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Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #812445 by Aiphid
Oct 26, 2013 4:58am
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It blew up the night he made it. He put it in the 5 gal carboy instead of the 6 gal pail, and when it started to expand it popped the stopper right off. The man cave smelled like red ale for weeks. He still has a Porter kit to use. I bought it for him the equipment 4 years ago, still no homebrew.

He needs to stop complaining about the sewing machine that he bought me for xmas 5 years ago, that's still in the box.

Jiffy
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #812446 by Jiffy
Oct 26, 2013 5:06am
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Oh, that would do it. A 5-gal carboy is perfect for secondary and tertiary fermentation, but not for primary :) One thing that he could have done, and can do in the future if it happens again (some brews have strong fermentations), is to put a sanitized tube from the stopper and into a bucket of water. The excess gas and foam will bubble into the bucket and not onto the floor and the water will work as an airlock. Some people say to use water with bleach or sanitizer in it, but I don't like putting that stuff near the brew incase there's a reverse syphon.
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #812444 by Jiffy
Oct 26, 2013 5:10am
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August camping event in Maine

Sorry, we don't camp. We are too freakin old for that. Soft cushy beds, heat or A/C, Denny's next door. That's roughing it for us. We like to travel around Halloween (our anniversary) and Maine is near the top of our list for 2014 weather permitting. I've heard Maine is the home brew capital of the country - I'm not too old for sampling some of that. I also saw Mud's cranberry preserves posted a couple weeks ago which sounds so yummy.
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #812449 by BBStacker
Oct 26, 2013 7:40am
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I also saw Mud's cranberry preserves posted a couple weeks ago which sounds so yummy.

I tried finding that, sounds awesome. Couldn't find it though. Can you direct me to that?
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #812472 by Raven
Oct 26, 2013 10:36am
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ya know it mighta been on facebook.
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #812506 by BBStacker
Oct 26, 2013 1:04pm
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No FaceBook here :(
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #812403 by Aiphid
Nov 1, 2013 7:17pm
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Oh man, you'd better not look at this cider sideways!
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #813578 by Aiphid
Nov 1, 2013 8:08pm
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EXCELLENT - can't wait to try it!!!!

Jeff *got my eye on it*
Re: cider's ready!
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Reply to: #813599 by FORAYCH
Nov 1, 2013 8:29pm
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Hubby made apple cider one time and it was lethal. Best to age for at least one year and then WATCH OUT, it was curtains for me, shower curtains, lol.
Fat Tire in Ohio!!!
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Mar 18, 2014 5:09pm
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Last year for spring break, my two best friends and I traveled a crossed country by Amtrak Train to the state of Oregon. We rented a car and off we went to explore our new state. When we arrived in Eugene, OR we had already seen so much... Mt Hood, An Indian Reservation, Volcanic Rock, Crater Lake, Medford, REI, and much much more... so we decided to take a day to go wine and beer tasting. At the end of the day I had decided that I love Fat Tire Beer! It is a beer with a bicycle on the front and on its cap. It's red in color. They have several ales. But my favorite was the original, amber ale. Every chance I got I bought Fat Tire.

So when we arrived back home in Ohio, naturally I went to the store to buy Fat Tire to share with all my friends, but I couldn't find it. I was so disappointed.

But guess what?!??!?! Fat Tire finally arrived in Ohio!! I am so excited!!

So now that it is getting warmer out and you are going to be having pot lucks, BBQ, and picnics; I encourage you to try some Fat Tire... you won't be disappointed.

=]
Re: Fat Tire in Ohio!!!
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Reply to: #836141 by LaBef2010
Mar 19, 2014 1:06am
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You convinced me! I've been looking at the Fat Tire displays for several months and have yet to try it and several others that look promising. Next time I'm at the package store, Fat Tire will accompany me home.
Fat Tire Beer
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Mar 20, 2014 2:43pm
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Today I went to Kroger to go grocery shopping and low and behold they had Fat Tire Beer on display!!! Fat Tire had more types of beer for you to try as well. So I grabbed their Snapshot Wheat Beer. Not much of a wheat beer fan but I liked this beer a lot. So go check it out!! =]
Re: Fat Tire Beer
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Reply to: #836522 by LaBef2010
Mar 20, 2014 2:45pm
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Fat Tire knocks me off the wagon for sure!!! ;)
Re: Fat Tire Beer
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Reply to: #836522 by LaBef2010
Mar 20, 2014 7:07pm
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Actually, it would be New Belgium that had more types to try. Very good beers, 1554 is one of Schizokeet's favorites.

