TxBigHops

Gift Premium Subscription To TxBigHops

Join Date:

11-30-2009

Last Activity:

07-31-2015 12:13 AM

Likes Given: 123

29 Likes on 18 Posts 

    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: Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone on 07-31-2015 at 02:36 AM
    Here's my Zombie Dust, bottled back in February. Very enjoyable! The pic is a little blurry,
    but the beer is very clear.

  • Posted in thread: Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone on 07-30-2015 at 10:27 PM
    Just a quick aside....I've been wondering lately, and have had a couple acquaintances from my
    LHBS suggest as well, if Cara 60 is a little too dark for this. Copper and I have made 8-9
    versions of thi...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 03:04 PM
    Nice looking kettle!

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper- Can you clone it? on 07-28-2015 at 02:27 PM
    I did a 10 batch last week, I used the recipe I originally posted on page 297 but followed
    Bobbrew's hop additions from the same page.I fermented in two buckets and pitched raw liquid
    GigaYeast (1.5 p...

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 02:00 PM
    I'll give it a go. Thanks Coldbreak!

  • Posted in thread: It's time to bottle, but of course, it's complicated on 07-25-2015 at 07:35 AM
    Unfortunately my failure to take an OG reading is not helped by the recipe not including an
    estimated OG or FG. I have the ingredients but I haven't been able to wrap my head around the
    math to figure...

  • Posted in thread: It's time to bottle, but of course, it's complicated on 07-24-2015 at 11:39 PM
    This was not quite meant to be an imperial stout, but, as it's my first brew I managed to screw
    up a number of things, one of which being dumping my priming sugar into the boil assuming it
    was meant t...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Controlled Mash Tun / Fermentation Chamber on 07-24-2015 at 08:18 PM
    i read somewhere about oxidation in copper and effects on wort. it could have been a myth. the
    real reason is that since i used the vessel as a mash tun . i thought it would be better to
    keep coil on ...

  • Posted in thread: It's time to bottle, but of course, it's complicated on 07-24-2015 at 08:04 PM
    Your logic makes my laziness all the more apparent. I think I will still attempt to bottle form
    this bucket for the sake of simplicity. Took a gravity reading last night 1.021, a little high,
    but give...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Controlled Mash Tun / Fermentation Chamber on 07-24-2015 at 07:32 PM
    Very interesting build! But I'm curious, why didn't you run the copper tubing on the inside of
    the keg, instead of the outside? Wouldn't you get more responsive temperature changes if the
    tubing is in...

Following Stats
FORUM SIGNATURE
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: War Pigs RIS Primary: empty On Deck: a DIPA, NW Red Ale, German Hefe
0 COMMENTS
POST A COMMENT

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS