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  • I'm a father of two great sons and have a beautiful wife. It's hectic all the time with baseball, school and everything else. Finding the time to homebrew may be few and far between, but I'm loving learning about it.
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  • Have been a craft brew fan ever since I was introduced to the concept in 1995 by a former boss. Many years ago we purchased by Dad a homebrew kit for Christmas. This year, after watching Brew Masters on Discovery, I asked him if he still had the kit. He brought it up for Christmas and I used some Christmas money to replace a few pieces and buy some ingredients. It's all very basic right now, just a small brew pot, carboy and bottling bucket. I want to purchase a larger pot to do full 5-gallon boils and a second carboy (or Better Bottle) so I can do multiple batches. Most of all, I want to learn more about brewing by doing it.
  • Next two brews - IPA and a Hefeweize
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  • Murfreesboro
  • TN


  • Posted in thread: Hunter's Basement E-Brewery Build on 01-08-2014 at 04:58 PM
    Great pics and info. Getting ready to do something very similar myself.

  • Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 11-13-2013 at 05:42 PM
    What does everyone do for dry hopping if you're using the spigot? I really like the idea of
    using the spigot to transfer to my kegs, but I'm not sure about dry hopping in bags/mesh. Just
    wondering wha...

  • Posted in thread: Compact Fridge on Clearance on 09-19-2011 at 12:50 PM
    At my computer now - this is the fridge won't hold anything by itself (except bottled beer).
    You'd have to take the door off and extend it. It's on the small side, but for $45 if you're
    looking to do...

  • Posted in thread: Compact Fridge on Clearance on 09-18-2011 at 03:05 PM
    At Target in Atlanta and they have a ton Emersom 2.8 CF refrigerators on clearance for $45.Just
    thought I'd share. Great for building a fermentation chamber. You can probably find these at
    many stores...

  • Posted in thread: Worst Commercial Beer You've Ever Had? on 06-22-2011 at 08:18 PM
    Vital Spark Ale while in Scotland last year. Absolutely the most bitter beer I've ever tasted
    with nothing to complement or finish it. I love a bitter IPA, but this was like eating whole

  • Posted in thread: Watermelon Ale on 06-13-2011 at 12:08 PM
    It should all ferment out, but sugar can sometimes add a "hot" taste. So try to ferment low and
    give it an extra week in the carboy/bucket.

  • Posted in thread: Watermelon Ale on 06-08-2011 at 02:45 PM
    I just ordered an American Wheat Extract kit from, and one dram of watermelon
    flavor from LorAnn Oils. I plan on adding the watermelon when I rack to secondary. Any issues
    with doing this...

  • Posted in thread: Watermelon flavoring on 05-27-2011 at 01:51 PM
    I made nutty-gnome's recipe and posted my comments today in the other thread -

  • Posted in thread: Watermelon Ale on 05-27-2011 at 01:50 PM
    nutty_gnome - I did an extract version of your Watermelon recipe about 6 weeks back and tasted
    it this past weekend. Wow!My wife wanted me to make this and I was hesitant, but I'm so glad I
    did. I use...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 05-27-2011 at 01:24 PM
    Was thinking of making one - I guess I'll wait a few weeks.

Fermenting: EdWort's Apfelwein, Mac Jack African Amber clone Bottled: A-Z Brown Ale, MidTN Double IPA, Carter's Creek Falconer Pale Ale, Indian Brown Ale