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Aug. 11, 2014, 7:14 p.m.
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f250/

funny that the warning is "This forum is for the discussion of COMMERCIAL liquor. Distillation discussion is not permitted.", yet the first thread I see is titled Moonshine.

ps- http://homedistiller.org/

(no, I don't know anything about it)

Aug. 11, 2014, 11:21 p.m.
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How did it get in there?

Crawled in I guess. I use an open primary fermenter- well a loose fitting lid atleast. I noticed fly "shucks" around the top of the bucket, but nothing lower. I've read the CO2 layer in primary protects against bugs..

Aug. 12, 2014, 6:07 a.m.
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Crawled in I guess. I use an open primary fermenter- well a loose fitting lid atleast. I noticed fly "shucks" around the top of the bucket, but nothing lower. I've read the CO2 layer in primary protects against bugs..

Well with open fermentation you're going to have to roll with the punches.

You have a new name for that beer now. The Fly!

"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

Aug. 18, 2014, 9:24 a.m.
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Brewed 11gal of oatmeal stout yesterday, gonna put it away until Xmas for a nice dark winter beer.
Also transferred our ESB from the Country Fair demo brew to keg yesterday. Nailed our gravity and it tastes really good. May dry-hop with something in honor of the Naughty Hidegard.
Also also finished carbonating my Belgian/Canadian Trippel. Came out at 10%ABV so this ones a sipper.

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

Aug. 18, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
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First attempt (1gallon) at a Fraoch Heather ale going to secondary tonight. No hops, just heather tips and honey. If only I knew what bogmyrtle was.

Sept. 25, 2014, 9:43 a.m.
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Anyone making any fresh hopped beers?
I made a fresh hopped CDA this past Sunday, based on the one Steve (Biggles604) made last year at our Wort Day demo. Same grain bill and hop schedule but used different hops. Should be ready in 3 weeks.

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

Sept. 25, 2014, 9:51 a.m.
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Fresh hopped centennial blonde is in the primary. First year plant, so I went with a light beer.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/centennial-blonde-simple-4-all-grain-5-10-gall-42841/index417.html#post6374747

Sept. 25, 2014, 9:57 a.m.
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i have a bunch of swingtop 1l bottles if anyone wants them

Sept. 25, 2014, 10:42 p.m.
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Went to the Vanbrewers meeting tonight. Some epic beers. Multiple Berlinerweiss' a barrel aged Oud Bruin half a dozen fresh hop beers. Etc etc.

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

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

Sept. 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
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First attempt (1gallon) at a Fraoch Heather ale going to secondary tonight. No hops, just heather tips and honey. If only I knew what bogmyrtle was.

I'm drinking my first glass of my own brewed version of a Heather Ale. Quite good actually - very different than anything brewed with hops, subtley flowery with some honey.

has anyone seen bogmyrtle or sweet gale plants around? This heather ale is quite good, and I'm going to see if I can find fresh flowering heather and fresh flowering bogmrytle or gale.

Sept. 27, 2014, 6:43 p.m.
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Went to the Vanbrewers meeting tonight. Some epic beers. Multiple Berlinerweiss' a barrel aged Oud Bruin half a dozen fresh hop beers. Etc etc.

I missed the meeting this month, any presentations?
Next month the octoberfest should be ready, and the oatmeal stout, might be ready!

"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

Oct. 11, 2014, 11:31 p.m.
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finally got to brew my beer. Ended up doing 10bbl. Sure is nice to brew on a commercial system. Steam kettle ftw.

http://instagram.com/p/t_KncLm7dc/?modal=true

aparently someone complained about the smell in the bar one time, so they made a switch for that.

manual controlled 20bbl system, Newlands been there since '96. HLT and stem gen not shown. THIs building used to be a Packard storage facility, there used to be a car lift in the back.

that little barrel is called a Grant, used during the Vorlauf so you don't get stuck sparges, basically it fills via gravity, and then pump back in, smart.

They had tons of left over beers from Pumpkin fest, like 20kegs showed up while I was there.

tried a couple of them, (OK basically I drank free beer all day) Punkaccino, Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner, Sardonic Black Wit(with Lost Abbey), Fresh hop Citra(with BaleBreaker), Gourdfather (pumpkin Barleywine) Kevin had made up a great Huckleberry Berlinerwiess too.

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

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

Oct. 12, 2014, 6:52 a.m.
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Awesome connor! Where was this?

Would you quit your day job?

Oct. 12, 2014, 4:01 p.m.
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Awesome connor! Where was this?

Would you quit your day job?

http://www.elysianbrewing.com/capitol-hill/

if I were independently wealthy..

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

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

Oct. 12, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
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So we have to go to Seattle to try your brew? That sucks.

What I meant was, would you want to work as a brewer having done it for a day?

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