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Ingredients / Aggies Researching Texas Malt-Grade Barley Strains
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:36:08 PM »

Proud to say that my Texas A&M Aggies are looking for a malt-grade barley strain that will grow in Texas.  In a state rich in brewing history, it would be great to finally be able to brew a TRULY local beer. :)

Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast Starter for 1 Gallon Batch?
« on: March 08, 2013, 02:02:21 AM »
Hi guys, I'm going to be brewing a 1 gal. batch of Dead Ringer IPA (1.064) this weekend.  Anyone think I need a yeast starter, or can I pitch it dry?

General Homebrew Discussion / Sanitizer in the Fermenter
« on: February 09, 2013, 09:55:26 PM »
Ok, so I was racking to my secondary for the first time, and I primed my racking cane with sanitizer.  When I moved it into the fermenter, the siphon broke, releasing about a racking cane worth of sanitizer into the brew.  I went ahead and racked it anyhow, but has anyone had any issues with this? :-\

Yeast and Fermentation / Key to creamy stouts
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:39:09 AM »
Going to brew my first stout tomorrow. What tips do you guys have to have a creamy brew?

Beer Recipes / Recipe for extract+grain Belgian Golden
« on: January 01, 2013, 12:55:40 AM »
I'm looking to see if anyone has a good recipe for an extract-based Belgian Golden Ale - something similar to Duvel.  I've become obsessed with these, and figure I need to quit wasting money and brew my own. 

I'd like to stay away from mash recipes, since brewing is something I have about 6 hours a month to do.

Any help would be great.  Thanks guys!

Beat the hell outta OU!

Beer Travel / San Diego Mission Beach Area
« on: December 05, 2012, 05:29:57 PM »
Ok brewmen, I need to find a good brewery in the Mission Beach area of San Diego.  I'm going this weekend for a getaway, and I am in the need of some great (not just ok) beer.  I don't mind driving, but somewhere in walking distance of the hotel (like I said, Mission Beach) would be preferred!   

General Homebrew Discussion / Newb Question - Original Gravity
« on: September 21, 2012, 10:43:03 PM »
Alright, I just brewed my first batch.  It's a Red Ale.  The original gravity on the kit called for between 1.048-1.052.  I measured it at 1.046.  Is this going to kill the batch? :-\

General Homebrew Discussion / Fermentation Temp Control (Texas)
« on: August 27, 2012, 12:23:31 AM »
So I live in Texas.  My AC can't usually keep the house below 78, which means that I need some way to artificially cool the closet/box/whatever where I plan on fermenting.  Basically I'm afraid to start my first batch, because I don't want it to get ruined because of the stupid heat down here.  Any hints, suggestions, inventions?


Equipment and Software / Newb Question - Aluminum Stock Pots
« on: August 19, 2012, 08:54:43 PM »
Ok, so I'll outright admit that I'm a homebrewing newb.  Has anyone had any problems (flavor or otherwise) using an aluminum stock pot for your boil?

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