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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 10:46:20 AM »
Got some great stuff, really made out this year!

10 gallon aluminum pot, Bayou Classic jet burner, a barley crusher, and a temp controller. All-grain, here I come!
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 11:18:47 AM »
Got the new Hops book and a microscope. Time to go super nerd.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2012, 01:42:51 PM »
Well, I got a two tap tower, Thermopen, a couple good books, and a 30gallon boilermaker.  (first step to our 1bbl sytem)

That thermopen is lightening fast. 

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2012, 02:38:46 PM »
All kinds of goodies over here but most notably, a refractometer, a 5000 ml Erlenmeyer Flask, 2 awesome growlers and a set of Odell stemmed glasses! Make beer, transport beer, drink beer!
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2012, 02:48:34 PM »
My wife got me "Beer Lovers New England" by Norman Miller. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0762779969  Looks like it's going to be a great reference for brewery-hopping this spring and Summer.

She also got me a document box, with hanging files and folders.  I know, not really a brewing present, but she constantly hears me complaining about all the paper in the brewhouse ( i.e. basement ).  Between recipes, water reports, certificates, other misc notes, etc., it's a mess.  Probably going to be one of the more useful "brewing" gifts I got.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2012, 04:05:18 PM »
lots of bell's beers from my sister and parents while I'm on the east coast where bell's distributes! everything I've had so far is stellar.
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2012, 04:24:58 PM »
Just picked up a couple kegs from Midwest's one-day sale. Wouldn't be surprised if we never see them this cheap again.

The sad thing about test batches is that a lot of perfectly good beer gets dumped to free up a keg... :'(
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2012, 10:01:46 PM »
My awesome girlfriend got me a 1 year membership to AHA with the book on Barley Wine!  I also got a pH meter and vacuum sealer.  Best of all, I gave a lot of homebrew to friends and family.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2012, 10:27:36 PM »
My sister who is even more of a beer geek than me, got me an awesome variety pack with the following brews in it-

New Holland Dragon's Milk- love it
Rochefort 10- love it
Schlenkerla Oak Smoked Doppelbock- dumped it last time I tried it but I will give it a second chance
Surly Bender- good beer

The rest I have not tried-
LaTrappe Isid'or
Brew Dog 5 a.m. Saint
Brau Brothers Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale
McSorley Irish Black Lager
Left Hand Fade to Black
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2012, 06:17:25 AM »
We got some earthenware steins from my sister in law.  Got a barley crusher (tm) for my birthday (today).
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 06:29:21 AM »
We got some earthenware steins from my sister in law.  Got a barley crusher (tm) for my birthday (today).
Happy Birthday!  The BC is an awesome gift...
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2012, 11:30:29 AM »
My in-laws gave me a couple of 2.5 gallon kegs and a dual-stage temp controller.
My wife and daughter got me the new Hops book, a couple of aluminum pitchers, and a false bottom for my 26 gallon kettle.

It's good to see other scotch lovers on here.  My wife and daughter also got me a Glencairn glass and a bottle of the Glenrothes 1988.

My wife also found an awesome pre-christmas gift for us... it was a Scotch advent calendar.  24 drams of different scotches... the last one being a 50 year old speyside.  It was awesome opening each day to see what we were trying that night.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2012, 11:43:46 AM »
... it was a Scotch advent calendar.  24 drams of different scotches... the last one being a 50 year old speyside.  It was awesome opening each day to see what we were trying that night.
;D That is awesome.  I wan't one with bourbon next year!
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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2012, 12:01:24 PM »
... it was a Scotch advent calendar.  24 drams of different scotches... the last one being a 50 year old speyside.  It was awesome opening each day to see what we were trying that night.
;D That is awesome.  I wan't one with bourbon next year!

They had one for gin, but I didn't see one for bourbon.  http://www.masterofmalt.com/gin/drinks-by-the-dram/the-ginvent-calendar-gin/

Maybe they'll have one next year.

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Re: Christmas Presents
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2012, 12:02:14 PM »
Not homebrew, but still beer related. I got The World Atlas of Beer.
http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Atlas-Beer-Essential/dp/1402789610