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  • Used to help my college roommate brew in the 70s, but fairly new to brewing myself. Practiced law for almost 25 years until disabled by a brain stem stroke. My wonderful wife bought me a brew kit from a LHBS in the area thinking it would be a good hobby for me and help replace my job - now she thinks I am obsessed. I brew AG with a pretty ghetto set up - converted Golden Gate keg purchased legally from a local brewery, and a 48 quart cooler/mash tun with a CPVC manifold. It amazes me that someone like me can brew pretty decent beer on a setup like that.
  • Beer, Guns and Gardening
  • Ex-lawyer
  • Grateful Dead
  • Started doing extract with steeped specialty grains. Second batch was the same, but an original recipe. Third brew was an AG BIAB. After that I built a mash tun and never looked back.
  • Lots of homebrew.
  • Pale Ale, Rye IPA, Irish Red.
  • RIS (bulk aging for a few months).
  • I mostly keg but have bottled a number of batches - currently have Apfelwein, Jubeale clone and Black Butte Porter in amounts greater than a case or so, plus some random bottles. Note: none of what you just read about what's in primary, bottles, and kegs is likely up to date.
  • Currently: Two kegs of my own 2 Bad Dogs IPA; have killed lots of kegs of IPAs DIPAs, Blondes, ESBs, etc.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Portland
  • Oregon


  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 02-27-2014 at 04:22 AM
    Wow! I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: Happy Stout Day!!! on 11-09-2013 at 05:28 AM
    Did not realize it was International Stout Day, but I am on my second, and last, stout for the
    evening. The first was a 12 oz. bottle of Yooper's oatmeal Stout and the the one I am currently
    drinking ...

  • Posted in thread: How much do you pay for grain at your LHBS? on 11-02-2013 at 05:13 AM
    $30 for 50 pounds of 2-row or 60 cents a pound when buying by the sack. It was $28.50 not too
    long ago. I think they also sell it by the tenth of a pound for 80 cents a pound.

  • Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 10-27-2013 at 12:51 AM
    46618.5 + 10 gallon (IPA) = 46628.5

  • Posted in thread: Is Cold Crashing Necessary If Kegging? on 10-20-2013 at 02:38 PM
    You don't need to cold crash at all. It helps clear beer faster, but beer will clear quite well
    in a refrigerated keg in a week or so.

  • Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 10-18-2013 at 12:26 AM
    44,941 + 5.5 rye porter = 44,946.5

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-08-2013 at 01:11 AM

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 10-05-2013 at 04:15 PM
    I was going to brew today, but now I will be shopping for a new propane regulator. I was up
    early and went to light the burner at 5:30 a.m. Nope, broken regulator.

  • Posted in thread: Pale Ale Fermentation question on 09-30-2013 at 03:40 PM
    I think you are talking about cold crashing. It helps clear the beer by causing yeast and other
    particulates to fall out of suspension. It's not necessary, but helpful if you have the
    fridge/keezer sp...

  • Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 09-28-2013 at 01:40 AM
    43,578.5 + 10 gallons of Nierra Sevada Pale Ale = 43,588.5