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Old 04-28-2010, 12:34 PM   #31
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Guess camping is out of the question. We're heading down after the brewing to celebrate the adoption of my wife's parents' foster child. Yes, they are too old to adopt but their doing it anyway! She's a good kid.

Anyway, is someone going to send directions? Or are we just supposed to hang our head out our car windows sniffing the air for the scent of boiling wort and hops?

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Old 04-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #32
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Guess camping is out of the question. We're heading down after the brewing to celebrate the adoption of my wife's parents' foster child. Yes, they are too old to adopt but their doing it anyway! She's a good kid.

Anyway, is someone going to send directions? Or are we just supposed to hang our head out our car windows sniffing the air for the scent of boiling wort and hops?
Did you miss the part in the OP about pm'ing me for the address?
I'll send it to you now.


I STILL don't know what I'm going to brew or how I'm going to do it. On the fence really. Do I bring all my stuff and do AG or do an extract batch. Have not done one of those in over 2 years. May end up picking it all up on the way there. lol
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Did you miss the part in the OP about pm'ing me for the address?
I'll send it to you now.


I STILL don't know what I'm going to brew or how I'm going to do it. On the fence really. Do I bring all my stuff and do AG or do an extract batch. Have not done one of those in over 2 years. May end up picking it all up on the way there. lol
Yeah, yeah... I did see where another member mentioned PMing you for directions in another thread and so I looked and realized I already got them from you. So, my bad.

I'm geeked. I already got the stuff to make bacon-wrapped BBQ Shrimp again. I'm not bringing my stuff, but I'll help anyone with their brewing. I want to see some other setups, and see if I can improve my process. I'm thinking about going RIMS, but would like to see some in action.

Trying to convince the wife to come too. She is kind of shy.
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Wow, I just looked at the map and it's just like 5 miles from my good friend's house! I wonder if he might like to hang out and watch some brewing.

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I sent you a PM with the address. Let me know if you need anything else.

Talking with the host we are thinking of getting this party started at around 10 am.
I hope to be there between 9:30 and 10.

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Talking with the host we are thinking of getting this party started at around 10 am.
I hope to be there between 9:30 and 10.
ditto on the 930-10am time slot. course that means i need to leave here at like 7am in order to stop for breakfast on the way. any suggestions for a stop troy? coming up m37 then skirting the east side on GR.
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ditto on the 930-10am time slot. course that means i need to leave here at like 7am in order to stop for breakfast on the way. any suggestions for a stop troy? coming up m37 then skirting the east side on GR.
I know of a few great places in east GR. My fav is Gaia Cafe, then there is marie catrib's, or if you want a huge breakfast there is wolfgang. I'm sure there are a few places right on M37 but I don't get out that way much so I can't help you there.
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we'll be rolling out in about 30hrs. decided on some pulled pork for the dish and still haven't concreted a beer to brew. be bringing up my belgian golden, a beach blonde and a hefe. wanted to bring the middling bastard but she aint gonna be carbed at all by then, going into keg now.

edit:anyone have a better conversion for refractometer to sg during fermentation than beersmith? BS is telling me that my middling bastard finished at .944 from 1.066 with a 5.8 brix reading at transfer. that equates to like 16%abv instead of the planned 8-9%

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I haven't got to use mine yet, but I did find this video and link to an excel spreadsheet. You might be able to get the formula from that.

http://morebeer.com/learn_vids/vids_refract

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eff it i found my damn hydrometer and it read 1.006. still a tad low but damn is it gonna be good when its carbed.

now to finish the kitchen so i can get my brewkart back for saturday. unless someone has a waist high table i can use?

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