good brewing clubs down in your area worth checking out to help learn
    the art from experienced hands.

  • Posted in thread: Racked to secondary at 1.015 two weeks later is 1.018 on 11-12-2016 at 12:43 AM
    Your gravity can't go up without adding more sugar, you probably had a concentration of sugars
    at the bottom and racking it mixed it up.

  • Posted in thread: Did I just over carb and or make bottle bombs??? on 11-11-2016 at 07:09 AM
    There are plenty of carbing calculators out there that you can punch in your data and determine
    how many volumes it will come out to. We would need to know what type of sugar you used, how
    much by wei...

  • Posted in thread: Insulating line tubing on 11-10-2016 at 05:03 AM
    You can setup a trunk line, if you have a cold room you might be able to get away with a cold
    water bath and a pump instead of a glycol system.

  • Posted in thread: Barrel aging imperial stout? on 11-09-2016 at 02:51 AM
    Nope...don't ferment in barrels either, wait for it to finish out in my conical then CO2 purge
    the barrel and pressure transfer over.

  • Posted in thread: Barrel aging imperial stout? on 11-09-2016 at 12:41 AM
    New barrels will dose the beer rather quickly with oak, used barrels are toned down a bit; but,
    obviously come with the flavors of whatever was in it before. Given the amount of work to
    barrel age and...

  • Posted in thread: How do you make your yeast starters on 11-05-2016 at 04:28 AM
    This is absolutely false. There are lots of bacteria that can survive boiling. The only way to
    kill them off it is pressure can them at 15psi which is over 250*F.Re-read what I wrote,
    yup...should hav...

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Posted: 
October 1, 2013  •  11:25 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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