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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: 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!

  • Posted in thread: FastLabel SuperPack Giveaway - Open To All! on 08-14-2014 at 11:28 PM
    woo! Yes please!

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