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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.
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  • Michigan


  • Posted in thread: Tiber's Perfect Kölsch on 10-21-2016 at 01:26 AM
    I've never done a Kolsch before, nor have I used wlp029 before either. I placed my fermentor in
    a swamp cooler and the temp kept right at 64f for 3 days during peak fermentation. It's
    mellowed a bit b...

  • Posted in thread: Line cleaning like the pros. on 10-09-2016 at 06:31 PM
    Well done. Nice setup, too.

  • Posted in thread: Start whirlpool pump during boil to sanitize? on 10-09-2016 at 06:23 PM
    I know a lot of people that run the pump during the last 15 minutes of the boil. I used to do
    that, but it disrupts the boil, so you have to stop your timer as the wort comes back up to a
    boil. Instea...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 10-09-2016 at 04:55 PM
    18030.5+11 gal American Pale Ale18041.5

  • Posted in thread: Tiber's Premium Pils (1st Place German style Pilsner) on 10-09-2016 at 04:54 PM
    OP, did you use 1 pack of yeast or two with the 1gal starter?I believe I pitched one vial into
    the starter. I'd use a yeast starter calculator to find out your necessary volumes for your
    starter, sinc...

  • Posted in thread: Tiber's Premium Pils (1st Place German style Pilsner) on 10-09-2016 at 04:52 PM
    So I've just polished off the last bottle of this batch. I have to say, I really really liked
    it and it was a great first venture into lager brewing. If I were to brew again, I think I
    would add the m...

  • Posted in thread: Tiber's Premium Pils (1st Place German style Pilsner) on 09-29-2016 at 12:03 AM
    Planning on brewing in a couple weeks. What would be an alternate bittering hop? Would magnum
    be a good choice?I like bittering with German Magnum for its low cohumulone content and high
    alpha, so tha...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade hot sauce recipes on 07-29-2016 at 04:52 PM
    Hey Tiber_Brew, I just wanted to say I did some pepper slices here and added a tablespoon of
    the Bubbies juice and at 6 days I think they're really good. Thanks!Sure! Glad I could help.

  • Posted in thread: Indoor BIAB on 07-29-2016 at 04:04 PM
    Coolest tower I have seen Gavin!Thanks ;)

  • Posted in thread: Pickling cukes for the first time..any advise? on 07-28-2016 at 03:53 PM
    I'm a huge fan of fermented pickles. Here's a thread started by Yooper, with a few recipes
    including mine. In my opinion, you can't beat the flavor and texture of a good fermented

On tap: 1. Imperial Oatmeal Espresso Stout 2. Michigan IPL 3. Helles 4. Kentucky Common 5.[Nitrogen] Oat Blonde Primary: 1. American Pale 2. American Pale 3. none 4. none 5. none 6. none Secondary: 1. Brett Ale 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none Bottled: About 23 gallons of beer & 3 gallons of mead Kegged & conditioning: Rye Barrel aged DIPA, Altbier, Helles Current batch #: 245