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  • 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.
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  • 2014: Imperial Red Ale, Biermunchers Centennial Blonde, Enohcs IPA.rn2015: Wheat APA, Zombie Dust clone, Union Jack clone.
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  • Posted in thread: Having trouble getting higher gravity on 11-24-2015 at 04:23 AM
    I totally agree with you, but 50% is just way too low!I had very erratic efficiency my first
    few all grain batches. But I've done about 7-8 now this year, and I'm starting to get the
    opposite problem....

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 11-24-2015 at 04:13 AM
    So, measured the gravity again on 11/22/15 and its at about 1.026, which brings the ABV to
    roughly 10%. My question is, should I a little more amylase or just wait and take another
    reading this coming...

  • Posted in thread: Why is commercial beer getting more expensive? on 11-23-2015 at 06:30 AM
    Are they priced insanely enough for you not to be buying them?Yup, they are for me. Rarely buy
    anthing over $10, unless I really REALLY want to try it. And then I only buy one, and I savor
    it. Why sho...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 US Hops crop on 11-21-2015 at 10:53 PM
    All these hop-stands with the massive amounts of hops going in them. :mad: :D ;) Kidding of
    course...Honestly, I don't think you're far from the truth. With the huge growth in craft beer
    in general, s...

  • Posted in thread: Where to stay in Austin for best breweries/taprooms on 11-21-2015 at 10:43 PM
    Y'all do realize this was a month and a half ago. I'm sure OP has gone back to NC by now.

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen on 11-21-2015 at 10:09 PM
    Ok here is what i said in an earlier post , this batch was amazing !!! Finally! 5 attempts and
    it's perfect! The first was an extract version, my wife's favorite. Next 2 partial mash
    attempts. Lastly ...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen on 11-21-2015 at 04:39 PM
    @bembel, I now have temp control, and I've been fermenting at or below 62 per your
    recommendation. I'm now four days in, and the ferment is starting to slow. I was thinking I
    should start to ramp it u...

  • Posted in thread: Having trouble getting higher gravity on 11-21-2015 at 04:05 PM
    Lots of good information on improving efficiency in this thread:

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 11-20-2015 at 05:42 PM
    Swwwweeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!! Love me some Ss!!!

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 11-19-2015 at 07:46 PM
    You are full of contradiction.... Cheers :DAre you serious dude? People come on here asking for
    help in analysing their results and processes. Pretty sure the guy with the 1.013 FG beer WANTS
    us to su...

Following Stats
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 Secondary: empty Primary: Bee Cave Bavarian Hefeweizen On Deck: Session IPA, my first lager?

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