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Old 07-16-2006, 10:08 PM   #1
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So seeing as how I ruined my atttempt to brew today before it started I think I need some other stories so I don't feel so bad.

I decided lastnight that I was going to brew the Heather Ale instead of the Belgan Wit, so I busted the smack pack and stuck it on top of the fridge.
After cleaning the kitchen in prep of brewing and bottling I went out to get a few things. Upon returning home and gatthering everything to start brewing I realize I don't have the heather tips. I could have sworn I grabbed them even tho I was going to get some fresh tips.
I suppose I could brrew the Belgan (after getting some honey) and let it sit untill the yeast is ready to go. But I guess I'll just bottle 12 gallons of wine and 10 Gallons of beer then go jump out of a perfectly goodairplane instead.

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Old 07-16-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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Ruined is when you try to drain the first runnings and nothing comes out, I mean NOTHING! Then you open the tun to give it a stir and find a tar-like, 42-pound "bran muffin". My brewing partner had purchased four pounds of rye flour, instead of flacked rye. We finally dumped it & went back to the store for more makings.

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I make a list and check things off when I'm there to be sure I got everything. But I agree with David. Your a far cry from "ruined" Take two homebrews and call me in the morning

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Old 07-17-2006, 05:46 AM   #4
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I think I've had a few more than two homebrews. So I guess ruined isn't quite the right terminology, but this definately isn't a brew day.
Other than my mead, i no longer have anything in a secondary (ok, so technically since I've transfered the mead three times that's not in a secondary either)

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Oh forgot to ask... what are "heather tips"?

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Brewis interruptus, maybe.

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Oh forgot to ask... what are "heather tips"?
I thought "heather tips" were when you could tell it was cold outside just by looking at her chest.
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I suppose I could brrew the Belgan (after getting some honey) and let it sit untill the yeast is ready to go.
If you are using Wyeast smack packs they are usually good to pitch in 3-4 hours after smacking..I usually pull them out of the fridge and hit em right before I start setting up.
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Oh forgot to ask... what are "heather tips"?
Found something.

http://www.nicebrew.com/archives/bee...ing-p-7249.htm
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It is both the flowers and the greenery of this wonderful herb which impart a pleasing aroma and smooth bitterness to beers. It is especially appropriate for a Scotch ale known as Fraoch. With the flavor similar to a subtle chamomile/mint blend with a hot lavender, heather pairs well with honey. It is also great for tea, with reputed calming qualities.
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