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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 Insight on 02-11-2016 at 04:20 PM
    Patrick, are you asking HBT readers to answer the questions below? Some of the questions seem
    to be directed towards people who have never tried homebrewing (like the first 3) and the rest
    seem more a...

  • Posted in thread: Natural gas burners on 02-08-2016 at 04:16 AM
    I agree with Bobby M, but I turned my 23 tip burner into a 10 tip by removing tips and
    replacing them with ss screws. If you search the forum I think you will find the exact size you
    need, at least I ...

  • Posted in thread: Don't Do That. on 02-05-2016 at 05:24 PM
    Don't put a full 5L Erlenmeyer flask on a stir plate on top of a dryer if there is any chance
    your wife will run said dryer.

  • Posted in thread: Removing stitches DIY on 02-05-2016 at 01:45 PM
    No oozing, no sign of infection, not sure on the healed enough, hence why I am asking!The story
    is really not all that exciting. I was a groomsman, and had been feeling sick to my stomach for
    about an...

  • Posted in thread: I want a new type of ipa on 02-03-2016 at 03:14 AM
    Going back to the mother ship with a British IPA would be an obvious suggestion. Maris Otter as
    a base along with British crystal malt and hops like EKG or Fuggles with lots of dry hopping.
    Whitbread ...

  • Posted in thread: Well...not only breweries, but now chefs too... on 02-01-2016 at 02:15 AM
    Regardless of where the OP posted his or her review, IMO Yelp is a scam. Their supposedly
    objective filters for deciding which reviews to use or suppress are a joke. Yelp is not an
    objective party as ...

  • Posted in thread: Hard-to-remove burnt wort removal? on 01-27-2016 at 07:34 PM
    The combination of Barkeepers Friend and scotch pads have worked well for me for several years.

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing slump... on 01-24-2016 at 07:47 PM
    7 months is not a slump. Try 7 years.

  • Posted in thread: Has brewing finally jumped the shark? on 01-20-2016 at 10:00 PM
    I live in a city with a population of just under 200,000 which has zero breweries or brewpubs
    currently. The only brewpub that has ever existed here since prohibition first started up over
    a decade ag...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-17-2016 at 12:44 AM
    I didn't win the Powerball but this would be the next best thing!

Following Stats
In keezer: 1. empty 2. empty 3. empty 4. empty In bottles: En Primeur Super Tuscan made 10/2014 (15) In process: Chinook pale ale for single hop brewclub comparison in primary; RJS Winery Series Super Tuscan bulk aging since 9/2015 In future: Spiced winter ale all grain brewing since 1991: I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2