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  • I had a real-estate agent who brews his own and invited me to a party to sample his latest. Probably one of the first craft beers I'd ever tried. Hey, this didn't taste like college beer! I told the wife that night that one day I'd make my own beer. A few years later, I found some equipment on Craigslist and more importantly, Homebrewtalk.com. The rest is history. I'm hooked!
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  • Posted in thread: San Antonio Brew Club? on 05-11-2012 at 11:32 AM
    I live on lackland afb and cant seem to tap into the local hb community. What gives?Have you
    joined the Bexar Brewers group? I'm pretty sure you can sign up at any time. They're pretty
    active and I ge...

  • Posted in thread: Tough Mudder on 04-02-2012 at 04:05 PM
    My wife and I, along with 6 others that we do crossfit with did the Dallas Mudder over the
    weekend too. It was pretty fun overall and the weather was perfect. My only complaint was
    having to wait so l...

  • Posted in thread: My 2-time gold winning American IPA on 03-08-2012 at 11:20 AM
    This is my first lager".......it is awesome, better than Stella. Light, crisp, malty, and a
    touch of hops. Thanks for the recipe!While the "awesome" part was spot on, you sure you posted
    this to the r...

  • Posted in thread: Should this be hoppy? on 03-06-2012 at 11:33 AM
    Look at your IBU calculator: 33-34 IBU's? That's not even in IPA range. Style range is about
    40-70 IBU's. When I saw your hop schedule, I thought it was for a 5 gallon batch. For a 10-12
    gallon, this ...

  • Posted in thread: Should this be hoppy? on 03-05-2012 at 06:21 PM
    Over the weekend, I had a few friends sample it and they felt like it was somewhat hoppy after
    all. I'm wondering if maybe it's just the lower IBUs that makes it seem less hoppy than what
    I'm used to....

  • Posted in thread: Should this be hoppy? on 03-03-2012 at 01:28 PM
    Do you use a carb stone? If you carbonate from the bottom of the keg, it can purge out hop
    aroma. Is the beer becoming more carbonated as is it sits in the keg? If the beer has 15+ psi
    of pressure to ...

  • Posted in thread: Should this be hoppy? on 03-02-2012 at 01:00 PM
    My biggest complaint about my homebrew is its inability to retain hop flavor/aroma. Almost all
    of my beers are APAs, IPAs, or ambers, and they all focus primarily on the hops. I know these
    are suppose...

  • Posted in thread: No fancy siphoning here! on 03-02-2012 at 11:15 AM
    Nice job! Now get to brewin' that next batch. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Conditioning Beer and the switch to Kegs on 03-02-2012 at 11:12 AM
    Would the batch pick up off flavors if I let it sit a little longer on the trub in the
    carboy?Lots of folks routinely leave their beers in primary for a month+ before racking to a
    keg or bottling buck...

  • Posted in thread: Conditioning Beer and the switch to Kegs on 03-01-2012 at 08:33 PM
    I just realized you said you would put an airlock on it. If you prime while it has an airlock,
    you wouldn't be carbonating the beer as the CO2 would escape. Prime it or force carb it in the
    keg. You c...

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