TxBigHops

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11-30-2009

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08-29-2016 4:24 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

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  • Posted in thread: critique my next NE DIPA on 08-29-2016 at 04:23 PM
    overall very pleased with this beer. Its about 7.5% abv with no alcohol bite and very hoppy but
    low bitterness. It has a little bit of residual sweetness but its rather pleasant. I added 2gs
    of cacl a...

  • Posted in thread: Miller Lite (Really Triple Hopped) on 08-28-2016 at 03:36 PM
    TxBigHops. Definitely. This like any beer needs time to condition to be free of the undesirable
    fermentation by products.I hear you, but in reading this thread I got the impression that this
    particula...

  • Posted in thread: Miller Lite (Really Triple Hopped) on 08-28-2016 at 05:37 AM
    Tasting Update - Bottle ConditionedSchlenkerla just wanted to give you and other readers a
    tasting update. I did this recipe almost like your original but bumped up ABV with extra 2-row
    and made sure ...

  • Posted in thread: New equipment flub - mash temp too high on 08-26-2016 at 03:03 PM
    Hey, I just noticed that you're from Houston. Me too- heights area- where are y'all
    located?-benI'm in Humble. But we lost our LHBS recently so I buy from Landon at Farmboy. Are
    you in BOH? We may hav...

  • Posted in thread: New equipment flub - mash temp too high on 08-26-2016 at 03:15 AM
    Thanks for all the encouragement and suggestions. We've been talking and I think we will dough
    in at a lower temp next brew. Maybe even a lot lower, then ramp up slowly to target mash temp.
    Re OG/FG, ...

  • Posted in thread: New equipment flub - mash temp too high on 08-22-2016 at 07:51 PM
    Thanks for the input guys. I figured I was OK, but appreciate the reassurance. Need to do some
    serious studying on this new HERMS system my brew partner just bought. I'm guessing I will love
    it once I...

  • Posted in thread: New equipment flub - mash temp too high on 08-22-2016 at 05:51 PM
    Final gravity won't get as low as you wanted and it will probably taste a little sweeter than
    you were looking for but. The higher mash temp creates some unfermentable sugars. What were you
    brewing?Ye...

  • Posted in thread: New equipment flub - mash temp too high on 08-22-2016 at 05:38 PM
    Brewed my first beer on Saturday with new equipment, including the Blichman tower of power PID
    controller. I had set the PID for 162 to heat my strike water. Completed Dough in, let it rest
    10 minutes...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen on 08-19-2016 at 08:04 PM
    Sorry. Double post.

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen on 08-19-2016 at 08:02 PM
    To further complicate the issue, it's common to deliberately under pitch in hefeweizens. Fwiw
    when I made this beer I made a 1 L starter for 5 gal and it came out great. Next time I am
    trying no start...

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Bottled 2015: American 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 hoppy wheat beer), Sunny D-Lite Session IPA, Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Texas Sunrise (NE IPA) Primary: Bav Hefe On Deck: Texas Sunrise v2, Red IPA, Brad's Citra Pale Ale
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