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Old 02-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #31
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What about march 16?

I don't know about bringing homebrew to Andy's is cool or not. I don't go there enough to ask, but I do like the idea of a tasting.

National homebrew day is Saturday may 4th. Might be fun to try and schedule a group brew day for then.


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Old 02-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #32
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I won't be around on the 16th or on the following weekend, but please don't schedule around me if either of those dates work for everyone else. At our last meeting I totally blanked on an upcoming vacation . I can always catch up with one or more of you after the fact.

I pretty sure that a may 4 group brew would be awesome.. Would give me some motivation to get my new system completed!


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Old 02-25-2013, 12:10 AM   #33
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Sorry I haven't been on here for a few days. The May 4th brew days sounds awesome, I'm in. As far as a tasting, I'm usually around on the weekends and we can use my place as a spot for a tasting if you guys are up for it. Let me know if you guys want to make it March 9th so we can include Blake.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #34
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I'm gonna be in charleston the weekend of the 9th for a wedding, but like blake mentioned. Don't plan around me. I will be around after that though. Nothing on the radar for the end of march/beginning of april.

For the group brew day i'd be willing to offer up my place for that. i can fire up the smoker in the morning so we can have ribs or something during the brew. Maybe come up with a group recipe and all brew the same thing (i know the AHA publishes a recipe for that day) and then bring our 5 gallons home, ferment and taste everyones at a later date? Just throwing out ideas.
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I like the idea of brewing the same thing and then doing a group tasting! I'm looking forward to that!

I'm around whenever for a tasting, as long as I still have some beer on tap! I hope some others chime in so we can see when they are available too.

On a side note, I have a vial of WLP 830 German Lager Yeast..Best before 4/5/13...if anyone wants this I'll be willing to trade it for homebrew or at least taste some of the brew you make with it. Let me know because I am not going to be using it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:09 PM   #36
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I got sick so I couldn't make the meet last time. Don't plan on being sick next month so I should be able to make it. I'm free most weekends.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:49 AM   #37
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I sooooo wish I was set up for lagers.... Listened to a brewing network podcast today about turbo dog tha got me thinking more about german yeasts.

I'd be down for a tasting on the 9th. I have two, maybe three things that are drinking pretty well.

As for a group brew, let's totally do it! What kind of recipe are we thinking?
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I am pretty sure that the aha puts out a style and a few recipes for "big brew day". Last year was brown ales. Riffing off that might be an idea as long as the style doesn't suck. I wouldn't mind doing something with a quick turn around to get the pipeline going.

Another option is to pick a style and use/adapt a recipe from brewing classic styles or something like that.

One style I'd like to brew that I've never done before is a Berliner Weiss.
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I am new at this . Just brewed first 5 gallons , of Brown ale, have an Irish Stout bottled, now brewing an Irish Red.
Not sure if available the 16th, but would like to stop in wherever you folks decide to meet.
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I have a berliner Weiss on my list for this year, but I haven't decided between doing a true sour mash, going with a lacto addition, or adding acidulated malt. If we went with something like that, we could try one or two different techniques to compare..... Even if we do a different style in May, I'd be up for a berliner Weiss experiment any time.

Heya ruhls! Whereabouts in Bergen county are you?


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