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Old 02-26-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Pranking my LHBS.. AKA bored at work

So me and they guy who runs the LHBS are pretty friendly...

I decided to test his patience a bit with a hooch question... sent to his email:



To whom it may concern,

A friend of a friend mentioned that he buys beer brewing supplies from you. I live sort of local in Northfield. I have an old family recipe that I brew and it is delicious. Basically I get one of those 5 gallon spring water bottles and then fill it with sugar until it will not dissolve any more. Then I add the juice of some lemons and some mustard seed. I use active yeast from the grocer and shake it vigourously. Usually I let it sit for 2-3 weeks and then drink.. it is delicious.

My problem is I dont know if and when it is finished and I should drink it. I have a hygrometer but I dont like using it, I feel like I can not trust it. (it is just a floating tube with a rolled up peice of paper in it).

Everytime I make it tastes a little different. I think because I drink it too soon or too late.

I would like to get this to be a consistent brew as I would like to start taking it to some brewing competitions.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I will surely stop in and see your store.

Thanks in advance,


IF he responds... ill post it up.


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Old 02-26-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hilarious

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
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this should be good!
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #5
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make sure to tell him that you always cover it with a paper towel, and keep the jug by the window for extra sunny flavor.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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make sure to tell him that you always cover it with a paper towel, and keep the jug by the window for extra sunny flavor.
hahahahahahah please do

that's classic
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make sure to tell him that you always cover it with a paper towel, and keep the jug by the window for extra sunny flavor.
lol. There was so much non sense I could have sent. I didn't want to be tooo over the top. Usually hes quick to respond.. nothing yet.

FWIW, it is a hopless brew, that sunny flavor might just make it something extra special...
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #8
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Mmmm mustard seed.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #9
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Love the comment about not trusting the "hygrometer" cause it's just a tube...
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:22 PM   #10
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Love the comment about not trusting the "hygrometer" cause it's just a tube...
Unfortunately I got that one from a real post on a forum.. cant remember if it was HBT or not.


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