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  • Amateur homebrewer and volunteer at my local Texas craft brewery - St. Arnold's! Love beer and recently dove into the world of homebrewing. So far, so good - having a great time, and hoping to learn a lot here on the forum...
  • Homebrewing (new); Golf;
    Canning; Fishing; Camping
  • Medical Software Consultant; Registered Nurse
  • Tim Banks
  • Little bit of everything
  • I got in to homebrewing after volunteering at my local home brewery, St Arnold's. Many of the folks I volunteer with are also homebrewers, and after talking to them about it, I became curious. The rest is history - I bought a deluxe brewing kit from my local home brew supply shop and got off and running with an IPA using a liquid malt extract kit and some steeped grain. I enjoyed myself so much I put together a hard apple cider the following weekend. So far, both are progressing nicely!
  • Who knows....
  • Nothing in primary right now.
  • Been kegging for a couple batches now. I'll never bottle again!!!! :)
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  • Houston
  • Texas


  • Posted in thread: Shank length? on 09-24-2015 at 08:03 PM
    Hope I'm not resurrecting an old post here, but would you guys say that a 4" shank is long
    enough for a fridge door? Like William said - assuming it's too long, a piece of 1-4 on the
    inside or outside...

  • Posted in thread: 8 beer line maintenance question on 09-24-2015 at 07:50 PM
    Dumb question guys - I'm still new to the kegging world and learning - how do you blow CO2
    through the line to clear it out after the PBW/StarSan? Am i overthinking this?Thanks in

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-29-2015 at 06:31 PM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-29-2015 at 06:29 PM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Beer Smith 'Taste Notes' on 07-09-2015 at 03:35 PM
    That was it - thanks for the info. I don't remember entering the info into the notes section.
    Does it get populated automatically at some point in the design process? Either way - thanks
    for the assis...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Smith 'Taste Notes' on 07-02-2015 at 03:37 PM
    Hey Guys, I'm still pretty green with using Beer Smith, but slowly I'm getting the hang of it.
    My question today is around the Taste Notes - in my recipe, my total IBU's come to 37.4 (well
    within my d...

  • Posted in thread: The Great Hydra Giveaway! on 05-20-2014 at 12:56 AM
    WOW! I'm in...

  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-16-2014 at 04:21 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 03-17-2014 at 03:47 PM
    I'm in - thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber Advice on 02-06-2014 at 09:36 PM
    Imma shoot from the hip on this one and say that if you're using an enclosed device such as a
    chest freezer or something similar, a space heater just seems like a bad idea. I can't explain
    why, but I ...