Your on!! (3rd as well)rightwingnut said:desert...you're right where I am...Christmas gift...third batch now.....race ya?
Ah, built the shelving under my bar this last weekend 12 case storage capabilityrightwingnut said:Desert...I agree, bottling will suck. Janx and other keggers are warming me up to that idea...although I like bottles. I'd like to build a cabinet to store tons of 'em for aging.
Hey Nut, once you go keg, you'll never go back! I keep some of those 20 oz EZ Cap bottles just in-case I decide to lose my mind and bottle some (and it hasn't happend in two years!). I have a friend that homebrews and will not keg. He's paranoid that it'll go too FAST!! He just doesn't understand...........rightwingnut said:Desert...I agree, bottling will suck. Janx and other keggers are warming me up to that idea...although I like bottles. I'd like to build a cabinet to store tons of 'em for aging.
desertBrew said:If I get to kegging, I plan on having growlers around for portability when necessary. Already got two that I get filled at the microbrew bar that is way to close to home (1 mile).
Now we part ways. My 1st was a Euro Bock bottled, 2nd a nut brown ale bottled and an apricot wheat for the wife in the secondary. Hindsight, picking the Bock as my 1st brew was not the best idea. It was recommended to keep em in the bottles for 5 weeks before cracking for optimum taste. I tried one at 10 days (thought it went bad) then had another at 17 days and is starting to taste much better. Going to wait the full 35. The Nut Brown is going to be done before the Bock...rightwingnut said:That's crazy...I have two growlers from the brewpub a mile away from me....weird, man. Next you'll tell me you brewed a pale ale and a porter...
rightwingnut said:My first was a pale ale attempt...fermented for 1 day, bottled in a week...suprisingly it tastes ok. Second was an "English Bitter", but I just got a general idea and made my own recipe...third is my porter...everything is going great with that one...can't wait.
I think if you decide to get creative with it, it ranks up there with cooking. Like, adding different flavors that may not necessarily sound good together, but it works perfectly. Much like cooking...you know, like taking an Indian dish, but using Greek spices in it or something to alter it slightly. Also, learning and mastering a basic brew-type, to be able to change it slightly to make it something different.Franiblector said:Beats me! I LOVE me some beerah!
I am totally in love with brewing the beer myself. I have also become quite the beer snob, but I don't care!!!!!!!!
You're not alone anymore!!! I'm 44. Now admittedly, I just started 1-1/2 weeks ago with a mead from a college text but what the hey? DH & I tasted a wee sample tonight and he seemed very impressed. It warmed the belly and the tongue. Now we're going to be buying our first setup from a local brewmaster in the next week or two!Franiblector said:32 years old.
Been brewing since July 2004, so 6 months.
I bet I'm the only female on this board!