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Old 03-29-2011, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default Beer on the brain, am i the only one?

So I love beer, brewing beer, drinking beer, designing recipes, making yeast starters, talking about beer, ..etc..etc..

So i was in a meeting today at work, I should have been engaged in the meeting, after the meeting I had written down the recipe for what should be a nice brown ale. In looking at my notebook, it appears as if I am always writing down notes about recipes and beer thoughts pretty much all day.


I think something is wrong with me.

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:23 AM   #2
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Nope. Everything sounds about right. Cheers.

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:25 AM   #3
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Don't feel bad I am a newbie to the hobby and I find myself always thinking about brewing, reading about brewing, reading threads on here on my Droid. I think I need an intervention........no I just need a beer.

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:31 AM   #4
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I spent my Sunday reading Ron Pattinson's Barclay Perkins blog http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/ and in particular historic brews (1811 Whitbread Porter, 1928 Barclay Perkin's IPA, Whitbread Strong IPA, Fuller's 1935 Old Burton Extra Ale) and trying to think of ways to brew them over here in China with the supplies that are available.
I then sat down and made up a possible brewing schedule w/fermenter & keg holdings to bring my brew partner and I to the end of the 2010-2011 school year (ending with an Export IPA that will be dry hopped for 6 to 7 weeks in the keg).
My wife says I am obsessed with beer.
She hasn't seen the brewing schedule yet...


Possible Brew Schedule
o CA = Celebration Ale
o CIPA – Chinese IPA
o XX = ??
o XXX = ???
o EIPA = Export IPA

March 19th – Brew Day - CA
Ferm 1 – CA (until March 31st)
Ferm 2 - Open
Keg 1 – Open
Keg 2 - Open

March 31st – Rack Day
Rack CA from Ferm 1 to Ferm 2
Ferm 1 – Open
Ferm 2 – Rack CA (until April 12th)
Keg 1 – Open
Keg 2 – Open

April 12th – Rack Day
Rack CA from Ferm 2 to Keg 1
Ferm 1 – Open
Ferm 2 – Open
Keg 1 – Rack CA
Keg 2 - Open

April 16th – Brew Day - CIPA
Ferm 1 – Rack CIPA (until April 26th)
Ferm 1 – Open
Keg 1 – CA
Keg 2 – Open

April 26th – Rack Day
Rack CIPA from Ferm 1 to Ferm 2
Ferm 1 – Open
Ferm 2 – CIPA (until May 6th)
Keg 1 – CA
Keg 2 - Open

April 30th – Brew Day – XX
Ferm 1 – Rack XX (until May 10th)
Ferm 2 – CIPA (until May 6th)
Keg 1 – CA?
Keg 2 – Open

May 6th – Rack Day
Rack CIPA from Ferm 2 to Keg 2
Ferm 1 – XX (until May 10th)
Ferm 2 – Open
Keg 1 – Open?
Keg 2 - CIPA

May 10th – Rack Day
Rack XX from Ferm 1 to Ferm 2
Ferm 1 – Open
Ferm 2 – XX (until May 21st)
Keg 1 – Open
Keg 2 – CIPA

May 21st – Brew Day XXX
Rack XX to Keg 1
Ferm 1 – Rack XXX (until May 28th?)
Ferm 2 – Open
Keg 1 – XX
Keg 2 – CIPA

May 28th – Final Brew Day – Export IPA?
Ferm 1 – EIPA
Ferm 2 – XXX
Keg 1 – XX
Keg 2 – CIPA

June 6th – Rack Day
Rack EIPA from Ferm 1 to Ferm 2
Rack XXX from Ferm 2 to Keg 2
Ferm 1 – Open
Ferm 2 – EIPA
Keg 1 – XX
Keg 2 – XXX

June 12th – Rack Day
Rack EIPA to Keg 3
Ferm 1 – Open
Ferm 2 – Open
Keg 1 – XX
Keg 2 – XXX
Keg 3 - EIPA

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:33 AM   #5
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Sounds like a pretty 'normal' home brewer to me... If I'm breathing, I'm either brewing, thinking about brewing, talking about brewing, or going to get something to help me with brewing...

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Old 03-29-2011, 04:28 AM   #6
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Yeah, I know the feeling. I just got into it (on my second batch) and feels like everything revolves around brewing beer. Today I called my wife to say hey, but really just wanted to ask her if she would check and see what the temperature was on the primary (I just pitched the yeast Saturday so it was in the middle of some heavy activity and I was worried about the temp getting to high). I asked her even though I knew what the answer was going to be. Oh well, I'm addicted. At least she supports my hobby, she just thinks I'm a little obsessed.

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Old 03-29-2011, 04:37 AM   #7
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Oh well, I'm addicted. At least she supports my hobby, she just thinks I'm a little obsessed.
I was watching some "Destroyed in Seconds" show on Discovery Sunday night and they showed some guy who raced speed boats on lakes as a hobby - he had a bad crash and as they pulled him to the shore his wife ran up to him and hugged him and told him how much she loved him. Then they showed video of him racing 2 years later and he crashed again. When they got him to shore his wife ran up to him and said, "You're an A**hole and you are done with this stupid hobby! Never again! You hear me? Never again!" I looked at my wife and said, "See, I could race boats as a hobby and nearly kill myself ever other year!" All she did was glare at me and then called me a geek.
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I was watching some "Destroyed in Seconds" show on Discovery Sunday night and they showed some guy who raced speed boats on lakes as a hobby - he had a bad crash and as they pulled him to the shore his wife ran up to him and hugged him and told him how much she loved him. Then they showed video of him racing 2 years later and he crashed again. When they got him to shore his wife ran up to him and said, "You're an A**hole and you are done with this stupid hobby! Never again! You hear me? Never again!" I looked at my wife and said, "See, I could race boats as a hobby and nearly kill myself ever other year!" All she did was glare at me and then called me a geek.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:43 AM   #9
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This is normal. I aswell sat in a 2 hour recertification/meeting for work and was thinking about brewing most of the time. I had to cancel my last brew day due to a storm last week and now I am itching to brew as I usually stop for the winter. Tomorrow is only supposed to get up to 31 but I think I might brew anyways. Well its beer or using my meat smoker. One or the other is always on my mind. If I dont brew I going to figure out a way to convert my UDS into a cold smoker and smoke some cheddar up that I have been wanting to do.

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Old 03-29-2011, 09:34 AM   #10
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I think about beer all the time, dream about it, do all my master figuring, check the brew log, online window shop. Before I started brewing, I would come home from work, Kiss Swmbo, pat the girls on the head blah blah blah, now its did my rhizomes come in ? how are the carboys, you didn't move anything right? lol

whats really cool is my wife is totally into it.... I let her pitch the starter the other night, and she totally had a gleam in her eye..

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