what are you doing with home brew today

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  1. Megary

    Megary Well-Known Member

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    I finally took the plunge and bought a couple of 2.5gal kegs. After the first pint dumper, the Saison below is my first official home draft beer. Still a bit cloudy, but the carb level is surprisingly spot on. Thought for sure I was going to screw that up. Tastes and smells like a Saison too!

    What a cool hobby.

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  2. thunderwagn

    thunderwagn Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new draft system! Your gonna love it and that beer looks great!
     
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    Think I may have messed up a bit. Sticky Blonde is supposed to be a Cream Ale...should have entered it as a Pale Kellerbier tastes pretty green.
     
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    thunderwagn Well-Known Member

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    Not entirely homebrew, but did a little rearranging in the basement today to set up a little 'spirits' area. Moved a few glasses out of the pantry to alleviate some of the pressure from the kitchen also. The basement's unfinished and not much to look at, but it's unclaimed territory which is scarce in this house! 20191020_182102.jpg 20191020_182134.jpg 20191020_182202.jpg my little corner of the world
     
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    It looks finished enough to me! :)
     
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    It's YOUR Man-Beer-Cave and it's perfect.
     
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    I'd live there. Laying your claim on that space looks like a good decision. I'd kill for a basement. My cellar is about 3 feet deep under the house and accessed through a trap door in the master closet. It's the only place I have that moderates our temperature extremes, probably close to what you see there.
     
  8. Megary

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    It's a bit eerie to look at the pix of thunderwagn's basement and see so much stuff that I have in mine. Decals, booze, "ale pale" etc. I even have the exact same Coleman cooler, same damn color.
     
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    Agreed, and even a dog as assistant brewer.
     
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    On the way to Physical Therapy today, the wife reached under her seat and found a bomber of ESB I'd bought at Porter Brewing last weekend, where cask ale is the only thing they do. In just a week I'd forgotten how good it was. Now my quest is to brew a great ESB.
     
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    If you come up with one post the recipe so I can steal it.
     
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    Ditto, though I'll be trying to brew the Dry Dock's "HMS Victory" ESB again soon. They had to rename it over a trademark dispute but it's good stuff.
     
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    X3 on the ESB recipe, I tried one a while back came out more like an old speckled hen with a bit more bitterness and higher abv
     
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    Busy brewing weekend, put a starter on last night for tomorrow's Christmas Ale, and have 10gallons of WC IPA to keg today. Planning to keg half of the Christmas Ale, and bottle the other half. Putting 12 bottles in a friendly club competition.
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    The Belgian Strong is in the fermenter. Should be ready by Christmas.
     
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    Just checked the sour grape ale...new krausen has formed so I'm not gonna cold crash it yet. Been in there for over 6 weeks
     
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    Picking up ingredients for my Nautical Star (finally). Next up is the ESB.
     
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    Back at ya. I haven't had any success at brewing ESBs. One of the craft beers I cut my teeth on was Red Hook ESB. Found a clone recipe that sounds pretty good. Will try it after the holidays.
     
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    Look on the bright side. You could be out raking leaves and getting everything ready for the Winter. Or have you already done that?
     

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