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Old 02-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #3011
Mar 2012
Columbia, SC
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Started a starter of washed US05 for a batch of Blue Moon clone... Realized that I need more DME for another starter for a batch of Old Jubilation clone that is next in line.

OH YEA!! Scored a 5lb CO2 bottle on loan till I deploy in the summer! I will have that Blue Moon clone on draft when I go to Texas in March!! Sweet.
Drinking Fat Tire Clone
Carbing/Aging Westy 12(new world), Chocolate stout V2, Pumpkin Ale V2.5 (1st batch 2014)
In the bucket Pumpkin Ale V2.5 (2nd batch 2014), Kinda Double Bastard
On Deck The Kaiser, Blue Moon, oatmeal porter

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:58 PM   #3012
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Mar 2012
, Maine
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Mashing in a phat tyre clone right now
Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire. David Rains Wallace

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:49 AM   #3013
Nov 2012
Winnipeg, MB
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I roast some barley for brewing a dry stout later this week. Even though I have cold, it smelled really, really good!
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-"Son, you can't sing or dance, I don't like your writing, and you can't draw a picture to save your life. But you make a fine beer!" An 80 year old friend

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #3014
Feb 2012
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I didn't do anything for homebrew BUT I did push the cause of Craft Beer in ireland. I spook with a few suppliers regarding there craft range. I'm now getting Brew Dog's Punk IPA on draft and some more of there higher % in bottles, also Molson Coors took over the Franciscian Well craft brewery last week and will supply me with their beers, couldnt get them before. Another is now supplying me with samples to give to customers to see which will work on tap. I'm a happy publican today
1 is good
2 is better
3 is enough &
4 ISN'T half enough

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #3015
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Jan 2011
Newark, DE
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I bought a project box, and a new funnel with strainer. Built a temperature controller for my "new to me" freezer. Brew a 5 gallon batch of a Flat tire clone. Setup a temp fermentation chamber (stupid freezing temperatures) De-labeled and cleaned more bottles. Made the dogs some treats with the spent grain. Attempt to grow a SCOBY. Over all I say it was a good day! Back to work tonight... blah!

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #3016
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Jan 2013
The Hinterland of the South Shore, Massachusetts
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I cracked my first self-made homebrew today after about 10 years.

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA. It is only 1-week in the bottle, but it was definitely carbonated (a bit too carbonated actually) but pretty darned good. One more week in the bottle and I'll chill down the rest of them and serve em up!

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #3017
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Jul 2011
Va Beach, VA
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I loaded my 4#, 5#, and 10# CO2 tanks in the car to refill them all this afternoon (the 5# is new to me--needs an updated hydro test as well). Then I'll finish carbing my Coffee Vanilla Porter and start carbing my Sculpin IPA clone in hopes of getting them ready for a family party on Saturday.

Probably eyeball my RIS fermentation (started Sunday) and guesstimate whether it's ready for a gravity reading.

Measure out grain & clean/sanitize fermenters for 10gal of Centennial Blonde on Sunday (or next Thursday), and pitch the yeast for 10gal of Belgian Tripel into the first step of a 2 or 3-step starter for Presidents Day Weekend brewing!

Then drink several pints of my Tasty APA clone. Having no CO2 for the last few days and having to drink scraps from my bottling days has been really depressing!
Piratwolf: "I've heard that Belgian Blondes can be "panty droppers" but they're not particularly high IBU nor cheap."

jmendez29: Haha! I get it! :ban:
Wait. You're not talking about beer, right?
You're talking about beer. That could have been a whole lot more fun.

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #3018
Jun 2012
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Finally tracked down what I think is a good craigslist deal and pulled the trigger on a 20lbs CO2 tank for 50 bucks. gas still in the tank.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:31 PM   #3019
Sep 2011
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
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Sciatic issues, my back is screwed, so I spent the day watching Don Osborn and Brewing TV videos.

Got my first all grain 2.5 gallon to bottle, hope my back comes around enough to do it tomorrow or the next day.......
Don't even break it out if you ain't gonna share.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #3020
May 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
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Picked up the plastic enclosure for my STC1000 build(which should arrive thursday/friday). I may brew tonight if i get back from work/happy hour in time.
It's not about finding the best beer, but finding the best in every beer.

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