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  • Moved to Austin, TX from Chicago recently. Hate winter, love homebrew!
  • David
  • Hill Country Homebrew Club, Austin Zealots
  • My wife bought me a Mr. Beer kit from an after-Christmas-sale at Bed Bath & Beyond in January 2008. Made a few brew system upgrades since...
  • lagers
  • IPA, Irish Red Ale
  • AHS Texas Red, AHS Simcoe Pale Ale, AHS Our Special Holiday Ale
  • Live Oak Amber Lager
  • Male
  • Married
  • Austin
  • TX


  • Posted in thread: Moving to All Grain: Cooler vs Kettle Mash Tun on 07-31-2011 at 04:38 PM
    So after about 20 brews I'm planning my move from extract/mini-mash to All Grain sometime this
    fall. I'm torn between getting a cooler type mash tun or spending the extra money and going
    with a kettle...

  • Posted in thread: Hops in Planters - Austin, TX on 06-29-2011 at 04:15 AM
    They look about the same as my previous post about 2 weeks ago.Bines have stopped growing in in
    length, apparently stunted my the daily 100 degree heat that began nearly 4 weeks ago. However,
    side run...

  • Posted in thread: another hops in TX thread, Pearland TX on 06-18-2011 at 04:39 AM
    Update pics!

  • Posted in thread: Hops in Planters - Austin, TX on 06-14-2011 at 09:47 PM
    Week 12(pics taken 6/14/2011)OverviewWillamette, Cascade, Nugget, and Centennial have all
    reached the top of the arbor with 10-15 foot growth. None of them like to train themselves
    horizontally so the...

  • Posted in thread: 5 weeks in and still bubbling? on 05-30-2011 at 12:45 PM
    Awesome, thanks for the advice guys. I took another hydro reading today and its sitting right
    at 1.012, which is right on target for my FG. I'll give it a couple of days and take another
    reading just ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops in Planters - Austin, TX on 05-26-2011 at 03:08 AM
    Wow great job! What kind are those and what's your secret?!?

  • Posted in thread: Baby cones on 05-20-2011 at 01:53 AM
    Yup! Cones on Cascade, Nugget, and Willamette.Pics:

  • Posted in thread: South Texas Hop Garden on 05-16-2011 at 02:12 PM
    Glad to see another fellow south/central Texas hops grower! I think the limited sun will help
    them with the coming hot summer temps. Keep us updated on which varieties do best.I've got
    first year Wila...

  • Posted in thread: Burrs already... on 05-16-2011 at 12:30 PM
    First year Cascade had burs starting late April. Some cones are now over an inch long!Pics:

  • Posted in thread: Hops in Planters - Austin, TX on 05-15-2011 at 04:28 PM
    Week 8(pics taken 05/15/2011)OverviewCascade and Nugget have reached the top of the arbor (~9
    foot of growth). I just put up some twine across the top to see how long these plants will get
    in their fi...

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Future Brews: Pumpkin Ale Primary: Oktoberfest, Munich Helles Secondary: Bottled: Belgian Tripel, Texas Red, Simcoe Pale Ale, AHS Our Special Holiday Ale Kegged: Dunkelweizen, California Common, Pale Ale, Hefeweizen