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Pimp My System / Re: Just Ordered My New Brew Shed
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:26:51 AM »
Congratulations, Tony! I remember that you have been looking (and saving) for one of these for awhile. Just don't make the mistake I made and let the wife store her stuff in your brew shed.


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 2007
« on: July 14, 2014, 09:27:17 AM »
I've used 2007 a couple times fermenting at 54* both times. Two weeks should do it but it'll be done when it's done. I let mine condition in cornies for at least a month before serving. I hopped mine with all Sterling. If you haven't picked out a hop, I recommend it. Great summer beer. 


Events / Re: Hop and Brew School
« on: July 09, 2014, 08:22:02 AM »
I went last year and had a good time. Had a conflict this year so won't be going. Most of the speakers were interesting. It was very hot last year especially in the hop yards, but lots of good beer and water to drink. Don't miss the Wednesday night gathering of both groups. Ran into a lot of old friends and met some new ones at that event. It was fun to tour Hop Union's facilities as I hadn't been there in over 10 years. Drank a lot of beer and smoked many a cigar in the hospitality room in those days. The room hasn't changed except for that smoking isn't allowed now. 

They ran shuttles downtown to a couple hotels in the morning and evening every half hour or so.

I have no doubt you'll enjoy it.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How was the weekend?!
« on: April 28, 2014, 01:24:15 PM »
Nothing beer wise other than consuming a few. Barbecued ribs and pulled pork for a local winery for Spring Barrel Tasting Saturday and Sunday.

Or 60....

Ingredients / Re: Hops list
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:19:06 AM »
Very complete. It even lists the Amallia hops. I planted 2 of them without much information on them.

Hop Growing / Re: Recommended Hop growing medium
« on: April 10, 2014, 08:26:29 AM »
Cute pictures. I like how you are training them to pick up the aroma. Looks like you have a couple future helpers in your brewing. Great family tradition!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Noob judge observations
« on: April 09, 2014, 07:32:03 AM »
Jim, I thought she was your daughter.... Just kidding. It's great that you both enjoy many of the same things.

I second Denny that one of the best things about homebrewing is the people you meet. I haven't been to one of the "Biggies" but have been to several smaller homebrewing/craft beer events. Always come away with some new friends.


Ingredients / Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:35:43 AM »
 Voted for Cascade and Columbus (Chinook not on list), but like a variety using Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Mosaic, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial alone or in combinations.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:48:28 AM »
He has a hilarious way of making his points.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Drinking Only Homebrews
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:13:42 AM »
I'm a recovering beer hoarder. I'm getting much better though. I used to buy beer by the case at Costco and drink a few and have a most of the case left sitting there taking up space. I still have about 2 cases of beer that's at least 3 years old out in the shop. I think I'm passed that now. If I want a commercial beer, I'll get either a big bottle or a six pack, 12 pack if I really like it. A couple months ago I saw Red Chair at Costco (in cases, of course), I love the stuff. I went to another store and bought a 12 pack. I think I still have a few left, but they'll get drank.

I guess I've finally figured out that my fridge space is valuable. More of theirs means less of mine. I try to have a variety of homebrew for guests (and me) on tap.

When we go out, if there isn't a beer of interest to me it's JD or just water as I not a pop drinker.


Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: March 26, 2014, 08:15:54 AM »
Now you need some handles for these beauties.....


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:41:58 AM »
Jim, looks like you're enjoying the porter in the bedroom. Breakfast Porter?

Nice shots!


The Pub / Re: I'm back, I hope
« on: March 07, 2014, 01:46:50 PM »
Good luck Tom, I'm sure you'll do great. We'll have to pop over the hill to check out the brewery when it's up and running. By then, hopefully, I'll be semi-retired.


The Pub / Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« on: February 28, 2014, 08:58:57 AM »
I guess I have a different take on QUALITY steel toed shoes. Being in the seed business over 30 years of my life, they've saved my right foot twice. Once while turning a 3500 lb. pallet of seed with a pallet jack and getting my foot between the pallet wood and the wall of the truck. The other time a heavy steel forklift bridge (put down between a truck and a loading dock to allow a forklift to load pallets on a truck) was dropped on it. My foot was sore both times but still intact. I'm sold on them and still wear them at work even though these days I have a lot less exposure to the warehouse. You'd have to drop something VERY heavy on them to crush the steel toed shoes I wear.


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