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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #6 July 6, 2012
Free Republic | 7-6-2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 07/06/2012 3:29:43 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!

Happiness is a bubbling airlock And a Cold Homebrew!

 

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Airlock

I trust y’all had a great 4th of July. This morning I bottled the Copper Ale that I brewed on June 7th. It was bottled after two weeks in the primary and two weeks plus a few days in the secondary. I am still enjoying the Honey Ale I bottled on June 20th. This ale has matured nicely over time and has a wonderful aroma and taste. The carbonation has come along nicely and develops a beautiful white long lasting head in my Mason jar mug. I need to brew up another batch of beer soon to keep my homebrews flowing because they are just so tasty and I created and enjoy them right at home!

I hope all of you and your Brews and Wines are doing well. Stop by and share what you are brewing or let us know what your favorite brew, wine or spirit is.


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KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; weekly; wine
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1 posted on 07/06/2012 3:29:54 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Hope y’all enjoy.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 3:31:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Holding off until cooler weather and I’ve got a few lager kits to go into fall stocking-up mode with.


3 posted on 07/06/2012 3:38:59 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Yeah this heat has me holding back on brewing also.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Making plans to brew, but got a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin for gin and tonics. It’s hit 104 here in good old Indiana the last several days.

I did pick up a 12 pack of the Sam Adams Summer beers for drop-in guests.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 3:48:58 PM PDT by brewer1516
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To: Red_Devil 232; AT7Saluki

Made beer back in the day. The best stuff EVER - substitute sugar with honey. Not ONE complaint. Most non-beer drinkers who tried it requested more.


6 posted on 07/06/2012 3:57:24 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Bought a gallon of apple juice for the kids to enjoy on the 4th.
And for me to use its glass jug for brewing when it’s empty.
Drink up kids, dad has plans!


7 posted on 07/06/2012 4:00:36 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Red_Devil 232

In my free time I am continuing to research what it will take to partake in this hobby. Yesterday I was researching bottles. This led to a session of Petruchio’s Patented Monkey Math . . .

The best price locally was $12.95 for a case of 24 - 12 oz. amber bottles. Or $0.54 each.

At my local Booze-R-us, a 12 pack of Sam Adams was $10. Or $0.83 each.

Remove the cost of the bottles from both sides of the equation and I find I can drink Sam Adams Summer Ale for $0.29 each. [grin]

So, here I sit, avoiding the 100+ temps outside, drinking my 29 cent Sam Adams beers while I contemplate more important issues like the origins of bellybutton lint.

Once I have a stockpile of bottles, I will be one step closer to the goal.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 4:03:41 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

We bought some Espiral Vinho Verde wine at Trader Joe’s today for $4.99/bottle, and it is definitely worth more than we paid. Very refreshing in the 100-degree weather we’re having here in Kentucky.

I also dropped by the Beer Trappe and picked up some Duvel and a bottle of Gale’s Prize Old Ale. Yum!

http://thebeertrappe.com


9 posted on 07/06/2012 4:08:24 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: brewer1516

I used to like Bombay Gin and other spirits but they really do me in. I still get a bottle of Jack Daniels now and then for making BBQ sauces and cooking.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Petruchio

That is the only way to collect bottles! Buy your favorite commercial beer in bottles and save them. All you will need are new caps and a capping tool.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 4:16:29 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Living on SS, if I am going to do this, it’s gonna hafta be on the cheap. Move over Jack Benny . . .


12 posted on 07/06/2012 4:21:03 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

RD, there is a very good Austrian red wine called Berger Zweigelt that comes in capped (and recappable) one-liter bottles....perfect for homebrew. I’ve gone through a case of it pretty quickly.....

You can read about it here:

http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2009/09/two_austrian_steals_gruner_vel.html


13 posted on 07/06/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

The Beer Trappe looks like a great place. Wish I had something like that near me.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

bottled a batch of Olde Scrote the other day... and a batch of Niagra white wine...


15 posted on 07/06/2012 4:24:22 PM PDT by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Just bought a book on making root beer... :) (I miss Hosmer Mountain’s ROOT BEER)


16 posted on 07/06/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
The Beer Trappe looks like a great place. Wish I had something like that near me.

It's easy to lose track of time in the Beer Trappe. They now have about 600 different beers in bottles, all excellent stuff.

The craft beer scene in Lexington is exploding. Specialty beer-bars and microbreweries with taprooms are springing up like mushrooms. If you are ever out this way, let me know and I'll be glad to give you a tour.

17 posted on 07/06/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Thanks for that link. Sounds like two delicious wines that need checking out.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 4:29:25 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Still savoring my first batch, right now, counting on this thread. Bought some Imperial Ale ingredients today but I have to buy a brewing fridge this weekend just to keep it from going over 78F in this weather while it ferments. That’s OK with me, gonna need one anyway when I start brewing lagers.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 4:36:44 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: ExCTCitizen

I love a good root beer or a cream soda!


20 posted on 07/06/2012 4:37:02 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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