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  • Brewmaster at Singin' River Bewing Co.
  • Classic rock... Jethro Tull is the perfect brewing music
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  • AHA, Brewer's Association, Alabama Brewer's Guild
  • I've been home brewing since '89. Was president of Birmingham Brewmasters home brew club for a couple years in the '90s. Judged in some AHA sanctioned competitions. Former brewer at; Kalamazoo/Bells, Rogue, Breckenridge, Magic City, Little Star. Have done some freelance brewery consultation. Currently Brewmaster at Singin' River Brewing, Co.
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  • Posted in thread: Diacetyl in first lager i think. on 06-12-2015 at 05:50 PM
    Wow! No D rest?!.I thought it was a must for lagers.So how long would you lager for?ThanksIn 26
    years, at home and commercially, I have never done a diacetyl rest or had need to do one. Pro

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping before fermentation done on 06-12-2015 at 05:12 PM
    One brewpub chain I used to brew with used spundigs for carbonation. We capped the FVs 24 hours
    after yeast was pitched and set the blow off point on the spundig to carbonate the beer during
    ferment. ...

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 06-12-2015 at 12:39 PM
    Speaking of "canadian" fries....what the hell do you americans use vinegar for if you don't put
    it on your fries???Fried fish and BBQ!

  • Posted in thread: WB-06 is a pretty good Hefeweizen yeast on 06-11-2015 at 09:23 PM
    Thinking about doing a here with this. Forgive me if I missed this, but what have you all done
    to increase the banana character of this yeast?

  • Posted in thread: Took yeast out of the fridge too late on 06-04-2015 at 04:10 PM
    Deleted original post, mis-interpreted the OP's issue

  • Posted in thread: Simcoe and Amarillo don't go well together! on 05-27-2015 at 07:03 PM
    We just did judging today on a contest for the local home brewers, the winner would get to work
    with me and scale their beer up to 2 bbl to serve at the brewery's tap room and possibly go
    into product...

  • Posted in thread: Breweries selling 4% beer at regular craft prices on 05-14-2015 at 05:53 PM
    That graphic makes me wonder. If 50% of the cost is distributor and retail margins, how come
    growler fills and pints straight from the taproom cost as much as they do? If I can get a 6
    pack for $9, an...

  • Posted in thread: Munich Base Malt and 16% Roasted Malt - Crazy? on 05-06-2015 at 05:13 PM
    I use Munich as 100% base in my Oktoberfest and up to 75% in doppelbocks (home and commercial)
    even did a stout 1-off with 100% Munich as base malt at Bell's years ago. No issues with Munich
    as a base...

  • Posted in thread: Alternatives to wort chiller on 05-05-2015 at 08:27 PM
    Most kitchen faucets can be set up with a fitting to accept a garden hose, quick trip to Lowe's
    or Home Depot should get you what you need and allow you to use immersion chiller

  • Posted in thread: Using a scale for precise brewing? on 04-30-2015 at 04:22 PM
    Sounds like you aren't considering the prime directive: Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew. I
    agree with Pslyocide, you're over thinking it

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