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  • Continuing my journey with all grain brewing. Have just moved up to 10 gallon batches with a gas fired HERMS system this summer. I also roast coffee.
  • Music (banjo,harmonica,vocals) Hiking,fishing and other outdoor things. Film photography. Riding my Harley
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Mike Fraley
  • Bluegrass and folk
  • Began with extract brewing back in 1995. After a few years of that, slowed way down due to work commitments. Moved to Maine in 2007, and started back up. After only a couple of extract batches, jumped into all grain brewing. Have continued to learn, and develop my own beers. I am currently brewing only my own designs. Growing hops in backyard. Recently got a 2-tap kegorator, and started kegging. Have recently moved up to a 10 gallon batch gas- fired HERMS system.
  • "Cumberland Gap" American Brown Ale.rn"Herrock Mountain" American Coffee Bourbon Porter.rnSweet Stout (Unnamed, as of yet.)
  • "Tumbledown" American Wheat Ale - Uses flaked wheat. Named for my favorite hiking mountain. "Big Yellow Dog" American IPA - Named for my big sweet Golden Retriever, Murphy.
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  • Married
  • Farmington
  • ME


  • Posted in thread: Percentage of Wheat vs Base Grain on 12-09-2014 at 08:56 PM
    For my American wheat ale, I use about 60% 2-row and 40% flacked wheat. Plus a handful of rice

  • Posted in thread: Brewed a wit with flaked wheat, turned out very dark on 12-07-2014 at 04:19 AM
    I always use flaked wheat for my wheat ales. And have never had a dark one.

  • Posted in thread: Grain types on 12-05-2014 at 05:04 PM
    I use them as if they were the same.

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on my HERMS build. on 12-02-2014 at 04:06 AM
    That's going to be quite a system! Let is know how it turns out!!!

  • Posted in thread: Tart off flavor multiple batches S05 on 12-02-2014 at 02:55 AM
    I store/ crush grain, brew, chill wort and transfer wort all in the same room. I've never had
    this issue.

  • Posted in thread: Popped the first bottle of my first AG brew on 11-16-2014 at 06:20 PM

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on my HERMS build. on 09-11-2014 at 01:58 PM
    I like propane for simplicity and cost. If I had that budget, and I was only brewing in one
    location) I would have considered electric. What a great gift!!

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on my HERMS build. on 09-07-2014 at 07:35 PM
    Thanks! I have loads of reading to do, to get automation. Good winter project. 222586

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on my HERMS build. on 09-07-2014 at 06:00 PM
    Now that I am in the middle of my 4th brew day with my HERMS build, I'd like to share some
    thoughts. First, I'll describe the build. It uses 3 15 gallon kegs. One set up as the usual
    brew keggle. One ...

  • Posted in thread: chica on 08-03-2014 at 04:06 PM
    I would do it as a cereal mash, like Palmer describes in his book.

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