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  • Palmer, Alaska
  • Relocated back to the Matanuska-Suisitna (Mat-Su) Valley outside of Anchorage Alaska from P-ville, Texas. Sorry guys, I don't like the heat.
  • What else..? Brewing
  • Research Geographer
  • Jimmy Buffet *Whooo Hoo!*
  • Belgian Strong Golden
  • Belgian Trippel
  • Old Curmudgeon Crab Apple Cider
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  • Posted in thread: Six year old homebrew... not terrible on 12-10-2016 at 03:44 AM
    I have half a case of 750ml bottles of 2006 Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing company, the
    year they recieved a gold medal I think from GABF. While not a homebrew, certainly worthy as a
    beer or is it...

  • Posted in thread: Washed yeast shelf life and Dry hopped washing on 03-04-2013 at 11:48 PM
    I cleaned out my cold storage area where I keep harvested (Rinsed - 2nd generation) and I found
    a couple of pint jars of WLP 545 that were 2 years old. They looked fine (no obvious signs of

  • Posted in thread: Pitching Washed Yeast For Bottling on 04-19-2010 at 04:56 AM
    OK, I brewed a great Belgian Tripel and now the FG (~1.010) is right where I want it, nice and
    dry (OG was 1.076) but I think while in secondary the poor yeast may have been worked to death
    (one month...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer in Anchorage on 04-01-2010 at 05:26 AM
    Welcome to the forum!I am out in the valley in Palmer. There is quite of good brew scene here
    in AK and there is a brew club in Anchorage as well.

  • Posted in thread: Cheers from Alaska! on 03-22-2010 at 12:08 AM
    Boomer,All my equipment is low tech and made from scratch (Home Depot and Lowes). MLT is an
    igloo cooler converted at a fraction of what most LHBS charge. All grain doesn't have to be
    expensive but it...

  • Posted in thread: Cheers from Alaska! on 03-21-2010 at 11:49 PM
    Boomer,There is one small LHBS here but their emphasis is on wine (brew on premise) but they
    have a limited amount of supplies. For most of my grain I go into Anchorage to Arctic Brewing
    Supplies off ...

  • Posted in thread: Cheers from Alaska! on 03-21-2010 at 11:32 PM
    Bibtm,Cool, welcome from another valley brewer :mug:PM me if you need anything, I'm an all
    grain brewer so if you want to make the jump let me know.We should form a Mat-Su Valley brew
    club. What would...

  • Posted in thread: Howdy from the Last Frontier! on 03-21-2010 at 10:43 PM
    Hey Boomer!Welcome to the best beer forum on the internet! You'll find a lot of good advice and
    recipies.I am up in the valley in Palmer and have been brewing for about 10 years. Also, there
    is a good...

  • Posted in thread: Best Brewing books on 03-18-2010 at 04:57 AM
    OK, I have to chime in here and kick up the geek level a bit. For anyone that is a serious all
    grain brewer, two of my favorite books and ones that I continually refer back to are:Ray
    Daniels' "Design...

  • Posted in thread: AG chocolate honey porter on 01-25-2010 at 04:44 AM
    Inchrisin,I have heard that the use of chocolate is messy and I heard using the powdered
    chocolate works better (less coca butter?). Anyone have any feedback on this?I just bottled a
    porter that was s...

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