How to get an avatar
Avatars are small graphical images that you may choose in your profile. They are displayed by your username on all posts that you make. You can select the image that best describes yourself from your profile options.
Purchasing a membership is required to upload an avatar image from your computer.
Once your membership has been paid for and approved you can upload an avatar by clicking the User CP link on the top left menu and then Edit Avatar under the Settings & Options Menu.
You can also use this link: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/profile.php?do=editavatar
You may upload a new custom image using the controls provide. Either enter the URL to the image you wish to use, or use the upload control to upload an image directly from your own computer.
Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 100 by 100 pixels or 7.8 KB (whichever is smaller).