That's an awfully strong Flanders.
havn't you seen him with his shirt off? he's a strong guy! okely dokely!
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That's an awfully strong Flanders.
let me guess, ackes place? did youcatch and The Wards shows back then? Man I always wished I had.
You got it. Rasputins and Last Chance were our usual haunts as well. After a while, we started going to J.P. something ( can't remember...those brain cells are long gone ) on the same block as The Chance. It was mostly townies, but since I was raised in VT, thems was my peoples
Never saw the Wards but then I could have walked into Nectar's and seen Phish anytime I wanted but never did.
I live on the 4th floor of an apartment complex in a rather urban area, so unfortunately I don't have the option of using a propane setup without doing something very stupid and/or illegal on the patio. I'll do a test run tonight just to get a ballpark time of how long it'll take and to see if it's even possible. That being said, the pot fits perfectly over two burners, so who knows.
I'm feeling making another one too. As for using the dregs, don't I have to let it sit for like the next 3 years until it's drinkable or something? Again no idea, just experimenting.
Well patience be damned I went right after work to buy another packet of Brett. l. (for another $13), get home and of course the freakin' thing is bubbling! It took 4 full days, but tiny bubbles have started! I I could pitch the new packet I got or I suppose I could make another sour this weekend. Any votes?
Yeah, but what's a duckway?
Same as a witch?
Sierra Nevada Celebration fresh hop ale. Nice and bitter, fizzy sweet amber colored hop burst of a beer.
Man I like this beer anyone got a recipe? Is it a piney citrus hop combination?
I picked up a couple of cases this afternoon. Man I love this beer too!
#1 on the Sierra Nevada runway... Bigfoot! Woo hoo! I've been reading about a limited edtion SN Bigfoot aged in bourbon barrels. Be still my beating heart!!
I use iodophor to sanitize stainless. Otherwise I use bleach.
My "brewery" water is rainwater that has been filtered and disinfected with ultraviolet light. I use one of these to supply disinfected water to the whole building:
Trojan UV Max
If I'm trying to do a CIP system can I use iodophor, or would that screw up the high-heat silicone tubing?
Also Puna, do you have a schematic/diagram for that whole-house system? Do you think it would be possible to use as a supplement to city water?
My vanilla orchids are the free-range kind. A friend who grows them commercially gave me some cuttings a few years ago. I followed her advice and just laid them (one each) in the crotches of ohia trees, and they took off like wildfire. No roots in soil. Just natural compost that collects in the V formed by the branching trunks. I have five growing. Living here getting things to grow is not the problem. Keeping things from growing out of control is a lot of work. We have a saying, "In Hawaii you can plant a broom handle and grow a broom tree."
There are no natural pollenators here, so the tough part is pollenating the flowers by hand. Actually, once you get the hang of it pollenating is not so hard. It's catching the flowers at the right time for pollenation that is challenging. One must remain vigilant. The window for pollenation is only a few hours long.
Mort is correct. The drying and flavor developing process takes several months. Comparible to the time and effort put into brewing lambics, I would say.
Denny - I know of the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, but have not been to their farm. I work with quite a few farmers on the Hamakua Coast. My lab does bacterialogical testing for food safety certification. (total coliform - E. coli). I bring home a lot of free exotic tropical produce. People are experimenting with new crops since sugarcane has gone away.
What happened to the sugarcane?