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11-30-2009

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11-17-2016 8:53 PM

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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: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 11-17-2016 at 09:46 PM
    With an RPi3B you need Raspbian Jessie, plus the latest Apache2. Between the two there are some
    small changes from the installation procedure shown on the raspberrypints.com page, but nothing
    too chal...

  • Posted in thread: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 11-15-2016 at 09:10 PM
    It may not be for everyone, but the Model 2B has everything I need and is more power-efficient
    than the 3B. I don't need the incrementally higher performance of the Model 3B vs the 2B, I
    don't need th...

  • Posted in thread: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 11-15-2016 at 07:30 PM
    If you build per the raspberrypints.com instructions all the parts are the same. That said,
    there are options now: on the processor side, the original R'Pints was built using an RPi Model
    B; since the...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann HopRocket with pellets on 11-04-2016 at 04:34 PM
    sub'd.

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-26-2016 at 10:36 PM
    I get an extra 5 gallons of stout out of the deal.No kidding! How much "beer" are you pouring
    down the sink in making a 9 liter starter! :eek: :(

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 10-26-2016 at 10:31 PM
    I've had good luck with Yeast Bay. However, I always take the first generation through a low
    abv. Blonde Ale. Then I collect yeast for re-pitching purposes into bigger IPA's... I think if
    you pitch fi...

  • Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 10-26-2016 at 10:16 PM
    Checked it twice. Strange. And I didn't want it that dry. I like my IPAs a bit on the malty
    side. Didn't expect it with Conan, a historically low to med attenuating yeast.Have you tried
    1318? Mine alw...

  • Posted in thread: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 10-26-2016 at 10:07 PM
    New to this thread. To the developers who put this together and support it - :mug: !!! Looks
    like a quality and fun app. I'm planning to purchase a raspberry pi soon and plan to install
    this app immed...

  • Posted in thread: Miller Lite (Really Triple Hopped) on 10-03-2016 at 03:22 AM
    Well, here it is! Much as I expected. There's a slight bitter aftertaste that I'm not sure
    whether to attribute to the AE, or the Sorachi Ace hops. I'll know better after I taste the
    beer that was keg...

  • Posted in thread: System won't hold co2. Help me diagnose on 10-03-2016 at 03:08 AM
    Thanks for all the help. I was mistaken when I thought the second tank was empty. I have
    located the leak and fixed it.

Following Stats
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Bottled 2015: Am Wheat Pale Ale, Zombie Dust clone, Union Jack clone, dark English mild, War Pigs RIS, Yellow Rose clone, NW Red Ale/Christmas Ale, Bee Cave Bav Hefe Bottled 2016: Frankenweizen (dark wheat), Sunny D-Lite IPA, Triple Choc Milk Stout, Texas Sunrise (NE IPA), Bav Hefe, Kelly Light Blonde, TSv2, Rowdy Roughneck (Red IPA) Primary: Empty On Deck: Mango Choc Milk Stout, TSv3, Brad's Citra Pale Ale
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