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Messages - micah h

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The Pub / Re: I am really disappointed in Sam Adams
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:07:40 AM »
Sam Adams will always have a place in my heart. When they bought 20,000 Lbs of hop pellets in 2008, and than turned around and sold them to micro breweries with no profit. Just because they think competition forces them to make better beer.

I know it was just a publicity stunt. And I doubt they really want competition. But I still thought it was a really classy move.

 

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The Pub / Re: Another pet safety tip
« on: July 04, 2013, 12:47:04 AM »
I'm a fan of less laws, like repealing the law that prohibits me from beating people who leave their windows up in the sun with a dog inside, or shooting bottle rocketes at a dog, or tossing firecrackers to a dog with a fetch instinct.

The list of repealed laws could go on like that all night

Those are all horrible things to do, and they would all make me mad. But I have been afraid since I read this last night. If I saw someone throw a firecracker and commanded a dog to fetch it, I would just get unhinged. Even the smallest of firecracker could kill or seriously hurt a dog if it was in its mouth.

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All so true Hoosier. I have a lifetime of brewing ahead of me and I know this wont be the last time a blunder on something. But the best part of this mistake is I caught it, so I wont let it happen again.

Also thank you Major, I have been doing things a bit different than you're saying I should be. I'll tweak my system a bit to see if that helps make my beer better.

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RDWHAHB has become a taunt for me. I am still new to the hobby, haven't done 20 batches yet. I need to accept the fact that I am still learning. It would have been so easy to just set up an ice bath, five extra minutes at the end. Oh well, next time.

I removed the blow off bucket and put on the fermentation cap last night. It's going up and down, so my yeast is still alive. I'll brew this same recipe next time, a lil more cautiously, and compare the two to see what differences happen with a high fermentation temp.

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Thank you Denny! Now I can go to work and not worry about my beer.

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Well it didn't get that high. But the foam "Creson?" wen't up and down in about four hours, not two to three days, and now i'm seeing no signs of active fermentation.

I just realized that i spent about 15 minutes swirling the carboy after pitching, and that is a new practice for me. Could all this just be me experiencing how the yeast works with well aerated wort?

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 So I brewed on Saturday. Everything went smoothly, but than Sunday came and it hit 94*. I didn't think much about it, my closet has always been cool enough for fermentation. I failed the carbometter went of the scale, above 80*. I moved the beer to an ice batch and it's sitting at 68*.

My question is should I call it a wash a dump the wort out, or try repitching. The only other time I had to repitch the beer was contaminated.

Thanks for any help.

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The Pub / Tumwater brewery resurrection.
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:47:10 AM »
The Tumwater Washington brewery, home of Olympia beer. Is being allowed to brew beer again, only 90 some odd years short of the original ban.

I don't know if this is relevant to a lot of you out there. But it is a big victory for people in my area, who have been wondering what will become of the building. ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Exit strategy
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:41:02 AM »
You started it, I'll ramp it up a bit. Put a flake of my ashes in the brew and pass it out, in bottles, at my funeral.

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The Pub / Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
« on: June 14, 2013, 01:18:10 AM »
Skinny homebrewers scare me.
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Sorry if i scare you. My metabolism is young, I can eat garbage all day and sit on the couch with brew all night, without gaining any weight. I have been told the only way I can gain weight, besides lifting weights "Like thats going to happen," is to get older. 150lbs and not yet thirty ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FG and priming sugar
« on: June 10, 2013, 12:22:22 AM »
Really don't know why I obsess over the ABV!

If you're like me it's because you like sharing your brew with friends, and the ABV is one of the first questions they tend to ask about.

Also nonbrewers tend to expect you to know all the answers. But you don't, you're learning. "By you I mean you and me." After my first batch was done I had just followed a recipe and new none of the science behind how I made beer, they all bombarded me with questions and my only response was that I boiled a bunch of stuff and it turned into beer.

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The Pub / Re: The best copliment I've ever gotten
« on: June 08, 2013, 10:09:00 AM »
I had been dating my current girlfriend for a year before I realized that I have am a lot like her dad. So after listening to her rant about how much she can't stand her dad, I volunteered the info that I thought him and I are very similar. She gave me the look and said very dryly "I know." We have never spoke of it again.

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The Pub / Re: bacon
« on: June 08, 2013, 12:23:14 AM »
Rouge has a Bacon maple beer.

http://rogue.com/beers/voodoo-bacon-maple.php

The reviews I've read about it say it's expensive and almost undrinkable.

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Ingredients / Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« on: June 07, 2013, 11:42:45 PM »
Just because they like it doesn't mean you should give it to them.  I know for a fact that dogs like slug bait, too, but it kills them.  Just like alcohol can.  If you truly love your dog, don't give it alcohol.

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/2011/09/is-alcohol-poisonous-to-dogs/

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090126214016AAPH2lv

http://www.vetlive.com/2010/11/13/is-it-okay-to-let-fido-booze-it-up/

i didn't recognize you now that you look like a kitten
Yeah.  Is your kitten rolling a joint?
I'm so confused. Dog's shouldn't drink beer but it's ok for kittens to smoke catnip?

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Ingredients / Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« on: June 01, 2013, 07:35:26 AM »
My first batch was Irish Red and my son's puppy was roaming around.

I'm no prude, dog's can enjoy a bit of beer if they like. But a puppy? If alcohol hurts a human brains development, it should also hurt a puppies brain. So I am on the record that dogs under the age of one should not drink beer.

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