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  • Started brewing in 2009. I brewed two batches with a friend who has brewing equipment and years of experience. We brewed a Bells Two Hearted Ale clone that came out great, and a Red Ale that was mostly way over carbed. I don't believe that beer was finished when it was bottled. My friend brews more by the seat of his pants, whereas I'm a bit more detail oriented. So I started to collect my own equipment, then got side tracked for a couple of years. Finally late in 2013 I got the bug again, bought the rest of what I needed, and brewed 3 extract recipes in early 2014. I made lots of mistakes, but each brew was better than the last. This year (2015) I'm tackling all grain brewing. Very excited about advancing my skills and improving my beers. Could not have done any of this without HBT. This community is awesome!
  • Ambitious schedule for 2015. Wheat APA brewed in Jan. is in the bottle. Feb brew is a Zombie Dust clone. Later this spring I will tackle a high gravity RIS, and will parti-Gyle a Brown from the second runnings. I'm also planning to brew another IPA and a double IPA. That should hold me until next fall/winter. It's too hot to brew in Houston in the summer.
  • War Pigs RIS, small English Brown.
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  • 2014: Imperial Red Ale, Biermunchers Centennial Blonde, Enohcs IPA.rn2015: Wheat APA, Zombie Dust clone, Union Jack clone.
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  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-09-2015 at 09:44 PM
    Well, I think 3 weeks in the primary should be plenty, the way the WLP-001 was raging, but
    someone in the 58 pages on this post (read most of them) recommended 4 or 5 weeks in the bottle
    to let the fl...

  • Posted in thread: Denver Breweries and Bars? on 10-09-2015 at 09:40 PM
    Here is my usual list for these threads:I would recommend the ones Ive boldedThese 3 are
    little out from the others and not easily walked to, but cheap Uber from Downtown.Crooked Stave
    sour / brett...

  • Posted in thread: Denver Breweries and Bars? on 10-09-2015 at 05:34 PM
    I was hoping to see a little more activity on this thread. My son just moved to Denver, and I
    imagine a trip there will be in the works soon. Good to know where to go to finally get to try
    Pliny! C'mo...

  • Posted in thread: Toppling Goliath... worth the trip? on 10-09-2015 at 05:25 PM
    If you make it down to Cedar Rapids, you should also visit Lion's Bridge. Their brown porter
    picked up a gold at the GABF and Quinton, the head brewer, is a cool guy. I am very thankful
    that he allowe...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature contolled swamp cooler on 10-08-2015 at 06:19 PM
    Thought I would post an update. I am really thrilled with this little system. During active
    fermentation it took about two hours for the water temp to warm from 63 to 66. Then when it
    kicked on, less ...

  • Posted in thread: Toppling Goliath... worth the trip? on 10-08-2015 at 05:55 PM
    The taproom is far from tiny....the bar only has 8-10 stools, but there are at least 15
    tables.And yeah, if you are that close and have a day, totally worth it.Follow them on the
    twitterz for taproom ...

  • Posted in thread: american stainless conicals from PA on 10-08-2015 at 05:31 PM
    [quote=brewfarmDan;7139519]Maybe ask him about getting the thicker type?looks like people are
    reading this thread or more people brew in the winter because I have noticed the auction prices
    are climbi...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-08-2015 at 06:38 AM
    Just brewed a 2.5 gallon batch of this last Sunday. Only hit 1.074 OG - maybe a function of
    BIAB mashing? Anyway, beautiful color, aroma, and taste going in to the primary. My starter
    (Wyeast 1056) di...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-08-2015 at 02:46 AM
    Sorry to have 'irked' you.If that's all you got out of the post, then you're beyond helping.
    Just stick to making other peoples recipes.

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-07-2015 at 07:03 PM
    Any chance I can add some oats to make this an oatmeal russian imperial stout?Please don't take
    offense. I'm really not calling you out individually, but I see this question posted on HBT all
    the time...

Following Stats
Bottled 2014: Imp Red Ale, Centennial Blonde, Enohcs Award Winning IPA Bottled 2015: American Wheat Pale Ale, Zombie Dust clone, FW Union Jack clone, small English brown, War Pigs RIS Secondary: empty Primary: Yellow Rose clone On Deck: NW Red Ale/Christmas Ale, German Hefe, Session IPA

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