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  • Former Army and Corps (Enlisted and Officer), Former State Correctional SWaT, avid biker, tattoo artist, hunter/fisherman, and I love the darker, heavier beers, such as Murphy's (My fave!).

    I was born in Los Angeles and have lived worldwide. My Da was Navy and I was Army and Corps. I have lived in MS since I was a Teen except for my time away in the military (17 years) and working in Alabama prisons (17 years). I guess 17 years is a pattern for me?

    I ride old stuff, it's gotta have a kicker and points! A foot clutch doesn't hurt, either! ;)
  • OLD bikes,guns,fishing,beer making (now)
  • Part-timer (Ex-soldier/Prison Guard)
  • Mostly older rock, Southern Rock
  • It's a Wonderful Life. (ANYthing with Jimmy in it!)
  • Big Bang Theory
  • We Were Soldiers Once, and Young
  • Son and D-in-Law gave me a Cooper's DIY Kit. This is my start! I now have a second Cooper's kit.
  • I want to be able to successfully brew Irish Stouts like Murphy's and Guinness.
  • Cooper's Lager
  • Peach wine
  • Cooper's Lager (multiples)
    Cooper's Irish Stout
    Peach Wine from fruit
  • Male
  • Married
  • Tupelo
  • MS


  • Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 05-06-2012 at 07:31 PM
    If I was the college type I would say this thread made me ready for a thesis paper on the pros
    and cons of the secondary! Thanks everyone for the input; I'm a new brewer and this thread was
    very helpf...

  • Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 04-23-2012 at 04:53 PM
    Yes, you remove the lid, then the collar, then replace the lid. I guess that air can get in
    then. I am very quick with it, but my Step-Dad did this one for me, as I was out of state. I'll
    do it ALL, m...

  • Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 04-10-2012 at 04:35 PM
    Maybe it was the artesian well water that I used? That is the only difference between this
    batch and my other 2 of the same package.

  • Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 04-10-2012 at 04:34 PM
    4 1/2 weeks old and this lager now has a slime covering the whole surface of the beer with neat
    white lightning streaks across it. It tastes like it has vinegar in it, and the "scum" is
    thickening and...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 04-03-2012 at 02:15 PM
    I am not at home, so I don't have my recipe with me. I'll post the entire recipe, when I get
    back home. I do recall that it was around 4-6 pounds of sugar, I think.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 03-30-2012 at 03:25 PM
    The haha was aimed at the not having a clue. Can I pour the SG sample back in, with wine? I
    mean, taking samples takes a bit of the good stuff and I'm starting out with only a gallon, in
    the first pla...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 03-30-2012 at 09:17 AM think I'm still ok? I haven't a clue to what's going on in that carboy. hahaha SG

  • Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 03-29-2012 at 02:03 PM
    This is my first attempt at wine-making, tho I have been beer brewing for a few months, now. I
    followed a recipe for peach wine and everything went fine for about 2 weeks. I pitched to my
    secondary, a...

  • Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 03-27-2012 at 03:58 PM
    Oh, and I couldn't have scorched it. I don't boil it. I boil water and then add everything to
    the water, as recommended by Cooper's in their instructions.

  • Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 03-27-2012 at 03:57 PM
    I use a Cooper's kit. The Kraussen Collar is the plastic ring that takes the place of an
    airlock. It's located between the vat and the cover and allows the excess gases to ease out
    around it. I remove...

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The Fox I plan to slide in sideways, all scarred-up, fall off of my old Shovelhead 74 or Flathead 45 and holler, "Woo-hoo! Thanks for the ride!" Cooper's Lawnmower Lager: Mixed 4 Feb Cooper's Irish Stout: Bottled 5 Feb Coopers' Lawnmower Lager: Bottled 15 Jan (only a few left)
January 15, 2012  •  05:46 PM
So...I have this life, you see...and I wanna live it so that I crash into whatever awaits and can have people remember me by..."Man, he ran it to every end you could see!"

I wanna see what's around the next curve, over the next hill, across the next ocean!