Skip to comments.Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #20 November 9, 2012
Posted on 11/09/2012 3:34:30 PM PST by Red_Devil 232
Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!
Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew
Well, the Local Homebrew Store in Shriveport, La had their opening day yesterday. I drove the 35 miles to their location and was not disappointed. They had quite a collection of craft beers. They also have a nice selection of grains, hops and other supplies. I talked to the owner for a little bit, nice people. I bought a vile of White Labs Champagne Yeast (WLP715) and a pack of Nottingham Ale Yeast and a couple of other items I needed for a 5-gallon batch of another Hard Apple Cider. They also had quite a selection of Extract Kits. I will be going back when I need something. I am hoping they are successful in their business. It is nice to be able to drive to a store and not have to order over the internet then wait for delivery.
The link below is to a Sapporo Beer (Japan) commercial that was posted to me today on the Gardening Thread. Excellent Graphics. I drank quite a few of them as a young Marine stationed in Japan. I hope you enjoy it, I enjoyed the beer back when and the commercial today. It is not long but entertaining.
I will start the 5-gallon batch of Cider tomorrow. My Irish Stout is still in the secondary for at least another week.
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.
Pine to all the usual suspects!
in before the ping?
Yep! But it looks like I was pining to the list.
A fellow FReeper mentioned homemade Beet Wine in a separate thread. I found several online recipes involving boiling a quantity of beets, adding sugar, and fermenting the liquid.
Anyone here heard of this?
I have a rather large quantity of beets right now.
Thanks for the link! I reading it as I drink one of my 2008 (Bush Era)hard apple cider.
My first attempt at brewing, an IPA is bubbling away and smells awesome.
Newcastle, Brown Ale it is!
Go for it! It will turn out great!
We sure could have used this thread Tuesday evening...
I almost bought one to sample from the homebrew store I visisited. Here is to a good brew!
I watched as long as I could sipping on some Sparkling Cranberry Mead but headed to bed at 9 central. Disgusting outcome. the election, not the Mead!
Nanuet NY just opened a new homebrew place ! Growlers and Gills. Will plan on visiting it this weekend. Free tastings !!
You must try a Newcastle Brown Ale. Very smooth, no aftertaste.
By the way, Happy Birthday Marine!
I always liked that Sapporo commercial. Really clever. Don’t know if they still make it or not, but back in the 1990s Sapporo made a brew called Sapporo Black that I really liked. Not too hoppy, nice roasted malt character, just a hint of toffee at the end. Good stuff.
Were I to try it again, I would use raisins or possible a wine concentrate.
There was a campus bar back when I was in college that used to serve Newcastle on tap. I would get a pint (or three) every Thursday when I’d go for lunch. One of my favorite beers of all time.
Have a batch of Belgium Triple brewing but I'm a bit concerned that it's not working yet after 2 days...hmmmm.
I'll give it a day or 2 and see if I need to re add yeast.
Anyways my local home brew store had a 10% off sale on Tuesday if you showed them your I Voted sticker. Cool guys.
And to you! Tomorrow is indeed a special day, 237th! I bet Tuns Tavern and Brewery was awash in beers or ciders that day as they offered up a pint or two to the new recruits - those first Marines.
I don’t remember if there was a Sapporo Black when I was there in the early 70’s. But I liked it. Along with a few brews and a couple of their small ceramic flasks of sake - Gees that could make a guy wobbly!