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  • 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.

    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


  • Posted in thread: Getting your kids involved as "assistant brewers" on 09-12-2016 at 05:11 PM
    I have three kids. All have been involved over the years, but ONE loves anything science-y. He
    likes to understand the processes of extracting sugars, fermenting, carbonating, etc. He's 13
    now and did...

  • Posted in thread: Brewed my First Barleywine on 08-22-2016 at 01:58 AM
    The very first BIG brew I ever did was an AG Barleywine w/ a similarly sized grain bill as
    yours. As a matter of fact, a lot of your notes sound like mine did, including a crazy (and
    long) fermentatio...

  • Posted in thread: Improved Mash Efficiency - Thanks! on 08-11-2016 at 08:05 PM
    Your method seems to be working and I am not suggesting that you change anything but what is
    your mash tun setup. I use a braid so if I tried to fly sparge the water would make a straight
    run from the...

  • Posted in thread: Improved Mash Efficiency - Thanks! on 08-11-2016 at 04:33 PM
    Denny Conn's is the technique that I originally tried to mimic. Until I started trying to
    improve efficiency recently, I would set the grain bed w/ the valve maybe 1/4th open, then one
    it ran clear, o...

  • Posted in thread: Improved Mash Efficiency - Thanks! on 08-08-2016 at 04:17 AM
    Great numbers, now all you gotta do is keep good records and try to produce the same every time
    :)Baby steps.... :D

  • Posted in thread: Improved Mash Efficiency - Thanks! on 08-07-2016 at 09:33 PM
    I just wanted to take a moment and say thanks to all you forum gurus for the various tips and
    tricks posted in various stickies and other threads throughout these forums.I've been AG
    brewing for sever...

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