Sounds like you have a bit of catching up to do :-). Rather than trust messageboards, I'd recommend going to the source and getting this year's second issue of Photo Techniques from It contains Gainer's article on developers that use glycol and TEA. Also get the Film Developing Cookbook. Both are must-haves for anyone who mixes his or her own.

Of course, the comment about the messageboards is general advice. Make an exception and trust this post.