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    ABOUT ME

  • I am Ed. I like beer. I probably like brewing beer more than drinking it, because it smells better. I left the workforce to go to graduate school and made my way to the west coast. Now I have started a business out here and use my studio/shop space to brew.
  • Product Designer/Engineer
  • Ed Wood
  • Everything but country
  • Big Lebowski, Braveheart, any Peter Sellers, any Mel Brooks, lots of others
  • Vonnegut. Nietzsche. Lot's of other stuff.
  • I started brewing with a friend from high school many years ago. He was the brains behind the operation as he had six years or so of experience. I've been on my own for five years now and so I'm still learning a lot. I currently make 5 gallon batches but would like to upgrade to 10. I recently upgraded to a 10 gallon mash tun, so with a few more carboys, I can run double 10 gallon batches instead of double five gallon like I do now.
  • Lagering is my future. Need to build a fridge.
  • Primary 1: Holiday Oatmeal Stout, sg 1.066 Primary 2: Porter, sg 1.053
  • Oatmeal Stout (almost gone :( )
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • San Francisco
  • California

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Weldless Wallace Frame with Castors on 11-20-2012 at 11:28 AM
    Weldless Wallace is seven feet tall!Yes, and if he were here...

  • Added a new Photo on 11/19/2012

  • Posted in thread: Excited Yeast! on 11-19-2012 at 12:42 AM
    Yea, probably. I have always found my fermometers to be between 1 and 2 degrees cooler than the
    actual temps of my actively fermenting beer, but close enough for keeping things in line.Ah
    cool- that's...

  • Posted in thread: Excited Yeast! on 11-17-2012 at 10:54 PM
    Yeah I have my little fish-tank thermometer on the side of the carboy. Nothing unusually high
    going on there, I just don't really trust those for accurate temperatures. I really avoid
    taking direct te...

  • Posted in thread: Excited Yeast! on 11-16-2012 at 07:37 AM
    More often than not it is bad. Vigorous ferments like this usually result in higher than
    acceptable temperatures. Do you know what the wort temperature is?I can't say I know EXACTLY
    what the temperatu...

  • Posted in thread: Excited Yeast! on 11-14-2012 at 04:37 AM
    Yeah luckily it was right on that verge where it didn't blow.

  • Posted in thread: Excited Yeast! on 11-13-2012 at 08:57 AM
    Look at these little guys go...I took this video this morning, after the yeast had only been in
    about 16 hours. This is the most overflow I've ever gotten out of a ferment, but I also think I
    got a li...

  • Posted in thread: Tragedy on Brewday on 11-13-2012 at 05:23 AM
    Haha, I'm not sure if I should be laughing or +1ing this or offering my condolences.Why not all
    three? It's amazing you weren't seriously cut...Yes, it's likely because it wasn't very far off
    the grou...

  • Posted in thread: Tragedy on Brewday on 11-12-2012 at 07:26 PM
    Oh well. Now I know. I've been carrying them around full with these as long as I can remember-
    my family made wine growing up. No one ever told me they were for empties only, and at that
    point, why bu...

  • Posted in thread: Tragedy on Brewday on 11-12-2012 at 08:52 AM
    This evening a carboy full of soapy water ripped free from its handle, resulting in a tragic
    accident. Not only was the brewer's foot crushed during the impact, but the entire vessel
    shattered. Witnes...

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