Looking forward to visiting that brewery while in Colorado in June.
Re: Fat Tire Beer
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Reply to: #836556 by Cyclonic
Mar 20, 2014 8:19pm
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I just went to the bottle bar today and picked up some, "Sweet Baby Jesus" beer that is supposed to taste like peanut butter and chocolate. You can definitely smell the two flavors but they aren't too strong to the taste. We also got another beer by the same company that totally tasted like coconut. That one was good to try as a novelty but the Sweet Baby Jesus, I would definitely buy again.
Re: Fat Tire Beer
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Reply to: #836522 by LaBef2010
Mar 20, 2014 9:23pm
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My little town got a new pizza place recently that is making their own brew. Was so stoked to find out that they fill growlers!! I got my husband a couple for Christmas with no real reason but maybe home brewing. Yay!!
Re: Fat Tire Beer
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Reply to: #836561 by EmcSquared
Mar 21, 2014 6:21am
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"Sweet Baby Jesus" beer that is supposed to taste like peanut butter and chocolate

Sign me up!!! I love chocolate beer, throw in some peanut butter and it must taste like heaven!
Re: Fat Tire Beer
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Reply to: #836561 by EmcSquared
Mar 21, 2014 8:08am
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Peanut butter and chocolate beer MUST taste better than it sounds. I can't quite imagine it, but it must be good. I'll have to try to find some around here. And I'm a coconut junkie - I want that one too!
Re: Fat Tire Beer
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Reply to: #836561 by EmcSquared
Mar 23, 2014 4:49pm
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I just went to the bottle bar today and picked up some, "Sweet Baby Jesus" beer that is supposed to taste like peanut butter and chocolate. You can definitely smell the two flavors but they aren't too strong to the taste. We also got another beer by the same company that totally tasted like coconut. That one was good to try as a novelty but the Sweet Baby Jesus, I would definitely buy again.

Good to hear a review. I have that one sitting in the fridge, I'm sitting on it until Easter as Schizokeet gave up beer for lent.
Oldest Bar in every state series
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Sep 29, 2014 8:12pm
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Estella Naparella had a great idea for a series:
The Oldest Bar in every state!

I've set up a tracker and would love to have you join me!

Cheers
Re: Oldest Bar in every state series
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Reply to: #870717 by Dartmoor Dreamer
Sep 29, 2014 8:24pm
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How close do you want it hidden to the bar/tavern? what are you hoping to have carved for the stamp? Unless someone else claims it, I'll hide "the oldest bar in the whole freaking country"
Re: Oldest Bar in every state series
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Reply to: #870719 by RIclimber
Sep 30, 2014 5:45am
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I will leave the carve and placement up to each planter.
Some bars might agree to have an indoor box ....
Some boxes would survive longer if the bar was the starting point and the box was placed outside ...

I might do both :)
Re: Oldest Bar in every state series
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Reply to: #870717 by Dartmoor Dreamer
Sep 30, 2014 4:15pm
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Yahoo just posted the list of names! https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-oldest-bar-in-every-state-in-america-98176755662.html

If someone can carve for me, I'd be happy to plant the FL one, it's just down the street. I can also do the Savannah, GA one if no one else can get there. It's not that far for me.
Re: Oldest Bar in every state series
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Reply to: #870717 by Dartmoor Dreamer
Oct 1, 2014 8:01am
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I signed up for NV but For some reason I do not see my name on the list. Thanks
Re: Oldest Bar in every state series
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Reply to: #870859 by Always On Call
Oct 1, 2014 9:49am
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I signed up for Washington. I think Dartmoor Dreamer (admin) will add the names as people send her a message with the state and bar name.
Making a batch of home brew right now 😁
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Oct 22, 2017 2:05pm
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Posted this on a beer only board but felt the milkshake crowd should hear too (not sure what beer and milkshakes have in common?!?!?) LOL
Actively returning to another hobby I enjoy...making beer! Raspberry hefeweizen cooking currently - yummy! 😁
Re: Making a batch of home brew right now 😁
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Reply to: #952927 by FORAYCH
Oct 22, 2017 3:20pm
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I love brew days! Smells sooo good!
Re: Making a batch of home brew right now 😁
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Reply to: #952929 by hartwolfzell
Oct 22, 2017 3:31pm
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Absolutely!!! I added a kick of honey to this batch, so smells extra yummy...but, ummm...the original gravity is 1.075. 😁👍
Re: Making a batch of home brew right now 😁
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Reply to: #952930 by FORAYCH
Oct 22, 2017 5:44pm
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I'd love some, thanks!
Re: Making a batch of home brew right now 😁
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Reply to: #952927 by FORAYCH
Oct 22, 2017 6:01pm
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I'm all about the Heff but did you have to ruin it with raspberries?!? Hahaha