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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 punk, 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: Rules for Posting!!! on 07-19-2016 at 08:20 PM
    Bumped because how the heck have I never seen this thread before?Strunk and White ftw.

  • Posted in thread: Who's smoking meat this weekend? on 07-18-2016 at 10:00 PM
    I'm smoking a pork belly this weekend which I've been curing for about a week in order to make
    bacon after being inspired by an episode of Chop and Brew. This will be my first time makin'
    bacon. :)

  • Posted in thread: My home bar/brewery on 07-18-2016 at 08:12 PM
    The post title says home bar/brewery so do you also brew in there? That is a very nice man cave
    (and woman cave as it turns out).

  • Posted in thread: Tap covers/plugs for Perlick faucets? on 07-15-2016 at 04:10 PM
    I used to use those blue brush plugs, but they tend to rust over time. I use the black
    plugs. have the Perlick
    425s, so I don't know ...

  • Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 07-15-2016 at 04:06 PM
    Doesn't the heating of mash water to a strike temp in the 160s reduce the amount of DO from 6-7
    to around 4?

  • Posted in thread: Square vs Round Buckets on 07-15-2016 at 03:37 PM
    I use a square fermenter because all the round ones I looked at which would hold the quantity I
    required were too wide to fit in my fermentation freezer. I'm using a 50 pound vittles vault I
    bought on...

  • Posted in thread: Hastings Brew Works Giveaway on 07-15-2016 at 07:40 AM
    One time

  • Posted in thread: Force Carbonating Beer in a 750 mL PET bottle on 07-07-2016 at 11:54 PM
    i force carb in 2L bottles all the time using a carbinator cap. fill the bottle 4/5 fullsqueeze
    the bottle to get rid of all the air (just so beer overflows, then screw the cap on)hit the
    bottle with ...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer - Narrowed to these two on 07-07-2016 at 11:50 PM
    Thermoworks RT301WA (not the Thermapen) or CDN DTQ450X.Which way would you go?I have owned this
    one for a year and it has not disappointed me yet.

  • Posted in thread: I fell into running boil kettle (photos) on 06-20-2016 at 09:59 PM
    The good news is that you didn't land head first. Get well soon.

Following Stats
In keezer: 1. empty 2. Mothers Helper Pils 3. BBQed IPA 4. Voodoo Chile Black Lager In bottles: En Primeur Super Tuscan made 10/2014 (11) In process: RJS Winery Series Super Tuscan bulk aging since 9/2015 In future: vanilla cream ale then ESB all grain brewing since 1991: I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2