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12-14-2010

Last Activity:

09-11-2014 5:50 PM

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49 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • 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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  • Male
  • Married
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on my HERMS build. on 09-11-2014 at 12:58 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 06:35 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 05:00 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 03:06 PM
    I would do it as a cereal mash, like Palmer describes in his book.

  • Posted in thread: Single Tier, SS, HWH, 3 Burner, 3 Pump Stand on 08-02-2014 at 11:01 PM
    Very nice!

  • Posted in thread: Advice: How to configure/optimize my AG system on 08-02-2014 at 08:55 PM
    I would think that, as long as you batch sparge, you could build a single tier system with the
    one pump. Put your coil in your HLT, to regulate temperatures in the cooler based MLT. I just
    built my sy...

  • Posted in thread: Propane question(s) on 03-28-2013 at 03:19 PM
    day_trippr,I am having fun. To me, making beer is not just about getting good beer. It's also
    about the process of learning to make good beer. And, even, teaching people, newer to the hobby
    than mysel...

  • Posted in thread: Propane question(s) on 03-28-2013 at 03:14 PM
    Thanks Mike.

  • Posted in thread: Propane question(s) on 03-27-2013 at 07:52 PM
    oh, and... Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Propane question(s) on 03-27-2013 at 07:51 PM
    As an alternative, day trippr, you could build a bridge and get over my signature. And then
    either comment on my question, or move on.

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