Am I the highest brewer in America? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Am I the highest brewer in America?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2011, 06:26 PM   #11
Malintent
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Ceilin
Posts: 377
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


I got you beat, drac.. I am the lowest brewer in the thread.... 16 feet ASL

Last time I was up at 10k I had to stop to catch my breath every three steps... and I couldn't walk and talk at the same time.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #12
o4_srt
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Lancaster, PA
Posts: 1,330
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Malintent
I got you beat, drac.. I am the lowest brewer in the thread.... 16 feet ASL

Last time I was up at 10k I had to stop to catch my breath every three steps... and I couldn't walk and talk at the same time.
Assuming there are no homebrewers in new orleans... You might be the lowest
__________________
Facebite Brewing

Conditioning: Muddy Paw Nut Brown Ale, Jump The Fence Independence Cream Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
A4J
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
A4J's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
the Desert, CA
Posts: 1,348
Liked 30 Times on 25 Posts


i'm about 100 feet below sea level.
beat that.
__________________
Primary 1: pale ale
Primary 2: blondie


My mid-century modern keezer build thread.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:11 PM   #14
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,886
Liked 855 Times on 626 Posts


I think I'm about 10ft above sea level, but the guy above me clearly beats that!
__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:24 PM   #15
NorthRiverS
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Gresham, Oregon
Posts: 549
Liked 18 Times on 11 Posts


skultch,

It's like you are sitting on the peak of Mt. Hood! The highest point in Oregon. Wow!

NRS

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #16
skultch
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Breckenridge, CO
Posts: 50

So, I took so long to rejoin my own thread because I was buying a barley crusher and a BIAG custom made bag from http://brewinabag.weebly.com AG here I come!!

My water boils at 192F. I guess I get a little extra boil off due to the extremely low humidity, but I've never brewed anywhere else to compare to. Any of you desert guys have extremely high boil off?

I have a lot of improvement ahead of me, especially with water volume levels. It's tough brewing outside with the low temps and wind. It seems to do weird things with the propane flames. I've had very different boil off amounts between my 3 batches, I think due to the wind.

I probably have slightly lower hop utilization, too, I'm told. I'm not at the level yet where I can reliably test different factors, so I just boil my bittering hops for an extra 10 minutes or so and call it good. I'm just now planning my 4th batch ever, and it will be my first all grain and BIAB.

Yeah, Breckenridge BrewPub is at ~9,600 ft, so quite lower. I drive past it every day on the way to work or snowboard. I think there is a small brew pub in Winter Park that might be higher, but I'm not sure about that. (Edit: They are at ~9,000 ft) The 3 other breweries in Summit County are probably all higher than Winter Park, and lower than Breck.

I think the best part of brewing where I am is the water. There aren't any permanent residents that live up hill from me. I have a simple well, with a simple paper filter, and no chlorine or any chems needed. It is f'ing delicious right outta the tap. I might test my water some day, but I'm not that dialed in yet for it to be significant, I think. I've only ever tasted my first batch (Great Lakes Eddie Fitz tribute) and it was way better than I expected, so I doubt my water has any serious issues.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:37 PM   #17
wildwest450
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Posts: 9,043
Liked 173 Times on 158 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by A4J View Post
i'm about 100 feet below sea level.
beat that.
That's like a sore dick, it's hard to beat. bada bing.


_

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:37 PM   #18
skultch
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Breckenridge, CO
Posts: 50

Oh, and in celebration of this fine day, I guess I've gotta talk about my next favorite inebriant. As you all may know, Colorado has some fine product, AND it's legal. I don't want to go into details, but I'll just say that it is very easy to obtain useful byproduct of the cultivation process and I DO INTEND to perfect the infusion of said byproduct into an IPA of some sort. I also intend on aging an Pale Ale on top of some local pine wood. I've got a sample that smells like it would go great with a PA or mild IPA.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 11:33 PM   #19
hillhousesawdustco
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
hillhousesawdustco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
up near babb, mt
Posts: 646
Liked 35 Times on 34 Posts


I'm sitting here looking out my window at the highest mountain in Glacier National Park 5,500 feet above me....and you're sitting in your living room 500 ft higher than that. Pretty sweet.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 11:39 PM   #20
khugs21
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
long island
Posts: 283
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


12ft above here

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's You're Highest ABV? Kriznac General Beer Discussion 9 10-08-2010 07:46 PM
Worlds Highest ABV Beer BogusOwnz General Beer Discussion 18 04-12-2010 04:45 PM
Like the highest alcohol, just to say you can lurker18 General Beer Discussion 22 03-25-2010 08:38 PM
Record for the highest extract OG ever? Rob-O General Beer Discussion 16 03-15-2010 05:22 PM
What the highest OG/Alc. brew you've made...? Pommy General Beer Discussion 13 09-24-2009 04:35 PM


Forum Jump