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    Engineer, musician and brewer:

    What started out as watching someone brew a 5gal extract batch in May 2008 turned into my own little brewery.

    It all really started when I fixed a "broken" frig at my house (diagnosed everything only to find out the thermostat was set at 0; roommates already had bought a replacement). Drilled a hole for tap#1 and now I have a 4 tap kegerator and a 20# tank. Between band members and roommates, they help me keep good 5 gal batches around only about 4-7 days.

    I only brewed 4 partial mash recipes before I jumped into all grain. Picked up an all grain setup (sculpture and 4 keggles) from someone getting out of 10 yrs of brewing. Part of the Austin Zealots brew club.
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  • 10-gallon all grain setup brewed in Sanke kegs; one giant chest freezer w temp control for storage + 14 cornies; one upright freezer w temp control and 14.5 blichmann conical; one 4 tap standard refrigerator for serving and hops storage; lots of ppl to help me drink
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  • Posted in thread: Mead in Clear or Brown Bottles on 08-25-2014 at 06:02 PM
    Id blame the fliptop first before the glass color. Like TopherM said, hops would be suspect.
    Color drop is something you see in dark wine that hasnt be cold stabilzed in which the tannins
    (and anthocy...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 01-06-2014 at 12:15 AM
    I did go for it. Im planning to make a bochet (boiled honey mead), and I ve done it before
    without adding water or DAP. It was cotton blossom honey from 2013, and was pretty damn dark to
    begin with.12...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 01-04-2014 at 11:12 PM
    Anyone tried this with honey?

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest-- anyone going? on 09-06-2013 at 09:38 PM
    It was a bit crazy trying to do the comp all in one day! I was handed the opportunity to
    organize the comp AFTER it was announced that we would be doing everything the day of. There
    were 66 entries (w...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest-- anyone going? on 09-18-2012 at 05:47 PM
    It is in LaGrange, about 1.25 hrs south of Austin off Hwy 71Ill be out there.

  • Posted in thread: looking for mead on 09-14-2012 at 05:20 PM
    Places in Texas I know are making or are about to make mead:La Buena Vida in Grapevine, TXRohan
    Meadery in La Grange, TXDancing Bee in Rogers, TXThorin's in Houston, TXEnchanted Manor in
    Magnolia, TXT...

  • Posted in thread: BlackBerry Honey on 06-12-2012 at 04:58 PM
    Congrats!!someday hope to get a mead on this here list too.. maybe next year ;)LOL you added
    the home one after I posted

  • Posted in thread: BlackBerry Honey on 06-12-2012 at 02:47 AM
    I made 5 gal of a really nice carbonated hydromel with:-Initial Must, 6gal-6# blackberry honey
    from Flying Bee Ranch, -9# of frozen blackberries (in nylon bag, steeped in 2 gal initially
    boiling sprin...

  • Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead (Melomel) on 02-14-2012 at 07:20 AM
    I finally did a 6 gallon batch with 9# frozen blackberries in a nylon bag, crushed; poured
    boiling water over them, waited a day, added pectinase, waited another 24 hrs and pulled the
    bag and squeezed...

  • Posted in thread: 11-11-11 Old Ale Swap and Critique Thread on 02-08-2012 at 06:43 AM
    410 Wit, not 810 San Fran; same wort, different yeast. same temp. Oh, and the BSD that I sent
    to some of you got a 3rd at 2011 MCAB.

Cheers! ------------------------------- "Luck is when opportunity meets preparation" - Seneca Austin Zealots
May 15, 2009  •  05:46 PM
you have to let me know how monkeywrench turns out im very interested
May 15, 2009  •  07:27 PM
I have some yeast that I washed from a stout I just did and this stout came out the balls, I was thinking a bit more choclate too around 6oz or so, dont know why but i did. Im a half and half brewer I just dont have the room to go all grain yet, but heres what I was thinking

1 lb of chocolate malt

1 lb of roasted barley

3.3 lbs of Mutons Dark

1 lb of Lactose, for the creamy texture

6oz of baker chocolate

and I was going to ask you about the bananas.