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Is this homebrew?
« on: June 10, 2013, 01:05:12 PM »
I enjoy brewing as much probably more than drinking beer. I will drink a BMC if someone hands me one but they will get a lesson on what's in it, not in it, how fake it is, how homebrew is better...

I read about brewing daily. Brew weekly. I study and try to understand the science. I get how you need to be precise to be repeatable.

However,  I know my system. I care more about the experience than the numbers. I've found that about yea much above my thermometer is 5 gallons. About yea much above my handle rivits is enough to boil 60 minutes and still have 5 gallons. I know that five trips around the yard on the mower is about long enough till I need to stir the mash. About ten trips is how long to convert.

It could go on. Is this homebrew,

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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 01:08:46 PM »
Homebrewing is what you make it, and you've made it your way.  I do the same, and I doubt we're the only ones!
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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 01:09:39 PM »
Sounds like the epitome of homebrew to me!  8)
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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 01:27:08 PM »
I think brewhouse view is important too. I can taste the mountain in my beer.

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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 01:33:11 PM »
I think brewhouse view is important too. I can taste the mountain in my beer.

Sweet! What mountains?
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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 01:34:07 PM »
Having a 3-yr-old daughter, I know my mash is finished after two episodes of Bubble Guppies!

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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 01:40:08 PM »
Ooh, a better shot.

BTW this is what you do when waiting for the ten minute addition lol


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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 01:41:21 PM »
I think brewhouse view is important too. I can taste the mountain in my beer.

Looks like a GREAT bottle label / taphandle!
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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 01:42:31 PM »
I think brewhouse view is important too. I can taste the mountain in my beer.
As long as you don't have a mountain painted on your fermenter that turns blue when the beer is ready.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 01:47:07 PM »
Cascade mountains. This one is Mt Adams. As in Sam Adams lol, probably actually Pres Adams. According to the native folk lore it's Wyeast's boyfriend. Known to us immigrant folk as My Hood.

I have to walk clear over to my deck to see Wyeast.


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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 01:53:53 PM »
I'm something of a seat-of-the-pants brewer too.  I quit writing down my recipes, I create them on the fly, I will get an OG measurement but no FG, just generally lazy about a lot of this stuff I guess.  I play with no-sparge, no-chill, and BIAB.  Beer still comes out good.  Can I reproduce something if it comes out good?  No but I know the next batch is going to be good so I don't need to.
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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2013, 02:15:24 PM »
Nice, Jim!  I've got a pretty good view, too, but no snow caps....



And this is the "back yard"....

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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2013, 02:23:42 PM »
Outstanding Denny. Lothian!

I currently have 200 acres of soft winter wheat surrounding my little 5 acres of heaven. I used to live on the west side, loved it, but I'll take my distance views over rain any day.

Its a he'll of a life we live here in the PNW for sure.

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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2013, 03:19:09 PM »
I envy both you guys, Denny and Jim.  Looks like a post card.  I'd love to move to the PNW someday, and this reinforces that. BTW I have kids, so an hour of SpongeBob usually takes care of my mash.
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Re: Is this homebrew?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2013, 06:27:06 PM »
I have kids too. The youngest has a kid. I'm old. Almost as old as Denny.