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Old 07-02-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
Apr 2007
Philadelphia, PA
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America's birthday is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than by brewing/drinking beer. So:

- Who'll be brewing on the 4th, and what are you making?
- Is your style/beer name especially patriotic?

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Old 07-02-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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Sadly, No 4th brew day for me. Guess I will just have to be content smoking a brisket, a few chickens, some sausage and drinking previously produced home brew. I know, I know, try not to shed a tear for me.

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Old 07-02-2007, 02:12 PM   #3
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Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
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Drinking Hefe Weizen for sure...
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
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I think the bigger question is, what won't I be drinking? Last 4th, I ended up dancing in the street over top of fountain fireworks, then stumbling home yelling ʇıɥs at random people...or so SWMBO tells me.

Let's see...here's my checklist:
  • Vinho Verde (LOTS!)
  • Fresh-squeezed margaritas
  • Hefe
  • Bourbon, rocks
  • Some bottle of awesome red wine
  • German Lager
  • Scotch (maybe, depends on what's being poured)
  • By this point, I won't remember anyway...so...bloody mary?

Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers

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98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
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XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

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Old 07-02-2007, 03:09 PM   #5
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the american pale ale should be ready by then, but prolly suck down a bunch of bmc with the family...

might make something with the irish ale yeast cake, but not sure yet.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:16 PM   #6
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My Bumble Bee Blonde Ale....but then I was corrected, and it should be called Camero Blonde Ale....
I'm back!!!

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Old 07-02-2007, 03:20 PM   #7
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Mar 2007
Evanston IL
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Probably drinking commercial, to avoid drinking all my HB while it's still green. Have to see what looks good at the bottle shop.

If I brew, it'll either be a decocted hefe, or a mini-batch of Cheese's CCA. Probably the CCA, since I don't think my primaries will be free by Wed...
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:23 PM   #8
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Brewing: nothing. No more brewing until we move. Too messy, and I need to be able to leave on a moment's notice.

Brewing related: bottling my weizen, racking my wine, racking my mead (and maybe adding lactose or honey to sweeten it).

Otherwise: cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
Drinking Hefe Weizen for sure...

Here here!

I brewed a Hefe just for the 4th.

I also have my Sour wheat with sour cherry ready, plus a huge list of other HB to pick from. Nobody will be bored that's for sure!

I made the hotdogs on Saturday, stayed up till 1 AM (seems like it is always the case with them) getting the internal temp to 160...takes forever in a 170 oven, but you have to do it that way...also homemade kraut, chili, mustard. I am going to make some onion pickle up too. Serving it up with potato salad and some other stuff (tbd). Plus imma grab 2 bags of littlenecks to steam. It is shaping up. The following day it'll be ribs and corn prolly.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:01 PM   #10
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I'll peak at my Oktoberfest ferment and drink a few of my home brews.

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