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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2011, 08:01:12 AM »
I brewed an alt yesterday and screwed up.  I was fly sparging and got busy and forgot to shut the valve from the HLT(and I was absolutely sober).  The first time I noticed was when the kettle began to run over.  So I took 3 gallons from the kettle and boiled it down to a quart, like I do my wee heavy.  So we'll see what happens with it
Sounds like an elegant solution that would work well for an Alt.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2011, 11:30:32 AM »
making 2 cup experimental mashes Probably use the results as a starter for the hefe my wife and I have on schedule and the barley wine/small beer partigyle I have on schedule.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2011, 03:42:55 PM »
I brewed an alt yesterday and screwed up.  I was fly sparging and got busy and forgot to shut the valve from the HLT(and I was absolutely sober).  The first time I noticed was when the kettle began to run over.  So I took 3 gallons from the kettle and boiled it down to a quart, like I do my wee heavy.  So we'll see what happens with it
Sounds like an elegant solution that would work well for an Alt.

or a good excuse to switch to batch sparging :)
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2011, 05:57:28 PM »
I brewed an alt yesterday and screwed up.  I was fly sparging and got busy and forgot to shut the valve from the HLT(and I was absolutely sober).  The first time I noticed was when the kettle began to run over.  So I took 3 gallons from the kettle and boiled it down to a quart, like I do my wee heavy.  So we'll see what happens with it
Sounds like an elegant solution that would work well for an Alt.

or a good excuse to switch to batch sparging :)
I batch sparge about half the time, but I was in no hurry yesterday and had other things I was doing.  Batch sparging wouldn't have helped, I still would have left the valve open.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2011, 11:26:21 AM »
Working on a pair of drinking horns this weekend. Bovine horn for beer (500 ml), and a smallish antelope type horn (50 ml) for liquor and tasting.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2011, 04:01:32 PM »
Working on a pair of drinking horns this weekend. Bovine horn for beer (500 ml), and a smallish antelope type horn (50 ml) for liquor and tasting.
Pics of the finished product would be great.  Do you treat the insides at all or does that wonderful cow horn flavor come through.  I've never drunk from a horn so  I know nothing, but I'll never forget the aroma of freshly trimmed horse hooves and it's the same material.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2011, 05:01:25 PM »
Working on a pair of drinking horns this weekend. Bovine horn for beer (500 ml), and a smallish antelope type horn (50 ml) for liquor and tasting.

Yeah, pics! Got a buddy that makes uh, err, "tobacco" pipes from whitetail deer antlers. Cool.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2011, 07:39:47 PM »
Yes, I'll be coating the insides of them. and since I'm the forgetful type, I won't be doing it the traditional way which is to coat the inside with beeswax. (Knowing me, I'd leave them in the car on a hot summer day and have a nice waxy puddle in my car.) I consulted a couple of craftsmen a couple weeks ago at an SCA event who make and sell horns, and they recommended salad bowl finish from General Finishes. I will also be using this on the outside to give them a nice, glossy appearance. So far I've got the insides cleaned out and have the bovine horn sanded smooth. The antelope horn is not getting sanded on the outside. (Looks great the way it is.)

Here is what they look like so far.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2011, 07:47:13 PM »
That's metal!  Viking!  The vessel in which we drink za beersk!
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2011, 05:08:41 AM »
Double brew of Octoberfest. In the middle of the mash right now.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 8/19 Edition
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2011, 07:49:28 AM »
Tonight I'm brewing an American-style black ale with all Horizon hops.  Thought about calling it Dark Helmet Ale.
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