Jim from Klickitat, hence Klickitat Jim.
50 this year. Dad used to brew and make wine when I was a pup. Always wanted to carry on the tradition and finally started this past fall. Started with a partial mash stout kit from more beer. Switched to all grain a couple months ago. Just quit bottling after building my own two tap kegger. I brew on a Camp Chef Explorer in my bike shop. Ferment in Cambro buckets in a 14cf freezer with a two stage Ranco.
Just started lagering, today actually. Brewing a Bohemian and a Merican.
Worst brew incident was last night. Never cook hot dogs while bottling, especially in a pan identical to your priming sugar!
Best advice is to ask questions, don't get hung up on snarky answers, listen to the good advice.
I've learned there are 3 types of brewers. 1 brew science 2 brew snob 3 brew fun. Each has a sub set of gear buyers and DIY types. I am striving to be an appropriate blend of all of those.
"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot