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Title: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 24, 2010, 06:55:56 PM
ok, so i found out this week that my beloved dog, scarlet begonias, is in kidney failure and her days are numbered.  we are giving her extra love and so far (knock on wood), she hasn't gotten any worse, although we already know that she will not make it even weeks.  i've had my girl longer than i've had my wife or children and she has been with me through big ups and downs.

i'm having a REAL hard time with this.  i'm a sensative guy, but i've never really "gotten into" pets.  i had no idea something like this would be so hard.

i should tell you about my girl....  she was born in memphis tennessee in 1998.  she is half boxer/half lab and she was supposed to weight about 45 lbs full grown.  she ended up at about 110 at some point and time, but we got her down to about 80 lbs when we put her on a diet a few years ago.  she was NEVER going to weight 45 lbs as she still weighs almost 60 despite losing about 15 pounds the last couple months.

she is (was) a big and strong girl but playful and sweet to a fault.  she was very very very gentle but very protective of our home.  she was our early warning device when people were coming down the street or up to the door.  to this day, her vision and hearing are superb.

i want to brew a big strong (even imperial) red ale in her memory.  this will be a recipe that i hold onto and replicate over and over so long as i am able to brew.  i plan on brewing this beer once a year in her memory.

i've never brewed a red ale, so i'll appreciate all input.

i want something as unique as possible (meaning, i don't want to brew "so and so's" red ale.  i want this to be Scarlet Begonia's Red Ale.

thanks in advance.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 24, 2010, 07:05:45 PM
this would probably help....

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx201/deepsouth1970/edbd05a5.jpg)
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: blatz on September 24, 2010, 07:06:24 PM
deepsouth - I"m very, very sorry to hear about your pup. Ain't no shame in admitting you're sad about it - in my eyes, if losing your dog doesn't hit you in some way, then something ain't right with ya  ;).

As you said, this should be your own beer, so I would consider playing around with the following ingredients:

Am 2 row or Maris Otter for base

Specialties

Large amounts:
Crystal 60, 80 or Caramunich
Carared
Biscuit or Victory

Small Amounts (these are mainly for color):
Chocolate or Pale Chocolate
Carafa Special I, II or III

Hops:
C-hops

Yeast: any american strain (Dennys 1450 might complement this perfectly)

Play around with that and see what you come up with.

Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: blatz on September 24, 2010, 07:09:47 PM
this would probably help....


man you're killing me - what a cute dog (handsome kid too).

Very, very sorry.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 24, 2010, 07:12:16 PM
this would probably help....



man you're killing me - what a cute dog (handsome kid too).

Very, very sorry.

thanks!  it's killing me as well.  like i never expected......
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: weithman5 on September 24, 2010, 07:19:38 PM
sorry to hear about the puppy.   :-[
my dogs are 9 and 10 and hopefully i don't face this for a few more years.  it will break my sons' hearts.

i am a lager guy, but one of my favorite commercial beers is a very hoppy red rye ale.  something about that rye makes it special. I know that there is some other sugar in that recipe as well either brown sugar or something.  something to think about. a little less run of the mill.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: svejk on September 24, 2010, 07:24:02 PM
My heart goes out to you.  I wish I had a good recipe to share.  I made a mead in 2008 in the last weeks of my 15 year old dog's life, figuring I could age it until the day when I could toast her memory without losing it.  I have yet to taste that batch.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 24, 2010, 07:25:16 PM
deepsouth - I"m very, very sorry to hear about your pup. Ain't no shame in admitting you're sad about it - in my eyes, if losing your dog doesn't hit you in some way, then something ain't right with ya  ;).

As you said, this should be your own beer, so I would consider playing around with the following ingredients:

Am 2 row or Maris Otter for base

Specialties

Large amounts:
Crystal 60, 80 or Caramunich
Carared
Biscuit or Victory

Small Amounts (these are mainly for color):
Chocolate or Pale Chocolate
Carafa Special I, II or III

Hops:
C-hops

Yeast: any american strain (Dennys 1450 might complement this perfectly)

Play around with that and see what you come up with.




thanks for this.  by large and small amounts, what kind of weights are we talking?
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 24, 2010, 07:26:46 PM
sorry to hear about the puppy.   :-[
my dogs are 9 and 10 and hopefully i don't face this for a few more years.  it will break my sons' hearts.

i am a lager guy, but one of my favorite commercial beers is a very hoppy red rye ale.  something about that rye makes it special. I know that there is some other sugar in that recipe as well either brown sugar or something.  something to think about. a little less run of the mill.

i hope you have years as well!  it's so so so so hard.  i can't figure out a way to explain to my five year old that when she leaves, she's not coming back.  he thinks she is...

i love the rye idea as well and i'm totally not opposed to having a red rye ale.  i love the beers i've had with rye in them thus far.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 24, 2010, 07:28:10 PM
My heart goes out to you.  I wish I had a good recipe to share.  I made a mead in 2008 in the last weeks of my 15 year old dog's life, figuring I could age it until the day when I could toast her memory without losing it.  I have yet to taste that batch.


wow, i'm sorry.  sometimes we (me) forget how special and important our pets are.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: blatz on September 24, 2010, 07:54:55 PM
thanks for this.  by large and small amounts, what kind of weights are we talking?

large - several ounces to pounds

small - a few ounces or less.

Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: tschmidlin on September 24, 2010, 07:57:45 PM
Really sorry to hear about this - seeing that picture doesn't help, my own boxer/lab mix just turned 8 and looks a lot like yours.  Fortunately for us, she did stay in the 50 lb range.

For the recipe I'd go with simcoe in the mix with the c-hops, but that's my own personal preference.  And you might consider some sugar in the mix to help dry it out, if you like your beers that way.

Man, really sorry about this.  :(
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: blatz on September 24, 2010, 08:06:09 PM
For the recipe I'd go with simcoe in the mix with the c-hops, but that's my own personal preference.

+1 - how could I forget that!!!
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: svejk on September 24, 2010, 08:07:19 PM
My heart goes out to you.  I wish I had a good recipe to share.  I made a mead in 2008 in the last weeks of my 15 year old dog's life, figuring I could age it until the day when I could toast her memory without losing it.  I have yet to taste that batch.


wow, i'm sorry.  sometimes we (me) forget how special and important our pets are.

It took me by surprise at the time as well.  My wife and I told ourselves we'd wait a year before getting another dog, but we only lasted about 6 weeks before getting a puppy.  A house without a dog didn't feel like a home to me.  Unfortunately puppies and old dogs have almost nothing in common, so that was another big adjustment.  A few weeks after getting the puppy, I realized that I didn't miss having A dog in the house, I missed having MY dog in the house.  Live and learn.  Oh, and I'm sure I'll get around to tasting that mead some day.  All the best to you and your family.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: weithman5 on September 24, 2010, 08:08:09 PM
incidentaly, that commercial beer is two brothers cane and ebel.  may give you an idea of the red rye flavor.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: euge on September 24, 2010, 08:51:10 PM
Sorry to hear about Scarlet. Dogs can be such an important member of the family that losing one is devastating.

I never understand how my brother does it. He always has at least one dog named Molly. Then one day there'll be a different dog. When asked what happened he'll just shrug and not answer. We got a new one...

Good luck with the Red ale. I know it'll be special. 
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: Hokerer on September 24, 2010, 11:01:43 PM
Sorry to hear about Scarlet
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 25, 2010, 06:38:23 PM
i love simoce.  how would those go with centennial and chinook?  should i use any amarillo?

i'm thinking a beer about 8% - 10% (ageable), how much rye should i use?  i love hop rod rye and the other couple rye beers i've had.  how much of what grains should i use to get the red color?  does denny sell his yeast?
how long do uncrushed grains in sealed bags stored in plastic containers last?  how many pounds of grains total should i be using?

sorry for all the questions.  i'd rather get this right the first time than have it be a trial run.  

update on my girl....  she is still getting up and down good, barking and wagging her tail.  she is still eating and drinking and going to the bathroom regularly.  i know where all this is going, but if i could baby her a couple more weeks and her not suffer, i would really love it.

cheers.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: redbeerman on September 25, 2010, 10:16:59 PM
Sorry to here about Scarlet.  I have three geriatric pups myself.  One's deaf, one's blind, the other seems to be OK for now.  I know how it goes, always sad,  Had to go through this a few times myself.  I would follow Paul's advice on the recipe.  I usually go with C60, C80 and Carared for my red beers.  They are a style that I enjoy, in case you couldn't tell. ;)
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on September 25, 2010, 11:58:24 PM
This hits home for me.  I have two dogs and two cats.  My dogs are my best freinds.  I had a mini shcnauzer for 15 years that was there with me through thick and thin. Unfortunately it came time to put him down.  It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life.  I will never forget him. 

As far as the red ale goes, I like the input so far.  I would go with some carared and some C80.  Probably some 1056, WLP001 or S05. I would shoot for the hop profile in Red Rocket Ale...Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. Mash at 154 for some decent body. Dry hop with Simcoe and Amarillo.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluedog on September 26, 2010, 03:08:10 PM
I am sorry to hear about your dog. I've had dogs my entire life and have had to make that tough call myself. People who do not own pets have no idea how they manage to become part of your life. You have my sympathies. My contribution to your recipe would be 2 -3 ozs of roasted malt for that red color. I use 3 oz in my Irish Red to give it color without much flavor. In a hoppy American red you probably wouldn't notice any roast character.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 27, 2010, 07:26:47 PM
so, how does this sound....

10 lbs marris otter
2 lbs rye
1 lb crystal 60
1 lb crystal 80
1.5 lbs carared (what's another name for this?)
6 oz chocolate malt
8 oz caraf 1

hop with simcoe, centennial, chinook, cascade & columbus and dry hop with simcoe and amarillo.

denny's yeast?  (is this sold places?)
safale us-05?
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: tschmidlin on September 27, 2010, 07:29:06 PM
I think that's way too much crystal for my tastes.  I'd cut the crystal 60, 80, and carared at least in half, probably use even less.  Maybe even 1/4 of that.  And I think it's too much dark malt too, if you're going for a reddish color.  I'd simplify it a bit . . .

I'd go with more like this:
12 lbs Maris Otter
2.5 lbs Rye malt
12 oz carared
4 oz crystal 60
4 oz crystal 80
4 oz chocolate malt

I'd probably even pick one or the other of the crystals and use 8 oz.  I adjusted the base malt and rye upwards to more or less keep with the OG and proportions you had . . .

I think the hops and yeast you've selected will work well too.

<edit to add recipe>
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: blatz on September 27, 2010, 07:48:12 PM

I'd go with more like this:
12 lbs Maris Otter
2.5 lbs Rye malt
12 oz carared
4 oz crystal 60
4 oz crystal 80
4 oz chocolate malt


I like this, though I'm not a rye guy so I'd leave that part out.

20oz of xtal is good - I certainly wouldn't go lower with an amber, I might keep it at 24oz, but now we're splitting hairs.

While I do like to use different xtals for complexity, I agree with Tom here that I'd probably either go 40/80 or just use all 80. Not a great distinction between 60 and 80 IMO.

"Denny's yeast" is sold by Wyeast: WY1450.  If you can only get White Labs, try Cali V (WL051) - I'm a big US-05 fan, but Amber?Red is not one I have ever enjoyed with that yeast.

oh - and I've found that unless you're using english chocolate malt (400-450L) you might be better off using the carafa at a lesser amount to get a deep red color.  that american chocolate (Briess, etc.) is lighter and will make it more coppery IMO.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on September 27, 2010, 08:11:05 PM
ok, i'll go with denny's yeast and cut the crystal amounts down.  i've never had a rye beer that aged well, so maybe i won't use the rye.

i'm going to try to get this recipe right, but this will be only my second all grain batch.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on September 27, 2010, 08:20:43 PM
If you want some roastiness in the beer keep the chocolate and carafa to the level you currently have it, but I prefer less roastiness so I would reduce the dark malts by at least 50%.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: blatz on September 27, 2010, 08:23:03 PM
If you want some roastiness in the beer keep the chocolate and carafa to the level you currently have it,

6oz of chocolate and 8oz of carafa in that grist = American Brown Ale.

if that's what he wants, cool, but that's way, way too high for an Amber/Red Ale.

I'll run that through Beersmith tonight - I gotta think the SRM is >16 with what he originally had.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: dak0415 on September 27, 2010, 08:59:07 PM
Ok, I'm going to put my $.02 for the crystal and color malts.  Use whatever base malt you want.  MO is good.

5. lb Crystal 120
6oz Carared
3oz Carafa Special II (450L)

For a 5 gallon Batch

Chocolate malt is going to give you brown, not red.

I use this in my Irish Red.  It should give you a deep garnet color about 15.5 SRM (Beersmith).

REAL good with Denny's Favorite 50.  Mash @152
US-05 and the Chico liquid yeast are going to dry it out too much.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on September 27, 2010, 09:14:26 PM
If you want some roastiness in the beer keep the chocolate and carafa to the level you currently have it,

6oz of chocolate and 8oz of carafa in that grist = American Brown Ale.


This is my thought too.

Irish Red's have a light roastiness in the finish.  If you want to achieve that I would leave a very small addition of carafa or chocolate malt in the grist.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: tschmidlin on September 27, 2010, 09:18:42 PM
Ok, I'm going to put my $.02 for the crystal and color malts.  Use whatever base malt you want.  MO is good.

5. lb Crystal 120
I'm assuming this is a typo? :)

Yeast and crystal choices really depend on what you're going for, are you look for an imperial amber type beer, or more like a big IPA with a reddish color?  The variations people are posting are all good, it just depends on what character you want in the finished beer.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: dak0415 on September 28, 2010, 01:12:04 AM
Ok, I'm going to put my $.02 for the crystal and color malts.  Use whatever base malt you want.  MO is good.

5. lb Crystal 120
I'm assuming this is a typo? :)

Oops, that's .5 lb Crystal 120
Scaling down from 10 gal recipe.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: kgs on September 28, 2010, 03:22:23 AM
I'd be up for brewing a recipe this weekend if there was one in work. I admit I cried when I read this post. but I am also grateful Scarlet has such a loving family.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on October 01, 2010, 06:41:02 PM
I'd be up for brewing a recipe this weekend if there was one in work. I admit I cried when I read this post. but I am also grateful Scarlet has such a loving family.

thanks to paul (blazt), i've got a very nice recipe (with all the other input as well that he used).  i may play with the hops a bit, but i really like what he's put together!  i will post it tonight.

update on my girl....  she is still eating and drinking water and more importantly, going to the bathroom.  i did give her a heartworm pill as it's that time and she threw it up in the night, but just the little medicine.  

we are holding out that we have a bit more time....  we've been taking this one case of food at the time.  we feel lucky to still have her here, barking and wagging her tail.  

thanks for all the kind responses!
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on October 01, 2010, 06:50:31 PM

we are holding out that we have a bit more time....  we've been taking this one case of food at the time.  we feel lucky to still have her here, barking and wagging her tail. 

thanks for all the kind responses!

At least she's exhibiting  good signs by barking and wagging her tail.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on October 01, 2010, 06:57:18 PM

we are holding out that we have a bit more time....  we've been taking this one case of food at the time.  we feel lucky to still have her here, barking and wagging her tail. 

thanks for all the kind responses!

At least she's exhibiting  good signs by barking and wagging her tail.

right right.   i know she's not "getting better", but she (at least on the surface) doesn't seem to have gotten worse.

i forgot to mention in the first post that on the card that was attached to the dog food with the feeding instructions, it has a place to rate "body condition" from one to five and she got a one.  :(    but like i said, no worse that i can see.

he also mentioned a mass in her stomach, but we didn't even really go there because he said the kidneys would get her first....  kind of a complicated situation i guess.   sometimes it sucks getting old.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on October 01, 2010, 08:16:48 PM
As long as she's happy for the most part and not suffering...

Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: maxieboy on October 02, 2010, 02:37:39 AM
Always SO tough. I sometimes hesitate going to my bird dog forum because of these type threads.
 She will never leave you, she'll always be in your heart.
Good girl, Scarlet.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven,
then when I die I want to go
where they went."
Will Rogers
 



Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on October 03, 2010, 06:39:12 PM
here is the recipe.....

Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.94 gal 
Boil Time: 75 min Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00

Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (2.2 SRM) Grain 71.34 %
3.00 lb Rye Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 15.29 %
1.50 lb Carared (20.0 SRM) Grain 7.64 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.10 %
0.13 lb Carafa II (412.0 SRM) Grain 0.64 %
1.50 oz Amarillo Gold [9.60 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops - 
1.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops - 
1.00 oz Chinook [14.30 %] (60 min) Hops 31.0 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (20 min) Hops 9.4 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [7.80 %] (20 min) Hops 10.2 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (10 min) Hops 10.2 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [7.80 %] (10 min) Hops 6.1 IBU
1 Pkgs Denny's Favorite 50 (Wyeast Labs #1450) [Starter 125 ml] Yeast-Ale 

 
 
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.080 SG
 Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 8.05 % 
Bitterness: 67.0 IBU


my girl is hanging in there.  her eating has slowed down however.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on October 03, 2010, 06:41:48 PM

