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  • Mobile, AL
  • Tennis player, boater, husband/dad
  • 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: Best dry lager yeast on 09-28-2016 at 07:44 PM
    I also like 34/70 and have used it many times with great results but I've recently been trying
    the new (for homebrewers) S-189 yeast and both batches turned out great.

  • Posted in thread: Liquor laws. Whats up with that? on 09-28-2016 at 05:40 PM
    Alabama: You can buy beer and wine pretty much everywhere except only after Noon on Sundays.
    Liquor has to be bought from a liquor store.There are some dry counties left I believe where
    everything is ...

  • Posted in thread: I'm Creating a Reality Show about Home Brewing on 09-28-2016 at 05:25 PM
    Do an Iron Chef ripoff called Iron Brewer. Two top homebrewers would be challenged to make a
    beer using secret ingredients.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone in Pensacola, FL? on 09-26-2016 at 05:35 AM
    I hope you got to go to the Emerald Coast Beerfest on September 9th. My homebrew club, Random
    Acts of Brewing, served 11 kegs there and it was a blast and I will definitely go back next
    year. I like W...

  • Posted in thread: INKBIRD Giveaway at the End of September and Inkbird Super Sale Code on 09-26-2016 at 04:39 AM
    I want to win in this thread.

  • Posted in thread: The Idiot Brewery Money Pit on 09-25-2016 at 04:22 PM
    OP I hope you are more evidence that good things happen to good people because that building is
    definitely a GOOD THING. 🍻I finally have a decent outdoor space for brewing after many
    years but...

  • Posted in thread: DIY 500 liter brewing setup on 09-22-2016 at 04:15 AM
    For the record I brew 10 gallon batches in a single tier 3 vessel diy HERMS system so I'm no
    expert at all on 500L diy systems. That said, if it was me and my money I'd consider asking my
    stainless gu...

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 09-20-2016 at 01:44 AM
    left to right, our sister (Belle) and brother (Forrest) cock-a-poos. They are good dogs who
    are always up for a boat ride.

  • Posted in thread: In-Laws having an issue with my brewing on 09-20-2016 at 01:17 AM
    I feel for you brother. I got pretty lucky with the in-law lottery as even though mine all have
    or had issues being up in my business was never one of them. Luckily for me although they were
    all relig...

  • Posted in thread: Starting a brew house at West Point; Conicals and more!! on 09-08-2016 at 09:38 PM
    I am running the brewing club at west point and was just told I have a $7500 dollar budget to
    spend before the end of the month and a green light to get whatever.If I'm looking for an all
    inclusive pr...

Following Stats
In keezer: 1. Down Brownie IPA 2. empty 3. empty 4. empty In process: vanilla cream lager and Kern River Double IPA clone in primaries In future: Dixie Blackened Voodoo (Schwarzbier) clone all grain brewing since 1991: I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2