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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: Brewing with sediment on 10-05-2015 at 07:33 PM
    Yes essentially. [option 1] Once I siphon out the Oktoberfest into my bottling bucket I had
    thought about adding water, some spices, and pumpkin to the left over sediment at the bottom
    and mixing it. ...

  • Posted in thread: Chest Freezer on 10-05-2015 at 05:09 PM
    For the record... placement of the temp probe in a small container of water was meant when
    using the freezer for serving beer, NOT fermenting! (Maybe I missed something re: the OP's
    intended use of th...

  • Posted in thread: Chest Freezer on 10-05-2015 at 05:08 PM
    I do what most people are reporting:wall plug STC 1000 power strip connected to cold side STC
    1k outlet computer fan plug and freezer plug connected to power stripI use a small low power
    hair dryer fo...

  • Posted in thread: I wish my LHBS sold... on 10-04-2015 at 04:05 PM
    My local shop is pretty great but the one improvement I'd like to see is for him to carry both
    Wyeast and White Lab's liquid yeast varieties. The Wyeast smack packs he carries are pricey at
    $9 but he'...

  • Posted in thread: starsan question on 10-04-2015 at 03:58 PM
    I just finished my 1st 32oz. bottle two weeks ago, lasted 4 years.Went to my LHBS to get more
    and all he had was 8oz. bottle for $8 OUCH$8/year is a screaming deal for what Starsan

  • Posted in thread: How to make AMAZING IPA on 10-01-2015 at 05:16 PM
    Several people have mentioned first wort hopping which I was also going to suggest as well as
    adding hops to the mash. The hop character seems to be enhanced by mashed hops without
    affecting the bitte...

  • Posted in thread: The best thing to do for flavor/aroma hops, got any tips? on 10-01-2015 at 05:10 PM
    Adding hops to the mash and first wort hopping are a couple of techniques I've had luck with.

  • Posted in thread: Do you rehang your bines after harvest? on 09-30-2015 at 05:09 PM
    I left mine up but mostly due to laziness. I'm redoing my bine hanging structure and I knew if
    I took everything down then the clock starts on getting that done. I'm just hoping my next
    year's hops ac...

  • Posted in thread: To keg or not to keg?? on 09-30-2015 at 03:51 PM
    Hundreds of dollars just to carbonate & put beer in my glass?There are lines & taps & ball
    locks & other things to clean as well for kegs.Bottles fit in my fridge. A keg doesn't. Oh,
    more money to mak...

  • Posted in thread: Too much time on my hands on 09-25-2015 at 02:30 PM
    Sorry couldn't help myself saw them in 1976 while
    in high school in Birmingham, AL but I don't think TMTOMH had been released yet. Black Oak
    Arkansas was th...

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In keezer: 1. [empty] 2. Winexpert Selection Pinot Grigio 3. [empty] 4. [empty] In bottles: Bee Cave inspired Brown Ale; German Pils; Helles Bock; Double IPA; En Primeur Super Tuscan (21); Winexpert Selection Pinot Grigio (2) In process: RJS Winery Series Super Tuscan; Spring Street Saison clone both in primary In imagination: Classic American Lager all grain brewing since 1991: I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2

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