July Customer of the Month

Dean Page

  • How long have you been homebrewing/winemaking? I’ve been brewing on and off for about 25 years.

 

  • What are your favorite styles to make?  I’m a hop head!  Love IPAs!  I also love taking the norm and twisting it with something different.  Like my Triple Play.  It’s a chocolate, peanut butter, banana stout.

 

  • Are you a member of any brew clubs or organizations?  I am not.  But I invite lots of folks to watch the fun of brewing.  I share with my family, friends, and neighbors.  In hopes of inspiring others to brew as well.

 

  • Have you won any medals or awards?  I entered the Colorado State fair back in the early 2000’s and won 3rd place for my Brother’s oatmeal stout.  Won 3 medals in the 2018 Arapahoe County Fair, 1st – Watermelon Ale, 1st – Triple Play (Stout), 3rd – Brown Ale.

 

  • Describe your brewing system or equipment.  I use a King Kooker portable propane cart to brew with.  I have a 15-gallon HLT and a 15-gallon boil tank.  I’m using an upright 12-gallon Igloo cooler Mash/Lauter Tun.  I use big mouth glass and plastic carboys for primary and secondary fermentation.  The majority of the beer I make I keg.

  • What piece of equipment or brewing process has made the most difference in your beer and/or wine?  By far my Exchillerator!  Using it cuts off lots of time so I can get to pitching the yeast quicker. 

  • What other fermented beverages have you made?  While in TX on a baseball recruitment trip for our son, we visited Sockdolager Brewing and they had a fabulous honey cider.  A month later I brewed my version of that honey cider and it was fantastic!

 

  • List of any other hobbies or interests. I love being with family and friends!  I love the great outdoors, we are so blessed to have great outdoor activities here in CO!  I love hockey &  baseball, I love bbq, absolutely love to snowboard, play golf, play disc golf, bike riding and keep in shape.

 

  • Is there anything else that you would like to share about yourself?  Thank you for this opportunity.  It’s been an honor and a pleasure.