Where are you from?
I’ve been a Lauter Day Brewers member:
Do you have a homebrewing disaster you’d like to share?
Do you have any pets or kids named after beer styles or ingredients?
Do you have a good Homebrew club story you’d like to share?
Getting to serve Homebrew at the Idaho Beer Festival was a blast! No matter how drunk people are, they are always nice to the person with the beer.
If you could serve your homebrew to someone famous, who would it be and what would you give her/him?
Barack Obama. And it would have to be a nice crisp Pilsner.
List some of the names you’ve given your beers. Which is your favorite?
Sunroom Ale has a pretty cool backstory.
Have you won any homebrew competition medals? If yes, what place and for what beer(s)?
Gold for my Vienna lager and silver for a baltic porter at Lagerpalooza.
Are you a BJCP Judge? If so, what is your rank and how long have you been judging??
How long have you been homebrewing?
What was the first beer you ever brewed and how did it turn out?
A stout from a kit. It was a diacetyl bomb, but I was stoked!
What is/are your favorite style(s) to brew?
What style(s) would you never brew?
Do you have a favorite homebrew trick or gadget that you’ve found to make your beer better/brewing easier, etc?
BIAB bags make brewing/cleanup super easy! And my induction cooker allows me to brew inside using a traditional kettle.
What’s the most unusual ingredient you’ve ever used in a brew?
Green tea for an IPA
How I Brew
Describe Your Brew system
A two vessel “mash in a bag.”
How frequently do you brew?
About twice a month.
Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?
In the garage.
Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?
Usually alone. Sometimes with Zeina.
Do you have a favorite hop? If yes, what is it and why do you like it?
Do you have a favorite malt? If yes, what is it and why do you like it?
Do you have a favorite yeast? If yes, what is it and why do you like it?
WLP565 is my go-to for Saisons and Wyeast 1318. LA3 for most everything else.
“Good people drink good beer!”