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#5427409 - 11/17/14 07:20 PM Any one do home brew?
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4729
Loc: Nevada, TX
Lets see your setup, and what you have made. Been reading on it some.


#5428062 - 11/18/14 12:12 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Rockport, Tx.
No, but it's on my bucket list....

#5428743 - 11/18/14 10:51 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
howabouttheiris Offline
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Registered: 04/11/14
Posts: 31
I built an all grain, recirculating, brew-in-a-bag, PID controlled, 220V 5500W, 40 gallon, setup.
Here is an older photo, I have since upgraded to a stainless 88qt pot.

I typically brew citrus-y IIPAs like the following.

#5428888 - 11/18/14 11:59 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20539
Loc: Texas
Haven't brewed in years. If you are thinking about getting into it a visit to Homebrew headquarters would be a good place to start.

Honey Lagers and one that tasted like Samuel Smiths Pale Ale were my favorites when I was brewing. Got the know how from friends and the folks at Homebrew headquarters which is not far from Garland.
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#5429398 - 11/18/14 02:54 PM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1779
Loc: Houston, Texas
In the midst of a move, so no pics of the set up. We brew in 5 gallon batches. Double fermentation. Was kegging for a while, but back to bottling now. Miss making my own! our best was a Cherry Hefe...with a citrus twist. Made a Kona Coffee Mint Porter that would keep you up all night! Good times!

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#5431131 - 11/19/14 10:26 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
wordsmith Offline

Registered: 04/21/09
Posts: 663
Loc: Katy, TX
I've done maybe 40 batches over the last 3 years. My preferences change over time, but currently I'm liking the ESB I just bottled. I have an IPA on tap (my first in my new kegerator that I built into my wet bar!!) and a spiced Holiday Ale almost ready to keg. Having beer on tap is totally changing my world.
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#5432914 - 11/20/14 08:14 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wordsmith]
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Registered: 08/15/11
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: wordsmith
Having beer on tap is totally changing my world.

I would love to... but that would totally change my waist line

#5439097 - 11/23/14 06:14 PM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 5056
Loc: dfw
Haven't in a couple months. Might do a batch or two before we move. Looking forward to having more space, will be getting an all grain set up and have enough room to start kegging

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#5466179 - 12/08/14 08:58 PM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
Shawheel Offline
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Registered: 10/10/12
Posts: 439
Loc: Arizona
My setup is pretty basic. I got a lot of my equipment from craigslist, there are a lot of people who buy a lot of gear and then give it up. Here's what I've got:
1) Brew kettle cut from a keg
2) Plastic bottling bucket
3) Plastic fermenting bucket
4) Glass 6-gallon carboy
5) 2 2.5 gallon party balls that I have yet to use
6) Assorted hoses and whatnot
7) Bazooka tube setup for a cooler, when I feel the urge to brew all-grain

Let me know if you have any specific questions, I'll try my best to give you a good answer. It's a fun hobby, but addictive. Like beer, come to think of it.
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#5466515 - 12/09/14 06:25 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 14972
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I've got a stainless Brutus 15 that I would be willing to sell. I decided that I like drinking beer better that brewing beer.

I have a short attention spa

#5467025 - 12/09/14 10:14 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
txshotgun Offline
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Registered: 12/02/10
Posts: 436
Loc: Argyle TX
Just bottled my first effort. I'll know in 2 weeks whether I'll do anymore. I started out with a stout but really like to do an nice IPA.
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#5467294 - 12/09/14 11:26 AM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 555
Loc: Buda, Tx
I'll be brewing a batch of a modified Steam beer this weekend that I am named "Texas Common." Should know in a couple months how it turns out. Hope it turns out the way I plan, using some different malts and yeast to get the ABV up to about 7.5% which is pretty high for a Steam beer. cheers

#5485786 - 12/18/14 12:00 PM Re: Any one do home brew? [Re: wburke2010]
bhatx89 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/14
Posts: 32
Loc: Central Tx
Some friends and I used to make homemade wine stuff was pretty good low alc content though.
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