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  • Garage Brewers Society (O'Fallon, MO)
  • Started out with Brewer's Best extract w/ grain kits (x 4), then made the move to all grain. Going on 4 years now. I use a Bayou Classic outdoor burner with a 40 qt stock pot (80 for 10 gallon batches), a 50' SS IC, and an MLT made with a Coleman Xtreme cooler. Have a 3rd place and two 2nd place finshes the last two years in competition (IPA, Porter, and Irish Ale).
  • Brewing a beer to donate to AB Homebrew Fest in November
  • American IPA for AB Homebrew Fest club competition
  • Urban Chestnut "Zwickel" style lager.
  • Male
  • Married
  • St. Louis
  • MO


  • Posted in thread: Last week I opened my very own LHBS and I wanted to share some pics on 04-04-2015 at 03:21 AM
    Congrats, the place looks great!I'll throw out my $.02 culled from a few years' experience as
    an assistant manager at Walgreens. The shelves you have should have the ability to be set at an
    angle, whi...

  • Posted in thread: Moving Tips on 09-24-2014 at 04:50 AM
    Just moved and my advice is to move your brewing equipment separately if possible in your
    personal vehicle. Nesting carboys inside plastic buckets to restrict movement works well.

  • Posted in thread: Planning new brewery room on 08-14-2014 at 05:24 AM
    Looking for a new house right now and dreaming up my ultimate brewing space as well. Renting in
    the meantime, so I've had plenty of time to work on projects and think up different ways of
    doing things...

  • Posted in thread: Beer darkens in secondary. Why? on 07-05-2014 at 03:19 PM
    Darkening color is one effect of oxidation. The 15 gallons of head space is your culprit,
    though the addition of juice adds another variable.

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-05-2014 at 03:13 PM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 06-22-2014 at 02:08 PM
    The Google Maps street view of your house shows you mid-brew

  • Posted in thread: Session IPA recipe (Schafly clone) on 07-30-2013 at 12:20 AM
    Thanks for the help! Ill work on that in beersmith. I am having some trouble finding Bullion
    hops online though.No problem - glad to help a fellow Schlafly enthusiast! Gold is said to be
    similar and ...

  • Posted in thread: Session IPA recipe (Schafly clone) on 07-29-2013 at 02:12 AM
    I live in St Louis and have had this beer (and I agree it's a good one!) and also have
    attempted to clone a Schlafly beer before (their winter seasonal "Winter ESB"). I have a friend
    who works on the ...

  • Posted in thread: You guys do realize... (overhyped beers) on 06-11-2013 at 03:34 AM
    OK, so best I can tell, the idea here is to compare a couple of beers (presumably by tasting
    them, which is of course, a completely subjective, impossible to quantify thing) to their
    respective "hype"...

  • Posted in thread: Your recipe or someone else's? on 12-18-2012 at 05:18 AM
    I almost always design my own. Recent exception, I needed a 2nd beer (jockey box has two
    faucets) for my 1st child's 1st birthday party (also made 20 lbs pulled pork and about 40
    burgers :rockin:) to ...