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Old 12-19-2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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Oct 2008
Philly, PA
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My wife and I tend to shop for ourselves for Christmas. It started almost as a joke years ago and now it is just what we do. I did my shopping this week.

(I got exactly what I wanted!! Yay!)

Bayou Classic SP10
Brew Like a Monk
1 55 # domestic 2 - row
1 55# Belgian Pils

plus to round it out I went to the beer store and bought the following:

6 each
Chimay Red
Chimay Blue
Chimay Triple
SN Celebration
Duvel Golden
Corsendonk Abbey Brown

This is the first commercial beer I have purchased in 6 months.
On Tap: 1. Kelly R. IPA, 2. Roter Hund Hefeweizen, 3. Bud Killer Blonde, 4. Red Dog Pale, 5. Roter Hund Oktoberfest, 6. Pumpkin Ale, 7. McRed's Stout (with new nitro system and stout tap,) Cream Soda, 8. ESB # 3, & 9. Ordinary Bitter.

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Old 12-19-2008, 02:31 AM   #2
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Buying your own christmas gifts? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? Would be nice though. Me and the wife decided instead of buying each other gifts, we just bought a wii fit. Same sort of thing I guess.

What I had on my xmas list.
Better Bottles
2 Perlicks
secondary regulator
2 shanks and nuts
Trappists and Belgians from Jungle Jims
We shall see what the day brings!
I'm going to guess none of the above
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I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas.

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Old 12-19-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
Jul 2008
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Wife got me a 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler which I'm sure you know what I will be using for , along with a beer related gift which is still undisclosed.

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Old 12-19-2008, 03:41 AM   #4
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Chattanooga, TN
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SWMBO got me 4 cornies so I can start kegging. Now to build the keezer.......

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Old 12-19-2008, 03:47 AM   #5
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Seattle, WA
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A refractometer and a subscription to BYO.

I told my wife that I wanted a barley crusher but she said she didn't know what that was so I probably won't be getting that.
"Only water I serve has got barley and hops in it." - Lil

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:08 AM   #6
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New Bern, NC
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BYO subscription
Add more hops T-shirt
Chimay gift pack including glass


Barley Crusher!
SEMPER FIDELIS ET SEMPER PARATUS Bringin' the 'pane...the propane.Coming Up:..[Hefewiezen][BCS Robust Porter][EdWort's Haus Pale Ale][Peated Ale]
Conditioning:[Oaked Cider][ESB]
On Tap.........[The Munchner][Spiced Cider][English Cider][Simcoe IPA][Triple Hops Grooved][Cider'n 'gnac]

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:13 AM   #7
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Well, mine has been sitting in the living room for the past couple of days. SWMBO asked me to send her an email with my list. I sent her several links to Austin Homebrew. Better Bottles, bench capper, bottle tree, etc. The package came in on tuesday and there it sits still...
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We make beer in buckets with toilet parts and coolers.

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:13 AM   #8
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Jul 2008
Columbus WI
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Wife is buying a 150,000 BTW burner!!!
Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

145 batches and counting

West Coast Blaster #4 almost go and on tap and a Dbl Chocolate Stout aging/carbing. Brewing East India Porter #4

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:25 AM   #9
Nov 2008
Southern Oregon
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From my Parents:
2 oz. Cascade Hops
2 oz. Willamette Hops
6.5g Glass Carboy
Carboy brush
Carboy handle
Irish Moss
22" Samsung Widescreen monitor (its beer related because it was part of what my folks gave me along with the other beer stuff)

Black Lager kit (Schwarzbier)

My family and I did gift exchanges already.
Two Raven Brewery
[Is finally brewing again!]

Primary1: Envy - Green Tea Wheat (4/11/09)
Secondary: Schwarzbier Kit (1/11/09)
Bottle Conditioning: None ATM
Drinking: None ATM
Up Next: Lemon Honey Pilsner (est. unknown)

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Old 12-19-2008, 04:30 AM   #10
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bayou classic, thats it. ****ing economy. we pick out our own gifts too, maybe people in my family are just bad at picking out gifts, but when its a surprise its always a bad surprise.

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