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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.


Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« on: February 26, 2014, 08:54:21 AM »
Happy Birthday! What size did you get? I think it's a great system if you're short of room and/or looking to go electric. Enjoy your toy!

Ingredients / Re: Dark malt to prevent oxidation
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:03:28 PM »
Yup, I remember it too. Maybe a Pils recipe?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I was surprised...
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:00:26 AM »
HTB is on my bar next to the Water Book and Stan H's Hop Book.

I guess Papazian's book is a good introduction to brewing with the humor and relaxed approach.

Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:52:41 AM »
Very nice setup Amanda. I have lots of room for brewing in my shop, but it's not nearly as organized as yours. One of these days..... 

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