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Offline klickitat jim

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The politics of homebrew?
« on: February 22, 2014, 01:20:13 AM »
Liberal- believes that batch sparging is best even if and you have to buy more grain, which is fine because he only has $7 invested in his equipment

Conservative- believes fly sparging is best because corporate breweries do it, plus at 99% efficiency you don't have to buy extra grain, which is good because he's making payments on a new false bottom.

Libertarian- believes that in a perfect brewery you should be able to sparge anyway you want to, or not even sparge at all. Oh, and it's not infected, its funky.


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Re: The politics of homebrew?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 06:07:47 AM »
 :) The P word makes people nervous here. But just poking fun at brewers....

Green - uses a single old pot that was acquired at a yard sale to avoid having to buy new plastic equipment.  Mashes in a fair trade organic cotton bag and sparges with a wooden ladle.  The bag has a few small holes, but it doesn’t matter because a few grains in the boil make it more natural.

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Re: The politics of homebrew?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 08:26:12 AM »
I think both the liberal and conservative brewer would promise that they could brew a 10 gallon batch for $2 and could be grain to glass in 2 days.
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Re: The politics of homebrew?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 08:37:38 AM »
I think both the liberal and conservative brewer would promise that they could brew a 10 gallon batch for $2 and could be grain to glass in 2 days.

.....and then spend all their time blocking the efforts of the other to achieve it. 
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Re: The politics of homebrew?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 08:42:17 AM »
I'm proud to be a Libertarian no-sparger. You can sparge however the hell you want, as long as I'm not footing the bill for your new brewery or subsidizing your grain.
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Re: The politics of homebrew?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 09:25:45 AM »
I'm not a member of a club, but I imagine that club brews would go down like a Marxist society. You all bring a different ingredient, and we'll brew it here. Then I'll decide who gets to drink it, how much of it, and when.
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Re: The politics of homebrew?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 10:02:58 AM »
ha.  this is funny.
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