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Old 01-14-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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Eek!!

Well, I looked outside this morning and the inevitable is finally here: winter in Wisconsin. Other than one snowstorm at the beginning of December, we have pretty much avoided it until now with lots of 40-45 degree days. I week and a half ago I was out on the deck in the backyard using my new turkey fryer and wort chiller and I didn't even need a jacket on.

Unfortunately I woke up today to see some nasty white stuff all over the ground. I guess it had to come sooner or later.

I also guess that it's back to brewing on the stove inside. (SWMBO will kill me when that happens).

 
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:57 PM   #2
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Yeah, we haven't seen any winter yet here in the Northeast, but it's coming. Still above freezing today, so I'll get in a batch today to take advantage.
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:40 PM   #3

Much the same here as up North. No snow here today, but sleet and ice this morning and a predicted high of just above freezing. We're being told of impending snow tonight into tomorrw AM, but I'll believe it when I see it.

I do all of my Winter brewing in the garage. So, unless it's brutally bitter cold outside, I just bundle up and carry on!

 
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:02 PM   #4
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It is snowing and cold here and we are on our 4th or 5th storm in 3 weeks. This is not like Colorado weather. I've already shoveled more Snow than I did the past 3 years combined.
I had to brew indoors last night and I forgot how slow stove top brewing can be.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:09 PM   #5
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We've had more snow this winter than in the previous decade and more on the way. This was typical of the winters 2-300 years ago, but not the last 60 years.
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:53 PM   #6
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How much did you get on Milwaukee? We didn't get Jack Sh!t. And it's not cold, either-26 F-Whoopie Fizz. It's January for cryin' out loud. It's supposed to be below zero. This ain't winter.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:44 AM   #7
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Update- well this is at least a bit more like it. It's snowing outside with 5-8 inches forecast! Woo-Hoo!
I've been rather grouchy lately since winter is my favorite season and I've been feeling deprived this year, but now I'm getting a bit of a fix.
With apologies to Richbrewer, who I'm sure has seen enough white stuff this year, I say it's about time!
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:56 AM   #8
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It was 73 degrees here today and the forecast for tomorrow is the same.

Unfortunately it's suppose to be highs in the 40's from Wed - Sun.

 
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:12 AM   #9
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It is snowing and cold here and we are on our 4th or 5th storm in 3 weeks. This is not like Colorado weather. I've already shoveled more Snow than I did the past 3 years combined.
I had to brew indoors last night and I forgot how slow stove top brewing can be.

Feeling your pain somewhat, but I have an HOA so I haven't touched a shovel yet

Why'd you brew inside? I brewed outside yesterday, just put on a warm coat and spent as little time outside as possible, everything seemed to go fine.

 
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:22 AM   #10
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Feeling your pain somewhat, but I have an HOA so I haven't touched a shovel yet

Why'd you brew inside? I brewed outside yesterday, just put on a warm coat and spent as little time outside as possible, everything seemed to go fine.
My brew area on the back porch is still under about 2 feet of Snow.
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