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Title: What is your favorite music to listen to while homebrewing?
Post by: ahaintern on March 01, 2013, 06:22:04 PM
Hey homebrewers!
What kind of music inspires you to make a funky/tasty/interesting/delicious homebrew? 

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Post by: Slowbrew on March 01, 2013, 06:40:53 PM
On my brew days I typically listen to Public Radio news shows.  Boring I know but it gives me the opportunity to find out what's going on in the world and get beer made at the same time.

Paul
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Post by: theDarkSide on March 01, 2013, 07:13:54 PM
I listen to brewing podcasts, Brewing Network, Beersmith, some local  podcasts like Seacoast Beverage Lab, etc.

I may have the TV on somedays depending on what's on, like sports or watching the Beerfest dvd...DASSSSSS BBBBOOOOOOOTTTTT!!!
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Post by: sparkleberry on March 01, 2013, 07:30:44 PM
i have a big mix playlist that continues to grow each brew day.
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Post by: In The Sand on March 01, 2013, 08:27:35 PM
My brew partner makes us listen to 70s pop/rock. Usually something between Fleetwood Mac and Hall and Oates.
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Post by: saintpierre on March 01, 2013, 08:45:23 PM
i have a big mix playlist that continues to grow each brew day.
+1 but I always end out listening to some sort of jazz.
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Post by: tcanova on March 01, 2013, 08:59:06 PM
I listen to Pandora, usually set to singer/songwriter station and play along with my uke or guitar once everything is set during the mash, sparge and boil.
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Post by: denny on March 01, 2013, 09:10:53 PM
On my brew days I typically listen to Public Radio news shows.  Boring I know but it gives me the opportunity to find out what's going on in the world and get beer made at the same time.

Paul

Same here.  I've spent most of my life playing and writing music.  Unfortunately, at this point when I listen to music is just reminds me of work....
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Post by: redbeerman on March 01, 2013, 09:12:00 PM
Just what's in my head ;)
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Post by: hoser on March 01, 2013, 09:17:04 PM
Depends on how I feel/what I am brewing:

For IPAs and big aggressive beers:
Pantera, Pre-Black album Metallica, Alice In Chains, AC/DC, Danzig, etc.

If I am feeling more laid back and enjoying the process:
Jack Johnson, O.A.R, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, acoustic albums, Bob Marley
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Post by: Titanium Brewing on March 01, 2013, 09:34:21 PM
Reggae
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Post by: erockrph on March 01, 2013, 10:11:52 PM
I don't watch a heck of a lot of TV, so brewdays are frequently multitasking between brewing and cleaning out my DVR of stuff the wife won't watch with with me.

If I am listening to tunes, it's generally the less aggressive side of what I listen to. Either upbeat stoner rock (Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Clutch, etc.), southern sludge (Down, COC, BLS), or stuff like Witchcraft or the latest Opeth album. Basically bands from the last decade or two that sound like throwbacks to 70's hard rock.
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Post by: corkybstewart on March 02, 2013, 12:55:47 AM
All I listen too is the sound of my burners.  Actually they are so loud there's not much point in trying to listen to music.
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Post by: fmader on March 02, 2013, 01:07:32 AM
Classic Rock....Pink Floyd, Led Zep, The Beatles, The Who......My classic rock has no boundaries...Pearl Jam, Metallica, Buddy Holly....It's all great!
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Post by: hoser on March 02, 2013, 01:36:53 AM
All I listen too is the sound of my burners.  Actually they are so loud there's not much point in trying to listen to music.

Time to upgrade to a blichmann! ;D
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Post by: thebigbaker on March 02, 2013, 02:07:15 AM
I'm still brewing in my kitchen and my house has an open concept, so I've got the TV on most of the time.  However, with a 3-year-old daughter, that usually means that Dora, Bubble Guppies (they've got some catchy tunes!), Octonauts, and Doc McStuffins is on.
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Post by: gmac on March 02, 2013, 02:12:53 AM
cleaning out my DVR of stuff the wife won't watch with with me.

You can DVR porn?

For me, podcasts.  Sometimes Brewing Network although they usually just make me angry.  Often Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk Radio or maybe an Adam Carolla podcast.  Not usually music.
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Post by: The Professor on March 02, 2013, 02:32:28 AM
Classic Rock....Pink Floyd, Led Zep, The Beatles, The Who......My classic rock has no boundaries...Pearl Jam, Metallica, Buddy Holly....It's all great!

I'm a huge NPR fan, so it's often that these days.  But when I'm in the mood for music, I'm right there with you on the old fart stuff...marathons of Procol Harum's 13 albums, , Steely Dan, the Fabs, and the first three or four Jethro Tull albums.

