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  • Hockey,reading,BBQ,and enjoying tasty beers
  • Stay at home dad and Assistant Brewer at Rogue's Harbor Brewing Co.
  • Ithaca Practitioners of Alemaking
  • Started as an extract brewer when my parents bought me a homebrew starter kit for Christmas in 97 or 98. I didn't touch it for about a year until I moved in with a friend who encouraged me to break out all the stuff and try making some beer. There were many ups and downs, and a few years of transition in my life where I didn't brew at all. Eventually in 2005 I started working at a local brewery doing the tours and tastings. That kick started me in to all grain brewery and I haven't looked back since. I do 5 gallon batches, and so far haven't made the same recipe twice, though I am now working on coming up with some house beers since moving to kegging.
  • Holiday Saison
    American IPA
    Fat Tire clone
  • Petite Saison
    Surly Bitter Brew clone
    Belgian Double Chocolate Stout
  • Three Nations Pale Ale
    Irish Mud Robust Porter
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  • Ithaca
  • NY


  • Posted in thread: PLEASE let the Northern Brewer buy-out be a hoax! on 10-11-2016 at 12:30 PM
    I feel bad for people without local homebrew stores. My shop carries just about everything at
    around or less than the cost of the online retailers and there is obviously no shipping. Bulk
    hops direct ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 05:52 PM
    Who couldn't use a new kettle!

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-17-2015 at 01:01 PM
    Awesome! Best giveaway yet. Maybe this will be my year.

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-24-2015 at 02:05 PM
    Count me in please!

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 12-29-2014 at 06:53 PM
    Not brewing this weekend, but I will be doing a brew on the 1st. Brewing a RIS that's going to
    max out my mash tun for a club barrel brew.

  • Posted in thread: New mill - one man operation? on 12-29-2014 at 06:49 PM
    I do it myself. I pour in the grain then run the drill. Sure a few kernels fall through but
    it's literally an extremely tiny amount that makes no affect on efficiency. Just ordered a
    Monster Mill myse...

  • Posted in thread: New mill - one man operation? on 12-29-2014 at 06:13 PM
    Also, forgot to add, I have added the grain before I started the mill before with my old barley
    crusher. Sometimes it would run fine, other times I had to reverse the drill for a pulse or two
    then shi...

  • Posted in thread: New mill - one man operation? on 12-29-2014 at 06:10 PM
    I pretty much always get my mill running before adding the grain. The drill I have has a
    trigger lock so that it can run without me having to hold the trigger down. But if you didn't
    have a drill that...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter size vs. flask size on 12-29-2014 at 06:06 PM
    The one thing to be careful of is if you heat it directly in the flask - you'll really have to
    keep a close eye on boil overs. I generally use a drop or two of formal shortly before it
    reaches a boil ...

  • Posted in thread: SS Brewing Technologies "That's a ton of Stuff!" Giveaway on 10-03-2014 at 04:58 PM
    Yes please!I have one of their brew buckets and it is pretty awesome. Wouldn't mind some more
    gear from them!

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