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  • Conroe, TX.
  • Just an average everyday guy that loves the idea of being self sufficient. I like beer, thus I want to know how to make it. Plus it's something fun to do and you get to drink the results!
  • Hunting,Fishing,Camping,Golf,Beer,Cigars,Want to learn to weld.
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  • Love Stevie Ray Vaughan and similar styles. Dirty blues, country, southern and classic rock, texas
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  • Don't watch too much. I like college football and basketball. Love to watch Sunday morning hunting
  • I read a lot of "how to" stuff and trade magazines. I don't read many novels but when I do I like t
  • No local home brew clubs I can find. The closest would be towards Houston.
  • I tasted a friends homebrew one day and was hooked. I read just about from front to back Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing" and then skimmed through "Homebrewing for Dummies" and went to the LHBS and bought the cheapest starter kit he had. (I say local, he is about 30miles from my house). Already had a big ol'pot and got to brewing.
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  • BM's Centennial Blond
    Northern Brewer's Irish Red LME kit
  • No kegs either
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  • Posted in thread: Extract brewing methods on 11-23-2014 at 12:49 AM
    I use 2 gallons of spring water to steep my grains then add 1.5 gallons heated distilled sparge
    water and 1/2 the extract for a 3.5 gallon boil. I boil for 60 minutes adding remainder of
    extract at fl...

  • Posted in thread: Strange plastic taste that creeps into my beer on 11-22-2014 at 07:18 PM
    I struggled,and still do on occasion, with this same issue a few years ago. There was a couple
    threads on here I was following at the time on the issue and the general consensus over several
    months of...

  • Posted in thread: Afraid to ask, but too frustrated not to.... on 06-05-2013 at 08:02 PM
    There's been a lot of reports of infections in the plastic spigot on bottling buckets. They are
    very hard to clean once infection gets in there if its not one that you can take apart fully.
    You may wa...

  • Posted in thread: My first all-grain. What the heck is "efficiency"?? on 04-21-2013 at 02:10 AM
    Grain crush plays a HUGE role in your efficiency also. Using a paint bag or some other fine
    mesh you can get away with a finer crush than with typical all grain systems. This can help
    your efficiency.

  • Posted in thread: My first all-grain. What the heck is "efficiency"?? on 04-20-2013 at 11:16 PM
    Go buy yourself a pkg of 5 gal paint strainer bags for your grain bag next time. It will hold
    enough grain to even do a low gravity 5 gallon batch. They are cheap and reuseable. You can get
    them at an...

  • Posted in thread: Late Extract Additions and DMS? on 04-17-2013 at 10:17 PM
    The DMS comes from the grain not the hops. Extract has been boiled under a vacuum to help
    concentrate it. All chemical reactions necessary for good beer and healthy yeast have taken
    place already. The...

  • Posted in thread: Twang taste in all grain on 02-25-2013 at 10:13 PM
    What do you ferment in? I switched from buckets to glass carboys and started kegging about the
    same time. Almost every off flavor I've dealt with is now gone from my kegged beer. I still
    bottle some h...

  • Posted in thread: should I be using a glass carboy as the primary fermented? on 01-07-2013 at 06:37 AM
    I've had issues with the same off favors in the past but have managed to do away with it for
    awhile now. I now keg most batches and I have never had the plastic off flavor in my keg. I got
    rid of plas...

  • Posted in thread: Extract or All Grain? on 11-30-2012 at 02:01 PM
    Buy and read "How to Brew" or "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing". Best analogy I can come up
    with is it's like baking a cake. Extract is like buying a box at the store and following the
    directions on b...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian White Recipe Kit? on 11-26-2012 at 05:51 AM
    It's for pellet hops. Been a while since I've seen this thread. Lol. We have since moved on to
    all grain for most brews but from what I remember this was a pretty tasty beer. My friend
    brewed it a few...

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