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Old 04-06-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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Gentlemen,

Down here in Texas when April is over I stop brewing.
It is too hot,
and when native Texans are uncomfortable,
and I mean in the air-conditioning,
yeasts are uncomfortable too.
Last year the batches I bottled in may...
gradually fell in quality once the:
'real heat got upon us.'

They tasted:
not as good,
less good,
worse... !!!

Till I drank the last one July 28th,
{sniff}
{or was that the year before???}
Hmmmm?

Anyway,
as a result I am brewing a batch every other day
till about the last week in April.
I have enough DME and speciality grains for 8 batches,
{6 more after this one}
My bill at the Homebrew Headquarters was $300.00 !!!
But it was worth it.
I will try and drink store bought beer and ale,
wine even ...
in order to extend then supply of Mein Acht pfund Hammerbier
as long as possible.

Its this ...
or suffer store bought beer.


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Old 04-07-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
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As much as I don't like to I'll brew in July, and I'm south of you. It's not fun to brew when its 95+, but I don't like to go too long without homebrew.

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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Were you trying to get to 1000 bottles?
...my mind is warped now with beering all weekend and I cannot remember!

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:41 AM   #4
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while I do complain about the winters here (such as they are), one thing that's nice is that the summers are very temperate. I'm hoping to continue to brew through the summer (though the new apartment doesn't have central air, so until I see how the window units work, i can't be sure).

In any case, enjoy the brewing while you can.

You remind me very much of a pair of brothers I know...this is a good thing. *nods*

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Old 04-07-2008, 01:00 AM   #5
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Good luck Jack. I hope this lasts you longer this year. Cheers to your beer supply.

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Old 04-07-2008, 01:01 AM   #6
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Were you trying to get to 1000 bottles?
...my mind is warped now with beering all weekend and I cannot remember!
Dibby33,

You drunk...
I told you last year I had 517 bottles 'on the wall' as it were.
All at the same place and at othe same time!
Took a picture of em!
I brewed 2,000 bottles of beer.
Now it is getting hot
and 'my heart is sick and sad.'


Hold on,
I gotta go get me 'eine Hammerbier...'


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I am a drunk yes, this is true.
will dive and search for the photie.

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You haven't perhaps thought of the possibilty of digging a beer cellar have you?

I remember reading something about people in rural West Virginia before referigderation coming up with some interesting cellars to keep food from spoiling in the heat of summer...Some designs I saw incorporated the water table...They were small hollowed out chambers that were wet on the bottom, but had shelves above that were kept at a nice cool temp, without getting wet.....

I'm sure that there must be something similiar that the early settlers of your fair (and hot) state must have come up with to kep their vittles nice and cool....

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You haven't perhaps thought of the possibilty of digging a beer cellar have you?

Yeah, and it can double as an underground bunker! Which is great for post sub-mortage housing crash inspired revolutions, or hostile Alien invasions.

Also, mauribrew yeast will work pretty damn warm. And maybe a water mister to keep you cool.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:04 AM   #10
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revvy,

I have thought that exact thought.
A cellar to house my brew in,
a chest freezer is coming to do the same thing,
with less digging.
It would extend the season 'enough' and thanks.


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