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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: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-26-2016 at 10:36 PM
    I get an extra 5 gallons of stout out of the deal.No kidding! How much "beer" are you pouring
    down the sink in making a 9 liter starter! :eek: :(

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 10-26-2016 at 10:31 PM
    I've had good luck with Yeast Bay. However, I always take the first generation through a low
    abv. Blonde Ale. Then I collect yeast for re-pitching purposes into bigger IPA's... I think if
    you pitch fi...

  • Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 10-26-2016 at 10:16 PM
    Checked it twice. Strange. And I didn't want it that dry. I like my IPAs a bit on the malty
    side. Didn't expect it with Conan, a historically low to med attenuating yeast.Have you tried
    1318? Mine alw...

  • Posted in thread: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 10-26-2016 at 10:07 PM
    New to this thread. To the developers who put this together and support it - :mug: !!! Looks
    like a quality and fun app. I'm planning to purchase a raspberry pi soon and plan to install
    this app immed...

  • Posted in thread: Miller Lite (Really Triple Hopped) on 10-03-2016 at 03:22 AM
    Well, here it is! Much as I expected. There's a slight bitter aftertaste that I'm not sure
    whether to attribute to the AE, or the Sorachi Ace hops. I'll know better after I taste the
    beer that was keg...

  • Posted in thread: System won't hold co2. Help me diagnose on 10-03-2016 at 03:08 AM
    Thanks for all the help. I was mistaken when I thought the second tank was empty. I have
    located the leak and fixed it.

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 09-27-2016 at 07:02 PM
    I'd like to talk about color. Has anyone else had trouble getting that vibrant orange burst of
    color that these beers are known for? Below I have posted a glass of Julius next to my own NE
    IPA which I...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 09-26-2016 at 07:05 PM
    What should my FG be?YOUR FG will be entirely dependent on your recipe, fermentation temps,
    amount of healthy yeast that you pitch, and many other factors. The recipe in the OP states an
    expected FG o...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 09-22-2016 at 10:40 PM
    Awesome! I'm happy to hear that..I have a new question.. I brewed this July 3rd, and Transfered
    to secondary a month later around Aug 8. Now I'm wondering when I should go to bottle and if I
    need to w...

  • Posted in thread: System won't hold co2. Help me diagnose on 09-22-2016 at 03:28 PM
    I would suggest checking the pressure relief valve, as this can sometimes get stuck. However it
    sounds like you are shutting off the valve on the tank itself, so nothing should really be

Following Stats
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), Bav Hefe, Kelly Light Blonde, TSv2 Primary: The Rowdy Roughneck (Red IPA), On Deck: Brad's Citra Pale Ale