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  • Mobile, AL
  • Tennis player, boater, husband/dad, lucky guy except when playing poker
  • Associate professor of IT
  • Classic rock, blues, cajun, celtic, Brazilian, Cuban, and a few other musical odds and ends
  • I started brewing in 1991 after going to a lesson at a health food store in Memphis, TN. I brewed one batch of extract before switching to all-grain brewing which I've stuck with ever since. Chuck Skypeck, the guy who did the lesson while working at the store, later became one of the founders of Boscos where he is still VP of brewing operations. After about a 7 year brewing break starting in 2006, due to the fact that brewing was illegal in my state, I'm now back off the wagon and gearing up again, only bigger and better. I built a keezer and a single-tier brewing structure out of weldless strut which I am currently configuring for automated natural gas heating. More here:
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  • Posted in thread: Fermentation chamber on 07-10-2014 at 10:00 PM
    A wine cooler, assuming it has a door and not a lid, might have the advantage of being easier
    to load and unload. I know with my chest freezer sometimes lifting a 5+ gallon glass carboy
    using straps o...

  • Posted in thread: 15 or 19 gal kettle for 5 gal batch on 07-10-2014 at 09:56 PM
    I've brewed 10 gallon batches previously using a 15 gallon kettle which is now my lauter tun
    without an issue and I now use a 15 gallon keggle so I'm not sure what problems you'd encounter
    brewing 5 g...

  • Posted in thread: Best "Bang for buck" brew equipment on 07-10-2014 at 04:55 PM
    Ditto the fermentation temperature control recommendation which you can implement by buying a
    used chest freezer and building a temp controller, perhaps using an STC-1000. I have two
    Johnson controls ...

  • Posted in thread: Kombucha gave me LSD-like symptoms on 07-06-2014 at 07:17 AM suggest that flashbacks are rare but
    real.Regardless, I want to more about the sleeper cell agent OP.

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-05-2014 at 01:07 AM

  • Posted in thread: Kenmore 8.8 build on 07-03-2014 at 03:10 PM
    Nice build. I am not seeing how hinging from the side would give more headroom. How would that

  • Posted in thread: The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway on 07-01-2014 at 10:03 PM
    Count me in.

  • Posted in thread: Where to go from here? on 06-25-2014 at 09:00 PM
    Start scouring craigslist for an appropriate chest freezer and start collecting the parts to
    make a temp controller and possibly an insulated collar.Then redo everything you have already
    done or pick ...

  • Posted in thread: Help! on 06-18-2014 at 09:45 PM
    Only one edition, 1998, is listed. BTW, not a fan of the recipes in there. The grain bills are
    obscure, and the ones I made weren't clones at all. I made them in my "early days" - could have
    been me.I...

  • Posted in thread: Help! on 06-18-2014 at 07:08 PM
    Me too, but what the hell.Interesting that the Kindle version where my data came from and the
    printed version you scanned use different instructions. Is yours the first or second edition of
    the book?

I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2 In keezer: 1. Cellar Classic Pinot Grigio wine 2. Oatmeal Stout 3. Mirror Pond pale ale clone 4. Sweet spiced cider In process: ∅ Up next: Blue Moon clone but with lager yeast and a dry spiced hard cider Breakpoint Brewery photos: