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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #24 December 7, 2012
Free Republic | 12-7-2012 | Red_Devil 232

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 y’all 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 don’t 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


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So, go ahead and make those beers hoppy!
1 posted on 12/07/2012 3:36:51 PM PST by Red_Devil 232
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To: Red_Devil 232

In!


2 posted on 12/07/2012 3:37:39 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping to the Homebrewer and Wine Makers


3 posted on 12/07/2012 3:39:12 PM PST 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: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping to the Homebrewer and Wine Makers


4 posted on 12/07/2012 3:39:57 PM PST 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

Excuse the double ping. It is FR.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 3:41:43 PM PST 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

Ping!


6 posted on 12/07/2012 3:51:30 PM PST by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 3:55:34 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’ll see your ping and raise you a Bump. [grin]


8 posted on 12/07/2012 3:57:24 PM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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


9 posted on 12/07/2012 3:59:15 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


10 posted on 12/07/2012 4:00:20 PM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 4:17:13 PM PST by ebshumidors
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To: Red_Devil 232

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 Octoberfest.

One rye pale ale

One red ale.

One stout.

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.

Cheers,

Knewshound


12 posted on 12/07/2012 4:31:39 PM PST by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
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To: steerpike100

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.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 4:37:38 PM PST 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: ebshumidors

You are added. Wish I had some of those muscadines! Well a bunch of them!


14 posted on 12/07/2012 4:42:03 PM PST 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: knews_hound

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.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 4:47:22 PM PST 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: Renfield

Whoa! But is supposed to be very good!


16 posted on 12/07/2012 4:49:09 PM PST 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

Old blue law thinking at its best.

Cheers,

knewshound


17 posted on 12/07/2012 4:49:39 PM PST by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
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To: TXDuke; call meVeronica

Bump and ping


18 posted on 12/07/2012 4:59:05 PM PST by call meVeronica
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 5:52:09 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Betis70

Hope you find everything you need! I don’t have the extra $ to put more into the equipment I have right now.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 5:58:23 PM PST 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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