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Title: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: oscarvan on June 23, 2011, 03:00:32 AM
You have more fermented brew in the bucket than fits in the keg, so you go to the LHBS and get the CO2 cap that goes on the 2L soda bottles, but you don't have one of those so you go to the 7/11 and buy one, and not knowing what to do with the diet coke just dump it on the compost pile.......... :o
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Tim McManus on June 23, 2011, 03:40:10 AM
You're supposed to put Mentos in the diet coke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKoB0MHVBvM

Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: oscarvan on June 23, 2011, 03:44:58 AM
Ooooohhhh, forgot.  Was in Holland the other day too.... Mentos, cheap.....
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: fritzeye on June 23, 2011, 01:20:34 PM
You open your mailbox and you get 2 catalogs, one from Northern Brewer and your wife's Victoria's Secret and you look to see what's new at NB first. :-[
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: scooter2374 on June 23, 2011, 08:40:12 PM
You see 30 gallons of beer in your closet and think you need to brew again
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Post by: micsager on June 24, 2011, 02:37:43 PM
When walking in your garage sounds like a velcro factory
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Post by: Slowbrew on June 24, 2011, 03:00:10 PM
When you get upset with your kid's need to have cold juice boxes.  That fridge is for lagering!!!

Paul
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Post by: timberati on June 27, 2011, 02:56:29 AM
When you become aroused by your wife's new perfume, Eau de Saaz,, and run into the garage to brew more beer.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Pinski on June 27, 2011, 03:43:28 AM
...you take your sweetie for a drive to the country and instead of coming home with farm fresh produce, you come home with; 4 ten gallon cornies, 5 five gallon cornies, 2 keg kettles and a propane burner.  I had to, right?
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Post by: dannyjed on June 27, 2011, 02:01:53 PM
You remember to dry hop, but forget to feed the dog.  Sorry Lucy :-[
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Post by: phillamb168 on June 27, 2011, 02:32:27 PM
You remember to dry hop, but forget to feed the dog.  Sorry Lucy :-[

As long as you didn't dry hop the pooch. Don't forget, hops are poisonous for dogs.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: JKL on June 27, 2011, 02:40:09 PM
You wake up before the alarm goes off to start brewing at 5:00am Sunday morning but you have to force yourself to get out of bed at 7:00am on Monday to go to work. (True story this morning)
-J.K.L.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: micsager on June 27, 2011, 02:41:40 PM
You wake up before the alarm goes off to start brewing at 5:00am Sunday morning but you have to force yourself to get out of bed at 7:00am on Monday to go to work. (True story this morning)
-J.K.L.

ROFLMAO!!!

I was brewing by 6am yesterday, and had to force myself up this morning as well.  Good one. 
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Post by: Pinski on June 27, 2011, 02:45:09 PM
You wake up before the alarm goes off to start brewing at 5:00am Sunday morning but you have to force yourself to get out of bed at 7:00am on Monday to go to work. (True story this morning)
-J.K.L.
Ha! So true!  :D
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Post by: dak0415 on June 27, 2011, 03:01:52 PM
You wake up before the alarm goes off to start brewing at 5:00am Sunday morning but you have to force yourself to get out of bed at 7:00am on Monday to go to work. (True story this morning)
-J.K.L.
My wife likes to sleep in on weekends, to catch up on her sleep.  She just can't understand my getting up at 3:00 to turn on my electrics and then up again at 5:00 to mash in and start my brewday.  I'm pitching my yeast by the time she wanders in to get coffee!
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: gigatropolis on June 27, 2011, 03:28:47 PM
You get really mad when people use your fermentation chamber to hang cloths and store things, and the "but it's a closet" argument still doesn't make any sense.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: oscarvan on July 03, 2011, 01:00:27 AM
You're neighbor across the street says:"Hey, you want this?" and now you have two....... (Filled them today....ouch....)

(http://www.woodenshoemusic.com/PicPages/Linkto_files/IMG_0316.jpg)
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Post by: euge on July 03, 2011, 01:24:37 AM
CO2 tanks? And how much to fill if you don;t mind me asking?

I got ripped off last refill so am thinking about getting a larger tank.
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Post by: narvin on July 03, 2011, 03:34:19 AM
You buy something that you lack the required prescription for on ebay... to use as a low-flow regulator for an O2 tank to aerate your wort.
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Post by: oscarvan on July 03, 2011, 10:04:39 PM
CO2 tanks? And how much to fill if you don;t mind me asking?

