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10-11-2009

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01-09-2014 12:01 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Dallas, TX
  • Brewing,concerts,fishing,mountain biking,guitar,poker.
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  • AHA
  • Started helping some friends homebrew in college, and started my own once I graduated. Been brewing with my own gear (and on a regular basis) since July, 2008. Bought a fridge to dedicate to fermentation in June, 2009 and really got started brewing (since you have a hard time controlling fermentation temps in the TX summers). Started with partial boil extracts and grain steeping, converted to all-grain in July, 2009. I try to brew at least two 5 gallon batch each month.

    Right now I am using an all-grain system using an insulated 10 gal Gatorade cooler, 10 gal stainless steel pot on a 6 inch propane burner. I am currently saving and planning upgrades to my system in order to increase quality control as well as obtaining more accurate data measurements.
  • Obtaining my Certified Cicerone, improving recipe designs and increasing data collection on brews, upgrading brewery equipment.
  • Back Porch Brown Ale
    American Velvet Stout
  • Tin Barn Saison
  • Experimental Pale Ale Round 1
    Schwach Hefewezein
  • Maibock
    Pilsner
  • Male
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: brewsteel out of business? on 01-09-2014 at 05:01 PM
    I ordered a stand from Kurt and he never finished it until 9 months after I paid him in full
    and only after I began a credit card dispute. He delayed the completion date 4 times before I
    gave him a de...

  • Posted in thread: Two 15.5gal Conical Fermenters (HDPE) - $350 each on 04-25-2013 at 01:30 AM
    I am trying to sell two 15.5gal conical fermenters. They are HDPE, not stainless steel. They
    have been in use for about 9 months (approx. 18 brews) and are in almost brand new condition.
    We are trying...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Legislative Update on 08-09-2012 at 05:24 PM
    I'm sure many of you are quite aware of the efforts to change regulations affecting small craft
    breweries in the state, but just in case... recently compiled the most recent study on
    economic impact...

  • Posted in thread: Sabco BrewMagic System in DFW? on 07-16-2012 at 06:11 PM
    Hey folks. I'm considering purchasing a Brewmagic system and was wondering if anyone near me
    has one theyd be willing to let me check out and possibly sit in on a brew session. Seems
    awesome, but id l...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter with Mini-Mash on 07-13-2012 at 09:47 PM
    I thought about that since I do have 4 one gal jugs and airlocks. I'd have to store them for
    about a month tho...to do so I'd have to decant the beer and just refridgerate the remaining
    yeast cake?

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter with Mini-Mash on 07-13-2012 at 04:06 AM
    I would save the wort but I dont have a pressure cooker. And space can be an issue (I've had an
    airlock blown out a time or two before)...I am gong to try a blow off hose, so maybe a 5.5gal
    would be t...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter with Mini-Mash on 07-13-2012 at 01:57 AM
    So I have a question for some of you more experienced yeast propagators out there. I am
    planning on brewing this Sat or Sun, and was going to make two 5gal batches of different
    Saisons. I know that yo...

  • Posted in thread: Blog Following DFW Breweries on 05-14-2012 at 01:35 PM
    Lots of events this week. Here are some involving the local breweries.

  • Posted in thread: Groupon for North Texas Beer Fest this Sat in Irving on 05-10-2012 at 01:36 PM
    Just in case you havent heard, check out the info below:

  • Posted in thread: Blog Following DFW Breweries on 05-08-2012 at 02:22 PM
    Don't forget about the fight for fair brewing laws in Texas!

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