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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #29 January 25, 2013
Free Republic | 01-25-2013 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 01/25/2013 3:36:40 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!


Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. It was a nice day here in Northeast Texas today – mid 60s and just right to brew up a batch of brew. Made an Oatmeal Irish Stout. I used a kit from Midwest supplies.

6 lbs. Dark Liquid Malt Extract

Speciality Grains 4 oz Chocolate Malt
4 oz Caramel 10º L
4 oz Roasted Barley
4 oz Flaked Barley
8 oz Rolled Oats

Hops - 0.5 oz Nugget and 1 oz Willamette

4 gallon steep and boil
Dry Yeast – Safale - 04

I will add some oak chips soaked in Maker’s Mark Whiskey during the secondary.

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.


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; weekly; wine
On a very sad note, during our trip to Mississippi, earlier this week, my wife and I had to make a very, very difficult decision. We had to put down our beloved pet, Cashmere, a 12 year old Irish Setter due to an acute kidney failure. She was a beloved companion in our lives, leaving pawprints on our hearts & we are forever changed. Our fond memories of Cashmere provide us with comfort and joy.

Cashmere photo 020.jpg

1 posted on 01/25/2013 3:36:49 PM PST by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping to the home brewers and wine makers.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 3:40:54 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 home brewers and wine makers.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 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

I am SO SO sorry to hear about Cashmere. I’ve had to do the same and it is always heartbreaking. I don’t know why, but I’ve always fond comfort in the Twilight Zone episode, The Hunt, when it comes to a lost canine companion.

Best to you and your wife.

P.S. Put me on your home wine and brww list? ; )


4 posted on 01/25/2013 3:44:14 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Thanks for your kind words. You are added.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 3:52:10 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

A beautiful dog. I’m sure you have countless good memories. Have a cold one or two for her.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 3:52:15 PM PST by GnL
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To: Red_Devil 232

My condolences on the loss of you loved companion.

Request adding me to the ping list as well.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 3:54:40 PM PST by TLOne (All terrorists want is for us to bow and worship their god. Oh, and to let them rule.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My condolences on the loss of you loved companion.

Request adding me to the ping list as well.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 3:54:54 PM PST by TLOne (All terrorists want is for us to bow and worship their god. Oh, and to let them rule.)
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To: GnL

I think an Irish Stout or two will be appropriate.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 3:55:22 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: TLOne

Thank you for your kin words. You are added.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 3:58:51 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: GnL

A little shout out to the winemakers out there. Here is my agenda for the weekend:

1) Rack my 2011 pinot gris that has been cold stabilizing in the basement fridge for 3 weeks.

2) Move my new 650L stainless tank into my basement winery.

3) Clean said stainless tank.

4) Rack my barrel of 2012 malbec into the tank now that malolactic is finished, clean the barrel, move the barrel into the barrel room/wine cellar, pump from tank back into the barrel, sulfite, then put to bed for many months.

Will I get it all done? I doubt it!


11 posted on 01/25/2013 3:59:10 PM PST by GnL
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To: Red_Devil 232

Much appreciated. =)


12 posted on 01/25/2013 4:03:04 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: GnL

Wow! wish I was as energetic!


13 posted on 01/25/2013 4:10:37 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 please....homebrewer here...


14 posted on 01/25/2013 4:38:25 PM PST by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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You are ponged!


15 posted on 01/25/2013 4:48:18 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

It’s good to have lofty goals. If I get 1/2 of it done I’ll be happy. No football this weekend to distract me, at least.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 4:59:01 PM PST by GnL
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So last weekend I siphoned my experimental Pomegranate Mead into secondary. I had a chance to taste it. It was not as sweet as it was when I started it, so the yeast has done a good job so far. Spices that I added came through strong.
I added a cup or so of sugar to re-invigorate the yeast and the airlock bubbled well for four days. Last night I put it into the pump-house which is, this time of year, around 40°F. I figure to leave it there until equinox, then prime it and bottle it.

Question is, should I add new yeast? Stir it first and keep the existing yeast?

Any advice welcomed.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 6:44:35 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Sorry to hear about Cashmere, we are nearing decision time on JackHammer, our oldest!!!


18 posted on 01/25/2013 7:08:26 PM PST by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: Red_Devil 232
Sorry to hear about your friend and companion. Just remember all the good times you had. That will make the loss easier.

I finished off the last bottle of my hard cider. I'll have to re-think making that stuff again. Too many silly things happen after a glass or two ;)

19 posted on 01/27/2013 12:38:45 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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Yeah I hear you! I just had a Cider Bottle bomb go off!!!

It was one one of my PET plastic Bottles and I have yet to find the remains of the bottle! Moved every thing to the garage including my swing top bottles!


20 posted on 01/27/2013 3:45:29 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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Oh....
That wasn't the type of thing I was thinking of. My neighbor had a couple glasses of my cider one night. When he went home, he walked through his screen door thinking it was a spider web.............one other time, he drove his golf cart into a big cactus. ;)
21 posted on 01/28/2013 3:40:58 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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To: Red_Devil 232

Sorry to hear about your friend Cashmere, I know he’ll be missed. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in trading bottles of homebrew. Seems like it would be fun to try other peoples brews.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 7:02:19 AM PST by Hotmetal
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