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  • SF Bay Area (East Bay)
  • gardening,homebrew,fermenting cabbage,dehydrating fruits & vegetables,get ready for next big one
  • bit custodian
  • Swervedriver, Pavement, Guided By Voices, Quasi, Elliott Smith, The Dillards, KMD
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; A Clockwork Orange; The Shining
  • My Name Is Earl
    This Old House
    New Yankee Workshop
  • (authors): Michael Pollan, Richo Cech, etc.
  • none
  • Bought some gear from a LHBS shop in Redding, CA in 1991, but never used it (it was eventually used by housemates, around 1993 to brew some aluminum-banana ale). Fast forward almost 20 years to 2008, got back into it for reals this time.
  • IPA, IIPA, Double IPA, and Hop Bombs
  • Vinnie's Blind Pig (MoreBeer extract kit)
    John Maier's Rogue I2PA (MoreBeer extract kit)
  • Who needs a secondary?!?
  • Coleridge American IPA
  • Kegging in progress...keezer also in progress. Have parts, need to get around to it!
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  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-10-2016 at 08:46 PM

  • Posted in thread: Hops = heartburn???? on 10-11-2012 at 09:26 PM
    It's summertime and there's a hidden, unsuspected acid reflux food out there - watermellon. I
    cut the watermellon from my daily fruit cup and my problem was solved. I love watermellon, but
    the acid in...

  • Posted in thread: freezer to fridge, not a good idea? on 05-03-2010 at 02:53 AM
    As long as you don't short cycle the compressor it will last as long as it would as a
    freezer.Does "short cycle" mean to run the compressor for a shorter duration than would
    normally run when working ...

  • Posted in thread: How do I get my garden hose not to leak?!?! on 04-28-2010 at 05:11 AM
    Teflon tape or any other thread sealant won't work on the garden hose fittings. The seal is
    made with a washer (gasket) compressed between the fitting flange and the face of the spigot,
    not at the con...

  • Posted in thread: Answer these 3 questions immediately! on 03-26-2010 at 12:22 AM
    Drinking: Lagunitas IPAListening: Jaques Pepin and Julia Child, cooking show; classic! I use so
    many of Pepin's techniques in the kitchen.Fermenter: to be brutally honest, it's the same wort
    that's be...

  • Posted in thread: iPad on 01-29-2010 at 12:16 AM
    Hitler Responds to the iPad that is frickin' hilarious! :mug:

  • Posted in thread: DIY fruit press on 12-19-2009 at 03:31 AM
    This really stirs up the mental petri dish--thanks for the clear explanation and great
    pics.I've been thinking about pressing apples since watching "Botany of Desire" (highly
    recommended). In the segm...

  • Posted in thread: Thank you DeathBrewer on 12-09-2009 at 12:57 AM
    yeah, "Death"-brewer how ironic... oops, the entity lives nearby I better
    shuddup.Disclaimer:Surely DeathBrewer knows what he talks about. But he still scares the hell
    outta me.

  • Posted in thread: What beer did you really want to HATE, but it surprised the heck out of you? on 11-28-2009 at 03:06 AM
    Bud Light Lime. 'nuff said

  • Posted in thread: When does it get better than commercial? on 11-25-2009 at 10:08 PM
    My 1st batch wasn't bad. I use Sierra Nevada Pale Ale as the benchmark, for both quality and
    price (~$28/case). My homebrew wasn't as good, but definitely palatable and interestingly
    different (in a g...