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  • Austin, TX
  • I'm a father of two girls, and two dogs (also girls). I have been brewing since April 2005, and will probably hit 100 batches early this year.
  • homebrewing (of course),frisbee golf
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  • Dan
  • My wife (then girlfriend) got me a kit when we were in college, and I caught the homebrewing bug very quickly. I started in our apartment kitchen doing extract and specialty grain batches with reduced volume boils, now I am mostly all-grain and brewing out doors with a turkey fryer, a double bucket MLT and a 10 gal cooler for an HLT. One day the 7 gal turkey fryer will be replaced with a keggle, the cooler will become the MLT and I will find a new HLT. One day I will also get a fermentation refrigerator.
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  • Belgian(ish) Winter Ale; Poor Richards Ale
  • Pale Ale; Chocolate Cherry Stout; Rain Dance Red Ale - brewed with ~3 gal of the first rain we had in Austin in several months; Robust Porter
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Cherry Stout on 09-13-2012 at 03:48 PM
    I'm tickled that others are trying and liking the recipe!Wild Ginger- I've made it with out the
    vanilla. The vanilla is only there to compliment the chocolate. You will be fine leaving it out
    all toge...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber Build on 08-21-2012 at 09:32 PM
    I finally got this up and running a couple weeks ago. The unit is functional, but still has
    some cosmetic issues. I have a Pale Ale fermenting now, with something else to be brewed up
    this weekend. Pi...

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Cherry Stout on 08-21-2012 at 09:23 PM
    The cherry flavor is evident, but not overwhelming. I think I used about 56oz. of concentrate
    the previous time I made the recipe, but wanted to bump it up a bit this time. IIRC I just
    bought all the ...

  • Posted in thread: Do you keep ONE of every batch of homebrew? on 06-27-2012 at 02:52 PM
    I used to keep 1 bomber of each beer I made. I stopped doing so after just over a year, and I
    drank them all. Some had aged better than others. Now I have a few recipes that I brew nearly
    every year. ...

  • Posted in thread: Heading to San Diego on 06-22-2012 at 10:05 PM
    San Diego is a great beer city. Be sure to get to the Stone Brewery north of the city, its a
    bit of a drive, but well worth it. There are a bunch of smaller breweries and brew pubs around
    too, but Sto...

  • Posted in thread: Volunteer at brewery. on 06-07-2012 at 04:18 PM
    Talk to the brewers. Rob at Independence is a great guy, and I've heard positive things about
    the folks at Jester King as well.Years ago I tried to get a job at Uncle Billy's but could not
    get it to w...

  • Posted in thread: Warning to wing-capper users on 05-25-2012 at 06:07 PM
    I have a problem with breaking Anchor bottles. Man, I do love that tear shape bottle though.
    Last bottling day I broke 2 while capping. I guess the more I drink, the stronger I become?
    Nah, maybe I ju...

  • Posted in thread: Warning to wing-capper users on 05-25-2012 at 03:00 PM
    I can use those bottles with my wing capper, you just have to be aware that those bottles are
    being used, and be sure that the cap is properly seated before applying force.I have mangled
    more caps due...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber Build on 05-24-2012 at 05:56 PM
    Looks good. The only thing additional I did was line the inside with that thin plastic material
    that can be used for windows. Where you putting in the temp controller?I plan on lining the
    inside with ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber Build on 05-24-2012 at 03:56 PM
    Two more pictures attached. The first shows insulation installed. I am planning to use 1 layer
    3/4" and 1 layer 1/2" rigid foam insulation. The second pic shows the counter top and fridge
    door install...

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Planning: New brewery at new house!! Primary: Barley Wine Secondary: Red Ale, Pale Ale Conditioning: Drinking: Brown Ale, 75 min. IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Poor Richard's Ale, Chocolate Cherry Stout