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Old 09-30-2007, 01:49 AM   #1
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So I'm doing a partial mash amber, and I just put my grains in my rubbermaid cooler to mash for an hour and SWMBO, who has a due date of Oct 21 asks me how long it takes to brew my beer. She says that she thinks it will be "soon" but says that I "should" have enough time to "finish my beer." This is our 2nd, and the last one was early like this (although full term) and after she had me come home from work because it would be "soon" (although weeks early), we were at the hospital about 4 hours later. So, maybe I have time to finish it, and maybe I don't. Anyway, if jr. comes knockin' part way through the brew, then I'll obviously have to drop everything. Question is: what the hell do I do with the half finished wort? Shove it in the fridge? Dump it out?

Damn kids!!!

No more homebrew tonight.

Next question: This one will be a boy, but "Amber" would be the perfect name for a girl. The boy's first name would be Thomas. Any suggestions for a middle name under the circumstances? Serious and smartass responses are both encouraged

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:54 AM   #2
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Warrior, Nugget, Fuggle, Hallertau, Spalt, or Columbus!!!

Then again Maris is pretty cool too.

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:00 AM   #3
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:11 AM   #4
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Warrior, Nugget, Fuggle, Hallertau, Spalt, or Columbus!!!

Then again Maris is pretty cool too.
I'm using Northern Brewer and Willamette hops.

Thomas "Northern Brewer" doesn't sound right, but Thomas Willamette has definate potentional.

Anyway- what do I do with the wort if I don't finish?

Can I start cutting corners? What is the shortest full boil that I can do for bitterind hops? Do I have to go a full hour?


 
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:31 AM   #5
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SWMBO is asleep now, so it might not be tonight. But then again, you never know. I would say the hell with the brew, but with her being as certain as she was that it will be tonight or early tomorrow morning, there is no way I'll sleep so I might as well do something constructive and see if I can finish.

I just finished the mash/halfass sparge and will start my boil.

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:22 AM   #6
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You go dude! I had to talk my wife into the car on our second. "No, no, it will be ok" she said. "The contractions are only 1 minute apart." She calls the hospital. They say drive on over. "Are you sure?" she asks.
"How far away are you?" they ask. "Oh, about 30 minutes," she says. "Get in the car NOW!," they say. "Ok", she says. "Now you listen to me," I say. (Though I know it wasn't me she was listening to.)

Fast forward 30 minutes and me driving about 100mph down the 210 freeway in LA at 2 in the morning. Cop pulls me over. "Son, do you know why I pulled you over?"
"Yeah, you want to deliver this thing, or do you want let me drive on up the street to the hospital?" I say.
"Have a nice night sir!"

I've never seen a cop run and jump in a car so fast....
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:16 AM   #7
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You go dude! I had to talk my wife into the car on our second. "No, no, it will be ok" she said. "The contractions are only 1 minute apart." She calls the hospital. They say drive on over. "Are you sure?" she asks.
"How far away are you?" they ask. "Oh, about 30 minutes," she says. "Get in the car NOW!," they say. "Ok", she says. "Now you listen to me," I say. (Though I know it wasn't me she was listening to.)

Fast forward 30 minutes and me driving about 100mph down the 210 freeway in LA at 2 in the morning. Cop pulls me over. "Son, do you know why I pulled you over?"
"Yeah, you want to deliver this thing, or do you want let me drive on up the street to the hospital?" I say.
"Have a nice night sir!"

I've never seen a cop run and jump in a car so fast....
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as for our friend here I would say Thomas Alt or Thomas Porter or how about Thomas Ale maybe Thomas Bock
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:51 AM   #8
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You could nickname him Trub.
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:52 AM   #9
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Success! The batch is complete, and my son just woke up my wife and she said that the contractions have been about ten minutes apart for hours, then she went back to bed. Luckily, I am a stones throw from the hospital, so it's no rush yet. Now to clean up the kitchen and go to bed, but I'll probably have to get up just after falling a sleep. At least the bags are all packed.


 
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:54 AM   #10
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You could nickname him Trub.
Thanks for all the middle name suggestions, but I'll probably pick something halfway normal now that I think of it. Particularly since he let me finish the batch! That boy would have never heard the end of it if he hadn't.

 
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