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Offline James Lorden

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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2011, 06:21:34 AM »
when you look at the washing machine and think, i can make a mash tun out of that ;D

That's just silly.  If you are going to turn your washing machine into anything it would be a centrifuge.
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2011, 06:31:40 AM »
You empty your pockets at night and find a CO2 cartridge in there........

You sure those weren't nitrous?


- When your basement family room starts looking more like a grain room or tap room.
- When you start looking at ventilation units to turn your storage room into a brewery.
- When you consider a different electrical panel size, to accomodate your 220V needs.
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2011, 07:22:58 AM »
When you tell your wife "since Winter in Central Iowa has gotten so mild anymore, you should close in the garage to make it a full time brewery and the cars can just sit outside."
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2011, 07:26:09 AM »
when you look at the washing machine and think, i can make a mash tun out of that ;D

That's just silly.  If you are going to turn your washing machine into anything it would be a centrifuge.

My buddy just turned an old drum washer into a chicken plucker.  It's rather amusing to see the feathers fly...
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011, 07:45:24 AM »
...you can swaddle your carboy better than you can your baby.
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2011, 08:06:39 AM »
to be more realistic, if your baby weighed 50 pounds it would be much easier to swaddle.
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2011, 08:43:37 AM »
You get super excited when Wally world has a sale on coolers and you buy a 150 quart without thinking it all the way through because "man, it's only $80!" (Oh and you avoid Wallyworld like the plague to begin with)
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2011, 09:35:20 AM »
When you walk through the grocery store and say to yourself, "I can ferment that, and that, and ohhhh that would be good in this kind of beer."
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2011, 11:31:13 AM »
you haven't actually done any plumbing repairs in years but you still have pipe cutters and a MAP gas torch you use at least once a month.

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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2011, 02:59:54 PM »
You get super excited when Wally world has a sale on coolers and you buy a 150 quart without thinking it all the way through because "man, it's only $80!" (Oh and you avoid Wallyworld like the plague to begin with)

I was SO close to pulling the trigger on that one...

You know you're a homebrewer when the freezer on your fridge has virtually no room for food, just hops.

....you have a freezer dedicated to storing hops.

Well, I do need more frozen storage. Alright, where's my checkbook?  ;D
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2011, 03:18:52 PM »
when you look at the washing machine and think, i can make a mash tun out of that ;D

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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2011, 03:29:07 PM »
no but i heard about that.

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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2011, 10:13:57 AM »
When you wife asks "how much are you spending on ingredients and how much on equipment" each month.

When your wife says "another UPS package?" as much as "you're having another beer?".

When your wife asks, "so what are you brewing this weekend?"

AND +1 to when you look in your back room and start imagining how to get the air vent and shield installed so you can make it in to a brewery....... ;D

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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2011, 12:49:34 PM »
You have a collection of old computers in your basement that you plan on turning into stirplates.

AND computer speakers are a great source of 12V power supplies, variable resistors, and power switches.
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2011, 01:01:35 PM »
Your wife asks "When are we brewing agian?"

Your wife asks "Did you get the West Yorkshire Ale yeast?  When can we make the Landlord Bitter knockoff?"

Your wife asks  "Should we go North or South/before or after the NHC in Seattle?"

Your wife asks "There is a Founders beer dinner in town, want to go?"

My wife really does ask those questions.  She does!

You spend the day making a beer you have never had an example of, because it is extinct.  Recipe for a Graetzer on page 192 of Radical Brewing by Mosher.  That is after several sessions of smoking the wheat malt, all of the grist, and then you toast some of that.  It went well, did an hour at 122F, and the gummy mess then converted and was easy to work at 149F for an hour.  2 Lbs of rice hulls for 10 gallons, and no problems with the lauter.  

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