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  • Retired Navy. Spent 26 glorious years refining my tastes for beer. Okay, I just drank a lot of beer and woke one day said WTF have I been drinking? LIFE'S TO SHORT TO DRINK ****TY BEER!
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  • Started brewing with a kit in march 2011. One extract kit brew and switched to steeped grains/extract and recipes. E Equipment: EHLT, 10gal MLT, KEGGLE, 1 Pump, 50' Immersion chiller (GAS)
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  • Posted in thread: Heading to WA State on Vacation on 08-03-2015 at 08:28 PM
    If you can get to Ballard just north of downtown Seattle there are over a dozen micros within a
    healthy walking distance. Rueben's is my favorite but there a lot of other greats as well,
    Hales, Freemo...

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42) on 07-30-2015 at 04:00 PM
    Your response confuses me now. In your org post you said 90min mash 60 min boil. Your response
    now, is 60 min mash and 90 min boil?I went back and looked and the reference to the Hallertau
    and 60 minu...

  • Posted in thread: Visiting San Antonio this September on 07-15-2015 at 07:37 PM
    I was in San Antonio last September and tried Blue Star. The lagers and Sours where pretty good
    but the IPA/Pale's where not as hoppy as I'm used to here in the Northwest. The hotel beer
    selection suc...

  • Posted in thread: Muddy Creek Brewery: Hot Break! on 06-19-2015 at 07:08 PM
    I've been through both threads and I applaud your efforts! It really sheds a light on what it
    takes to set up a Brew Pub AND be successful. I have several friends pushing me to do the same
    but I alway...

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 05-12-2015 at 05:15 PM
    Heading Saturday to Reuben's Brews in Seattle (Ballard) to try the Pro-Am Marzen I brewed with
    them in April. Sunday is yard/garden work..... :(

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42) on 04-22-2015 at 05:21 AM
    Nice wobde! Need to get mine going soon. I've been catching up from a St Pat's day slaughter.

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42) on 04-08-2015 at 05:46 AM
    Thanks for posting your recipe. The time to lager is pretty daunting. Any thoughts on this?
    actually used that method for a quick re-brew in December. It was good after about 4 weeks but
    got smoother...

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42) on 03-30-2015 at 07:15 PM
    Jcruse, the 90 min was for the boil (Drives off the DMS) I do sometimes go 90 min on the mash
    but only because I have to wait for the 110V heater to get my sparge water to temp.Opiat82, not
    sure about...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 : Anyone have their hops growing yet? on 03-18-2015 at 06:31 PM
    Mild winter here in Wa state too.I have several shoots about 1" long already on my Cascade and
    Centennial and about 1/4" for the Willamette. I thought abut trimming back but am unsure that I
    would get...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-12-2015 at 08:42 PM
    Is 2015 my lucky year?

Following Stats
Keg 1 - Lemon Thyme Saison Keg 2 - Mischief! Belgian Blonde Keg 3 - Sehr Gut! Munich Helles Keg 4 - Lou's Haus Apollo Pale Ale Keg 5 - Keg 6 - Caramel Apple Cider Keg 7 - Keg 8 - Marvelous Marzen Primary: Parkwood IPA Secondary: Haus Pale, Farmhouse Wheat, Raspberry Wit, Belgian Blonde w/Brett

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