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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: Post your weight gain on 08-22-2016 at 06:22 PM
    Bringing a dead thread back to life...I've brewed since 1991 but took a break between 2007 and
    2013 at which point homebrewing was finally legalized in Alabama and I started again. In 2013
    when I rest...

  • Posted in thread: Alabama regulators propose rule requiring craft brewers to collect data on customers on 08-11-2016 at 06:51 PM
    I'm confused. Can you only buy 288 oz of just craft beer or all beer (including BMC)? So there
    are absolutely no private sales of kegs in AL?The proposed regulation only applies to direct
    brewery sale...

  • Posted in thread: Temp controller recommend - have any ? on 08-11-2016 at 02:31 PM
    I have an Inkbird, an analog Johnson controller I've had for over 15 years, a digital Johnson
    A419 controller, and I built an STC-1000 based controller and would recommended any of them
    although I no ...

  • Posted in thread: Alabama regulators propose rule requiring craft brewers to collect data on customers on 08-11-2016 at 02:20 PM
    So if a graduate of the University of Alabama marries a graduate of West Virginia University,
    but they get divorced five years later .... are they still first cousins?What's the biggest lie
    told at Ge...

  • Posted in thread: Alabama regulators propose rule requiring craft brewers to collect data on customers on 08-11-2016 at 02:18 PM
    Wouldn't be surprised. The county I grew up in was at the time one of the largest dry counties
    in the country. There were two groups keeping it that way. The Baptists. And the bootleggers.
    What's the ...

  • Posted in thread: Straight to Ale - Monkey's Uncle clone? on 08-10-2016 at 08:34 PM
    I was just looking for information on cloning Monkeynaut. The Straight to Ale website says it
    is 7.5% ABV, 70 IBU, and is dry hopped with Centennial but little else about the recipe is
    revealed.Has an...

  • Posted in thread: The topic of beer wife...... on 08-10-2016 at 06:19 PM
    You could maybe buy a used Ferrari but a new one, NFW.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Know Her??? on 08-07-2016 at 04:42 PM
    Somebody likes liquid salt based on the Dale's on the counter.Side note: fill those glasses
    because it is 5 o'clock somewhere! It would be funny if that clock was a prop which was always
    set to 5:01.

  • Posted in thread: The Big Three should die on 07-31-2016 at 06:29 AM
    I would love nothing more than seeing BMC to become a part of the past. Those old hunting dogs
    need put down. In a next to inhumane way...Yes, let's put thousands of people out of work just
    because yo...

  • Posted in thread: Infection, or beginner's paranoia? on 07-30-2016 at 09:15 AM
    I used Wyeast 3724 and it's been about 9 days. The OG was 1.045 and the current grav is 1.011 -
    if my paranoia overtakes me, would I be creating bottle bombs if I bottle it this weekend? It
    tastes goo...

Following Stats
In keezer: 1. empty 2. vanilla cream ale 3. BBQed IPA 4. Voodoo Chile Black Lager In process: Brown IPA - primary In future: Kern River Double IPA clone recipe from all grain brewing since 1991: I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2