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  • A mechanical engineer who does commercial brewery consulting on the side.
  • home brewing,motorcycling,snowmobiling,hockey,guitar,drums,skiing,camping,and plinking
  • Mechanical Engineer, Brewer / brewing consultant
  • Lots of stuff
  • No musicals.
  • Michigan Brewers Guild, K.R.A.E.U.S.E.N.E.R.S. brew club, ASME, SME
  • Worked part time at a brewery while in college, started homebrewing in 2004. Brewed over 200 all grain batches at home since. Collaboration/guest brews at Short's Brewing, New Holland Brewing, Big Lake Brewing, Keweenaw Brewing, Library Brew Pub, and more. Published twice in Brew Your Own Magazine.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Upper Peninsula
  • Michigan


  • Posted in thread: Five Star Acid Cleaner #6 on 12-17-2016 at 08:59 PM
    I have been using Acid Cleaner #5 for years to remove beer stone with the added benefit,
    passivating and re-passivating my stainless steel tanks.I get a case at a time directly from
    the manufacturer.....

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 12-14-2016 at 10:12 PM
    I wonder if a completely CO2-purged keg filled in a closed system will even contain enough O2
    for the yeast to carb it properly. Since we're talking about doing everything possible to
    minimize O2, tha...

  • Posted in thread: Styles of Beer You Just Can't Stand on 12-14-2016 at 04:34 PM
    I don't get why you have to go as far as to not respect someone's opinion because they like
    Belgian hybrid beers. It's not like they think Blue Moon is craft beer, they like a hybrid
    style that you do...

  • Posted in thread: Six year old homebrew... not terrible on 12-14-2016 at 04:01 AM
    If you can fill a basement up with beer, it's proof you're not an alcoholic.I like the cut of
    your jib.

  • Posted in thread: Styles of Beer You Just Can't Stand on 12-13-2016 at 04:47 AM
    [*]Any of the "Belgian" hybrids. i.e. "Belgian" IPA, Pale, etc. The esters of Belgian yeasts
    just do not meld well with the different (contrasting) fruity hop aromas and strong bitterness.
    You can't j...

  • Posted in thread: Six year old homebrew... not terrible on 12-13-2016 at 04:19 AM
    I still have a few bottles each of batch #9, 13, 21, 51, and 54. I'm on batch # 227 now over
    about 13 years. I don't have terribly high hopes for most except for the Barleywine (#54 from
    ~2009). If yo...

  • Posted in thread: mash temperature steps - go high to low? on 12-03-2016 at 04:50 PM
    Unfortunately, step mashing doesn't work that way. Different enzymes denature at different
    temperatures, and once they are denatured, they aren't capable of conversion. Also, the enzymes
    that have pea...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 12-03-2016 at 04:26 PM
    21488+11 Oatmeal Stout21499

  • Posted in thread: Don't fear the foam, they said... on 11-02-2016 at 09:00 PM
    It shouldn't be a problem. May this be a lesson to you to always add Starsan to water rather
    than the other way around...This ^ Same with PBW

  • Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-02-2016 at 07:02 PM
    x and r: one concentration and a ratio; 2 degrees of freedom; y = r*xThis is how stated it

On tap: 1. American Pale Ale 2. Michigan IPL 3. Helles 4. Kentucky Common 5.[Nitrogen] Oat Blonde Primary: 1. none 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none 6. none Secondary: 1. Brett Ale 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none Bottled: About 28 gallons of beer & 2.5 gallons of mead Kegged & conditioning: Rye Barrel aged DIPA, Helles, Kentucky Common, Oatmeal Stout x2