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Old 01-23-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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I've seen some other people on here saying the same thing, but just gotta say, there is some pleasure in hand crushing grain. By which I mean using a mill without a drill. I crushed 21 pounds of grain earlier this way for the RIS to be brewed tomorrow. It's some sort of perverse workout pleasure but I dig it.

Looking forward to brewing this puppy tomorrow. Named the beer after Caligula, who died on January 24th, 41 AD. Hopefully the beer makes people mischievous. If you can, screw someone tomorrow in his honor, willya?

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All you guys brewing tomorrow, cheers! Hope everyone has nice, easy brew days followed by nice fermentations and tasty beers.

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While I have no plans on screwing someone tomorrow, I do plan on brewing on new equipment. The first brew in almost 9 months. I guess I might be the one screwed. I too am looking forward to "brewing this one tomorrow".

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I have hand cranked four beers and they all didn't taste any better for the effort. Good for you for enjoying this you masochist . 30lbs of grain took me 15 minutes each time

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While I have no plans on screwing someone tomorrow, I do plan on brewing on new equipment. The first brew in almost 9 months. I guess I might be the one screwed. I too am looking forward to "brewing this one tomorrow".
Naw, you'll be fine. Just take your time and relax and it'll all go well. Just remember everything you know as you encounter new issues.
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I have hand cranked four beers and they all didn't taste any better for the effort. Good for you for enjoying this you masochist . 30lbs of grain took me 15 minutes each time
This is the 12th one I've hand cranked. Sure they don't taste better, but at least I get some exercise! I sit on my ass all day for work, so gotta do something.
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Brewing a hefe tomorrow! With summer still a few months away, it's start to start working on my reserve stock...

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I tested the new equipment last week, and have corrected the issues but my rig is completely automated now so the first brew is sure to bring a few problems up. Fear is not an option, but it is still there. It is almost like the first AG brew again.

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Nice! I have a Hefeweizen coming up around the beginning of April. Looking forward to that one too!

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Yeah, I understand. I always have little things I have to tweak but the beer almost always comes out great, and that's the reason we're doing this. Anyway, best of luck. Hope the brew goes nice and easy.
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All I can think of is Malcolm McDowel in the movie screwin' both the bride and the groom on the occasion of their wedding...

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If I ever get into all grain, I will hook the grain mill up to my bicycle.

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