You know you're a home brewer when? - Page 71 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > You know you're a home brewer when?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #701
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & shootist of air
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,969
Liked 3691 Times on 3171 Posts


When you worry over uncrushed grains while you wait for stove paerts to brew.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #702
EnjoyGoodBeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 418
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetcell
i don't smuggle them home, the staff knows full well that the bottles are coming with me - i'm known as "the guy who likes to keep his belgian beer bottles". thanks to 8 months of traveling and a corporate charge card, i accumulated over 50 duvel bottles. my tripel is currently aging in them, safely carbed at 3.6 vols.
Wow 50? Would love to try them.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #703
Nightshade
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Richland, WA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 193 Times on 150 Posts


All I can smell in my little studio is spent grain that infuses into my clothing from a day of brewing. I hardly notice it but everyone that comes over mentions it, and I am constantly airing the place out.

Also when I first started brewing I was sitting at a Starbucks after picking up some new boots to brew in and some lady behind me mentioned to her friend that she smelled beer. I replied with, "Oh that would be me" and before I could say anything else as explanation she says, "Oh honey you need rehab badly"

I just laughed and put my earphones on.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #704
sweetcell
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Rockville, MD
Posts: 5,090
Liked 954 Times on 695 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by EnjoyGoodBeer View Post
Wow 50? Would love to try them.
those weren't 50 different belgians - at least 40 were duvels, with a few being orval, chimay, etc.

or did you mean my tripel? belgian thick-glass bottles are 33 cl, which is a little smaller than 12 oz. so whereas i might have gotten 48 regular bottles out of that batch, instead i got like 54 of the belgian bottles.
__________________
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?
- Drinking: BPA made with ingredients from NHC, 2 blends of a rye sour: ECY20 + ECY34, local sour cherry kriek #2, brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries
- Aging: Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout (half on coconut), sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #705
EnjoyGoodBeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 418
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetcell
those weren't 50 different belgians - at least 40 were duvels, with a few being orval, chimay, etc.

or did you mean my tripel? belgian thick-glass bottles are 33 cl, which is a little smaller than 12 oz. so whereas i might have gotten 48 regular bottles out of that batch, instead i got like 54 of the belgian bottles.
Either way sounds impressive. Are you going to drink them or age them? Or both?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #706
Schmoogdaddy
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Sinking Spring, PA
Posts: 140
Liked 35 Times on 20 Posts


When you pick up your 5 year old daughter from preschool and on the way home she says, "Hey Dad, after summer comes fall. Then it's time to make rauchbier."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 11:54 PM   #707
PeckerWood
Junior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
PeckerWood's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Posts: 47
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts


...while mixing hot water into your morning oatmeal, you can't help but think your spoon is a mash paddle and how can I fly sparge this?
__________________
“We’re not here for the game. The game is nothing. The game is crap. The game makes me sick. The real reason we Americans put up with sports is for this: Behold, the tailgate party. The pinnacle of human achievement. Since the dawn of parking lots, man has sought to fill his gut with food and alcohol in anticipation of watching others exercise.”
~Homer Simpson

Dan Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 04:26 AM   #708
duckredbeard
Recipes 
 
Mar 2005
ATL
Posts: 616
Liked 45 Times on 34 Posts


You drive around expecting (at least hoping) to see Corny kegs in alleys, behind restaurants, at garage sales, at flea markets, at abandoned houses, at salvage yards...everywhere.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 01:42 AM   #709
Hulud
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Dallas, Georgia
Posts: 759
Liked 93 Times on 69 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by duckredbeard
You drive around expecting (at least hoping) to see Corny kegs in alleys, behind restaurants, at garage sales, at flea markets, at abandoned houses, at salvage yards...everywhere.
Lmao!



So true
__________________
King's Court Brewing Co. Est. 2011
"Drink with a divine right"

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 02:34 AM   #710
dkwolf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Sac City, IA
Posts: 951
Liked 370 Times on 221 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerBeer515 View Post
When one of your propane tanks runs out in the middle of your mash and you must instantly send HWMBO out to get you more as you nervously wrap the baby in towels and watch your temp gauge.
With a propane grill, turkey fryer/brew burner, and 55,000 BTU forced-air torpedo heater for the garage in the winter, I have two propane tanks for that very reason. One flames out, I can grab the other, swap tanks, and be back on heat (whatever appliance I'm using at the time) in under 2 minutes.

Now... the moment that one appliance flames out, you grab the spare tank and realize you didn't exchange it after the LAST flame-out... THAT moment sucks!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting from Home Brewer to Commercial Brewer FensterBos General Beer Discussion 11 05-26-2015 03:26 AM
Home Brewer TV #39 Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 11 06-02-2011 10:45 AM
Home Brewer TV #32 Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 5 04-07-2011 05:38 PM
Home Brewer TV #27 Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 4 03-04-2011 03:14 AM
Home Brewer TV Bluesssman General Beer Discussion 6 12-16-2010 04:43 PM


Forum Jump