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The Pub / Re: Let it be known.....
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:01:58 AM »
OMG! 14+ posts a day!?

Beer Recipes / Re: English IPA tips
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:50:21 AM »
That's what I figured...I wasn't disagreeing...just...well...WOAH...

i had heard of EIPAs aging, but never 18 months, let alone 2 years....time to buy another carboy.

Beer Recipes / Re: English IPA tips
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:15:22 AM »

Age for 18 months, and then dry hop.

Ant Hayes
Tonbridge, Kent

WOAH?! ??? ??? ??? ???

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:01:27 PM »
every year in much of southern new england (mostly warwick rhode island and southeastern CT), the EEE scare starts up around mid august and lasts until about mid october (first frost). in high school they used to schedule around dusk and dawn, so that sports and bus rides weren't around the peak of mosquito feasting. it was always pretty scary to think that it was out there but i never heard of anyone getting it. west nile virus started popping up as well, but was never AS scary as EEE. again, glad to hear some positive news...

All Grain Brewing / Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:22:03 AM »
Costco has some really outstanding deals on coolers and my birthday is coming up... I've thought about shoes or a spa treatment... But this chick is probably treating herself to a new mash tun (and a SS kettle) :)   

WOW, I dream of the day my wife says 'what i would do for a new SS kettle as a birthday present'

The Pub / Re: Where are you?
« on: August 24, 2010, 10:10:26 AM »
denny, maybe in your original text you could tell people how to do this (personal text in profile settings) being that people still seem to be confused by it. I know it was mentioned in one of the posts already but editing your OP may be the best way to spread the info.

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 24, 2010, 08:01:50 AM »
Get well Babs. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Recipe scaling
« on: August 23, 2010, 05:19:21 PM »
I have gotten into the habit of looking at recipes in percentages myself.

The Pub / Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« on: August 19, 2010, 01:50:14 PM »
i got into homebrewing to drink more good a good price go a bit deeper...

my favorite part is the first gravity sample....but it kind of captures a lot of things...

i wouldn't call myself an expert by any means, i only just started all grain last year, but i've been able (lucky?) to make pretty consistent beers...having an ok idea of knowing what ingredients i use will result in what...but still to this day, when i brew and pitch my yeast, there's that sense of it's not going to come out right or something will go wrong because murphy has his hand in everything, just like i had the first time i brewed. you wait a couple of weeks and take that first gravity hit your gravity...and then...the sip...and then 'YES!'...knowing it came out like you wanted it to, knowing people will enjoy it, reinforcing that you're actually doing something right in your brewing process...that to me is my favorite part, because it captures all of the enjoyable aspects of brewing, the personal liking of good beer, sharing with others, and the technical stuff.

Beer Travel / Re: breweries by WPB
« on: August 19, 2010, 12:46:50 PM »
sorry, i should have specified west palm beach, really i should have just PM'd blatz since I knew he was around this part of the country.  ;)

...working double shifts almost 7 days a week, here up until labor day weekend. unfortunately the schedule is kind of all over the place, but i'm hoping for an open saturday on the 28th. if you need some help, i've gotten pretty good at pushing around a mash paddle, albeit in new england, in comfortable 85 degree heat with 70% humidity.

i think i had seen something for brewzzi's, maybe in the hotel bar, but i was nervous that something in a hotel bar would be showing something that's too...commercialized i guess...but i'll definitely take your word for it being legit

thanks for the tips.

Beer Travel / breweries by WPB
« on: August 19, 2010, 11:01:43 AM »
anyone out there know of any good breweries around wpb?

by the's hot here...

finally brewed up waldo lake amber...have been meaning to for a while now.

my dad forced me to try a Narragansett premium lager a couple of years back, it was a beer he grew up drinking in college at URI and then i believe they bellied up. i was really happy i gave it a try, it quickly replaced pabst as my go to american lager...

summer bbqs...90 degrees....humid...sure i can drink an apa but an american lager is pretty clutch....about losing the love though for american lagers, i don't mind stumbling across something like narragansett or even pabst....but something about supporting AB or MC...i don't know...

The Pub / Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
« on: August 03, 2010, 12:41:20 PM »
LOL i read this weaze comment early this morning and thought the same thing...

please don't bring up that name again...the flood of posts by him unfortunately turned me off to a certain forum... :-\

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