Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > You know you're a home brewer when?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-20-2012, 05:32 AM   #841
Dawnhulio
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 508
Liked 39 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

*When you go to a weird junkhouse auction, see an old data-switching box, and say to yourself, 'huh, if I can get that for two bucks or less, I can gut it and turn it into a stir plate...' and now have it in your possession - for two bucks. Guess I need to visit Radio Shack.

*To add to above, you think about bidding on a soldering set, but consider it too late, and lose out to the guy who bid two and a half bucks on it... d'oh!

*When you weed out your store of bottles with anything remotely related to a particular beer brand (for example, 'Samuel Adams' bottles that have the name imprinted in the glass) because you've amassed such a large store of 'blanks' you can afford to be a snob - purely for labeling reasons.

*When you experience your first bottle bomb and marvel at how a beer bottle, ensconced in a cardboard beer box, blows a ragged hole through said box, wedges a shard of glass in the wall, and sprinkles the floor with brilliant flecks of brown glass ... and then shed a small tear for the precious beer lost (while cleaning the mess wearing safety glasses and rubber gloves 'just in case' another goes terminal).

__________________
Stout Chick Brewing
Drink it...or die
Dawnhulio is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 07:05 AM   #842
Erroneous
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 596
Liked 29 Times on 25 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawnhulio
*When you go to a weird junkhouse auction, see an old data-switching box, and say to yourself, 'huh, if I can get that for two bucks or less, I can gut it and turn it into a stir plate...' and now have it in your possession - for two bucks. Guess I need to visit Radio Shack.

*To add to above, you think about bidding on a soldering set, but consider it too late, and lose out to the guy who bid two and a half bucks on it... d'oh!

*When you weed out your store of bottles with anything remotely related to a particular beer brand (for example, 'Samuel Adams' bottles that have the name imprinted in the glass) because you've amassed such a large store of 'blanks' you can afford to be a snob - purely for labeling reasons.

*When you experience your first bottle bomb and marvel at how a beer bottle, ensconced in a cardboard beer box, blows a ragged hole through said box, wedges a shard of glass in the wall, and sprinkles the floor with brilliant flecks of brown glass ... and then shed a small tear for the precious beer lost (while cleaning the mess wearing safety glasses and rubber gloves 'just in case' another goes terminal).
I've removed a bunch of my bottles from my collection so I have plenty of standard long necks for judges. And then I kicked myself when I figured out they make the best gift bottles since you don't care about getting them back.
__________________
Erroneous is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #843
sweetcell
Swollen Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,136
Liked 670 Times on 498 Posts
Likes Given: 264

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawnhulio View Post
*When you weed out your store of bottles with anything remotely related to a particular beer brand (for example, 'Samuel Adams' bottles that have the name imprinted in the glass) because you've amassed such a large store of 'blanks' you can afford to be a snob - purely for labeling reasons.
just did just such a filtering recently, and sam adams bottles were the first to go. on the other hand abita bottles, which also have the name embossed in the glass, are apparently ok by me

i also got rid of most of my 22's, since i like pouring my beer in one go. 22's = two beers, so you have to stop halfway and that kicks up the yeast/lees. it was easier than buying bigger beer mugs. i kept a few high-pressure bombers (like from dogfish head or champagne bottles) for my belgian brews, but all "regular" bombers were given away.

some call it snobery. i hide behind the excuse that it's a preference
__________________
.
What hops should I grow? Hop grower's comparison table. Looking for cheap honey?

Drinking: a farmhouse with ECY08 & brett blend, wet-hopped harvest ale x 2, second runnings dark ale with vanilla
Fermenting: (nothing active)
Aging: imperial chocolate stout, sour cherry mead, oud bruin & a few other sours, acerglyn, a BDSA
sweetcell is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #844
Xpertskir
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Morgantown, Wv
Posts: 2,070
Liked 410 Times on 266 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

I pour the 22's into two glasses. I keep the bottle tilted in between pours so the beer doesn't rush back and kick up the yeast.

__________________
Xpertskir is offline
Slyko Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #845
dkwolf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sac City, IA
Posts: 646
Liked 170 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

You're planning to build custom wooden storage cases for bottles so you can securely stack them in your basement - and also contain any potential bottle bombs.

__________________
dkwolf is offline
janson745 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #846
boilerbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 40
Liked 8 Times on 4 Posts

Default

When two days after your wife delivers baby number 2, your 4 year old asks if it's ok "for mommy to have beer now? "

Also, since said delivery was early, you check the airlocks on two carboys each night to make sure they're not drying out since Sunday kinda got lost to other things. On the bright side, that stuff is looking really clear.

__________________
boilerbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #847
johngaltsmotor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 616
Liked 108 Times on 79 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

When your last will and testament states your wishes to be "cremated with 8oz Nugget and 4oz Cascade".

__________________
johngaltsmotor is offline
5
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #848
BlueZooBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Posts: 123
Liked 18 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

You get somebody to house sit for you while going on an unexpected trip. Have 2 pages of instructions but don't have any pets, plants, or children to be concerned about...

Every package you recieve SWMBO automatically moves to the brew room, "Since thats where it all goes anyway".

When you call in sick to work and the boss asks what you're brewing and when it will be ready.

You get deployment orders and SWMBO's first question is "will you brew enough beforehand to last while you're gone?"

__________________
BlueZooBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #849
sweetcell
Swollen Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,136
Liked 670 Times on 498 Posts
Likes Given: 264

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johngaltsmotor View Post
when your last will and testament states your wishes to be "cremated with 8oz nugget and 4oz cascade".
we have a winner!
__________________
.
What hops should I grow? Hop grower's comparison table. Looking for cheap honey?

Drinking: a farmhouse with ECY08 & brett blend, wet-hopped harvest ale x 2, second runnings dark ale with vanilla
Fermenting: (nothing active)
Aging: imperial chocolate stout, sour cherry mead, oud bruin & a few other sours, acerglyn, a BDSA
sweetcell is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #850
BlueZooBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Posts: 123
Liked 18 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xpertskir View Post
I pour the 22's into two glasses. I keep the bottle tilted in between pours so the beer doesn't rush back and kick up the yeast.
I think you've missed an opportunity to justify purchasing bigger beer glasses.

Das Boot!!!
__________________
BlueZooBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting from Home Brewer to Commercial Brewer FensterBos General Beer Discussion 10 03-16-2012 02:37 AM
Home Brewer TV #39 Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 11 06-02-2011 10:45 AM
Home Brewer TV #32 Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 5 04-07-2011 05:38 PM
Home Brewer TV #27 Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 4 03-04-2011 02:14 AM
Home Brewer TV Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 6 12-16-2010 03:43 PM