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11-30-2009

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04-24-2016 10:13 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: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 04-24-2016 at 10:04 PM
    7065.5+ 5g chocolate milk stout= 7070.5

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 04-23-2016 at 02:39 PM
    I didnt have any krausen on mine. Towards the end the beer looks pretty dormant and all the
    cocao powder has settled to the bottom and stuck to the sides. I would give it another week or
    if you got th...

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 04-23-2016 at 05:46 AM
    I keg mine. I just strapped the keg on @ 10psi for about a week before i poured my first draft.
    Due to the lactose and creamy style head i wouldnt carb it too much else your going to have
    alot of foam...

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 04-22-2016 at 11:53 PM
    That is a little disturbing to us bottlers. It takes three weeks to fully carb, at which point
    our brew is already on the decline?Are you sure it "takes" that long, or is that just your
    routine to wai...

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 04-22-2016 at 11:15 PM
    OK, time to bottle this bad boy tomorrow morning. What level are you carbing this to? I carb my
    IPAs and wheat beers pretty high, from 2.6 volumes to nearly 3.5 volumes for my Hefe's. I've
    only done o...

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 04-11-2016 at 04:34 PM
    Stick them all in, flavors fade over time. Like I said above its not a sweet chocolate so you
    won't run into something that is too sweet to drinkThanks. I went ahead and put them all in on
    Friday nigh...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 04-11-2016 at 04:06 AM
    6140+ 5 gal session IPA= 6145

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 04-09-2016 at 02:28 PM
    I am going to brew this beer sometime next week. I will keep it in primary for 30 days then age
    for 240 in a recently used bourbon barrel. will update as I make notes for those that are
    interested.I h...

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 04-09-2016 at 02:49 AM
    Let us know how it goes. The roasted barley will darken it up to almost a black srm. The first
    batch I made with chocolate malt was prettt black but I used pale chocolate malt this time for
    something ...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 04-07-2016 at 06:08 AM
    P.S. wait 6 months guys, i am. the payoff will be worth it.BEST advice for a big stout like
    this. I bottled mine in Aug and it is just now reaching it's peak. I REALLY wish I had back all
    the bottles ...

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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 Secondary: empty Primary: Chocolate Milk Stout On Deck: War Pigs RIS V2, Juicy Vermont IPA, a doppelbock?
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