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Offline rjberry

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Christmas Presents
« on: December 25, 2012, 10:06:13 AM »
Did anybody get any good homebrewing Christmas presents.  My awesome wife got me a bottle drying rack, and a really cool homebrewing journal.  I gave my father-in-law a six-pack of the latest coffee stout that I brewed (Addicted Coffee Stout from September/October Zymurgy) and he loved it.  I hope that everyone else gave and received some good brew related gifts.

Merry Christmas!
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 11:09:37 AM »
Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 11:35:28 AM »
I got a personalized wooden beer flight with 4 sample glasses, Yeast by White & Zainasheff and a Glenmorangie Discovery Pack (750ML of orig 10 yr and 3 50ML bottles of the 12 yr range, Lasanta (Sherry finished), Quinta Ruben (Port finished) and Nectar D’Or (Sauternes finish)).

not a bad haul!
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 12:26:56 PM »
I also got Yeast by JZ/White. And designing great beers by Ray. TY wifey!

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 01:22:50 PM »
I got a personalized wooden beer flight with 4 sample glasses, Yeast by White & Zainasheff and a Glenmorangie Discovery Pack (750ML of orig 10 yr and 3 50ML bottles of the 12 yr range, Lasanta (Sherry finished), Quinta Ruben (Port finished) and Nectar D’Or (Sauternes finish)).

not a bad haul!
Got my father-in-law a bottle of the Lasanta.  They headed to Mexico right after the get-together so I had to bring it home for him.  It keeps staring at me!

I got a gift cert to the LHBS at a Yule party, and one from my daughter for Square One brewery and distillery in St Louis.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 04:26:47 PM »
barley crusher, 10 gallon 2-port kettle and a Blichmann floor burner... I treated myself well this season. Wife says I can only buy ingredients next year. OK, deal...
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 05:10:13 PM »
Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary.
Wow!

Nothing beery for me, but then I don't really need anything.  Good Christmas though. :)
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 06:14:28 PM »
Santa brought me a flight of Deschutes The Abyss bombers, 2007-2012. Looking forward to aging them and starting a new X-mas beverage tradition.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012, 06:41:33 PM »
I got a March pump and the hops book by Stan H.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 09:27:22 PM »
I got a 1-liter engraved boot from my wife and son, along with a NB shirt and $100 gift card to Northern Brewer. I'm drinking some Samichlaus from my boot as we speak. Now I need to figure out what to spend my gift card on. Leaning towards a grain mill, but a pH meter and refractometer are also high on my list.

A family friend obviously hit up my Amazon wish list and got me Wild Brews, Brewing Better Beer and Brew Like a Monk. Got lots of reading to do :)

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 10:01:06 PM »
My awesome wife gave me grain mill! I also gave some BVIP as gifts. Really looking forward to my new mill, that corona one was exhausting. Will have to brew something special for her.
So it goes.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2012, 10:18:53 PM »
My parents gave me a copy of Extreme Brewing by San Calagione.  None of this would've been possible if my girlfriend's parents wouldn't have given me a Mr. Beer kit last Christmas.  Now I'm so hooked I'm on my 24th batch, been all grain since June.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 07:34:12 AM »
My girlfriend got me "Brewing Better Beer". I told my dad about it and he said, "She trying to tell you something?" haha, I laughed.
I also got my dad a brewing starter kit from Northern Brewer.  They had a deal where if you bought a 5 gallon kettle and a dead ringer kit, you get the brewing equipment free...unbelievable; saved like 90 bucks.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 07:39:59 AM »
A new Auber PID with a timer for my liquid fermentation chamber. The Ranco will be going
to the son-in-law.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 09:23:01 AM »
Due to some confusion between family members, I received two Blichmann floor burners!  Since my production isn't too high, I don't think having two burners is the best use of my resources so I think I'll return one and get credit towards a grain mill.  Compared to my old turkey fryer burner, the Blichmann looks like a thing of beauty!  I can't wait to try it out.