"If there are no dogs in Heaven,
then when I die I want to go
where they went
."
Will Rogers
 

Me too.  :)
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on October 09, 2010, 07:40:12 PM
well, it is with deep sadness that i post this...  my baby girl stopped eating yesterday afternoon and has had nothing today but water.  i can tell that this weekend will be our last together.  i'll be telling her goodbye monday morning and then she will forever remain in my memory.  her loss will be felt deeply around our house.  nothing will be the same.  

it's real sad to watch her lay there, but i know she is comfortable and she knows she is loved.  

thanks to all and i'll keep this thread updated with my progress.

peace
j
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: tschmidlin on October 09, 2010, 11:16:54 PM
I'm really sorry to hear this.  Knowing it's coming doesn't make it any easier.  Enjoy your time with her.    :'(
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on October 10, 2010, 01:48:08 AM
I'm also sad to hear this news.  Just love her and remember her.  I hope for the best for Scarlet.   :)
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: maxieboy on October 10, 2010, 02:43:25 AM
Give her a scratch, from all of us. Godspeed.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: jeffy on October 10, 2010, 06:55:27 PM
So sorry for you and her.  I've been living pretty much pet free since I had to say goodbye to my 17 year old puppy a few years ago.
While in Vermont on vacation we stopped at this place:
http://www.dogmt.com/chapel.php
The Dog Chapel was built by an artist and dog lover.  The entire interior walls are filled with little sticky notes and photos that people have posted who have outlived their pets.  It was pretty moving.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on October 11, 2010, 02:48:36 PM
Well, my girl is gone. Not much else to say.  Thanks to everyone who has supported me here.  I guess I'll be brewing the first version of this beer pretty soon.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: tumarkin on October 11, 2010, 02:54:46 PM
Well, my girl is gone. Not much else to say.  Thanks to everyone who has supported me here.  I guess I'll be brewing the first version of this beer pretty soon.

Really sorry to hear this. Even though you've know it was coming & had time to say goodbye, I know that doesn't make it easier. Good luck with your beer, I did the same thing when my rottie Max died. Every time I'd crack open a bottle of Good Dog Max pale ale, it was like drinking a toast to his memory. Slainte.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: bluesman on October 11, 2010, 02:55:21 PM
Sorry to hear the sad news.

For every ending there is always a new beginning.  :)
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: maxieboy on October 11, 2010, 03:10:50 PM
Sorry to hear this. Take it easy and be good to yourself.
 
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: redbeerman on October 11, 2010, 05:06:05 PM
Sorry to hear, my friend.  :(
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: animaldoc on October 12, 2010, 01:51:35 AM
Came to the thread late, but you have my sympathies.

As a veterinarian, I deal with this on an (unfortunately) nearly daily basis.

If you need to talk about anything, please feel free to email me at spolo at comcast dot net

-- Scott
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: euge on October 12, 2010, 05:44:19 AM
Well, my girl is gone. Not much else to say.  Thanks to everyone who has supported me here.  I guess I'll be brewing the first version of this beer pretty soon.

The recipe looks great! And my condolences sir...

This beer will turn out great just wait and see.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: blatz on October 12, 2010, 08:35:22 PM
Well, my girl is gone. Not much else to say.  Thanks to everyone who has supported me here.  I guess I'll be brewing the first version of this beer pretty soon.

damnit, man, I'm very sorry. keep your head up - I gotta believe you'll see her again, but not just yet  ;)
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: weithman5 on October 12, 2010, 09:46:23 PM
my heart bleeds for you.  we found out yesterday that one of my dogs has osteosarcoma of his left front leg.  will soon be a three legged pup (9 yr old pup?)  his name is stanley.  guess i will have to come up with a good stanley stout. :'(
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: rabid_dingo on October 14, 2010, 11:30:31 PM
Also late to the thread but like the idea of the recipe. My sympathy goes to you and your family at this time of loss. I know it is not easy. I'll raise a pint for you.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on October 15, 2010, 03:22:31 PM
thanks guys.  this is actually tougher than i though.  i appreciate all of your kind words.
Title: Re: please help me build a scarlet red ale in memory of my puppy dog
Post by: deepsouth on February 17, 2011, 05:15:52 PM
i still have not gotten the chance to brew this beer (or any other for that matter), but i'll keep you updated.