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11-30-2009

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07-24-2016 4:22 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: "Northeast" style IPA on 07-21-2016 at 07:11 AM
    In my limited use of mandarins Bavaria it's a "delicate" hop that doesn't lend a ton of hop
    character so it may get washed out by the citra/mosaic comboThanks for the input. Do you think
    it would help...

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 07-21-2016 at 03:39 AM
    Braufessor, without going back through 1000 posts, have you (or anyone) ever used Mandarina
    Bavaria as one of the finishing hops? Thinking of going Citra/Mosaic/Mandarina Bavaria in the
    flameout, whir...

  • Posted in thread: Single Tier, 3 Pump, BCS-462, Automated Rig on 07-19-2016 at 04:10 AM
    Great stuff! Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 07-08-2016 at 02:09 AM
    Im going to brew this in the very near future. Im going to rack it onto oak spirals for aging
    and I'm just curious if someone can suggest how much oak I should use. I tried looking through
    the thread ...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 07-07-2016 at 05:19 AM
    Bottled tonight. I don't know if I'll be able to wait 6-months. Pulled a half-glass at the end
    and enjoying right now. Good stuff.Wait. If you don't, you'll wish you had.

  • Posted in thread: Is this Minibrew conical site a scam? on 06-05-2016 at 03:23 PM
    A fair price is where both seller and buyer come to an amicable agreement. Retail price has
    little to do with that. $450 + shipping sounds really high for a plastic jug on a stand. For
    that price ther...

  • Posted in thread: Is this Minibrew conical site a scam? on 06-05-2016 at 04:59 AM
    OK....well......Sorry we side tracked your quest.Carry onNo worries. I've thought about the
    ones in you link also.

  • Posted in thread: Is this Minibrew conical site a scam? on 06-05-2016 at 04:41 AM
    Thanks for the additional recommendations guys, but my only question is whether the lower
    priced site is selling a legitimate Minibrew fermentor. The one I'm looking at is local and
    used and I'm tryin...

  • Posted in thread: Is this Minibrew conical site a scam? on 06-04-2016 at 08:37 PM
    Thinking about buying a Minibrew 15 gallon conical. There seems to be another site other than
    Minibrew selling this at over $200 less. Here's the minibrew site listing it for $478: here
    is another s...

  • Posted in thread: Mosaic Honey Wheat on 05-14-2016 at 04:19 AM
    Any need to add rice hulls to this recipe?Anyone find that the honey malt is excessive?I think
    it depends on your system. I've seen recipes where brewers said they didn't use rice hulls in
    wheat beers...

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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, War Pigs RIS, Yellow Rose clone, NW Red Ale/Christmas Ale, Bee Cave Bavarian Hefeweizen Bottled 2016: Frankenweizen (dark hoppy wheat beer), Sunny D-Lite Session IPA, Triple Chocolate Milk Stout Secondary: empty Primary: empty On Deck: War Pigs RIS V2, Juicy Vermont IPA, a doppelbock?
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