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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: Stupid things that happen to everyone at some point on 10-28-2014 at 02:10 AM
    if you brew long enough you'll do something dumb. I think that applies to both amateur and
    professional brewers, and I sure as heck know it applies to me.

  • Posted in thread: STC-1000 Temp Probe on 10-28-2014 at 02:02 AM
    Do you have the end of the probe insulated? I use my probe in my chest freezer fermentation
    chamber and wrap it with bubble wrap then use a bungee cord to keep it pressed to the side of
    the primary bu...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for Good People Brewing Coffee Oatmeal Stout recipe on 10-27-2014 at 06:15 PM
    Over 24 hours I made a 22oz cold brew using 4oz of Mayan coffee I bought at Publix and added
    1/2 of the result to each of two 5-gallon corney kegs. The coffee flavor is about perfect on
    the one I've a...

  • Posted in thread: Securing co2 bottle to kegs with bungee cord? on 10-16-2014 at 06:49 PM
    I've acquired a free fridge for my kegerator project. The fridge will just fit two cornelius
    kegs and a 2.5kg co2 tank. I am wondering: how best to secure the co2 tank in the fridge? There
    is no acces...

  • Posted in thread: Being broke and a homebrewer on 10-16-2014 at 03:32 PM
    You just have to fight the urge for instant gratification. I started brewing over 20 years ago
    in grad school with a new baby and one income (and it wasn't mine). I saved up and bought a
    couple of pot...

  • Posted in thread: Contest entry tips? on 10-15-2014 at 07:25 PM
    I'm not sure what is satisfying about purposefully aiming for a category that has 4-5 entries
    so that you can get a medal. That's like, what little kids want in youth baseball. I just want
    to make bet...

  • Posted in thread: Contest entry tips? on 10-15-2014 at 06:20 PM
    Thanks guys, that is very interesting "behind the curtain" information. I looked up the contest
    results from last year and there was just a category 10 for American ale and the winner of that

  • Posted in thread: Contest entry tips? on 10-15-2014 at 05:12 PM
    That's true, those were just some of the less popular categories that jumped to mind off the
    top of my head. Looking at the styles, the categories I recall (from the last competition I was
    in) being p...

  • Posted in thread: How do you avoid temp swings in a fermentation chamber?? on 10-14-2014 at 06:57 PM
    Do you see a big difference between the two?I'm not zach and this may not be what you were
    asking but on my last brew I wrapped my temp probe in bubble wrap and secured it to the side of
    the primary b...

  • Posted in thread: Nooooooo!!! on 10-13-2014 at 09:32 PM
    I've broken 4 glass carboys over the last 10 years--2 each 6.5 and 5 gallon ones. One froze,
    one was dropped, one had a small screwdriver fall on it, and one must have committed suicide or
    was attacke...

In keezer: 1. coffee oatmeal stout 2. 3. wee smoked brown ale 4. Belgian white In process: Cellar Craft Pinot Grigio wine aging in keg/bottles; spiced hard cider in primary; IPA in primary; En Primeur Super Tuscan wine in primary Up next: creamy vanilla ale on 11/2 I love to C6H12O6 → 2 C2H5OH 2 CO2