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1 posted on 12/21/2012 3:33:54 PM PST by Red_Devil 232
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2 posted on 12/21/2012 3:35:44 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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3 posted on 12/21/2012 3:36:34 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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Opened my very first bottle of my very first home brew last night. IMG_3765_zps0b6d967f
4 posted on 12/21/2012 3:45:47 PM PST by Hotmetal (Home from the sandbox.)
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9 posted on 12/21/2012 4:23:05 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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We finally launched a new batch of pear wine with 60 lbs of pears. Unfortunately, Sweetie & I had a failure to communicate & muffed some of the calculations. I like to double the amount of fruit to the recipe we use, to enhance the fruit flavor. He was going by the original recipe.

It started okay, & we made some amendments when we realized what we had done. But I was really hoping for a really BIG batch of good pear wine this time. Rats. Time will tell on how it finally comes out.

That being said, a friend introduced me to Fireball, a whiskey flavored with cinnamon. Yum! So I’m having some of that tonight.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 4:51:47 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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Anyone ever heard of pomegranate beer? I have several ripe ones and was thinking of something like “pomegranate honey wheat ale.”
Sound good?


14 posted on 12/21/2012 6:31:06 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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Now that we have survived this Mayan Doomsday 12-21-12 nonsense we can all get back to planning and making our favorite Homebrews and Wines and go off the cliff in style.

I say we raise a glass and toast the Mayans.

After all, a Mayan is a terrible thing to waste . . .

15 posted on 12/21/2012 7:49:26 PM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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I’m still waiting on my batch of cider. It has a yeasty flavor, so I’m going to let it age some more. It’s about an 8%.


27 posted on 12/22/2012 5:26:36 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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Curious if there are any Puget Sound homebrew FReepers out there.

I have a ton of Grolsch bottles, some with, some without gasket sealers and would be happy to donate them to someone who needs them.

So FReepmail me if you think you can use them.

Note: These bottles (or actually brown bottles, same configuration) can be bought at a local homebrew store... but they cost over 12 bucks for a six pack... so I might charge a couple bucks for gas/transport.

Thanks!

The reason is I only use 30-40 max at any one time and probably have over 100, so need the space...


30 posted on 12/22/2012 9:46:23 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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Happy brewing! I just bottled a wheat beer. The autumn ale that I put up a few weeks ago is still on the youngish end, but I decided to get into it and it was pretty nice. Still young but very drinkable.

A question for y’all. A good source for mail order kits? Who do you like and why? Not looking to do all grain just yet. LME/DME plus grains and hops at this point.


37 posted on 12/24/2012 6:00:46 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting in touch with my inner rebel)
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Getting ready to brew this, this afternoon. This is my second brew, wish me luck.

SPECIALTY GRAIN
— 2 lbs Belgian Aromatic malt
— 1 lb Canada Malting Pale Ale malt
— 0.75 lb English Medium Crystal
— 0.75 lbs Belgian Special B
— 0.63 lbs Simpsons Golden Naked Oats
— 0.25 lbs English Chocolate Malt
FERMENTABLES
— 3.15 lbs Gold malt syrup
— 2 lbs Golden Light dry malt extract
HOPS & FLAVORINGS
— 0.25 oz Willamette (First Wort Hop)
— 0.75 oz Columbus (60 min)
— 2.5 oz Willamette (0 min)
YEAST
— WYEAST 1335 BRITISH ALE II


40 posted on 12/27/2012 6:47:36 AM PST by Hotmetal (Home from the sandbox.)
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Cracked the first bottle of Amber Ale this week—5.4% ABV, and bottled the Oatmeal Stout, which should come out to about 6.2% ABV when all is said and done. I’ll be looking forward to savoring those in 2 weeks or so.


41 posted on 12/29/2012 7:49:27 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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