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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2011, 03:34:26 PM »
You're right.  I guess there's a new category of "Residence Staff" whose incomes don't have to be reported. 
Something like nearly 39 Million/year budget for 469 employees from what I gleaned online.
http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2010/07/what-are-white-house-chefs-salaries.html
I wonder if there's a position for White House brewer?

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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2011, 05:04:25 PM »
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)

This is a great story for our hobby!
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2011, 06:01:43 PM »
There was homebrew served at the White House during the Super Bowl! When's the last time that happened? Jefferson? JQA? Jackson?

I don't think those guys were big football fans.

Ooooh, thanks for that laugh!
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 07:09:45 PM »
I wonder how long it's been since they actually brewed any beer, if any at all at The White House. I haven't researched this but I would venture to say that we probably have had a president that was a homebrewer.

After a quick google search, the answer is yes...George Washington loved a good Porter and was a homebrewer.

http://thebrewclub.com/2010/02/22/george-washington-beer-lover/

Check out his recipe.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1591417

George Washington's Beer Recipe

(Note: Following this recipe exactly will result in a beer with an alcohol content of about 11 percent — making it at least twice as potent as most of today's commercially brewed domestic beers.)

To Make Small Beer:

Take a large siffer full of bran hops to your taste-boil these 3 hours. Then strain our 30 gall
  • n into a cooler put in 3 gall
  • n molasses while the beer is scalding hot or rather draw the molasses into the cooler. Strain the beer on it while boiling hot, let this stand till it is little more than blood warm. Then put in a quart of ye[a]st if the weather is very cold cover it over with a blank[et] let it work in the cask-Leave the bung open till it is almost done working-Bottle it that day week it was brewed."


Ahhh...he pitched it a little more than blood warm.  :)
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 08:05:52 PM »
Well, the White House wasn't actually occupied by a sitting president until John Adams took up residence in 1800.  So Washington wouldn't have brewed there.  I think Washington did most, if not all, of his brewing at Mt. Vernon.   
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 08:13:43 PM »
Well, the White House wasn't actually occupied by a sitting president until John Adams took up residence in 1800.  So Washington wouldn't have brewed there.  I think Washington did most, if not all, of his brewing at Mt. Vernon.   

How correct you are Matt.  ;)

I was so amazed to find out George W was a homebrewer that I suddenly overlooked historical record.  :-[
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2011, 08:37:21 PM »
Jefferson was not only a brewer but apparently had more than a passing interest in brewing science: http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/beer

On the other hand...
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"I have no reciept [sic] for brewing," Jefferson replied, "and I much doubt the operations of malting and brewing could be successfully performed from a reciept."
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2011, 09:35:32 AM »
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)

This is a great story for our hobby!


Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2011, 09:52:42 AM »
Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

Will this be televised on C-SPAN?
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2011, 09:54:15 AM »
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)
This is a great story for our hobby!
Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

What came to mind was a guy dressed up, but wearing red Converse sneakers.  

I wish you luck.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2011, 09:55:50 AM »
I wonder if other countries are brewing in their White House/palace/whatever.  I wonder what kind of set-up they have in the White house, hopefully they continue brewing!

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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2011, 09:58:45 AM »
http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/FunFacts/GeorgeWashingtonQuiz.html

Amazing info about George Washington's alcohol production (Whiskey).

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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2011, 10:27:28 AM »
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)

This is a great story for our hobby!


Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

Good Luck to you Denny. I hope all goes your way and to the state of OR.  8)
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2011, 10:28:34 AM »
What came to mind was a guy dressed up, but wearing red Converse sneakers.  

I wish you luck.

Thanks, Jeff!  Hadn't thought about wearing the red Chuck Taylors, but now that you mention it....:)
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2011, 11:09:03 AM »
I wonder if other countries are brewing in their White House/palace/whatever.  I wonder what kind of set-up they have in the White house, hopefully they continue brewing!

The other night I had a duchy organic english ale that, while not brewed in any palace, was made using ingredients grown on Home Farm which is owned by the Prince of Wales.
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