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Thanks Jon, get everyone excited to open a brewery... Oh wait, that's where we are now.  Gonna have to show the SO this little tid bit so she understands my hesitation to even say that I would like to someday open a brewery

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 27, 2015, 12:30:01 PM »
They had easy jack and 31 in bottles at the store, not sure if that is the only way they package or not. The Wookey was in 4 pack bottles and they had some bombers of union jack

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:24:40 PM »
Easy jack and Wookey Jack were also there, but I had both of those in LA last summer. Enjoyed both of them but went for untried brews. Thanks for the other ideas, will look for them
Edit for late night, beer laden typos

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:23:09 PM »
I can occasionally  get revolution at home but will look for half acre. I passed on the dba, just because I did not know the name. I will go back for it and the half acre

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:03:00 PM »
They had several other FW beers I wanted to try out but had to keep the bill reasonable. tomorrow is payday, so maybe another stop... to be continued

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 26, 2015, 07:08:41 PM »
The store had 1 four pack of Samichlaus, and I was happy to relieve them of it.  Never had, looking forward to all of them

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 26, 2015, 06:20:28 PM »
Here in Chicago's south loop for the week. Stopped in at a Binny's Beverage shop. Found some treats I can't get at home! Party on! At least tomorrow after everything cools down tonight


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All Grain Brewing / Re: #5 Gravity Questions
« on: March 24, 2015, 09:34:45 PM »
Justin,  what were your pre and post boil volumes compared to expected volumes?   Your preboil SG and post boil OG are both higher than what you say beersmith projected. This does not match up with low efficiency unless your volumes were low as well

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The Pub / Re: What is this?
« on: March 24, 2015, 09:13:59 PM »
Was this in reference to keeping the salt n pepper nasal hairs out of the fermenter?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bombers for secondary/carbonation?
« on: March 22, 2015, 07:11:44 PM »
Another follow up, yes it is time for another chest freezer/beer frig for me

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bombers for secondary/carbonation?
« on: March 22, 2015, 07:10:45 PM »
I have been doing almost all my bottles in bombers since I started brewing. It really does cut down bottling time. Keep in mind though, that once they are all carbed up and you want to refrigerate prior to drinking,  you need refrigerator space high enough for 22s. My beverage cooler has enough room for 5 22s upright and there is no room in main frig for beer (blasphemy I know!) I usually try to keep in my temp controlled chest freezer unless I am fermenting  in it. Space can get tight. As a quick note, you want them upright to allow yeast to settle and compact at bottom of bottle. Laying them down to chill will make a mess out of your pours

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New reading material
« on: March 22, 2015, 07:05:14 PM »
I started with water, but had not started doing any water adjustments at that point. It was not in the realm of what I was doing, so I never finished it. I now have and use Bru'NWater and love it. I really need to go back and read that book as well as the other 3 now that I have all 4. Good luck and enjoy

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Bio - HoosierBrew
« on: March 21, 2015, 09:44:21 AM »
+1 to everything everyone else has said. Great to put a face to the name and mid 30s sounds about right. I feel at 45 I look 10 years older than you

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 37 years
« on: March 21, 2015, 09:40:19 AM »
Happy brewniversary!

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