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    ABOUT ME

  • Houston
  • Brewing for about two years. Love trying different brews but finally trying to perfect a few recipes.
  • Woodworking,metalworking,guitar,golf
  • Engineer
  • Always wanted to give it a shot and after college I got really bored after work so I ordered a starter kit and been going ever since then. Hopefully eventually I will stop spending money upgrading my equipment but I don't see that happening.
  • Everything!!!
  • Male
  • Single

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  • Posted in thread: New Orleans Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants? on 03-29-2012 at 03:05 PM
    When I visit my buddy in New Orleans usually our first stop is Port of Call. Pretty well known
    but the burgers are fantastic. Really dark/dingy inside, perfect for day drinking.

  • Posted in thread: 12" Project Box on 03-03-2012 at 03:08 PM
    Quite a few people, including me, went the eBay route. Might take a week or two to find the
    size you want but be patient.

  • Posted in thread: How Long would you commute on 03-01-2012 at 09:44 PM
    Leaving early and going to the gym near work is an easy way to avoid traffic at least on the
    way in. Definitely look into getting some audiobooks. I used to travel 70-80% of the time for
    work and audi...

  • Posted in thread: A Cold Mash Tun - how do you guys warm it prior to mash? on 02-23-2012 at 07:47 PM
    I would heat my strike to about 185F, dump it in a close the lid. 15 minutes later it would be
    around 170F. Add grains and your right around 152F. When I first started using a cooler I would
    heat tap ...

  • Posted in thread: Show Me Your Wood Brew Sculpture/Rig on 02-20-2012 at 04:59 PM
    Single Tier HERMS that I finished last summer. Makes life so much easier and after spending
    that much time/money I make sure it gets plenty of use. There is no way I could have done it
    without this si...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 02-20-2012 at 04:40 PM
    reply for a chicken dinner

  • Posted in thread: Cold House in Winter - Need some ideas on 01-06-2012 at 08:21 PM
    I don't think anyone has mentioned Kolsches and Alts yet. Both of them ferment well in the high
    50's to low 60's.Obviously the more you can control the temperature the better, but plenty of
    people bre...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering Pliny the Elder clone? on 12-20-2011 at 07:18 PM
    For anything that is dry hopped with more than 1oz I have had good luck attaching a paint
    strainer to the end of the racking tube that is in the keg. I use a hose clamp to keep the bag
    on and it catch...

  • Posted in thread: Is adding spice to a beer in secondary or at bottling a sanitation problem? on 11-20-2011 at 03:53 AM
    Just wanted to let you guys know that I believe that adding raw spices in the secondary caused
    some off flavors in my pumpkin ale. I've made the beer a couple of times before but never added
    any addit...

  • Posted in thread: Iphone app on 09-13-2011 at 05:57 AM
    I really like Beer Alchemy as well. Currently use the mac, ipad and iphone apps. All work great
    but not sure if the iphone/ipad apps would be great without the actual computer software.
    Editing and cr...

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