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Old 04-22-2008, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default This is getting frustrating

I have my 3rd batch in the primary, one in the secondary, and one in bottles (see signature below), and no beer to drink! I have no doubt that they will all turn out just fine, but waiting is beginning to get to me. I tried one of the bottled lagers and it just isn't ready yet, only 1 1/2 weeks so far. It had a slight banana/ester taste to it that it didn't have when I bottled it, so I'm guessing it will go away, and if not, so be it. Until I start drinking something I'm holding off on the 4th batch. I don't have enough bottles anyway.

Just remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be very good beer.

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Old 04-22-2008, 02:42 AM   #2
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Well, you can solve 2 problems here by buying a case of some microbrew (I have seen Sam Adams, New Belgium, and Widmer Bros at Sam's for ~$22 here latley)

1)it gives you somthing to drink until yours are ready

2)it gets you more bottles!

Plus, if you think about it, a case of bottles is ~$12 + shipping, so all in all, you are getting a case of beer for $8! How can you beat that!

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Just brew a lot now. If you plan ahead, you'll have more beer than you know what to do with. I have two brews ready to keg and no kegs to put them in

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Old 04-22-2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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Well, you can solve 2 problems here by buying a case of some microbrew (I have seen Sam Adams, New Belgium, and Widmer Bros at Sam's for ~$22 here latley)

1)it gives you somthing to drink until yours are ready

2)it gets you more bottles!

Plus, if you think about it, a case of bottles is ~$12 + shipping, so all in all, you are getting a case of beer for $8! How can you beat that!
Wow Deathweed! That is really sound logic and here I thought you were going to spend the entire evening doing nothing but post whoring.
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Wow Deathweed! That is really sound logic and here I thought you were going to spend the entire evening doing nothing but post whoring.
There's nothing wrong with post whoring.

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Wow Deathweed! That is really sound logic and here I thought you were going to spend the entire evening doing nothing but post whoring.

I sobered up a little... I have to get more studying done sometime...
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of course 28 from 1K.... Should I grab another glass and post whore some more?

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I figure that buying Grolsch in the flip top bottles is cheaper than buying the bottles by themselves. Free Beer!!! Of course, I can't stand the stuff.

I buy a lot of Brooklyn Lager/Ale/Pilsener... They make pretty good beer, but they're no longer the small brewer they were.

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An interesting fact about Brooklyn Brewery is that the Matt Brewing Company (Saranac) brews a lot of their stuff on contract. So you are right, they are no longer a small brewery.

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Well, you can solve 2 problems here by buying a case of some microbrew (I have seen Sam Adams, New Belgium, and Widmer Bros at Sam's for ~$22 here latley)

1)it gives you somthing to drink until yours are ready

2)it gets you more bottles!

Plus, if you think about it, a case of bottles is ~$12 + shipping, so all in all, you are getting a case of beer for $8! How can you beat that!

This is exactly what Iv'e been doing. Works great!
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