New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > boil or not?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2005, 04:24 AM   #21
92greenyj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ocean beach, San Diego, CA, California
Posts: 305
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scubadude
wow...
snip**

To the rest...

I don't know why I typed this. The kid will probably never come back. But remember when we were sneaking sips or bottles of dad's Grain Belt or Schafer. That's where Freddy is now. We are all homebrewers by accident. Green and me are food service guys that cooking is 2nd nature to...why not beer too? But for you non-food service guys, it was about getting buzzed for cheap. THEN you learned, as I did, that beer has a life, that it has a soul, and that you appreciate that. Remember that Freddy is a kid, but he will be old enough one day, let's not look down our noses, let's nuture the love of great food washed down with great beer.
very well said and very true indeed. I have an associates degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Providence Rhode Island, and a Bac helors degree in Foodservice Entrepreneurship. Sure i got trashed in college, and the only beer i ever drank was budweiser. But then i learned better and like fine wine, a great beer can be as excellent, if not a better compliment to great food. it just irks me that this kid is viewing our hobby as a cheap, easy way to get drunk without having to find someone of legal age to purchase alcohol for him.


__________________

In Primary:


In Secondary:


On Tap:
Shiner Mock (Shiner Bock Clone)
Highlanders Glory (Strong Scottish Ale)
Krawler Kolsch
Peachy Keen (Peach Ale)
Venemous Vanilla Porter
Zen Kolsch (Green Tea Honey Kolsch)
Slam Dunkel (Dunkelweizen)
Milky Stout (Sweet/Milk Stout)

Bottled:
Barley Bliss (18.5% ABV Barley Wine)
Victory Vanilla Porter
Spiced Holiday Porter

92greenyj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2005, 05:43 AM   #22
Scubadude
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13
Default

like i said...freddy will probably not come back. But green, you and I are cut from the same cloth.

I got my AS at Minnesota State. I also did a BA thing at UMKC for business administration. Then I became stupid...I hooked up with a chain of family restaruants thinking they would let me be the head of R&D. It never happened....15 years later...

By that time, I was so disillusioned that I quit the industry all together. I now do quality assurance for a pet food company.

After 6 months off of mass producing slop for the mob, I learned that I still enjoy cooking. It's been only the last 3 months or so that homebrewing popped up on my radar. I love it! I'm drinking one now!!!



__________________
Scubadude is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2005, 01:02 PM   #23
freddykreuger666
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 28
Default

think about yeh and ull figure out that the only reason drink beer is because it has alcohol in it. would you bother making/drinking it if it didnt have any alcohol in it?

__________________
freddykreuger666 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2005, 03:19 PM   #24
Scubadude
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13
Default

Yes freddy, I would. Although at times I do tie on a pretty good buzz, I usually only drink 1 or 2 beers at dinner each night. I don't really get "drunk" except for maybe 3-4 times a year. But I have many friends over to my house alot. Lots of food, conversation, and beer flow. I said it before, I'll say it again. "Great Food, washed down with Great Beer."

I already have plans for trying a homemade non-alcohol root beer as well for my kids. I got the recipe on another homebrew forum.

Like green said, if all you want to do is get wasted, beer isn't the path. Vodka, gin, whiskey, they are the way to go. Drinking beer to get drunk is hard work, you can do it in half the time with hard liquor.

It takes 6 hours to prepare beer for me. 3 hours on the boil, 7 days in a fermenter, 3 hours on the bottling process, then the brew spends a month in the bottle. It's a pretty big operation, how do hide that from your folks? Or do they care? If they don't mind you brewing beer, have them help you.

They may enjoy the hobby too.

__________________
Scubadude is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2005, 04:04 PM   #25
freddykreuger666
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 28
Default

obviously me folks know and they also know tht its only a hobby and i wont get trashed all the time. maybe once a week or so. i just wanna make up sum recipes for a nice beer that i could fine tune. have some fun whilst doing it.

