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11-30-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • golf,motorcycling,fantasy sports,poker,and BEER!
  • Accountant
  • David
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Progressive Hard Rock
  • Rogue Brewers
  • Started brewing in 2009. I brewed two batches with a friend who has brewing equipment and years of experience. We brewed a Bells Two Hearted Ale clone that came out great, and a Red Ale that was mostly way over carbed. I don't believe that beer was finished when it was bottled. My friend brews more by the seat of his pants, whereas I'm a bit more detail oriented. So I started to collect my own equipment, then got side tracked for a couple of years. Finally late in 2013 I got the bug again, bought the rest of what I needed, and brewed 3 extract recipes in early 2014. I made lots of mistakes, but each brew was better than the last. This year (2015) I'm tackling all grain brewing. Very excited about advancing my skills and improving my beers. Could not have done any of this without HBT. This community is awesome!
  • Ambitious schedule for 2015. Wheat APA brewed in Jan. is in the bottle. Feb brew is a Zombie Dust clone. Later this spring I will tackle a high gravity RIS, and will parti-Gyle a Brown from the second runnings. I'm also planning to brew another IPA and a double IPA. That should hold me until next fall/winter. It's too hot to brew in Houston in the summer.
  • War Pigs RIS, small English Brown.
  • empty
  • 2014: Imperial Red Ale, Biermunchers Centennial Blonde, Enohcs IPA.rn2015: Wheat APA, Zombie Dust clone, Union Jack clone.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Houston
  • Texas

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Hard Arnold Palmer - (1/2 Sweet Tea, 1/2 Lemonade) on 07-01-2015 at 09:42 PM
    Haven't made Mead yet. Gonna think about this one. How strong is the tea flavor, cause I'm not
    real fond of tea. Pretty close to a real Arnold Palmer? What if I backed the tea down to just
    one gallon?

  • Posted in thread: Anybody using a wine fridge for fermenting? on 06-27-2015 at 12:24 AM
    Yeah, I completely understand the desire for more precise temp control and for heating. Just
    that with a regular fridge I would need that immediately, and with this I may be able to put it
    off a bit. ...

  • Posted in thread: Anybody using a wine fridge for fermenting? on 06-26-2015 at 11:48 PM
    I've been looking around for something for fermentation chamber - chest or upright freezer,
    fridge, etc. Almost pulled the trigger on a commercial Bev-Air fridge, but I missed it. Then
    while searching...

  • Posted in thread: Got a sweet deal on a Beverage Air fridge for my ferm chamber on 06-23-2015 at 10:16 PM
    I found this Beverage Air 2 door fridge on craigslist and my wife bought it for me for Fathers
    day. It needed to be cleaned up a bit, but it worked great. I can fit 3 buckets in
    it.https://lh6.googleu...

  • Posted in thread: Chronical Fermenter by SS Brewing Technologies on 06-19-2015 at 05:51 PM
    Beverage Air 12That is some sweet brew porn there Danam! I am looking at a Bev Air 24 right now
    as a possible Ferm chamber. Seller says its been heavily used, but works fine and has been
    regularly ser...

  • Posted in thread: Firestone-Walker Union Jack "inspired" IPA on 06-18-2015 at 09:20 PM
    Sub'd. Brewed a version of this on 6/1/15. Bottled yesterday. Need to look at my recipe and see
    how similar they are.

  • Posted in thread: Clone for Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet on 06-18-2015 at 07:41 PM
    Resurecting this. Did any of you actually go ahead with this recipe? Any tasting notes or
    comparison to the original? Also, did anyone actually hear back from the master brewer at Clown
    Shoes? I would...

  • Posted in thread: OG too high, FG too low - How different will the finished beer be? on 06-18-2015 at 06:30 PM
    The body will be a bit lighter and you may have some alcohol warmth in the mouthfeel at 9.5%.If
    you want a less fermentable wort (and therefore a higher FG), you could skip the step mash and
    target a ...

  • Posted in thread: OG too high, FG too low - How different will the finished beer be? on 06-17-2015 at 09:19 PM
    I brewed a Union Jack IPA clone 3 weeks ago. Expected OG was 1.074. Recipe was a step mash, 60
    minutes at 145, another 15 at 155. Hit the 145, but only got to 151 on the step up. I'm
    assuming this con...

  • Posted in thread: To those of you who brew outdoors on 06-17-2015 at 08:48 PM
    I bought a big Coleman extreme cooler from walmart dirt cheap. It holds up to 3 fermenter
    buckets plus water and frozen ice bottles, and it holds the temp well enough I can even ferment
    lagers.And whe...

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Bottled 2014: Imp Red Ale, Centennial Blonde, Enohcs Award Winning IPA Bottled 2015: American Wheat Pale Ale, Zombie Dust clone, FW Union Jack clone, small English brown Secondary: empty Primary: War Pigs RIS On Deck: a DIPA
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