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Offline jeffjm

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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2015, 12:57:18 AM »
On the other hand, when it's 104 and your forehead is dripping sweat into the boil kettle and mash tun - cold weather sounds really good.
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2015, 01:05:08 AM »
No flies!

No, but the heat stirs up some stink bugs in the winter. Those things are relentless!

Stink bugs?
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2015, 01:13:10 AM »
No flies!

No, but the heat stirs up some stink bugs in the winter. Those things are relentless!

Stink bugs?

Yeah, these things showed up in the Ohio, PA, and WV tristate area about 5 years ago. They swarm towards the end of the summer into fall. They do dormant in the cold, but a little bit of warmth gets them riled up. I saw two in the garage today. I think they came from China or something. They're a real PITA.
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2015, 01:52:02 AM »

Yeah, these things showed up in the Ohio, PA, and WV tristate area about 5 years ago. They swarm towards the end of the summer into fall. They do dormant in the cold, but a little bit of warmth gets them riled up. I saw two in the garage today. I think they came from China or something. They're a real PITA.

Not to derail your thread, but these things?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatomidae

The species you are dealing with now is probably the one introduced from China in 98, but there have been others in the family in the South for many generations.  Mostly the Rice Stink Bug:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_stink_bug

As kids, we were generally were told to get away from them as fast as you can :D
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2015, 02:28:39 AM »
Yeah... The first one... Bastards...
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2015, 01:17:11 PM »
I find stink bugs in my house during the winter. Just one at a time. They don't do much. My bees are always interested in my worth. Maybe I should feed them worth instead of sugar this spring. Beer flavored honey?
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2015, 01:25:34 PM »
I find stink bugs in my house during the winter. Just one at a time. They don't do much. My bees are always interested in my worth. Maybe I should feed them worth instead of sugar this spring. Beer flavored honey?

You might be onto something here!
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2015, 01:42:01 PM »
I find stink bugs in my house during the winter. Just one at a time. They don't do much. My bees are always interested in my worth. Maybe I should feed them worth instead of sugar this spring. Beer flavored honey?
Stupid auto correct! Wort! You know you are a homebrewer if you have saved the words wort and pellicle on your Android.
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2015, 02:37:38 PM »
-4 Fahrenheit here when I woke up. I figured what the hell. Especially when I saw the forecast which predicts another foot of snow starting tonight. So I'm mashing in the kitchen. I'm gonna brave the outdoors for the boil though. Maybe it'll warm up a few degrees by then.
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2015, 03:08:23 PM »
-4 Fahrenheit here when I woke up. I figured what the hell. Especially when I saw the forecast which predicts another foot of snow starting tonight. So I'm mashing in the kitchen. I'm gonna brave the outdoors for the boil though. Maybe it'll warm up a few degrees by then.
Way better than yesterday. Was it crazy windy down there yesterday? That being said I'm brewing in the kitchen right now but you may have inspired me to boil on the deck. Would save 10 minutes.
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2015, 03:10:37 PM »
I find stink bugs in my house during the winter. Just one at a time. They don't do much. My bees are always interested in my worth. Maybe I should feed them worth instead of sugar this spring. Beer flavored honey?
Stupid auto correct! Wort! You know you are a homebrewer if you have saved the words wort and pellicle on your Android.

IPA and APA get autocapitalized on mine lol.
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2015, 03:26:43 PM »
We have a forecast of rain today.  Cool front moving in.  I have to deploy the Dallas Cowboy Blue E-Z Up canopy to brew under this AM.  I just started the mash timer for a St Pat's Irish Ale.
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2015, 03:43:57 PM »
No flies!

No, but the heat stirs up some stink bugs in the winter. Those things are relentless!

Stink bugs?

Yeah, these things showed up in the Ohio, PA, and WV tristate area about 5 years ago. They swarm towards the end of the summer into fall. They do dormant in the cold, but a little bit of warmth gets them riled up. I saw two in the garage today. I think they came from China or something. They're a real PITA.

yeah they suck. smash one and look out....that's why they are called stink bugs.
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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2015, 04:48:54 PM »
I'm not brewing yet, but had planned to today. Glad I'm not planning to brew outside because the wind is blow from the northeast at 24 gusting to to 38, snowing with blowing snow and 27F. No thank you! Might be doing 4.5 gallons of black IPA later. Haven't decided. I've brewed every weekend so far this year...maybe feels like I need a week off. But I'll probably still end up brewing.

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Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2015, 04:59:12 PM »
-4 Fahrenheit here when I woke up. I figured what the hell. Especially when I saw the forecast which predicts another foot of snow starting tonight. So I'm mashing in the kitchen. I'm gonna brave the outdoors for the boil though. Maybe it'll warm up a few degrees by then.
Way better than yesterday. Was it crazy windy down there yesterday? That being said I'm brewing in the kitchen right now but you may have inspired me to boil on the deck. Would save 10 minutes.

No, you're probably better off in the kitchen. It took a wicked long time to come up to boil. But it's going now, and soon it'll be time to chill it--that shouldn't take long in this weather.
Frank C.

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