Skip to comments.Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #24 December 7, 2012
Posted on 12/07/2012 3:36:44 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
Irish Stout Yum!
HOPS - Cure for the common cold?
Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I saw a news item on FNC this morning about beer fighting against cold-causing virus. I thought yall might find the article from the Fox News Web site interesting. It seems there is a compound found in hops called humulone that can fight against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Problem is (which I dont see as a problem) you have to drink 30 12oz beers to get the amount of humhlone needed to be effective. The article does not specify a time period in which to drink those 30 beers. One day would be a bit much for me. Three days, OK. A week no problem! Link to the article below:
A beer prescription? Beer can fight against cold-causing virus
Ping to the Homebrewer and Wine Makers
Ping to the Homebrewer and Wine Makers
Excuse the double ping. It is FR.
Red Devil, could you add me to your ping-list, please? Thanks.
Last week I was driving down the road from my house, and at a crossroads I saw a sign saying something about brew supplies. So I pulled a u-ooey and came back and read it, and it was a new business selling to homebrewers, just a few miles away. I have to go tomorrow and check them out.
Previously I had to go all the way to Raleigh, about 30 miles. I hope they have a grinder.
I have a cider press and 5 apple trees, and 2 muscadine grap vines, so I’m going to start doing a little cider and wine making. I’ve got 2 pears and 2 persimmon trees as well, so maybe I’ll mess a bit with those, too.
I love making 11% ale, with lots of hops. Wifey is not too enthusiastic, unfortunately.
I’m going to make some hard cider, around 5%, and see if I can get usable vinegar from it, without having to get some “mother”. I’ll let you guys know.
I’ll see your ping and raise you a Bump. [grin]
Doing an IPA that I added Turbinado sugur to as extra fermentable
Going into bottles this weekend. Touah\ght my son how to use the capper, so he has a job
Good news and bad news.
Good news: Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati has scored some Westvleteren! Release date is Wednesday, Dec. 12th.
Bad news: it’s $89.00 per 4-pack.
If you have a ping list, please add me. I’m a somewhat rehabilitated competition home brewer and have the only working vineyard (muscadines) on the block.
I was just went through my records and found I cannot legally say how much I brewed this year.
I intend to brew 40 gallons additionally by the end of the year.
The recipes I have made this year are;
One Budweiser clone
Three 85% wheat beers.
Three blond ales.
5 pale ales.
One brown ale.
One rye pale ale
One red ale.
15 gallons of cider
I need more hops in my life obviously.
I want to make the coffe chocolate stout I made a month ago but don’t have one of the malts. Grrrrrrr. I guess I will fudge it and make something brownish. I am for SURE making something, anything, that is over 60 IBU. I have been jonesing for a nice hoppy beer and the cooler weather is just begging for it.
This is inaugural run of the new 2 pump system, this ought to be interesting. I’m hoping the increased efficiency of the system will shorten my brew day from the current 8-9 hours for 20 gallons to 7-8. Anything will be welcome however.
You are added! I have been making quite a bit of Hard Apple Cider the last few months. I currently have 1 6 gallon carboy full and two one gallon jugs aging. I will let them sit and for the next six months.
You are added. Wish I had some of those muscadines! Well a bunch of them!
When you turned this thread over to me I was brewing beer in Mississippi. Found out it was illegal to brew beer in Ms after I moved here to Texas. Making wine is OK there, Go figure.
Whoa! But is supposed to be very good!
Old blue law thinking at its best.
Bump and ping
Gonna be shopping for equipment to start all-grain brewing this weekend. Will probably roll my own lauter tun, but I need to get a much bigger brew kettle and maybe look into grain mills as well.
I’ve done partial-grain mashes for a while, but am going to take the all-grain plunge.
Hope you find everything you need! I don’t have the extra $ to put more into the equipment I have right now.
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