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10-16-2007

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10-25-2013 6:21 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Homebrewing,DUH!
  • Process Control Technician
  • Donnie Franklin
  • Rock
    Heavy Metal
  • Dexter
  • Too many to list!
  • Texoma Area Brewing Club
  • Got into brewing back in 2005 when my wife finally got tired of hearing me 'talk' about brewing my own beer, so she bought me a kit and I have been hooked ever since. Started with an extract dunkel for my first batch, and have a passion for german beers, oktoberfest, bocks, etc. My first all grain setup was using a bag in bucket which worked pretty well, but I have advanced to a large cooler and manifold setup and march pump system. I am still in the process of creating a HERMS system, just need to clear some space. I have tried many different recipes and styles, including oktoberfest, dunkel, bock, browns, scotch ale, stout, and several others. I recently took home first prize in the German Wheat and Rye category at the Bluebonnet Brewoff, along with a third in American Amber Ale.
  • I already have a Maibock in the secondary in my spare fridge, and plan to use the harvested yeast for several brews, including Bock, Dopplebock, and an Oktoberfest. hope to buy several bags of grains in the near future so I can continue to rotate my beer inventory and enter into any upcoming competitions.
  • Grumpy Dog Smoked Maple Porter
    None the Weizer Dunkelweizen
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 03-10-2013 at 12:41 AM
    Brewed batch of Doppelsticke today, 3rd attempt at this style. Scored 42 @ FOAM Cup in
    November, though this recipe has been tweaked slightly. Hoping this will be even better!! :D

  • Posted in thread: When to Keg?? on 03-09-2013 at 03:35 PM
    I never secondary. I do not brew big beers so not sure if that would play a roll.This isn't a
    big beer, 1.055 OG. I want to cold condition it for at least a month as I will be pulling a few
    bottles fr...

  • Posted in thread: When to Keg?? on 03-09-2013 at 03:10 PM
    Long time homebrewer finally getting my shot at kegging. My question for those with some
    experience is: When do you normally keg, after primary, or should I perform a secondary? This
    is a batch of Nor...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on best ways to control my mash (LONG) on 02-06-2013 at 10:27 PM
    One thing that might help, if it wasn't brought up, is to pull the wort to your boil pot
    slowly, like one gallon every 12 minutes or so. I regularly pull 7.5 to 8 gal of wort, so this
    should be at lea...

  • Posted in thread: unsafe? on 10-03-2012 at 11:20 PM
    Is 6 oz of bottling sugar unsafe? I've had a few bottles pop and it may be because the case on
    top of it was resting on those taller bottles or because of the sugar. My gut tells me that 20%
    extra wou...

  • Posted in thread: best beer you ever made! on 10-02-2012 at 11:07 PM
    Double decoction Maibock, only 5 left in the bottle for competition in November and March,
    lol!!

  • Posted in thread: How Soon to Brew a Dunkelweizen for Competition on 10-02-2012 at 10:31 PM
    Had a discussion about beer freshness with a fellow brewer, the gist (or grist, if you prefer)
    being whether a dunkelweizen brewed in Sept would still be good and fresh for a competition in
    March. I b...

  • Posted in thread: My weizenbock didnt attenuate all the way! on 10-02-2012 at 10:22 PM
    I don't see anything suggesting how long this was in the primary fermenter (1 week, 2 weeks??).
    I just bottled a weizenbock myself (primary for 13 days, then bottled), though I pitched
    directly onto t...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 09-19-2012 at 12:34 AM
    Brewed a batch of Weizenbock, double decoction, brew day went beautifully, other than my gas
    bottle crapping out on me. Had a backup on hand though, disaster averted, lol. During the
    brewday, bottled ...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 09-12-2012 at 12:51 PM
    Bottled a batch of Northern German Altbier last night, just in time for the Dixie Cup, sweet!!

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