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  • Spokane, WA
  • Read about homebrewing online for a year before trying my first extract brew whilst living in the UK. Loved it so much, I went to all grain within a few batches. Experimentation is a major goal of mine.

    Styles made: RIS, Misc. abbey style, dunkelweizen, rye porter, imperial porter, winter warmer, milk stout.

    Current setup: two three gallon pots used to boil on the stove in my apartment, an igloo converted into a mash tun, one bottling bucket, a used food-grade soy sauce bucket (thoroughly cleaned!), and two water cooler tanks converted into fermenters.
  • Fruit Lambic (the only style my wife really likes!)

    A more extreme RIS, hopefully around 15% ABV+

    Something freeze-distilled, but not an Eisbock. I don't have the cooling equipment necessary to lager, yet.
  • Nothing....right now.
  • Nothing....right now.
  • Something I can only describe as a miscelleneous Abbey style ale, probably closest to a Dubbel.
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  • Married


  • Posted in thread: natural (i.e. no fridge) lagering in the Inland Northwest in Winter on 10-20-2014 at 04:07 AM
    Hey all,I'm thinking about brewing my first ever lager, which, I hope, will be something of a
    darker brew --- maybe a baltic porter. I've had lots of success with ales in the past,
    including some fair...

  • Posted in thread: cocoa, chicory, coffee in an RIS on 06-14-2014 at 09:04 PM
    Hey all,I'm brewing my annual RIS, this time to try cocoa nips, chicory and coffee in
    secondary. My plan right now is to try the following amounts in about 4 gallons:4 oz cocoa nibs
    (2 roasted, 2 raw)...

  • Posted in thread: Preparing dried haws (hawthorn berries) on 09-12-2013 at 04:07 PM
    Hi all, I'm planning to make a dark beer, similiar perhaps to an Ebulum, using dried haws as an
    ingredient. Problem is, I can't find any hints on how to do this. Haw wine has recipes, but
    beer? Anyway...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry wood aged chocolate imperial stout (Yeti clone based) on 07-19-2013 at 12:45 AM
    OK! I've now given these an early (for an impy) tasting, as has my father-in-law, and here's
    the overall assessment:This is a damn good beer!It's difficult for me to tell precisely because
    I am fairly...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry wood aged chocolate imperial stout (Yeti clone based) on 04-28-2013 at 01:37 AM
    A quick update: The whole thing is now in secondary. The first batch of wood chips came our all
    black and charcoal like, but I made up a second, toasted at a lower temperature, and the
    results were wo...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry wood aged chocolate imperial stout (Yeti clone based) on 04-22-2013 at 01:09 AM
    Hi folks,I'm trying an experiment and thought I'd post my notes here as things develop.My
    father-in-law and I have an awesome clone recipe that has never failed us for Great Divide's
    Yeti. This time a...

  • Posted in thread: White Labs Belgian Strong Ale Superattenuation?! on 11-17-2012 at 09:55 PM
    Hi all,Last year around this time I made a quad / old ale using one of White Labs Belgian
    strains. This year, I decided to remake it because my father-in-law and I liked the old one so
    much.....but th...

  • Posted in thread: keeping yeast happy for an upcomming brew.... on 09-21-2012 at 05:20 PM
    Thanks! That's really helpful!

  • Posted in thread: keeping yeast happy for an upcomming brew.... on 09-20-2012 at 06:54 PM
    Hey folks,So, after having a really good experience brewing a Belgian Dark Strong last year,
    I'm approaching another, this time tweaking it in a couple ways that I'm anticipating could
    make for a stuc...

  • Posted in thread: first IPA (cross between Deschutes Chainbreaker and Red Chair) on 06-26-2012 at 03:32 AM
    Hi all,My father-in-law and I will be brewing our first IPA this weekend, and I'm working out
    the details of the recipe. We've never brewed an IPA before, and wondered if I could float a
    few questions...