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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: Mosaic Honey Wheat on 05-14-2016 at 04:19 AM
    Any need to add rice hulls to this recipe?Anyone find that the honey malt is excessive?I think
    it depends on your system. I've seen recipes where brewers said they didn't use rice hulls in
    wheat beers...

  • Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen on 05-14-2016 at 04:10 AM
    Brewed this last Friday and according to my new Brewometer the SG has been at FG for 3 or 4
    days. Think it's OK to bottle this early or should I wait for the full 10 days? I am planning
    on bottling to...

  • Posted in thread: Tits-Up Imperial IPA (3-Time Medalist - 2 Golds, 1 Silver) on 05-11-2016 at 03:34 PM
    So i was planning to brew this for the longest time and finally did so last night. Came up
    slightly short on my efficiency, but got 5.5 Gal of wort into my fermenter at a gravity of
    1.081. So all in a...

  • Posted in thread: Bar Top Keezer Build on 05-10-2016 at 06:43 PM
    This is so freaking, ridiculously cool! I have been putting off kegging because I don't really
    have a good place in my home to locate a keezer or other kegging option. BUT... We have been
    thinking of ...

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 05-05-2016 at 07:53 PM
    Looks delicious, and the color looks great. Thanks for posting back and glad everything turned
    out well!Thanks! I am happy with the color. A little darker than yours, but still definitely
    dark brown, ...

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 05-05-2016 at 07:49 PM
    This sounds like a really good recipe for rotation. Have you tried putting this on oak to
    mix/balance the sweetness?I'd like to to add that I normally drink IPAs and do not generally
    care for sweet be...

  • Posted in thread: Deep Ellum IPA clone recipe? on 05-05-2016 at 05:08 AM
    Hi All,I still didn't brew this but have finally put in into Beersmith and plan on brewing
    sometime in May.One thing that's not clear for me is what the FG of this beer is.In the posted
    recipe the OG ...

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 05-05-2016 at 04:47 AM
    Cheers Ratinator! Cracked open my first bottle of this chocolaty elixer. Very, very nice! And
    after just 9 days of conditioning and 2 days in the fridge, I'm betting it is only going to get
    better. So...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 04-24-2016 at 10:04 PM
    7065.5+ 5g chocolate milk stout= 7070.5

  • Posted in thread: Triple Chocolate Milk Stout - Chocolate Lovers Only! on 04-23-2016 at 02:39 PM
    I didnt have any krausen on mine. Towards the end the beer looks pretty dormant and all the
    cocao powder has settled to the bottom and stuck to the sides. I would give it another week or
    if you got th...

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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 Bottled 2016: Frankenweizen (dark hoppy wheat beer), Sunny D-Lite Session IPA, Triple Chocolate Milk Stout Secondary: empty Primary: empty On Deck: War Pigs RIS V2, Juicy Vermont IPA, a doppelbock?
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