To mix things up though, sometimes I'll tune into Princeton University's FM station for an eclectic taste of more contemporary fare.  I've discovered some great new stuff there.
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Post by: lornemagill on March 02, 2013, 02:50:50 AM
pandora channels:  stoner doom metal, the velvet underground or bob dylan.  and if its sunday 91.7 koop jamaican gold.  believe it or not im not a stoner.
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Post by: yso191 on March 02, 2013, 03:18:31 AM
Contemporary jazz, or classic rock.  I can't listen to books or podcasts while focusing on getting my brewday right
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Post by: warrenout on March 02, 2013, 04:22:53 AM
Irish Drinking Songs by The Clancy Brothers
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Post by: bboy9000 on March 02, 2013, 05:36:59 AM
Contemporary jazz, or classic rock.  I can't listen to books or podcasts while focusing on getting my brewday right

NPR if its a Saturday morning.  Umphrey's McGee, Primus or Led Zepplin. Brewing podcasts ate definitely too distracting on brew day.  Sometimes a college game in the background.
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Post by: erockrph on March 02, 2013, 06:21:55 AM
Irish Drinking Songs by The Clancy Brothers

There's many a man may want a bride... Maloney wants a drink!

Classic, love that album!
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Post by: dzlater on March 02, 2013, 11:40:48 AM
Classic Rock....Pink Floyd, Led Zep, The Beatles, The Who......My classic rock has no boundaries...Pearl Jam, Metallica, Buddy Holly....It's all great!

I'm a huge NPR fan, so it's often that these days.  But when I'm in the mood for music, I'm right there with you on the old fart stuff...marathons of Procol Harum's 13 albums, , Steely Dan, the Fabs, and the first three or four Jethro Tull albums.

To mix things up though, sometimes I'll tune into Princeton University's FM station for an eclectic taste of more contemporary fare.  I've discovered some great new stuff there.
Rock-a-Billy Roadhouse, Tues. afternoons on PRB is great.
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Post by: dudesbrews on March 02, 2013, 12:28:18 PM
Tom Waits puts me in the mood to brew
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Post by: kgs on March 02, 2013, 01:33:12 PM
Another vote for NPR, although (don't be too harsh...) since I usually brew in the kitchen, where we have a small TV, I sometimes watch a Lifetime or Hallmark movie... the weepier the better.
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Post by: brewvet on March 06, 2013, 03:41:52 PM
Pandora radio, usually the Bob Marley station
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Post by: deepsouth on March 06, 2013, 04:27:30 PM
phish, frank zappa, miles davis, loungy house music.....much of it depends on my mood.  i'll often name the beers after the music i listen to while brewing.
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Post by: Herminator on March 06, 2013, 06:32:50 PM
It kind of depends but it is usually one of the two....

1. NPR
2. Roots Reggae (Bob Marley, Burning Spear, etc.)/New Roots Reggae (John Brown's Body, SOJA, etc.)

I like to keep it mellow when brewing.  If I start listening to Norwegian Death Metal, then I get too worked up/drinking too much, and start missing stuff. ha. 
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Post by: gymrat on March 06, 2013, 06:37:46 PM
Anything Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, or classic blues.
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Post by: snowtiger87 on March 06, 2013, 08:40:34 PM
Rock and Roll ! ! !  8)
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Post by: bluesman on March 07, 2013, 04:06:57 AM
My ipod on shuffle is the way to go.

BTW...R.I.P. Alvin Lee.  :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGV-CBhnC1w

Here's a thread for your listening pleasure.  :)

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=661.0
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Post by: tonyp on March 07, 2013, 06:36:05 AM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)
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Post by: danny on March 07, 2013, 02:19:14 PM
the Dead, umphreys mcgee, anything reggae, and endless boundaries jam radio
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Post by: erockrph on March 07, 2013, 02:56:04 PM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)

I can get behind this. I think I could spend an entire brew day with YYZ and La Villa Strangiato on endless loop.
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Post by: mmitchem on March 07, 2013, 03:38:17 PM
I keep the bluegrass going strong. Love that stuff, fast or slow!
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Post by: factory on March 07, 2013, 07:23:11 PM
I listen to brewing podcasts, Brewing Network, Beersmith, some local  podcasts like Seacoast Beverage Lab, etc.

+1
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Post by: spikedhelmet on March 07, 2013, 10:22:16 PM
Posted this before with mixed results.

For the past twenty years all that is on when I brew is the...

Indigo Girls
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Post by: jeremy0209 on March 07, 2013, 11:19:54 PM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about.  I don't generally listen to music but, when I do, it's either Rush or Dream Theater (Mike Portnoy era, of course)
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Post by: ynotbrusum on March 08, 2013, 02:40:07 AM
Pandora on someone's station like Guy Clark, Levon Helm, Merle Haggard, Hank III, or Americana Radio.  NPR was up there, too, back when Click and Clack were on, followed by Michael Feldman's "what do you know"...for rock it's hard to beat Bob Dylan radio on Pandora.