__________________
freddykreuger666 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2005, 05:44 PM   #26
92greenyj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ocean beach, San Diego, CA, California
Posts: 305
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

once again im going to echo scubadudes comments. (great minds think alike)
Yes one of the benefits of beer is alcohol. but trust me, when you get to be a little older, that becomes less important, unless of course your a total alchaholic. Getting wasted is all well and fun when your underage and its something your not supposed to be doing. but once it becomes legal, it kind of looses some of the fun. And trust me, i speak from personal experience on this one, getting wasted aint all fun and games. Last time i was in Cancun it took four mexicans, my best freind, and a wheelchair to get me to the hotel room from the bus stop where i had faqllen over in the grass puking all over myself. That is NOT fun.

I have a beer with my dinner, i have a beer or two to unwind and relax when i get home from work, (and since i work at a microbrewery, usually a beer or two before i leave). Of course, my tolerance is much higher now since i am a regular beer consumer, having at least two beers a day on the average.

Also like scuba said, homebrewing is a hobby of passion. it takes alot of time, alot of work, and alot of carefull calculation to get your brews just the way you want them. then you have to wait at least a month before your labors will bear any fruit.

Just keep these things in mind if you want to proceed. beer isnt just about getting wasted. thats what captain morgans or jack daniels is for

__________________

In Primary:


In Secondary:


On Tap:
Shiner Mock (Shiner Bock Clone)
Highlanders Glory (Strong Scottish Ale)
Krawler Kolsch
Peachy Keen (Peach Ale)
Venemous Vanilla Porter
Zen Kolsch (Green Tea Honey Kolsch)
Slam Dunkel (Dunkelweizen)
Milky Stout (Sweet/Milk Stout)

Bottled:
Barley Bliss (18.5% ABV Barley Wine)
Victory Vanilla Porter
Spiced Holiday Porter

92greenyj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2005, 01:12 AM   #27
Scubadude
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13
Default

lol @ green!

Sounds like you hit the same bars I hit in Cancun last year. After closing down Senor Frogs, 50 people on the bus ride home sang a few verses fo "La Bamba" A guy had a guitar, and my boss asked him if he knew any songs. The guy jumped up and started doing "La Bamba". My boss used his plastic Senor Frog yards as drum sticks.

Nothing more hilarious than 50 drunks going, "LA LA LA LA BAMBA", then mumble the rest because they don't know the words... I got pretty trashed that night, but the rest of the week was spent looking for good restuarants. I found quite a few.

__________________
Scubadude is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2005, 02:04 AM   #28
92greenyj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ocean beach, San Diego, CA, California
Posts: 305
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scubadude
lol @ green!

Sounds like you hit the same bars I hit in Cancun last year. After closing down Senor Frogs, 50 people on the bus ride home sang a few verses fo "La Bamba" A guy had a guitar, and my boss asked him if he knew any songs. The guy jumped up and started doing "La Bamba". My boss used his plastic Senor Frog yards as drum sticks.

Nothing more hilarious than 50 drunks going, "LA LA LA LA BAMBA", then mumble the rest because they don't know the words... I got pretty trashed that night, but the rest of the week was spent looking for good restuarants. I found quite a few.
we had the all inclusive at the hotel. I didnt have a non-alcoholic drink all day that day. had a pina calata with breakfast and went from there. Closed out the Coco Bongo club, had 6 injectopr shots and a ton of other stuff while i was there. boy was that a mistake


__________________

In Primary:


In Secondary:


On Tap:
Shiner Mock (Shiner Bock Clone)
Highlanders Glory (Strong Scottish Ale)
Krawler Kolsch
Peachy Keen (Peach Ale)
Venemous Vanilla Porter
Zen Kolsch (Green Tea Honey Kolsch)
Slam Dunkel (Dunkelweizen)
Milky Stout (Sweet/Milk Stout)

Bottled:
Barley Bliss (18.5% ABV Barley Wine)
Victory Vanilla Porter
Spiced Holiday Porter

92greenyj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
full 5 gal boil - recipe calls for 2.5 gal boil - hops ammounts? vthokie98 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-10-2012 08:40 PM
Calculating wort expansion along with pre and post boil boil volumes greggor General Techniques 4 10-23-2009 12:01 PM
Question about water amount in full boil or partial boil neldred Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 10-17-2009 03:50 AM
Full Boil vs. Partial boil Hops utilization Grinder12000 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 36 11-16-2008 01:50 PM
Continually adding water to boil to offset boil-off TrojanAnteater General Techniques 8 08-01-2008 10:55 PM