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Old 04-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default 1935 - Homebrewer has gusher that hits ceiling - SWMBO pissed

Saw a reference to this, tracked down the article. Pretty interesting. Amazing how much has not changed in 80 years. Comes from The American Mercury, November 1935 issue.

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Old 04-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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What a story.

Was it really like that, Grandpa?

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Old 04-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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What a story.

Was it really like that, Grandpa?
Aye it was lad - aye it was. Back then, electric brewing meant you had electric light in your house instead of gas lamps. And sour beers were much more common
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for pmming me about this. It's so funny too how some of the same attitudes abounded back then. The one that jumped out at me was the "most folks only brew 5 gallon batches, but us REAL homebrewers make 10 gallon batches." This could have been plucked from any forum post today.

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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Too bad they didn't have kegs back then. The author of article would have been one of those guys who always writes 'Just start kegging' in any of the threads about bottling.

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Old 04-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Great story!

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Fantastic article! Well-written and hilarious!

"To bottle, one donned a bathing suit, waders, fireman's helmet, and a grim but determined countenance."



That's what every bottling day feels like! (At least before I got my tap-a-draft setup. Real kegs next!)

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:03 AM   #9
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Amazing find, and it is crazy how similar things are.
All of this has happened before, and will happen again.

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