I guess I am showing my age.
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Post by: yugamrap on March 08, 2013, 01:53:27 PM
It varies a lot, but most often it's the local classic rock radio station - the more Led Zeppelin, the better.  I also sometimes tune-in to a ball game during football or baseball season.
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Post by: micsager on March 08, 2013, 04:52:28 PM
AC/DC, Judas Priest, Def Leppord, Sammy Hagar, Pat Benetar, and Tom Petty.........

(can you tell what era I grew up in, LOL)

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Post by: khillje on March 08, 2013, 06:19:01 PM
I usually listen to podcasts or folk, rock, or country.  Better yet, I just rigged up my home sound system  so if I'm brewing on my patio or in my garage, I can change the song right from my phone!  Ah technology.
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Post by: rob_f on March 08, 2013, 11:22:41 PM
radioparadise.com (http://radioparadise.com)  You never know what's coming, but so many times I've just stopped what I was doing to listen.
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Post by: positiverpr on March 09, 2013, 03:47:38 PM
derek trucks and a second for umphree. maybe some north mississippi all-stars
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Post by: gmac on March 10, 2013, 03:03:34 AM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)

I can get behind this. I think I could spend an entire brew day with YYZ and La Villa Strangiato on endless loop.

But you have to be using WY2112...
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Post by: Reaperswoman on March 10, 2013, 03:42:12 AM
The senior brewer makes us listen to Tom Petty, when up to me it is Jackson Browne and Annie Lennox.
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Post by: bboy9000 on March 10, 2013, 06:53:35 AM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)

I can get behind this. I think I could spend an entire brew day with YYZ and La Villa Strangiato on endless loop.

But you have to be using WY2112...

Hopefully I don't need to be brewing a Miller Chill to listen to Limelight while brewing.  If so, I may just stick to Fly By Night so I can brew a Lunar Ale clone.
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Post by: alcaponejunior on March 10, 2013, 10:26:36 PM
It's all about Metal man!  8)

Sometimes on saturdays we listen to car talk on npr tho.  ;D
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Post by: alcaponejunior on March 10, 2013, 10:29:34 PM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)

I first saw Rush in 1984. 

It is all about Rush too.  ;D
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Post by: gmac on March 10, 2013, 11:20:55 PM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)

I first saw Rush in 1984. 

It is all about Rush too.  ;D

As a Canadian, I'm ashamed to say I've never seen Rush live.  That has to change soon!!!!
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Post by: greatplainsbrewer on March 10, 2013, 11:40:31 PM
Steve Earle and Chris Knight
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Post by: Scot (one T) on March 11, 2013, 12:40:31 AM
Cowboy Junkies, John Prine or Singer/Songwriter station on Pandora
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Post by: erockrph on March 11, 2013, 03:14:19 AM
Rule #1: In my brewhouse its Rush. All Rush, all the time. No exceptions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SG2N6MMcg)

:)

I first saw Rush in 1984. 

It is all about Rush too.  ;D

As a Canadian, I'm ashamed to say I've never seen Rush live.  That has to change soon!!!!

My first concert was Rush on the Roll the Bones tour
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Post by: alcaponejunior on March 11, 2013, 01:14:16 PM
My first concert was Aerosmith 1984.  First Rush concert was distant early warning 1984. :D
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Post by: tonyp on March 11, 2013, 06:12:06 PM
My first concert was Rush on the Roll the Bones tour

Hold Your Fire '88, Presto '90, Roll the Bones '91, Counterparts '94
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Post by: jeremy0209 on March 23, 2013, 12:51:30 PM
My first concert was Rush on the Roll the Bones tour

Hold Your Fire '88, Presto '90, Roll the Bones '91, Counterparts '94
Test for Echo '97, Vapor Trails '02(I think), 30th Anniversary '04, Snakes and Arrows '07, Time Machine Tour '10(I think), Clockwork Angels '12....Unfortunately, I won't catch them on their extended tour this summer :(   Neil's drum solo is always worth the price of admission.
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Post by: kraftwerk on March 23, 2013, 10:18:36 PM
Like beer, music is all situational for me, often seasonal.

Spring and Summer- IPA, kolsch, wheat beers, saisons, various fruit beers. Music: electronic, jazz, groove, reggae, latin

Fall and Winter- Brown ales, porters and stouts, barleywines and generally darker, full-bodied beers. Music: metal, classical, NPR news, more jazz

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Post by: klickitat jim on March 24, 2013, 12:36:32 AM
Today I brewed an American lager to hank Williams Sr, and brewing a bohemian lager now to queen. Music is as important to the spirit of the brew as any other ingredient.

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

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Post by: donsmitty on March 24, 2013, 05:59:48 PM
Anything Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, or classic blues.

Usually its the sound of another beer getting poured into my glass.  But, I'm with gym rat, love the blues.
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Post by: duncan on March 25, 2013, 09:30:00 PM
The brutal-ist of metals, the crunchiest of hippy tunes....and fleetwood mac.