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    ABOUT ME

  • family man
  • Homebrewing,Playing guitar,music,cooking,bbqing,reading,working out
  • Full time school
  • Guess
  • early ninetys alternative: soundgarden pearl jam...
  • nacho libre, bourne series, die hard series,
  • iron chef, home brewer tv
  • Got into brewing from a friend, although i had to shoot in the dark with no help and just some videos on the internet. Im a diy kinda guy mostly trying to find the cheapest way to do this without causing the quality to suffer.
    I Mostly make up recipes now that i have brewed for a while. I really like to experiment with all different types of beer recipes. Favorite game is lets see if it will ferment.
    i got a pretty simple setup for all grain brewing and seems like everyday i find more stuff that i need. my wife calls my obsession my other woman lol. current setup is a 10 gal rubbermaid cooler, A propane Burner and 7.5 gallon aluminum pot (i know), a couple 6 gal buckets a 5 gal glass carboy and a bottling bucket with hundreds of deschutes bottles that i have been collecting over the last year and a 1 gal growler that i use to pitch yeast in due to lack of options. looking to make a yeast stir plate soon and maybe get some old kegs to convert to upgrade my diy equipment
  • Uncle Randy's brown ale
    Honeymoon dark ale
    Frost Jacked (winter warmer)
    Santa's Little Helper (christmas ale)
    The Great Pumpkin (Imperial pumpkin ale)
    Irish death
  • Strawberry Wheat
  • blackball imperial stout
  • End of summer blackberry wheat beer,
    honeymoon smooth dark ale
    Mac and jacks african amber
    Jack Frost's Winter Ale
    mudslinger clone
  • Male
  • Married
  • port angeles
  • Washington state

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Black Death ( Irish Death Clone) on 09-11-2013 at 04:21 AM
    Nope I never made this version, I just was trying to see what people thought about that idea ;)
    first version is the one that I brew and its a good one.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: New 100 Rhizome hop farm on 07-23-2013 at 06:28 PM
    Wow, that looks amazing! How much did it cost to make the trellising system that you have
    there? I am going to definitely do something similar.

  • Posted in thread: Problems with cascaded! on 07-22-2013 at 05:47 PM
    Been fighting this all summer. Te leaves on my hops keep turning yellow and then dying! I'm not
    sure what's going on. I have fertilized with manure and I use miracle grow. The weird thing is
    that the ...

  • Posted in thread: Do my hops have a disease? on 04-15-2013 at 09:56 PM
    Does anyone know how overwatering presents in hop plants?

  • Posted in thread: Do my hops have a disease? on 04-15-2013 at 02:40 AM
    Yeah I do, but maybe I should add a few more? It has one large one in the middle. That was how
    it came from the Home Depot. I also am using a potting mix that drains pretty well, but like I
    said it po...

  • Posted in thread: Do my hops have a disease? on 04-14-2013 at 09:46 PM
    Yesterday we had a ton of rain and hail. (My hops are in 20+ inch pots just FYI). Today I went
    out to check them and noticed on my cascades a web like substance that has a glisten like snail
    slime spr...

  • Posted in thread: hop rhizomes on 04-04-2013 at 12:04 AM
    Fixed it, there you go should be up now

  • Posted in thread: hop rhizomes on 04-03-2013 at 10:38 PM
    saw this on ebay, bought some for myself thought i would post it for anyone else that wants
    some. its a great deal and the seller is great at working with combining shipping.

  • Posted in thread: Black Death ( Irish Death Clone) on 03-01-2013 at 08:03 PM
    Bigben thanks for posting this recipe. I want to try at an Irish Death clone as it is one of my
    favorites. I'm going to use this as my base, however I think I might hold back on some of the
    hops becau...

  • Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 08-24-2012 at 05:41 AM
    Exciting news! I spent some time this past weekend with a guy who was formerly a brewer for Mac
    & Jack's. Since he no longer works there he was more than willing to share information about M
    & J's. He...

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