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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: Does anyone get a rash from the hops plants? on 07-07-2015 at 07:19 AM
    Dang, me too and I feel like an idiot for not realizing before now that it was the hops that
    were causing my skin irritations.

  • Posted in thread: When to pick (in Georgia)?? on 07-07-2015 at 07:17 AM
    I am a first year grower so I have no answer to your question but I am wondering how you tell
    which hop is which in that mass of vegetation?

  • Posted in thread: Lager yeast in wine? on 07-06-2015 at 02:33 PM
    The only issue I can think of is alcohol tolerance for the 34/70 yeast. A quick google says
    tolerant up to 9%. A wine yeast will get you higher but if you like sweet wine go for it.

  • Posted in thread: Temperature for aging pinot griogio in keg on 07-06-2015 at 02:28 PM
    I have a keg of pinot griogio which I want to age for a few months but neither of my two
    options for where to do this seem optional temperature-wise.I have an old upright freezer I
    keep at 55 I've re-...

  • Posted in thread: Who's smoking meat this weekend? on 07-06-2015 at 03:31 AM
    Love all the pictures. I did a 10 lb injected and rubbed pork shoulder low and sort of slow for
    a total of 9 hours and it turned out great. I wasn't sure it would be done for dinner so I used
    the Texa...

  • Posted in thread: Side arms again: train low ones up or let lay on ground? on 07-05-2015 at 06:27 PM
    Of my 5 bines, 3 are currently producing many side arms, almost entirely on the lower halves of
    the bines. On my fastest growing Magnum bine some of the side arms are over 5 feet long and
    would be gro...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap, easy, effective beer line cleaner on 07-01-2015 at 02:42 AM
    I like what you did their with the pin lock fitting, makes connecting/disconnecting a cinch.
    Might have to give that a go now, as I've just been fitting the tubing over my tap.The pin lock
    piece wasn'...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap, easy, effective beer line cleaner on 06-29-2015 at 12:57 AM
    I splurged and bought the $9.99 164 GPH pump at Harbor Freight, plus I paid about $3 for a 3/8"
    male flare to 1/2" MIP connector. I had a pin lock liquid out, a 1/2" FIP barbed fitting, and
    vinyl hose...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone using ollas as a water source? on 06-28-2015 at 01:10 PM
    Apparently my first year Magnum and Centennial hops like ollas as a water and Miracle Gro
    liquid (10-5-10) source. Here is an end of June update picture. the same time I planted my
    hops I planted a M...

  • Posted in thread: Side arms and burrs, why does no one talk about it? on 06-27-2015 at 09:11 PM
    If you talk about this expect to see black helicopters hovering over your hop garden unless you
    break out the tin foil. I know the topic has been discussed a few times in various threads
    which I've fo...

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In keezer: 1. [empty] 2. German Pils 3. [empty] 4. SWMBO's Blue Moon clone In bottles: Bee Cave inspired Brown Ale; German Pils In process: Mailbock in primaries; 24 bottles En Primeur Super Tuscan for 12/2015; 13 bottles Winexpert Selection Pinot Grigio for 10/2015 In imagination: DIPA with homegrown Centennial fresh hops all grain brewer since 1991: I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2

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