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cookiebags was our host. He owns a commercial cookie factory in the Milwaukee area.

The bakery brew room.


Bernie Brewer moving in.


cookiebags sweet set up. Note the hydraulic kettle lift.


sause doing a decoction, and Bernie checks his temps.
 
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Mark (cookiebags) doughing in.


Doug (Bernie Brewer) stirring his mash.


Greg (sause) stirring his batch sparge.


Mark adjusting the mash temperature.
 

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Wow- I love the pictures! What an awesome place to have a group brew. I wish I could have been there!

You guys all look like you had a great time. Al, where's the pictures of you brewing?
 

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YooperBrew said:
Wow- I love the pictures! What an awesome place to have a group brew. I wish I could have been there!

You guys all look like you had a great time. Al, where's the pictures of you brewing?

The poor schlep had to go back to work, so he didn't brew, he just visited for a bit. It was a great (and druck) day!
 
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Mark moving his keggle.


Picture in picture. Cookie ovens in the back ground.


Marks "borrowed" steam generator.


Doug with his built in bottle opener hat.
 
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YooperBrew said:
Wow- I love the pictures! What an awesome place to have a group brew. I wish I could have been there!

You guys all look like you had a great time. Al, where's the pictures of you brewing?

I was only there for about 2 hours. It was a work day for me. So I had to play hookie for a while.
 

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Al taking a picture of Doug taking a picture of Al taking a picture of Doug taking..........




Another pic of Mark's sweet set-up.........





Greg is just about ready to chill...........





Dumbass Doug forgot to close the valve on his kettle before starting his sparge.........

 
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Warped04 said:
You guys missed one feature. Was sause wearing a shirt that had anything to do with Miller?


Looks like fun. Wish I could have been there.
No it was a Wisconsin back to back Rose Bowl champ shirt.
 

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Al watching over Doug's brewing process to make sure he doesn't screw up (to bad he left).



Another pick of Marks brewing set up (with devil Mark standing by it).



Mark moving Doug's boil kettle to the chilling area.

 

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Brewmeister Jeff said:
I just want you guys to know how jealous I am!!!

Cookiebaggs - would you be willing to open your shop up again for something like this? I will definitely be there the next go round!!

Jeff
I'd love to do another indoor group brew before spring! :mug:

I had an absolute blast. It was great putting some faces to the names on here. :D

It was fun to see how others go about brewing beer and what equipment/procedures they use.
 

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Nice. I was wondering why there was Point and New Glarus paraphernalia in the pictures, but I noticed you're from Racine. Always good to meet another WI brewer.
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EinGutesBier said:
Nice. I was wondering why there was Point and New Glarus paraphernalia in the pictures, but I noticed you're from Racine. Always good to meet another WI brewer.
: D

Actually, Short Drive is the only one from Racine. Sause is in Menominee Falls, Cookiebags is in Oak Creek, and I am from Eldorado (a little hick town just west of FdL)

But yeah, always good to brew with the Cheeseheads!
 

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Cookiebaggs said:
I'd love to do another indoor group brew before spring! :mug:

I had an absolute blast. It was great putting some faces to the names on here. :D

It was fun to see how others go about brewing beer and what equipment/procedures they use.
Oh, let me know and I'm there! I hope I can join you guys next time.

Thanks for the great pictures!

I hope to see you guys on Feb. 29- just for a night of drinking.
 
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