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12-26-2009

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06-29-2012 10:44 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Houston, TX
  • Beer lover, guitarist, motorcyclist, photographer, combat veteran.
  • Anthony Martinez
  • Blues
  • Started with a Mr. Beer kit my folks got me for Christmas. Now have a 10.5gal brew kettle, jet burner, 2x 6.5gal buckets, 2x 5gal glass carboys, and some other odds and ends.

    My Mr. Beer WCPA came out tasting like a beer, just not like a pale ale. There was no hop character at all, but my friends have all enjoyed it (with or without knowing I brewed it) so that works for me.
  • I love Belgian Ales, and would like to start brewing my own Belgian style ales at some point. That's one of my goals, at least.

    Picked up a few 1gal carboys I will use to start SMaSH brewing before I build up my all-grain brewstand.
  • #1 - empty
    #2 - empty
    #3 - empty
  • #1 - empty
    #2 - empty
  • - Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale (in 12oz bottles)
    - DeFalco's American Amber Ale (in 12oz bottles)
  • Keg #1 - German Klsch
    Keg #2 - Adventure Ale
  • Male
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Well this sure don't look right on 08-12-2011 at 10:59 PM
    Lighten up guys. I appreciate the input and the quick sorting of the issues. I filled a
    rubbermaid with a few gallons of water/ice and cold crashed the sucker. It looks good.

  • Posted in thread: Well this sure don't look right on 08-09-2011 at 11:36 PM
    Thanks for the responses. It smells like beer. I haven't tasted yet. Again, was busy attempting
    to not fail partial differential equations so I can get another piece of paper (in addition to
    my DD214)...

  • Posted in thread: Well this sure don't look right on 08-08-2011 at 02:00 PM
    The secret is to pitch the yeast and walk away. Come back every 12 hours just to satisfy
    yourself that it is fermenting and then walk away again for 10 days.That is the smartest way to
    handle the two ...

  • Posted in thread: Well this sure don't look right on 08-08-2011 at 01:39 PM
    Dark part is clear; the light part has yeast in suspension. If you get it cold, the yeast will
    continue to come out of suspension and the line between the two colors will drop, and
    eventually the whol...

  • Posted in thread: Well this sure don't look right on 08-08-2011 at 05:41 AM
    Interesting "development" maybe someone here can identify. I moved my carboy from the closet to
    the counter with the intent of letting it sit for a few hours to settle down again before I
    kegged the b...

  • Posted in thread: Finally took the plunge on 05-29-2011 at 07:15 PM
    I've been absent from HBT for a while, engineering school keeps me busy. My interest (or
    obsession) with photography does too (I recently finished building a darkroom because I shoot
    film more than di...

  • Posted in thread: Do you have a GE 7.0 or Holiday 7.0 Keezer??? on 08-20-2010 at 05:14 PM
    Home Depot GE here. It'll fit 3 comfortably on the floor with enough space to keep a growler
    cold as well (for when I want to fill it up and take homebrew with me to a football game or
    whatever). Tank...

  • Posted in thread: Sorting the keg issues out... on 05-01-2010 at 07:37 PM
    Put a small fan inside to move air around and keep the temp consistent. That will probably fix
    your problem.Thanks, that's what I plan on doing. Right after I, hopefully, ace this Cal2 exam
    tomorrow. ...

  • Posted in thread: Sorting the keg issues out... on 05-01-2010 at 07:33 PM
    Going higher, or lower, on the pressure will again require 1-2 weeks to equilibrate. I.e. ,if
    you jack your Kolsch up to 13 PSI to get some more carbonation out of it, you'll have to wait a
    week or tw...

  • Posted in thread: Sorting the keg issues out... on 05-01-2010 at 02:55 PM
    Heh, I'm not sure how that'd work out for me. I don't have a tower, just a collar. Thanks,
    though!

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