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  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Rookie brewer with 4 brews under my belt so far. Hoping to join a local brew club in the Fort Myers/SW Florida area and cook-up some team brews!
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  • A buddy of mine has been brewing for a while and hooked me up with some of his beer. He's more of a malt monster than I am, but the concept facinated me. I was at his place last year and we made a braggot while we were hanging out that night and I was hooked.

    I got my setup from AustinHomebrew and got started in Mid-August '08.

    My first brew was a Bavarian Hefeweizen (some may roll their eyes and say "of COURSE it was"). I did a full wort boil because I had heard that hop utilization can be impacted by the gravity of the wort. By boiling the whole wort, I reduce the gravity and increase the hop utilization. I'm also very careful about the PH of the water and very gentle with the grains to avoid unnecessary tannins. My job is very detail oriented so there is nothing that seems too small to care about.

    I would start a company and call it "Anal Brewing Techniques" but I'm not sure how well it would sell. :-)
  • Mexican Pilsner with Ale Yeast. I plan to call this brew "Gringo Bandito".

    After that I've got a Brown Ale to cook up. I don't have a name for this one yet but I'm working on it!
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  • Bavarian Hefeweizen
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    Belgian White
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  • Posted in thread: Thanks HBT, I made my first all grain! on 07-12-2009 at 02:32 PM
    OH NOOOOO!!!! Mine didn't turn out as it should have. :-(After nearly a month in the fermenter,
    my chocolate bock is stuck at 1.026 from as starting gravity of about 1.060. It might still be
    ok to dri...

  • Posted in thread: anyone have a good corona clone recipe on 06-20-2009 at 02:59 AM
    If you want the easy way out, get a regular "Mexican Pilsner" kit from Austin Homebrew Supply,
    leave the yeast out of the kit, and add a vial of California ale yeast instead. That was
    recommended to m...

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  • Posted in thread: Thanks HBT, I made my first all grain! on 06-16-2009 at 02:48 AM
    I've been a fan of the partial mash recipes for a while now. Been brewing about a year and I've
    done 12 batches so far. Except for a couple extract kits I've always done partial mash recipes.
    I was ne...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Question on 06-09-2009 at 12:59 AM
    It sounds like you didn't add enough water at the very beginning. You want to use enough water
    to "thin" out the yeast and to get rid of the trub. I start with about a gallon of water and
    pour that in...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Question on 06-08-2009 at 03:03 AM
    Ok, so I've followed the guidance of the stickies and photo tutorials around here trying to
    salvage some yeast and I'm at a loss...I just transfered an Oatmeal Stout from primary to
    secondary and I ha...

-------------------------------------------------- Primary 1: Belgian Wit Primary 2: Chocolate Bock Secondary 1: Oatmeal Stout Secondary 2: Empty Kegged: Mexican Cerveza Ale, Amber Ale, ApfelWein Bottled: just a few assorted items remain (BIG SAD FACE)

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