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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2012, 12:08:19 PM »
a reminder of how I should live.......
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I'll ponder that Denny, but I wouldn't want to draw attention to my shortcomings. So far I figure both you and I are "barely" hitting 1 out of 3, and you're probably running slightly ahead regarding minimal facial hair. ;)
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2012, 06:50:40 PM »
October 7, 1989 1:43 pm - Lindsay, ON

Tried a "Canadian Lager" kit from the hardware store.  Practically no sanitation, stirred it with an arrow that we ran back and forth over the kitchen stove.  Fermented in a water jug with a cork that didn't fit but we tried to seal it with tape and hot glue.  Let it go a few days, tried it, dragged it outside and dumped it all. 

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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2012, 01:06:11 PM »
Not hard for me to remember, December 26th, 2011. Brewers Best Oatmeal Stout. Read about 12 pages of Charlie P's book and went for it. No chilling, temp control, or much of an idea what I was doing. Needless to say it wasn't great. I drank it though. And I read books. Lots of 'em. Listened to about 12,000,000 hrs of Jamil and Palmer on my mp3 player (I can do that at work. So I got that goin for me, which is nice). And brewed. And bought things. And brewed. And read. And obsessed. Starters. Stir-plates. Temp controllers. Cheap fridge. Fermwraps.Wort chillers. Blichmann burners (shiny!). Big pots. Ball valves. Mash Tun.

My last batch (#8) was my first AG beer.

I have no idea how all that happened in 3 months.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2012, 01:27:41 PM »
First batch was January 2010. Got a basic kit for Christmas 2009. I brewed the Belgian Dubbel from Jamil's Brewing Classic Styles and it didnt turn out bad since Belgian yeast doesn't mind higher ferm temps.  Never did all extract batches and was only on the extract/steeping grain thing for 5 batches until moving to all grain.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2012, 03:57:41 PM »
October 22, 2011. For Christmas 2010, my aunt got me a copy of "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing." Unfortunately I started preparing for deployment in January 2011, and wasn't able to actually brew until I returned home. I read all the books I could get my hands on, and listened to countless hours of Basic Brewing Radio. As soon as I got home, I bought a starter set and came up with a recipe for an American ESB. Was a little heavy on the hops and extract, so it ended up being a really tasty APA. 5 extract + grain brews to make sure I had a handle on the cold side, and then I went all-grain in 2012. 5 AG Batches down so far, and not a dumper in the bunch!

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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2012, 05:45:06 PM »
Did anybody in here learn brewing from Greg Noonan? (Brewing Lager Beer)

I started with The Complete Joy... but, quickly moved on to Greg's book.  John Stuart, the brewer at the Winter Park Mill turned me on to it.  He said, "You want to learn how to brew beer?  Read this."
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2012, 05:48:01 PM »
Did anybody in here learn brewing from Greg Noonan? (Brewing Lager Beer)

I started with The Complete Joy... but, quickly moved on to Greg's book.  John Stuart, the brewer at the Winter Park Mill turned me on to it.  He said, "You want to learn how to brew beer?  Read this."

Mostly The Complete Joy then later on John Palmer. In the very beginning I learned from fellow homebrewers then started reading books. The internet was too young in '92.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2012, 05:53:23 PM »
Would you think less of me if I told you I've never even seen John Palmer's book?   :-[
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2012, 06:15:12 PM »
Would you think less of me if I told you I've never even seen John Palmer's book?   :-[

When you come to Seattle you can get one signed by John himself...how about that.  ;)
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2012, 06:21:05 PM »
Did anybody in here learn brewing from Greg Noonan? (Brewing Lager Beer)

I started with The Complete Joy... but, quickly moved on to Greg's book.  John Stuart, the brewer at the Winter Park Mill turned me on to it.  He said, "You want to learn how to brew beer?  Read this."

That was the path I took as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing Greg via telephone for an article I wrote for BYO in the early 90's.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2012, 06:54:42 PM »
Did anybody in here learn brewing from Greg Noonan? (Brewing Lager Beer)

I started with The Complete Joy... but, quickly moved on to Greg's book.  John Stuart, the brewer at the Winter Park Mill turned me on to it.  He said, "You want to learn how to brew beer?  Read this."

That was the path I took as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing Greg via telephone for an article I wrote for BYO in the early 90's.
He is (or was) one of my brewing heroes.  Central Florida used to have him come down to Orlando as a speaker each year in the late 90's and early 00's.  I have his autograph in my copy of "Brewing Lager Beer" three times.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2012, 06:55:25 PM »
I believe I started around 2003.  My wife had actually started brewing a few years before I did.  She joined the SCA, at the suggestion of a friend, to learn how to brew.  As I look back our beers back then were drinkable but not great.  Mostly we fermented too warm which resulted in that lovely estery flavor.  Now we know better.  Man, do I love brewing.  What would I be doing if it wasn't for homebrewing?

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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2012, 06:58:23 PM »
Did anybody in here learn brewing from Greg Noonan? (Brewing Lager Beer)

I started with The Complete Joy... but, quickly moved on to Greg's book.  John Stuart, the brewer at the Winter Park Mill turned me on to it.  He said, "You want to learn how to brew beer?  Read this."

That was the path I took as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing Greg via telephone for an article I wrote for BYO in the early 90's.
He is (or was) one of my brewing heroes.  Central Florida used to have him come down to Orlando as a speaker each year in the late 90's and early 00's.  I have his autograph in my copy of "Brewing Lager Beer" three times.

I was at that Sunshine Challenge too.  I got to spend a good bit of time with Greg and judge a couple of flights with him.  We became friends.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2012, 07:22:45 PM »
Would you think less of me if I told you I've never even seen John Palmer's book?   :-[

No less of you than you'd think of me for never having seen Charlie's book
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2012, 10:36:16 PM »
I started with Papazian's back in 93 but JP's HTB has been invaluable. I found the online edition in 07 and was off to the races... ;)
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