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Old 12-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #11
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Does he keg?

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #12
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Oh jeez. I had a couple of suggestions but then I saw that your request was to sweet husbands. Well, I'm single and a tad dry yet full flavored with an underlying sweetness so should you have a single sister, friend or cousin...

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #13
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Thanks, dynachrome! He brews his beer in a keg; would the wort thingies fit in one?


To answer your question, I like PBR. The beers he makes usually taste too bitter for me. Plus, the whole "don't pour all of the beer in the glass or you'll swallow live yeast" thing kinda weirdos me out...

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #14
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LOL krackin, my request is to all sweet home brewers! Especially patient ones, because I have no idea what I am talking about. As for single friends, I am afraid I cannot be helpful there! Most of our friends are in their mid 30s, like us, so they're pretty much paired up. Sorry buddy!

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #15
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Books maybe. here's a good discussion on which books people seem to find useful http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/bes...-books-107280/

And it's easy enough to snoop around and find what he already has.

Im hoping my wife buys me a stir plate for christmas. If your husband has ever talked about 'growing up yeast' to have enough for his beer then he's using liquid yeast and a 'stir plate' can be quite useful. Have you ever noticed a flask or jar laying around with tin foil over the top, filled up with cloudy yeast and beer? That flask sits on a stir plate which is something that spins a magnet around inside the flask creating a vortex in the beer. It's something he would use a few days before brewing.

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Stir plate is an awesome suggestion. If he had one, you definitely would have seen it.

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I just bought two pounds of citra hops this morning online, they can be hard to get. It was 40 usd for the hops. If you want to get him one of the hard to get hops, shoot me an message and I will share the vendor with you, if have only 50 lbs left.

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If you swallow live yeast you'll just fart. Don't worry.

When he finishes the beer, does he put it into bottles or into a 5gallon-ish keg w a Carbon Dioxide tank? If he doesn't have a kegging kit yet, that is a really great 'big' gift. If he does, you could get him a tank of 'beer-gas' to supplement it. (It's nitrogen based, not farts).

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #19
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I agree to the stir plate or kegging setup ideas! Should be pretty easy to figure out whether he has them or not and either would be significant contributions to a growing home brewer. Cheers to you for being a super cool supportive wife!

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Judging by the live yeast comments it sounds like he bottle conditions. I would also suggest a kegging setup but that could get spendy fast. No to mention he would need a fridge/freezer dedicated to it.

A stir plate and flask set is great for starters and he should be making them! It WILL improve his beers. I would recommend a 2L-3L Erlenmeyer Flask, a few stir bars and a stir plate. If you still have some cash to spend The book "Yeast".

There are DIY ways to make a stir plate but having a nice one is never a bad thing!

Rebel Brewer (A great vendor) has a complete kit here: (You can down grade to the 2000L kit but that may not be big enough were a 3L should work for everything.)
http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...arter-Lab.html

Book: http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...mentation.html

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