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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: Temperature contolled swamp cooler on 10-08-2015 at 06:19 PM
    Thought I would post an update. I am really thrilled with this little system. During active
    fermentation it took about two hours for the water temp to warm from 63 to 66. Then when it
    kicked on, less ...

  • Posted in thread: Toppling Goliath... worth the trip? on 10-08-2015 at 05:55 PM
    The taproom is far from tiny....the bar only has 8-10 stools, but there are at least 15
    tables.And yeah, if you are that close and have a day, totally worth it.Follow them on the
    twitterz for taproom ...

  • Posted in thread: american stainless conicals from PA on 10-08-2015 at 05:31 PM
    [quote=brewfarmDan;7139519]Maybe ask him about getting the thicker type?looks like people are
    reading this thread or more people brew in the winter because I have noticed the auction prices
    are climbi...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-08-2015 at 06:38 AM
    Just brewed a 2.5 gallon batch of this last Sunday. Only hit 1.074 OG - maybe a function of
    BIAB mashing? Anyway, beautiful color, aroma, and taste going in to the primary. My starter
    (Wyeast 1056) di...

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-08-2015 at 02:46 AM
    Sorry to have 'irked' you.If that's all you got out of the post, then you're beyond helping.
    Just stick to making other peoples recipes.

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 10-07-2015 at 07:03 PM
    Any chance I can add some oats to make this an oatmeal russian imperial stout?Please don't take
    offense. I'm really not calling you out individually, but I see this question posted on HBT all
    the time...

  • Posted in thread: Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone on 10-07-2015 at 06:34 PM
    Still young but tasty!That's when they are best! I still have a few bottles left from 4-5
    months ago, and they are nowhere near as good as when they were fresh.

  • Posted in thread: Toppling Goliath... worth the trip? on 10-07-2015 at 06:18 PM
    I've never been to their tap room, but I used to be able to occasionally buy their beers
    actually brewed in Decorah.As much as I am an advocate for the Florida BrewHub as the beers are
    much more avail...

  • Posted in thread: Toppling Goliath... worth the trip? on 10-07-2015 at 06:16 PM
    Just visited today from Rochester. Hour and 20 min drive. Definitely worth it. Im originally
    from Oregon and have traveled extensively drinking amazing beers. I woud say I have adapted a
    somewhat "pic...

  • Posted in thread: Where to stay in Austin for best breweries/taprooms on 10-06-2015 at 06:43 PM
    Independence and 512 are both within a mile of the 1-35 / US 71 interchange and Live Oak is
    about 3 miles from there. It's a major interchange so I would assume some hotels close by.
    Jester King and T...

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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 Secondary: empty Primary: Yellow Rose clone On Deck: NW Red Ale/Christmas Ale, German Hefe, Session IPA

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