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Me vs Octoberfest
« on: December 18, 2015, 12:40:00 AM »
Fellow Brewers,

Just looking for some support in my battle against the last of the Octoberfest tonight so I can be full keg ready for my holiday party tomorrow night.  So far it's about an even fight but as always, it should have kicked about 2-3 pints ago.  Wish me luck!

Dave
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 12:48:09 AM »
It's like fighting a big fish - try to reel it in all at once and you'll lose out. Keep fighting and you'll eventually break the keg's will. Show it who's boss !   ;)
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 12:54:40 AM »
Good luck. Dont forget to hydrate, we dont want you cramping up.

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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 01:00:40 AM »
It's like fighting a big fish - try to reel it in all at once and you'll lose out. Keep fighting and you'll eventually break the keg's will. Show it who's boss !   ;)

Thanks Jon.  Good advice for sure.  I'll try to keep my patience but it's tough when you think you have it on the ropes!

BTW-Tomorrow is my Man Day party and we are making the annual Man Day Sloppy Hoppy IPA.  We'll hop 1oz in 15 gallons every 5 minutes on a 90 minute boil and then a crazy whirlpool addition.  Depends on what the crew votes but it will be epic!  Bought a 15"OD x 16" deep hop spider just for the occasion.  Right up your alley!   ;D

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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 01:03:22 AM »
Good luck. Dont forget to hydrate, we dont want you cramping up.

Excellent point.....training 101.
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 01:03:47 AM »
It's like fighting a big fish - try to reel it in all at once and you'll lose out. Keep fighting and you'll eventually break the keg's will. Show it who's boss !   ;)

Thanks Jon.  Good advice for sure.  I'll try to keep my patience but it's tough when you think you have it on the ropes!

BTW-Tomorrow is my Man Day party and we are making the annual Man Day Sloppy Hoppy IPA.  We'll hop 1oz in 15 gallons every 5 minutes on a 90 minute boil and then a crazy whirlpool addition.  Depends on what the crew votes but it will be epic!  Bought a 15"OD x 16" deep hop spider just for the occasion.  Right up your alley!   ;D

Dave



Sounds awesome ! That's one big spider - that should contain it all.
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015, 02:01:54 AM »
Cut me Mick! 
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 03:03:27 AM »
Keg wins.  Can't not be 100% tomorrow for the big brew.  As a wise man once said, "a man's got to know his limitations......"
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2015, 03:19:16 PM »
Keg wins.  Can't not be 100% tomorrow for the big brew.  As a wise man once said, "a man's got to know his limitations......"
Shame. I did not know my limitations last night, but I feel fine today, fortunately.
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2015, 03:28:11 PM »
Good luck. Dont forget to hydrate, we dont want you cramping up.

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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2015, 04:18:55 PM »
Good luck. Dont forget to hydrate, we dont want you cramping up.

Natural Light?
Its pronounced Nă - Tē light

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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 05:05:47 PM »
When I get home from work on a sunny day, I like to open the shades and let a little natty light in the house. Really brightens my mood.
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Re: Me vs Octoberfest
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2015, 02:25:35 PM »
Truth be told, I went upstairs and started chatting about the party with my wife and got re-energized.  Went downstairs to fill back up and it was the last pull!  So in the end, I won and felt good the next day for the big brew.  We hopped 1oz every 5 minutes on a 90 minute boil and I topped that off with a 7oz whirlpool addition until the wort cooled to 180F.  Came in at 150 IBUs.....
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