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Old 09-28-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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I was supposed to go to the last autocross race of the clubs season. However its pouring rain out, and my car sucks in the rain. So I’m making beer instead. Not having any covered out door areas makes this much harder. But in the spirit of home brewing creativeness and making do, I pulled the umbrella out of the deck table and set it free standing in its base on the deck. Here is to making beer in the rain.
Now I just need a good name for the porter. “Poring Rain Porter”? “Postponement Porter”?

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Old 09-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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Kudos for making the best of a bad situation.
Precipitation Porter??

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Old 09-28-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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Deluge decoction?

I really gotta shop for a life

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Old 09-28-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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Almost every time ive brewed this summer on a weekend it ended up raining. Those beers that i made were some of my best so far!!! Good Luck.

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Old 09-28-2008, 03:28 PM   #5
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I have a nice boil going now. As I was sitting out there waiting I thought of “Precipitation Porter” as well. I think I’m going to go with that.
It feels strange brewing and not drinking. But I try not to start before Noon. Oh well.

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Maybe you'll slow your boil off rate.

Who knows?

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It feels strange brewing and not drinking. But I try not to start before Noon. Oh well.

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Yeah I decided to say F it and crack one open. I was only 30min early. And here is where I was brewing. Sorry its a cell phone picture.

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Box of Rain porter

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Last time I brewed in the rain the only problem I had was that I ended up losing only .75-1gallon during a 60min boil with the lid on my kettle about 50%. So I had over 6gallons going into my primary instead of 5.5.

I'm brewing on Monday and it's been raining off an on here for a few days but Monday is supposed to be clear.

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