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Best of luck to you Troy!  Are you brewing on premise or off?

There is a 1.5 bbl brewery on premise with a tap room attached. Luckily Washington State is pretty liberal in its regulation of microbreweries and allows retail sales out of the production brewery.

We are just a few weeks in, but the people are actually trading their hard-earned dollars for a product that I made, in a tasting room that we built. It feels pretty great.

Alright, so which small town?

Homebrewer Bios / Re: BrewingBrian from CT
« on: January 08, 2017, 05:45:19 PM »
Welcome to the obsessio... uh, I mean hobby and the AHA. 

If you switch to a propane burner you may want to consider doing full boils.  It probably means a larger pot but hop utilization improves with more dilute wort.


And depending on the turkey fryer, you might find the larger pot comes with. I used my 7g aluminum turkey pot for the last 4 years (finally upgraded to a 10g stainless pot).

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: New England IPA Extract Recipe
« on: January 04, 2017, 02:25:33 AM »
I am not completely sure, but my go-to (Hop testing) APA has been referred to as similar to a lower gravity NE-IPA, so it may help out. I use 100% extract in it, because it is designed for testing out hop varieties.

30 minute boil.
1 3.3lb can of Rye LME
3lb of Pilsner light DME

1oz of Columbus (CTZ) at 30 minutes
3-4 oz hops at flameout
3oz dry hop

It usually ends up about 5-5.5 percent (depending on boil-off). I ferment with the Barbarian Strain from Imperial Yeast.

If I were to try and make this more of an NE-IPA, I would up the DME by 2-3 pounds, and maybe use Wheat LME rather than the Rye LME. If I used wheat LME, I would probably steep about 1/2lb of medium crystal (40-60L)

Beer Recipes / Re: Cherry Belgian Quad
« on: December 29, 2016, 02:46:18 AM »
This would work for you.

It's very good.

Man, cascade candi sugar is where its at. And the guy who makes it is pretty cool as well.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 29, 2016, 02:37:18 AM »
I just picked up the ingredients for a double brew day on Monday, which is a day off for me.

I am going to do a 100% Galaxy red IPA with 66% Red-X and 33% two row. While that is mashing, I am going to make a 30-minute boil APA with Rye LME and Pilsen Light DME, Bittered with Columbus, and then late hopped with Eukanot and Cascade.

If everything goes as planned, I should have 2 batches done in about 1hr longer than I make one batch. I need to get the keezer full again.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Brew Years Resolution
« on: December 28, 2016, 04:49:13 AM »
My new years resolution: Beer Edition is to get back to my brewing schedule of one 5g batch a month. I haven't had a serious brew day in almost a year, so I need to get going for real. I did buy a new pot and burner, so I can do a full-boil in one pot now, and get it up to a boil quicker. Getting that Keggerator full is going to be a big priority.

Also want to be active again on here. I'm Back! 8)

Going Pro / Re: Been gone for awhile...
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:41:34 PM »
Congrats Ben!

Good to hear you are doing your own thing! Good luck with the brewery.

Tom also says congrats.

The Pub / Re: Officially a dad
« on: January 20, 2015, 04:20:54 PM »
Congrats on the marriage Weaze.

Double congrats on the new brewery!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: WA area brewers!
« on: January 08, 2015, 04:13:25 PM »
If I leave now I can make it in time and maybe even take a nap during the 44 hour drive. Game on!
Please bring coffee stout.

We have a coffee porter on tap at the taproom!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: WA area brewers!
« on: January 07, 2015, 03:43:29 AM »

You need to stop by Tom Schmidlin's new brewery, PostDoc Brewing.  It's in Redmond, it's open, and only about 15 or 20 mins from Kenmore.  He has 4 beers on right now, with more to come.

I work right by there in Redmond, but I live a good 45 mins the other directions from Kenmore, otherwise I'd pop in to see you up there.

Take care-

I hope I can make time for that, Steve.

Tom Says he would be deeply, deeply hurt if you didn't swing by. Also, we are right on the way from Kenmore to Centralia. You could even do a book signing at the brewery!  8)

The Pub / Re: Postdoc Brewing
« on: December 19, 2014, 02:07:48 AM »
I figured I would post this, as Tom is too busy running beer lines, but we (I was hired on as the sales manager) open our taproom tomorrow, come hell or high water. If you are in the area, or want to drive all the way out to Redmond, swing on by. We will be open 3-12 tomorrow, 12-12 Saturday, and 12-8 Sunday.

The Pub / Re: Irritated at NFL scheduling
« on: November 16, 2014, 07:04:45 PM »
Up until 1 hour ago the on screen guide and TV guide listed Niners/Giants. I skipped brewing today to watch the game. As of an hour ago it's Seahawks/Chiefs. It should be a good game, but I'm still irritated. At least I get a week off from the Cowboys.

I turned on the TV looking for the Seahawks-Chiefs game. Damned Fox station puts on Bucs-Redskins. Who cares about that game!


All Things Food / Re: Thanksgiving is Coming!
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:18:17 PM »
Oh! I'm hosting for the first time this year too.  ;D Just 6 of us for a little friendsgiving, but it's a start!

I'm doing a spatchcocked turkey, mushroom stuffing, and roasted acorn squash w/ wild rice, while others are bringing desserts and sides.

Careful, the first Thanksgiving we hosted was to be for 4 friends and us who were not going to be able to see family for that year.  Ended up with 2 of my sister's and there entire families alone the 4 friends and a couple of tag alongs, 2 neighbors and us.  Planned for 8, served 19 and still had leftovers.  It was a great dinner.   ;D

Whatever you serve, make it home maid and everyone will be thrilled.


I am worried about chairs more than food, I am always known for cooking too much.

I am gonna do a dry-brined natural turkey (Spatchcocked of course). Stuffing will be cooked under the turkey for the first 45 minutes, and then held until the turkey is done to be warmed back up. Standard homemade Cranberry Sauce, and doing my "famous" roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, onions in a mustard vinaigrette. I just added roasted sweet potatoes to my list because my mom has decided that white potatoes are evil.

All Things Food / Thanksgiving is Coming!
« on: November 13, 2014, 07:03:24 PM »
Hey guys,

Thanksgiving is almost here, and my wife and I are hosting for the first time. We are gonna have 14 people in our house, and its gonna be fun. I am making the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and some brussels sprouts. I might end up making an apple pie. My wife is making the stuffing. What crazy concoctions are you planning for your holiday?

I was at the Naval Postgraduate School in 2003-4. 

Man, that's a tough tour of duty.   :)

I told myself that every day.  haha.  Someone had to do it though. ;)

I was at DLI from 04-06, which was also tough sledding...

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