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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Only 1-2 beers for the winter
« on: October 07, 2010, 08:38:05 PM »
What do you expect to have ready in 2 weeks???

Ready? Nothing. Bottled? Anything I listed. Lagering the doppelbock in the bottles wouldn't be ideal, but packaging after two weeks would be SOP for anything else.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Only 1-2 beers for the winter
« on: October 07, 2010, 05:53:16 PM »
I'd like to have an RIS or Barleywine, but I don't think I have time at this point. It would have to be in bottles in about two weeks - definitely no time for bulk conditioning.

General Homebrew Discussion / Only 1-2 beers for the winter
« on: October 07, 2010, 11:38:28 AM »
I'm going to be moving in about two weeks, so I'll have time to brew at most two beers to take with me. I'm going to bottle up the rest of what I have (APA, Maibock, Bourbon Barrel Stout, Oktoberfest, Tripel, Triple IPA), so I'll have plenty of variety, but quantities on all of those are getting low.

So, which two beers would you most want to have with you for a long Colorado winter?

The Pub / Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
« on: October 07, 2010, 11:17:56 AM »
Yeah, this little career change will actually involve a pay cut. :-\

The Pub / Re: Jumping Jehoshaphat - I own a house!
« on: October 06, 2010, 04:16:50 PM »
Way to go Drew. It's almost like you're an adult or something. ;)

The Pub / Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
« on: October 06, 2010, 03:16:03 PM »
dont mean to pry here, but would you be willing to tell us what you're getting paid? I know alot of us would love to do something like this and we know the compensation isn't that great but it would be nice to have a better idea of what it is? I'm happy for you. Anyone who gets a job doing something they truely enjoy is a lucky person!

I'm not really comfortable going into specifics, but my pay will be about average based on threads at Probrewer (there are several going back a number of years). Basically, for a first job I wouldn't expect to start out much above minimum wage. Actually I feel pretty fortunate: my contract specifies a raise schedule that will have me making a little more than I would have expected after a while. That almost isn't the point for me right now, though. I really feel like it's a job I'm going to enjoy, and I'm lucky enough to be in a situation (no family) that allows me to walk away if I don't.

And yes, I'm completely stoked about living in SW CO. That's actually a pretty big perk for me. 30 minutes to Purgatory, walk out your front door and into National Forest, etc.

I'll hopefully be skiing there this winter, so I'll take you up on that offer.  Always wanted to get down there again, and this is yet another perk along with the phenomenal snow!!

Are you planning on going to Silverton Mtn? I consider myself a pretty good skier, but I don't think I'll be tackling that this first winter...

The Pub / Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
« on: October 06, 2010, 08:53:31 AM »
You realize you're obligated to give us day by day updates on The Life and Times of an Assistant Pro Brewer!
Yeah, you'll need a blog or something.

That's a thought. I'll put stuff on my personal site as it comes to me, and once I've been at it long enough to make mistakes I'll definitely share those. But if I put *everything* online I won't be able to write a book about how to become a pro brewer - which I'm pretty sure is the best way to make money as a pro brewer. ;D

Fantastic! Did you take beer to the interview?

Thought about it! I figured compared to what it costs to check a bag, they probably wouldn't care all that much about my beer. From now on, the only concern is how well I can brew *their* beer.

I forgot to put in a link. The site is: - And yes, a website overhaul will be among my first acts once I'm on payroll.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words, everyone. Free beer for anyone who comes to visit. Seriously. If you can actually get to Silverton it's the least I can do.

The Pub / What has two thumbs and is going pro?
« on: October 05, 2010, 02:09:15 PM »
<- This guy!

It's funnier if you see me do it in person. ::)

Sean Terrill
Assistant Brewer
Silverton Brewing Co.

The Pub / Re: New favorite online game
« on: October 03, 2010, 07:28:23 AM »
I officially hate you for showing me this game.

Fortunately, I just vaporized your reply, so I don't have to deal with your negativity.

Hello, want to kill some time?

(I'm up to 97 on single tile BTW. Just can't seem to crack triple digits.)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Comp Question
« on: October 03, 2010, 07:21:55 AM »
This is from 22B, but the wording in 22C is almost identical:
Comments: Any style of beer can be smoked; the goal is to reach a pleasant balance between the smoke character and the base beer style. IF THIS BEER IS BASED ON A CLASSIC STYLE (E.G., ROBUST PORTER) THEN THE SPECIFIC STYLE MUST BE SPECIFIED. CLASSIC STYLES DO NOT HAVE TO BE CITED (E.G., “PORTER” OR “BROWN ALE” IS ACCEPTABLE).

So if the base beer isn't one that would fit into any of the other subcategories, just come up with a reasonable name for it. The whole idea is that the judges need to know what you're going for, so that they can at least pretend to come up with some guidelines against which to judge it.

They shouldn't be entered in 23, IMHO. That's why there are separate subcategories for wood and smoke in the first place: to get them out of the catch-all.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Aeration in a glass carboy.
« on: October 02, 2010, 05:35:54 AM »
Right, you have to upgrade to a paint stirrer:

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Starter Question
« on: October 01, 2010, 04:41:36 PM »
No worries. Unless your kitchen/basement/whatever is absolutely filthy, you could probably leave the foil off and not have any problems. Yeast are pretty good at killing off the baddies, and they're going to have a helluva numerical advantage too.

The Pub / Re: Kids In Kettles
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:07:51 AM »
I don't think it is blogspot disallowing ... I've used pictures from them on other forums.[/quote]

That is what's happening. Your URLs and formatting are correct, but they won't serve a hotlink.

The Pub / Re: Gawd I need a Promotion
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:02:42 AM »
Ron, sometimes I think you are a PW. ;)

A pantywaist? ???

The Pub / Re: Kids In Kettles
« on: October 01, 2010, 08:58:30 AM »
Great. Now I have to figure out how to get my kid out of the carboy before my wife gets home.

I'm pretty sure I've seen a picture of YOU in your kettle, so I wouldn't doubt it... ;)

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