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11-30-2009

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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: alcohol content on 02-11-2016 at 12:12 AM
    Hi guys new to the forum hereI got a coopers lager brew kit for christmas.So I did everything
    according to the instructions.My question is about the alcohol content.On first try my Original
    gravity wa...

  • Posted in thread: "Northeast" style IPA on 02-10-2016 at 11:39 PM
    Thanks @Braufessor! Not sure how I missed this thread until today. :confused: subbed to come
    back and read every word later tonight. Something along this line is planned to brew very soon.
    Both a sess...

  • Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 02-10-2016 at 11:09 PM
    So I went back to the section of this thread where we were discussing flour, and I found this:
    yeah. Ive used it (flour) in 2 IPAs and a hefe so far with good results. I figure its really
    not much dif...

  • Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 02-10-2016 at 10:50 PM
    I think treehouse has confirmed they don't use flour in any of their beers. It's all unfiltered
    haze from the hops and grain and yeast.You are correct. Treehouse has stated they do not use
    flour. My q...

  • Posted in thread: My 2-time gold winning American IPA on 02-10-2016 at 08:03 PM
    IPA brewing techniques have come a long way since 2008. Take advantage of itAnd while you're at
    it, feel free to add in another step - whirlpool hop addition!

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-09-2016 at 08:20 PM
    You are so fortunate. The nearest LHBS that has a crusher is 150 miles away and if I buy grains
    I want to buy in bulk to save on transportation. I apologize for questioning you but so may
    have shown t...

  • Posted in thread: Goliad Brewing Company on 02-09-2016 at 08:08 PM
    Was by far one of my favorite beer gardens in my 7 months here at Goliad Brewing Company. If
    you get the chance to meet/hang with Yooper, DO IT!! Not just a treasure trove of brewing info,
    but one ama...

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-09-2016 at 07:05 PM
    Honestly, with a $150 budget, Craigslist and used equipment would be your best bet. Lots of
    deals on C'list, just may take some time and patience. I have a collection of equipment,
    kettles, kegerators...

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-09-2016 at 06:59 PM
    You must like paying quite a bit more for your grain if you aren't buying in bulk. Are you
    completely satisfied with the crush you are getting because you have compared it to another
    crush or have you...

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-08-2016 at 09:51 PM
    I"m going to go a bit against the grain a bit, and suggest that you can pick up a 7.5 or 8
    gallon turkey fryer kit for about $50 (AL pot) and do a 5.5 gallon in-the-fermenter BIAB batch
    just fine. You...

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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 Secondary: empty Primary: Frankenweizen (dark hoppy wheat beer) On Deck: Session IPA, War Pigs RIS V2, Juicy Vermont IPA, a doppelbock?
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