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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: My newly expanded hop yard with pics, winch system etc. on 04-24-2015 at 11:52 AM
    Thanks for stopping your work and taking the pictures, they are fascinating. I am too lazy to
    look up your previous posts so do you mind saying what you intend to do with your hops?

  • Posted in thread: My Wife Is Sick Of Me on 04-16-2015 at 07:54 PM
    You can keg without refrigeration such as a keezer or dedicated refrigerator, however, imo it
    is a much more pleasurable experience if you have one of those.For several years when I first
    started kegg...

  • Posted in thread: How do YOU keep your cooler mash-tun as close to temp as possible? on 04-14-2015 at 04:20 PM
    I hope you mean lose 2 degrees. If you are saying you gain 2 degrees you must have flunked your
    science class. It is impossible to gain temp without some source of energy. If you are gaining
    temp with...

  • Posted in thread: 30 min mash Success! on 04-14-2015 at 04:03 PM
    I have used this schedule the last two times I've brewed in order to complete the process in
    under 4 hours and both times the resulting beer was great. I have thought about reducing the
    boil time by u...

  • Posted in thread: How do YOU keep your cooler mash-tun as close to temp as possible? on 04-13-2015 at 10:30 PM
    I use an Igloo cube cooler and to be quite honest I have used many of the tricks outlined in
    this thread such as preheating the tun, putting aluminum foil over the mash, covering the
    outside of the co...

  • Posted in thread: "Followers?" on 04-12-2015 at 04:37 PM
    I have just confirmed that you cannot follow yourself. That is too bad as I really wanted to
    see what I was up to. Now I'll never know.

  • Posted in thread: Hops in the Deep South? on 04-10-2015 at 04:24 PM
    My plants seem to be doing pretty well. The first Centennial to sprout which was planted March
    14th has grown several feet but the tip broke off about a week ago right when it got long
    enough to start...

  • Posted in thread: Dog rules on 04-09-2015 at 05:38 PM
    Our two cockapoos, who are brother and sister, have full run of the house though we do kennel
    them at night, mostly because they will bark at outside walkers or cars in the cul-de-sac at
    all hours if ...

  • Posted in thread: You know you are a brew geek when... on 04-08-2015 at 02:45 AM
    So a relative of mine passed recently and I inherited her house but not the contents which went
    to other family members. The house is paid for and is worth a little over $150k so it is not

  • Posted in thread: Failure of Brewha BIAC on 04-07-2015 at 12:33 PM
    So both the OP jeffreybandel and davedickson have experienced this same failure with their
    Brewha BIACs? Anybody else?

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In keezer: 1. Sierra Nevada Flipside (red IPA) clone 2. [empty] 3. [empty] 4. Blue Moon clone for SWMBO In process: En Primeur Super Tuscan wine in 29 bottles aging until December 2015 Up next: Bee Cave Robust Porter I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2

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