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Offline gixboy

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A Poem on Homebrewing
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:48:07 PM »
Hi all,

I've been homebrewing for a few years now, and I've had some good batches, and some awful batches (there are multiple stories of unfermented double chocolate coffee stout).

I wrote a poem to celebrate homebrewing, and thought I'd share :-)

http://balladofman.com/2014/11/26/the-brewer/

Let me know if it matches any of your experiences!

~gix
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 03:38:41 PM by duncan »

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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 03:40:53 PM »
This is awesome! Loved the ending  ;D
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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 04:33:27 PM »
I usually dont like poems but that was a good one..cheers

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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 04:39:19 PM »
well done.
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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 10:10:48 PM »
Mislabeled yeast - it was for a sour!
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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 10:28:27 PM »
that's really cool man...you have quite the talent there...please post more often

cheers--
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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2014, 12:46:12 AM »
When I was reading the poem I imagined 1000 years from now a historian finding this poem and using it as a guide to recreate the long lost elixir of life "beer".

I hope the batch was better with age.

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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 03:03:49 AM »
It might be the yeast...I would check sanitation practices...try to find some rhyme...or reason for the sour...in one year it may be a poem...
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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2014, 07:20:02 AM »
It might be the yeast...I would check sanitation practices...try to find some rhyme...or reason for the sour...in one year it may be a poem...

I recently had a beer turn out so sour I thought it had been infected. Erockrph suggested dosing a glass with a little baking soda to see if it was just too low on pH. It worked!

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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2014, 02:06:21 PM »
I recently had a beer turn out so sour I thought it had been infected. Erockrph suggested dosing a glass with a little baking soda to see if it was just too low on pH. It worked!
The irony to this is that I've got a lambic that I just can't seem to get sour.
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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2014, 02:17:26 PM »
Crazy how that works

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Re: A Poem on Homebrewing
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2014, 02:31:47 AM »
Soberbio! (like they say in my language)

Great poem. The ending is awesome. It makes you think how you think you can control and have control over but nature controls over you.

Beer itself is the poem.
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