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  • Houston, Texas
  • I'm a long time beer drinker but only recently have I been extracted from the world of cheap commercial beer. I first started sampling different styles and brands of beer from around the world. Did this for a year or so. I discovered some wonderful things (and some pretty nasty things too, i.e. I don't like IPA). In 2008 I started brewing my own. I have decided there is no better beer than homebrewed/crafted whatever you call it. So much more flavor. Commercial beer is like ta asteless appetizer while homebrew is a delicious 7-course meal. I'm sticking with extract/grain recipes for now and don't feel compelled yet to do more than that.
  • All Kinds of Things
  • CPA
  • ?????
  • Nothing right now
  • Brown Ale
  • Dutch Style Ale
    Dortmunder Export
    Brown Ale
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Hot Temperatures and the Secondary on 06-14-2009 at 02:59 PM
    Whether needed or not I keep the secondary in the swamp cooler with water. I try to keep it at
    70 to 75 which may require a frozen bottle or two in the summer but its not a big deal compared
    to the pr...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Ireland on 06-13-2009 at 04:32 PM
    I just noticed this post but it has been interesting to read. I too am one of those Americans
    of Irish decent that cannot wait to "go home". My Dad's family came here a long time ago but
    was originall...

  • Posted in thread: When everything that can go wrong goes wrong... on 05-27-2009 at 02:37 PM
    I started brewing a little less than a year ago and what I have learned is that brewing beer is
    one of those things that is just a continual learning experience. The things Iím learning at
    this point ...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock and Blowoff question on 05-20-2009 at 04:55 PM
    I agree. The blowoff problem will occur in the first few days so after the activity starts to
    slow down, put in a regular airlock. If you have gunk in your blow off tube it will be much
    easier to get ...

  • Posted in thread: My beer isn't boiling! on 05-20-2009 at 04:48 PM
    I agree with not using a lid otherwise you get dimethyl sulfide and potentially bad boilovers.
    Most kitchen stoves don't have the horsepower and BTU's to boil that much volume. Either do a
    smaller boi...

  • Posted in thread: Adding water after fermentation? on 05-20-2009 at 04:38 PM
    On my first couple of brews I was short volume in the secondary. Afraid of oxidation due to the
    open space, I added pre-boiled and cooled down water. If you are only talking about a little
    bit of wate...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock and Blowoff question on 05-19-2009 at 06:04 PM
    I got this idea from someone else on this board. You can use one of those 3-piece plastic
    airlocks to make your blow-off tube. Use only the main body of the airlock. On the bottom of
    the airlock tube,...

  • Posted in thread: Awe sh#t!!!! on 05-14-2009 at 02:24 PM
    I'm one of the ones that did this before and posted a question about it here. I did all the
    research and as you have figured out already, no mercury no lead. I always strain my wort so no
    pellets or g...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie in the house on 05-08-2009 at 08:43 PM
    Most basic starterís kits are good and will give you exactly what you need. You can easily grow
    from there should you desire but a person can brew beer great his whole life with beginners

  • Posted in thread: help, my wife spit in my beer on 05-08-2009 at 03:00 PM
    +1 on autosiphon,+1 on water in tube to start (if no autosiphon)+1 on wife swallowing next
    time, you never know where her mouth has been . . well . . . actually . . . hopefully you
    do.You know, if you...

Let me eat when I'm hungry, let me drink when I'm dry Two dollars when I'm hard up, religion when I die The whole world is a bottle, and life is but a dram When the bottle gets empty, Lord, it sure ain't worth a damn