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Nov. 22, 2015, 8:08 p.m.
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Lol latex. Keep it outta my beer!

Jan. 6, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
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Just bottled s couple mixed fermentation beers. Anybody else got interesting stuff?

Got a case of year + Brett pale ale that's getting good.

This years Cider batches are almost ready.

Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

Nothing sums up my life's achievements like my stuffed corpse, suplexing a cougar.

Jan. 6, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
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This guy had an interesting beer!

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/alexander-keiths-old-beer-really-beer-1.3391114

Im cracking my home grown second year Centennial blonde ale this weekend.

Jan. 6, 2016, 10:09 p.m.
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Im cracking my home grown second year Centennial blonde ale this weekend.

Sooo homebrew Budweiser..

Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

Nothing sums up my life's achievements like my stuffed corpse, suplexing a cougar.

Jan. 6, 2016, 10:29 p.m.
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You bet! Easy drinking with more flavour than bud. KISS is my philosophy. Too much German Reinheitsgebot blood in me.

Jan. 20, 2016, 10:47 p.m.
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BAyo9UwG7RS/

Daaaaaaymm.

Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

Nothing sums up my life's achievements like my stuffed corpse, suplexing a cougar.

Jan. 21, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
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i did a raspberry sour recently as well. my first attempt at a sour - turned out really good. made a yogurt starter then dumped into into a 5gal carboy (filled to the neck to keep out o2) and kept the temp up around 100f with an electric heating pad for 3 days. quick boil (perhaps not necessary) then regular ferment followed by raspberries. no bad bugs (have been previously hesitant about souring because of all the horror stories). yummy stuff; can't wait to try more.

Sept. 7, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
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Fresh hop time! Harvested just over 5gal of mixed (Magnum, Chinook, and Simcoe) hops from my yard to brew a wet-hopped version of Steve Sheldon's CDA. No way I could use them all in one beer so drying the rest in my basement on a window screen with a fan underneath.

Originally Posted by sAFETY
As a vegitarian, I don't eat bacon, as a human being I crave and miss it.

Sept. 7, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
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I tried the screen and fan method in my carport last year. There was moisture left in the bags after a few days "drying" in a rainy carport.

I just borrowed a friends dehydrator and dried my chinook and it worked brilliantly. 8 hours, low temp, the whole plant in one go.

Sept. 7, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
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For the last 4 years I've done a wet hopped beer, this is the first year I haven't. I'm not sure I'm missing anything. The magic has lost it's appeal for me, I can buy hops that are far better quality with repeatable success for peanuts as opposed to the labour of picking sorting. only to be underwhelmed with the outcome.

Maybe I'm just old and lazy, but I'm kinda done with it… I like quality more now than in the past, and it's pushing my interests away from the fluffy style of winging it that I used do while brewing.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

Sept. 13, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
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For the last 4 years I've done a wet hopped beer, this is the first year I haven't. I'm not sure I'm missing anything. The magic has lost it's appeal for me, I can buy hops that are far better quality with repeatable success for peanuts as opposed to the labour of picking sorting. only to be underwhelmed with the outcome.

Maybe I'm just old and lazy, but I'm kinda done with it… I like quality more now than in the past, and it's pushing my interests away from the fluffy style of winging it that I used do while brewing.

I hear ya. I still enjoy it (plus I get my son to help with the picking/sorting) and although I agree the final results can be inconsistent I've not been unhappy with the beer.

Originally Posted by sAFETY
As a vegitarian, I don't eat bacon, as a human being I crave and miss it.

Sept. 13, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
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I hear ya. I still enjoy it (plus I get my son to help with the picking/sorting) and although I agree the final results can be inconsistent I've not been unhappy with the beer.

Well if you're keeping your kids involved. Great! more of that needs to happen. I had to stop growing hops in my backyard as there wasn't enough sun for the cones to properly mature and they always tasted grassy, and never dried out enough to mature properly.
I was always happy to tell people that it was made from homegrown hops, It just wasn't stellar beer.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

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