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02-26-2012

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07-27-2016 12:40 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • I am very outgoing. Like the outdoors, enjoy gardening and a big fan DIY.
  • astronomy; woodworking
  • Staff Astronomer
  • Tracy Knauss
  • Country and Western
  • Avatar; Casablanca; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Gone with the Wind; Star Wars
  • Blue Bloods; CSI; Chicago
  • Dan Brown Novels; James Petterson Books
  • Brew Bayou; Fort Bend Astronomy Club; Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Just wanted something different besides BMC. Tired of the same old stuff with no flavor. Starter with a few extract recipes from Midwest, then moved on to All Grain where I have more control over what is happening with my brews.
  • American Brown Ale, Gumby Head Wheat Beer
  • Dry-but will fix that this coming Friday
  • Blood Orange Mead; Muscat Wine; Cider; English Barleywine
  • Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter; Zythos Pale Ale; Blood Orange Witbier
  • Raging Rage Ale; American Wheat; Cascade Pale Ale
  • Female
  • Single
  • Down the road with the crickets and the frogs
  • TX

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: It's 0800 on the US east coast... on 07-21-2016 at 12:24 AM
    For me it depends. I have done the early morning brews and have them done by noon. I have also
    done the brews in the wee hours of the mornin starting around 2:30 am, then have it rapped up
    by 7:30 am,...

  • Posted in thread: carolina cooker on 07-19-2016 at 12:09 PM
    The elbow fitting is the orifice, but you will still need a t-valve to control the flame.

  • Posted in thread: How big is your pipeline? on 07-15-2016 at 10:28 PM
    I always have 4 taps going with 2 in the fermenter. I am also aging a barleywine which should
    be ready around November. I try to have 4 different styles. Right now I have a brown ale, cream
    ale, wheat...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 07-15-2016 at 10:21 PM
    Drinking a wonderfully hopped Brown Ale.

  • Posted in thread: Hop suggestions for Cream Ale on 07-15-2016 at 01:05 PM
    I would go with Hallertauer, one at 60 and one at 5. I agree with ericbw to aim for 20-25 IBUs.

  • Posted in thread: Fresh Wort Kit?? on 07-13-2016 at 12:17 PM
    Actually sounds like an interesting idea in all reality. Wished they had something like that
    when I first got into the hobby. This way you are just concentrating on two different things.
    Your yeast an...

  • Posted in thread: Perlick, CMB or Intertap? on 07-08-2016 at 10:16 PM
    I have both Perlick 630SS and Intertap SS, but I really like the Intertaps better. I prefer the
    pour of the Intertaps over the Perlicks. Don't get me wrong, the Perlicks are nice, but they
    tend to be ...

  • Posted in thread: "I'm NEVER going to be one of those guys who are obsessed with temperature control!" on 07-08-2016 at 10:04 PM
    I have mine set up on my keezer and to me they are fairly easy to program. I do not have the
    1000+ that has been flashed. Don't really think I need that for the keezer. I do have an
    Inkbird one for my...

  • Posted in thread: Help me with my gravity readings on 07-08-2016 at 12:18 AM
    You really need to take a pre-boil reading before you add any heat to your wort. It is
    basically after you have your 1st and 2nd runnings out of your mash tun and you have stirred
    them together, then ...

  • Posted in thread: Pellet Hop Help on 07-08-2016 at 12:03 AM
    I usually use one of these ( when I am boiling my wort and just tie the bag to the handle.
    This way it keeps most of the hop sludge out of the fermenter.

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