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Wow. I'm at 30 gallons so far. I need to drink more.

Going Pro / Re: Tip
« on: August 04, 2013, 06:19:23 PM »
Wow, not even one drink? Crazy.

Hop Growing / Re: harvesting hops
« on: August 04, 2013, 06:14:41 PM »
I have used a food dehydrator. It works great and is fast. Last year I made a large screen, put the hops on and left it in the van for a week. A hot car is bad of dogs and kids, but works great for hops. Smelled real good in there for a few days.

Beer Recipes / Re: English Pale Ale
« on: July 23, 2013, 08:47:20 PM »
I have tried them all and I keep going back to 1028 for my British style beers.

Ingredients / Re: Over did it with coriander
« on: July 23, 2013, 04:48:37 PM »
Also, sometimes the best way to rescue a batch is dump it and start over.

I've only had to dump two batches in 7 yrs. Last one was a lager. I pulled it out of the fridge for a diacetyl  rest. Let it sit on the counter for a week while I forgot about it and then we had a 3 day heat wave at the end of may. By the time I got to it, it tasted pretty bad.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What Are You Drinking Tonight?
« on: July 23, 2013, 04:42:45 PM »
These posts are making me thirsty

Going Pro / Re: So you want to be a brewer
« on: July 16, 2013, 08:21:28 AM »
This thread has made me realize that I'm far too old, weak, and lazy to be a pro brewer.

Going Pro / Re: So you want to be a brewer
« on: July 13, 2013, 09:21:53 PM »
People always say,"good beer! You should open a brewery!"

Yeah, I've gotten that a few times. My response is something like "thanks, but I don't want to borrow 50-100k from anyone to open a brewery."

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Science question
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:57:24 AM »
Hey thanks for the input everyone. I think next time I just wont turn the temp down so low.

General Homebrew Discussion / Science question
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:23:10 PM »
I have a 5 gal batch in the fridge fermenting. I also have a bunch of commercial beer bottles in there. If I turn the temp down to 38, why did I find a chunk of ice floating in my 5 gal batch, but the bottles in there did not freeze first. I am confused.

Similar thing happened to me once. Brewed an ale in July. Put it in the fridge I use to ferment. It was at about 65 or so. Went on vacation for a week. While I was gone a storm hit, knocked the power out for a day or so. The beer sat at probably 80-85 for that time. There was beer all over the fridge, I guess the yeast went nuts the first few hours as it got warmer and warmer. I bottled what was left. Far from perfect, but still drinkable.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who's going to NHC?
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:04:56 PM »
Denny, really sorry to hear about your mom.


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: blonde ale with US-05 tasting like Hefe
« on: June 13, 2013, 05:51:16 PM »
A little extra time may help get it back to tasting semi-normal

The Pub / Re: The best copliment I've ever gotten
« on: June 08, 2013, 06:44:09 AM »
Plenty more breweries would remain to take it's place  ;D

The Pub / The best copliment I've ever gotten
« on: May 30, 2013, 06:41:22 PM »
I have a 20 year old daughter. She is in college and has had a series of terrible boyfriends (drugs, crime, etc). About a year ago she started dating a new guy. We were skeptical, but her sister claimed he was "a really nice guy". We met him very briefly about a month ago, and then yesterday we took them both to lunch, just to get to know him a little better. This kid is not exactly like me, but he's real close. Light hair, light skin, just like me. Easy going, doesn't say much, just like me (especially at 21). And, he brews his own beer! Just like me. Apparently his family lives close to the campus so he can get there a lot. His dad brews too and they have a yard full of hops. We were laughing about it the entire ride back home. I'm sure it won't last forever, but I'm glad she is finding out what a normal, decent boyfriend is like. And she gets free beer!

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