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1966
The Pub / Re: How Much you Brew vs How Much you Drink.
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:54:54 AM »
I'll point to this thread: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=2080.0 and say...

If I were to attempt to drink the amount of beer I brew, I'd be dead. Happy, but dead.

1967
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Never did that before
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:33:04 AM »
Have you met my friends? :)

or the Southern California Homebrewer's Festival?

I almost guarantee I'm going to have to pull the Wild Dark early to keep some for myself. I may be generous, but I'm generous enough to feel like completely blowing through a keg of beer that took ~2 years of work in 4 hours. My record last year was for the "Audacity of Aretha Franklin's Hat" - pouring through a randall - we tanked all 5 gallons at the SCHF in under 2 hours from the fest open. (and that's with people taking small samples.)

And Denny - I could tell ya, but then I'd have to kill you and that would be kinda kin to stepping on the last member of squishy endangered species. :)

1968
General Homebrew Discussion / Never did that before
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:22:20 AM »
Did something unusual yesterday - went from having all of my fermenters full to all of them empty.

Racked over to kegs the following:
10 gallons of Mild (5 American / 5 British)
10 gallons of IPA+ (one getting a keg addition of Cascade and the other Centennial)
5 gallons of Spring Saison with Citra
5 gallons of Belgian Amber with Cinnamon and Vanilla (homemade extracts and the same intial wort as the Saison)
5 gallons of Tupelo Mead (2 gallons getting infused with sour cherry concentrate)
5 gallons of Dark Belgian Strong Wild Ale infused with Pinot Noir soaked French Oak

My brewery is now a confused mess (more so than usual) with everything not a keg waiting for a good scrubbing. Good news is this lets me get started on a new project that I'm going to be spending the better part of a year working on. Bad news is that's a metric ton of fermenters.

1969
Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2010 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition!
« on: April 25, 2010, 07:37:41 PM »
Results are in!

http://www.maltosefalcons.com/comps/2010Mayfaire

(Ok, the BOS results aren't in.. I mean they are, but only the judging panel and the organizers truly know who won)

1970
Questions about the forum? / Re: Deleting my own posts
« on: April 23, 2010, 12:09:02 PM »
User post deletion has been restored.

1971
Questions about the forum? / Re: Deleting my own posts
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:38:10 AM »
Yes.

1972
All Grain Brewing / Re: saison mash
« on: April 22, 2010, 02:03:43 PM »
But if you are looking at the traditional Saison style (not the American interpretation)

The Belgians were already doing a number of Super Saisons well before our Craft brewers ever picked up the idea. It is true that the super saison is the preferred variety over here though.

1973
Questions about the forum? / Re: I don't exist?
« on: April 22, 2010, 11:04:36 AM »
That's odd! We'll get your concern looked at

1974
Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada 30
« on: April 22, 2010, 10:54:06 AM »
Had a few weeks back and my thoughts on it were "damn, this is big and chewy and more than just a little meaty flavor"

1975
Nah, mead's done and I'll probably hit it with Sorbistat to prevent a restart. I figure the normal dilution rate they recommend is 1 in 8, so since I want the honey (Tupelo) to be noticeable I'll start somewhere lower like 1 in 32 or 1 in 16.

1976
Oh I forgot one I was going to do. I have some mead sitting by that could use a little "punch" so I thought I'd add some of this to the mix: Sour Cherry Juice Concentrate

Now, my only q is how to reasonably figure out the dosing rate for 3 gallons cause this stuff is seriously tart in concentrated form.

1977
What's the game plan folks?

For me - it's going to be all about the Mayfaire Competition this weekend (we have ~340 entries to judge) and then kegging things for SCHF.

1978
The Pub / Re: Its 4/20
« on: April 21, 2010, 01:52:48 AM »
Man, good luck with that. I know I wouldn't want to share a birthday with Hitler. ;D

I prefer to think of it as sharing a birthday with Iggy Pop.

1979
The Pub / Re: Brass
« on: April 21, 2010, 01:51:53 AM »
I'm sure there are weapons and calibers in which dirty ammo isn't really a concern at all

my 1911 is happy to feed wolf all day long. (I'm pretty certain Fletch has tuned that thing to shoot high powered pebbles.)

I just hate the amount of crud that I've got to keep hitting with cleaner.

1980
I want off campus lunches for seniors and new soda machines in the quad.

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