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    ABOUT ME

  • Married w/ kids. I'm in my 40's not 30 as my bio states... I never put my real birthdate into online forums. I'm kinda paranoid that way.
  • Homebrewing &
    Saltwater Fishing
  • Don
  • Traditional Hawaiian
  • How I got here:
    Homebrewing about 7-8 years; I started after my brother returned a gift of a Homebrewing setup I'd given him for Christmas. He explained he wouldn't take the time to learn. I tackled it and have been hooked ever since.

    How much I brew:
    Only brew about 5-7 five-gallon batches per year. I'm an All- Grain brewer w/ moderate understanding of techniques and the art & science of beer making.

    Equipment:
    I have a 10-gallon Polarware brewpot w/ a false bottom, a converted 10-gallon Igloo Drink Cooler (w/ a cpvc manifold) as my Mash Tun, and a converted 5-Gallon Igloo Drink Cooler as my Lauter Tun. I cool wort w/ an immersion chiller, but hope to upgrade that to a pump/plate chiller soon. I use both a hydrometer and a refractometer. I use glass carboys (5 and 6 gallon) to ferment, and almost always do both primary and secondary ferments (I know, old school). I have the equipment to keg, but I still bottle condition... I like it that way for now.

    What I brew
  • 2010 Belgian Blond
  • 2010 Barleywine (my own concoction). Started just shy of 1.100 and currently is at 1.019.

    Mole Porter (that's Mo-lay not the animal). It'll get an infusion of ancho chile tea at bottling soon. Tasted the sample a few days ago and the chocolate and coffee tones are perfect.
  • My last few 2007 Barleywines... they are fantastic now.

    Recently bottled APA.

    A few holdovers: A Scotch Ale, a few Spruce Tip Ales and maybe som Rye-PA.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Corvallis
  • Oregon

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Counterflow Wort Chiller Length (50' worth it?) on 10-12-2013 at 04:05 PM
    Regardless of the length you use, try this trick...After I soldered a solid wire around the
    outside of the copper tubing, it was TIGHT in the hose. In the first try, I couldn't get the
    last 6-8 feet t...

  • Posted in thread: Finally Kegged After 10 Years on 10-03-2012 at 01:31 AM
    Update on my first kegging experience:After a week, my beer was coming out as pure foam. I
    spent a couple weeks dorking around with the pressure, down to 6, up to 12, back down again to
    9. tweaking ar...

  • Posted in thread: Keep One, Drop One - Word Game on 10-02-2012 at 07:56 PM
    Duck Blind

  • Posted in thread: Keep One, Drop One - Word Game on 09-22-2012 at 09:26 PM
    she crab

  • Posted in thread: Just got the new "Cereal Killer" Grain Mill on 09-18-2012 at 08:10 PM
    I ordered mine and it arrived intact and looking ready to crush... except it has a tacky
    machine oil residue or corrosion resistant film all over.Did anyone clean theirs off first or
    just start crushi...

  • Posted in thread: Finally Kegged After 10 Years on 09-17-2012 at 05:56 AM
    Just curious, what freezer did you find for $131?It was the Kenmore White 7.1 cf model. It was
    $181 out the door (no tax in Oregon) and the State offers a $50 cash rebate on this one (18702,
    I think) ...

  • Posted in thread: About to Toss a Brew (High Mash temp) on 09-17-2012 at 04:05 AM
    I will look into gelatin as a possible solution, thanks.Whitehause, I was assuming the same
    thing, that's why I'm confused by what I'm tasting. Instead of sweeter and fuller-bodied, it's
    thin and astr...

  • Posted in thread: About to Toss a Brew (High Mash temp) on 09-16-2012 at 09:48 PM
    ... for the first time ever.A few weeks back I brewed an AG German Wheat and mashed way too
    high. I was targeting 153-154, but because I was distracted with several other things I didn't
    notice that t...

  • Posted in thread: Finally Kegged After 10 Years on 09-16-2012 at 01:29 AM
    I've been brewing for 10 years, but change has come slowly for me. My first 3 years I did
    nothing but extracts and partial mashes... I wanted to try going AG, but was timid to start. I
    think it has so...

  • Posted in thread: 40 Plate Chiller $89 - KegCowboy.Com on 09-06-2012 at 03:22 AM
    Can I get a coupon as well? Thanks.

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