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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-27-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By houndsbreath
Did you pitch a starter? What was your mash temp?...

Did you pitch a starter? What was your mash temp? Your fermentation temps seem ok for the style and yeast. I used Wyeast 1007 in an alt use two months ago and was impressed by how clean it was. Also,...
Forum: General Techniques 07-26-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By houndsbreath
I compost the grains and hops. I just started...

I compost the grains and hops. I just started washing my yeast. I run the water from my CFC into flower beds and the new trees in our front yard. I usually wash kettles, equipment and carboys in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By houndsbreath
Spend $12 and buy a bazooka tube. I've never had...

Spend $12 and buy a bazooka tube. I've never had a stuck sparge with mine and they are sturdy enough to support a lot of grain. Last weekend I made a rye kolsch with 20% rye and had no issues; and I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By houndsbreath
Barn burner turned me back onto saisons. I stayed...

Barn burner turned me back onto saisons. I stayed away from them after I made one that came out WAY too spicy and with an alcoholic burn (fermented too hot) and tried another saison (one of the Icons...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 232,623
Posted By houndsbreath
Brewed a North German Alt all grain in 4 hours (a...

Brewed a North German Alt all grain in 4 hours (a new personal record), hit 72% efficiency, and polished off a keg of hefe with the wife as I brewed. Good day all around. ;)


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-31-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By houndsbreath
I use a bazooka screen when mashing in a 5gal...

I use a bazooka screen when mashing in a 5gal stainless kettle without any problems. A good vorlauf is part of my routine. I've made several great beers with this method. Adding a grain bag does...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-25-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By houndsbreath
I use a hop spider and put a spare stainless nut...

I use a hop spider and put a spare stainless nut into the the bag to weigh it down. During the boil I'll bump / stir the bag occasionally to get the hops to float. Never had any problems and I don't...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-23-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By houndsbreath
Can you elaborate on this or put in laymens terms...

Can you elaborate on this or put in laymens terms for us?
I think you're saying to make some wort (I assume at a low gravity, like a starter, around 1.040), add it to the mixed yeast / trub and let...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 232,623
Posted By houndsbreath
Took my 18 mo old daughter to the LHBS to pick up...

Took my 18 mo old daughter to the LHBS to pick up ingredients for Orfy's Hobgoblin. She loved the grain room and yeast fridge. Not gonna lie, I might be brainwashing her into an obsession for craft...
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 10-25-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By houndsbreath
I'm near Westheimer and Beltway 8 (not Sugarland)...

I'm near Westheimer and Beltway 8 (not Sugarland) but am glad to hear another brew club is up and running in Houston. Great club name guys. I've toyed with starting one closer the beltway and I-10.
Forum: Dark Lager 07-13-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,556
Posted By houndsbreath
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By houndsbreath
Brewing is inherently creative so it makes sense...

Brewing is inherently creative so it makes sense to personalize each batch by adding something to a "kit" recipe, but most kits are probably designed to yield a balanced beer. I could really care...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,996
Posted By houndsbreath
I second the kolsch. Add some honey malt (like 4...

I second the kolsch. Add some honey malt (like 4 oz) and you'll get a good result.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15,135
Views: 519,655
Posted By houndsbreath
Brewing a rye pale ale with Cluster, cascade and...

Brewing a rye pale ale with Cluster, cascade and Willamette this weekend. This will be my first batch since my daughter was born last June and I'm super excited. Should be able to serve this at her...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 05-12-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 17,194
Posted By houndsbreath
I've always wanted to try sweetbreads just to say...

I've always wanted to try sweetbreads just to say I ate them.

Anybody ever try lengua (beef tongue)? Some of the hole-in-the-wall Mexican places serve it in tacos down here. Done right, it is very...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 402,304
Posted By houndsbreath
You are house hunting with your wife and and come...

You are house hunting with your wife and and come across a garage with a room added onto the back. You turn to your wife (who turns to you at the same time) and you both yell " BREWERY!"
PS - the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,276
Posted By houndsbreath
Franziskaner Dunkel. For some reason it just...

Franziskaner Dunkel. For some reason it just never gets old. Plus, they serve it in a 20oz boot shaped glass at my favorite spot...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By houndsbreath
I second Buffalo Trace and bet it would be great...

I second Buffalo Trace and bet it would be great in a porter.

Wild Turkey American Honey would probably be good too.
Forum: General Techniques 01-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,432
Posted By houndsbreath
I make an IPA with Warrior ( my favorite hop),...

I make an IPA with Warrior ( my favorite hop), Amarillo and Willamette (flameout and dry hop) which consistently comes out sry tasty. I use 1 oz Warrior at 60 min and get ~ 60 IBU.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By houndsbreath
IMHO the St. Arnold Endeavor didn't meet my...

IMHO the St. Arnold Endeavor didn't meet my expectations. I expected a double IPA to blow my head off with bitterness and hop flavor; the Endeavor seemed like a typical IPA to me...
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 09-26-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By houndsbreath
Agreed, this is a great shop. I stopped in while...

Agreed, this is a great shop. I stopped in while visiting friends in Humble (I live in west Houston) and wished I lived closer. Dudes were brewing on he porch, the owner and I had a nice chat about...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-16-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 232,623
Posted By houndsbreath
Enjoyed my Falconer's Flight IPA (70 ibu and dry...

Enjoyed my Falconer's Flight IPA (70 ibu and dry hopped w/ 2 oz) and grilled some big steaks. Checked a batch of Apfelwein (bottle next week) and ordered ingredients for a Coconut Porter.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-13-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,793
Posted By houndsbreath
I bottle condition all my beer, but it seems...

I bottle condition all my beer, but it seems there's a simpler way to carb your keg for cheap. Add sugar syrup to he meg before you transfer and let it naturally carbonate, the only CO2 you use would...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By houndsbreath
Do a search for "first wort hopping." There's...

Do a search for "first wort hopping." There's lots of banter on here about it; I've never done it, but surely your search will turn up some good info.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By houndsbreath
I know you can get bacon flavored vodka by...

I know you can get bacon flavored vodka by cooking the bacon over a cookie sheet, then pour the grease into Vodka. Let it marinate there for a few days or a week, then freeze the mixture. Bacon...
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