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    Engineer, musician and brewer:

    What started out as watching someone brew a 5gal extract batch in May 2008 turned into my own little brewery.

    It all really started when I fixed a "broken" frig at my house (diagnosed everything only to find out the thermostat was set at 0; roommates already had bought a replacement). Drilled a hole for tap#1 and now I have a 4 tap kegerator and a 20# tank. Between band members and roommates, they help me keep good 5 gal batches around only about 4-7 days.

    I only brewed 4 partial mash recipes before I jumped into all grain. Picked up an all grain setup (sculpture and 4 keggles) from someone getting out of 10 yrs of brewing. Part of the Austin Zealots brew club.
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  • 10-gallon all grain setup brewed in Sanke kegs; one giant chest freezer w temp control for storage + 14 cornies; one upright freezer w temp control and 14.5 blichmann conical; one 4 tap standard refrigerator for serving and hops storage; lots of ppl to help me drink
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  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 01-05-2014 at 11:15 PM
    I did go for it. Im planning to make a bochet (boiled honey mead), and I ve done it before
    without adding water or DAP. It was cotton blossom honey from 2013, and was pretty damn dark to
    begin with.12...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 01-04-2014 at 10:12 PM
    Anyone tried this with honey?

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest-- anyone going? on 09-06-2013 at 09:38 PM
    It was a bit crazy trying to do the comp all in one day! I was handed the opportunity to
    organize the comp AFTER it was announced that we would be doing everything the day of. There
    were 66 entries (w...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest-- anyone going? on 09-18-2012 at 05:47 PM
    It is in LaGrange, about 1.25 hrs south of Austin off Hwy 71Ill be out there.

  • Posted in thread: looking for mead on 09-14-2012 at 05:20 PM
    Places in Texas I know are making or are about to make mead:La Buena Vida in Grapevine, TXRohan
    Meadery in La Grange, TXDancing Bee in Rogers, TXThorin's in Houston, TXEnchanted Manor in
    Magnolia, TXT...

  • Posted in thread: BlackBerry Honey on 06-12-2012 at 04:58 PM
    Congrats!!someday hope to get a mead on this here list too.. maybe next year ;)LOL you added
    the home one after I posted

  • Posted in thread: BlackBerry Honey on 06-12-2012 at 02:47 AM
    I made 5 gal of a really nice carbonated hydromel with:-Initial Must, 6gal-6# blackberry honey
    from Flying Bee Ranch, -9# of frozen blackberries (in nylon bag, steeped in 2 gal initially
    boiling sprin...

  • Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead (Melomel) on 02-14-2012 at 06:20 AM
    I finally did a 6 gallon batch with 9# frozen blackberries in a nylon bag, crushed; poured
    boiling water over them, waited a day, added pectinase, waited another 24 hrs and pulled the
    bag and squeezed...

  • Posted in thread: 11-11-11 Old Ale Swap and Critique Thread on 02-08-2012 at 05:43 AM
    410 Wit, not 810 San Fran; same wort, different yeast. same temp. Oh, and the BSD that I sent
    to some of you got a 3rd at 2011 MCAB.

  • Posted in thread: Dandelion Metheglin on 02-06-2012 at 11:05 PM
    Dandelions in Texas right now. I think Im going to do thisas well. Ive already picked and
    deflowered them.. and can confirm that once the flowers retract, they are a raging PITA to deal
    with.... I pic...

Cheers! ------------------------------- "Luck is when opportunity meets preparation" - Seneca Austin Zealots
May 15, 2009  •  12:46 PM
you have to let me know how monkeywrench turns out im very interested
May 15, 2009  •  02:27 PM
I have some yeast that I washed from a stout I just did and this stout came out the balls, I was thinking a bit more choclate too around 6oz or so, dont know why but i did. Im a half and half brewer I just dont have the room to go all grain yet, but heres what I was thinking

1 lb of chocolate malt

1 lb of roasted barley

3.3 lbs of Mutons Dark

1 lb of Lactose, for the creamy texture

6oz of baker chocolate

and I was going to ask you about the bananas.