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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: At what point are the IBUs "double"? on 08-02-2015 at 08:22 PM
    Despite what the formulas calculate, there is a physical limit to how much alpha acid can be
    isomerized in a wort. That limit is about 100IBUs.I agree with joshesmusica, the burden of
    proof is on thos...

  • Posted in thread: At what point are the IBUs "double"? on 08-02-2015 at 06:04 PM
    Bjcp category 14c - imperial IPA - 60-120 ibusSince I assume the same would apply for an IPL
    and an IIPL I have my answer, thanks! What do you call something with over 120 IBUs?

  • Posted in thread: At what point are the IBUs "double"? on 08-02-2015 at 06:02 PM
    I'm not an IPA expert or officanado. My 2 is 60 IBUs is on the high end for an IPA on the low
    end of an IIPA.In a like manner: OG = 1.070 is the high end for an IPA and the low end for an
    IIPA.Hey th...

  • Posted in thread: At what point are the IBUs "double"? on 08-02-2015 at 05:47 PM
    I brewed an India Pale Lager yesterday and ended up using 11.6 oz of 7.2% AA Cascade pellets
    for 10 gallons. I estimated using Brewsmith that my IBUs were 84.8, however 3 of the 11.6
    ounces were added...

  • Posted in thread: Cascades on 07-31-2015 at 03:30 AM
    How old is Seymor in hop years?

  • Posted in thread: Time frame from flower to hop cone on 07-28-2015 at 10:04 PM
    You might try some bloom fertilizer which I believe is high in phosphorus.

  • Posted in thread: Could Someone Please Explain the Benefits of a Stir Plate? on 07-28-2015 at 02:31 PM
    I built one which worked reasonably well for almost two years but the stirbar seemed to rattle
    all the time no matter how I adjusted the speed. Earlier this year I had some discretionary
    funds fall in...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate stout = three years in bucket. What should I do with it? on 07-28-2015 at 09:56 AM
    Apparently OP posts at the same frequency he checks his fermenters.

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing with your AHA free hops? on 07-27-2015 at 03:20 AM
    What free hops?I paid for a two year membership in July and got squadoosh.

  • Posted in thread: What do you do when plant reaches top of pole? on 07-26-2015 at 04:27 PM
    A couple of my first year bines have reached the top of my 15.5' teepee and kept going but they
    only grew about 2 more feet at most. The top of the teepee isn't exactly neat and orderly now
    but there ...

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In keezer: 1. Helles Bock 2. Winexpert Selection Pinot Grigio 3. [empty] 4. SWMBO's Blue Moon clone In bottles: Bee Cave inspired Brown Ale; German Pils; Helles Bock In process: 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 brewing since 1991: I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2

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