I got ripped off last refill so am thinking about getting a larger tank.

Propane.....it's not quite THAT bad.....yet.
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Post by: tubercle on July 03, 2011, 10:40:30 PM
CO2 tanks? And how much to fill if you don;t mind me asking?

I got ripped off last refill so am thinking about getting a larger tank.

Propane.....it's not quite THAT bad.....yet.
I got 2 one hundred pounders also ;D

Never run out 8)
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Post by: bluesman on July 03, 2011, 10:53:55 PM
CO2 tanks? And how much to fill if you don;t mind me asking?

I got ripped off last refill so am thinking about getting a larger tank.

Propane.....it's not quite THAT bad.....yet.
I got 2 one hundred pounders also ;D

Never run out 8)

I need to get a bigger tank. The five pounders are a real PITA.

Anyway...you know you're a homebrewer when you add beer to your BBQ sauce.  8)
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: oscarvan on July 03, 2011, 11:11:50 PM
You know you're a home brewer when you go to a picnic and someone shows up with a cooler and you size it up for where to drill the holes........ :o :o :o
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Post by: Will's Swill on July 04, 2011, 04:57:49 PM
+1  :)

You know you're a homebrewer when you are grabbing leftovers and realize that a slow cooker + a Love controller = a mash tun for those small batches you've been wanting to do...
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Post by: Al Equihua on July 04, 2011, 05:04:27 PM
You know you're a home brewer when you go to a picnic and someone shows up with a cooler and you size it up for where to drill the holes........ :o :o :o

hahaha, good one
every time i go thru the camping areas in a store a think about how to improve my cooler looking for a new brand,!
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Post by: Jimmy K on October 20, 2011, 07:59:31 PM
Anyway...you know you're a homebrewer when you add beer to your BBQ sauce.  8)

Things I've added beer to this year - chili (pale ale, brown ale, or anything), punkin pie (punkin ale), baked cod (wit), tacos (any wheat), brats (obvious), and I have homebrew stout beef stew cooking right now. I think I'll have to add some to my turkey brine this year.

I tried adding beer to salad dressing too, but that didn't work out.
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Post by: micsager on October 20, 2011, 08:04:19 PM
Here's a recipe for the brine, if you are so inclined:

http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/recipes/recipes-list/show?title=tipsy-turkey

Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Jimmy K on October 20, 2011, 08:11:20 PM
Here's a recipe for the brine, if you are so inclined:

http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/recipes/recipes-list/show?title=tipsy-turkey

Nice
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: tschmidlin on October 20, 2011, 08:55:54 PM
I tried adding beer to salad dressing too, but that didn't work out.
Try replacing the vinegar in a salad dressing with something like Rodenbach Grand Cru. ;)
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Post by: bluesman on October 20, 2011, 09:36:05 PM
I tried adding beer to salad dressing too, but that didn't work out.
Try replacing the vinegar in a salad dressing with something like Rodenbach Grand Cru. ;)

Sort of like the salad dressing from NHC in San Diego by Sean Paxton, except I think he made an AA vinaigrette.

...or try this Orange and Ale Vinaigrette by Sean

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/orange-and-ale-vinaigrette
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Post by: jeffy on October 20, 2011, 10:59:43 PM
Anyway...you know you're a homebrewer when you add beer to your BBQ sauce.  8)

Things I've added beer to this year - chili (pale ale, brown ale, or anything), punkin pie (punkin ale), baked cod (wit), tacos (any wheat), brats (obvious), and I have homebrew stout beef stew cooking right now. I think I'll have to add some to my turkey brine this year.

I tried adding beer to salad dressing too, but that didn't work out.

There's a great recipe for blue cheese dressing in Schermerhorn's Great American Beer Cookbook that uses mead (or cider).  It may be the best salad dressing I have ever had.
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Post by: Jimmy K on October 21, 2011, 12:09:37 AM
I tried adding beer to salad dressing too, but that didn't work out.
Try replacing the vinegar in a salad dressing with something like Rodenbach Grand Cru. ;)

Sort of like the salad dressing from NHC in San Diego by Sean Paxton, except I think he made an AA vinaigrette.

...or try this Orange and Ale Vinaigrette by Sean

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/orange-and-ale-vinaigrette

Good idea. I had tried using a saison, but it needed acidity. When I added any vinegar you couldn't taste the beer and it just tasted like watered down dressing.