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Post by Tom Bias » Thu, 27 Dec 2001 04:06:11



To all the rest, regulars, lurkers, newbys, and whoever- Merry Christmas
from the Biasi family.
Yes I have had a couple of HB's.
Tom and Family
 
 
 

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Post by D & C Ashle » Thu, 27 Dec 2001 05:22:44


Well, Christmas DOES apply to me.... and thank you for your wishes!  This
morning when I went in to the kitchen to prepare breakfast-in-bed for my
very-supportive-of-my-homebrewing-obsession SWMBO wife, I found a rather
large box all wrapped up in festive paper and bows on top of the stove with
a card addressed to me.  It said on the outside it was from Ms. S. Claus.
On the inside, it said "Open me immediately!!!  Merry Christmas!!!"  Well,
of course, being the suspicious character I am, I immediately figured that
Osama bin Laden had sent me his entire arsenal of nuclear weapons....
ahem....  I mean, I figured that this meant I was supposed to open the box,
so I unceremoniously tore the paper off and opened the box.  What do you
suppose was inside????????  A rather heavy-gauge, 6-gallon-capacity,
restaurant-quality Stainless Steel BREWPOT with matching lid!!!!!!!!
whaaaaa-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!  The bottom of this beauty (the POT, not
SWMBO!!!-- hee hee hee) must be at least a quarter of an inch thick and it's
got heavy-duty handles on the sides, as well.  Inside was another card---
and this is where the term "SWMBO" comes into play ---it said, "The first
brew made with this pot MUST be a Jumpin' Java Porter OR ELSE!!!!"  So,
guess what????

--
--DAsh
(To reply via e-mail, replace the obvious with 7119)


Quote:
> To all the rest, regulars, lurkers, newbys, and whoever- Merry Christmas
> from the Biasi family.
> Yes I have had a couple of HB's.
> Tom and Family


 
 
 

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Post by dgb2n at home dot co » Thu, 27 Dec 2001 06:49:04


God Bless you Tom.

To everyone in the newsgroup, I hope you have a healthy, happy, and yes,
hoppy New Year.

This is a superb newsgroup and I'm thankful for all of you.

Regards,

The Bassett Family

Quote:
> To all the rest, regulars, lurkers, newbys, and whoever- Merry Christmas
> from the Biasi family.
> Yes I have had a couple of HB's.
> Tom and Family

 
 
 

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Post by D Schult » Thu, 27 Dec 2001 15:54:09


Merry Xmas DAsh and all others. Your SWMBO is definitely a keeper! Better
get brewing.

Anyone else brewing the day after Xmas? I'm going to whip up a batch of Mike
U's Dragon's Breath IPA for the upcomming club competition.

Burp,
-Dan



Quote:
> Well, Christmas DOES apply to me.... and thank you for your wishes!  This
> morning when I went in to the kitchen to prepare breakfast-in-bed for my
> very-supportive-of-my-homebrewing-obsession SWMBO wife, I found a rather
> large box all wrapped up in festive paper and bows on top of the stove
with
> a card addressed to me.  It said on the outside it was from Ms. S. Claus.
> On the inside, it said "Open me immediately!!!  Merry Christmas!!!"  Well,
> of course, being the suspicious character I am, I immediately figured that
> Osama bin Laden had sent me his entire arsenal of nuclear weapons....
> ahem....  I mean, I figured that this meant I was supposed to open the
box,
> so I unceremoniously tore the paper off and opened the box.  What do you
> suppose was inside????????  A rather heavy-gauge, 6-gallon-capacity,
> restaurant-quality Stainless Steel BREWPOT with matching lid!!!!!!!!
> whaaaaa-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!  The bottom of this beauty (the POT, not
> SWMBO!!!-- hee hee hee) must be at least a quarter of an inch thick and
it's
> got heavy-duty handles on the sides, as well.  Inside was another card---
> and this is where the term "SWMBO" comes into play ---it said, "The first
> brew made with this pot MUST be a Jumpin' Java Porter OR ELSE!!!!"  So,
> guess what????

> --
> --DAsh
> (To reply via e-mail, replace the obvious with 7119)



> > To all the rest, regulars, lurkers, newbys, and whoever- Merry Christmas
> > from the Biasi family.
> > Yes I have had a couple of HB's.
> > Tom and Family

 
 
 

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Post by JPullum1 » Thu, 27 Dec 2001 18:33:46


a ctually i've got a batch of sAISON planned for wed night with my parrners  ,
along with a tasting of rare belgians we've been saving for the right occasion
 
 
 

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Post by Dan Listerman » Thu, 27 Dec 2001 23:12:44


I got a great present from my in-laws!  When I met the increasingly lovely,
talented and serene Mrs. Listermann 28 years ago, her father invested in our
relationship a cone top Barbarossa Beer can fashioned into a small lamp
since I was collecting beer cans at that tender age.

He had,*** on the front of his ba***t bar, a round Barbarossa Beer
plaque.  It has been the unsaid understanding that I would inherit this as
my wife and the dumpster can have the rest of the ***in that house.
Monday night we were there and I noted that the plaque had been replaced by
a wreath.  I simply asked where the plaque was and my mother-in-law offered
to let me have it.  The upshot of all this is that is now safe to divorce my
wife without risking the plaque!  Cool!

The only trouble is that if I divorce her, she expects to claim custody of
the Beagle.   That is a problem for now.  I may be able to win him over with
larger biscuits.

--
 Dan Listermann

Check out our E-tail site at http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Take a look at the anti-telemarketer forum.  It is my new hobby!


Quote:
> To all the rest, regulars, lurkers, newbys, and whoever- Merry Christmas
> from the Biasi family.
> Yes I have had a couple of HB's.
> Tom and Family

 
 
 

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Post by DifferentPip » Fri, 28 Dec 2001 02:46:51


Quote:
>Anyone else brewing the day after Xmas?

I'm making a batch of Imperial Stout today.  (Very) Roughly following the John
Courage Imperial stout recipe from Clonebrews, but more aggressively hopped,
with a lot more roast barley, an 8 oz box of Nestle powdered baking chocolate.
Plan on adding a bottle of Schilling Vanilla extract in secondary.  For reasons
unknown even to me, I'm calling it Lord Vader's Imperial Stout and have visions
of the labels for next Christmas.  One with Darth Vader's face with the ABV as
the reflections in his eyes, the other with Darth Vader holding some poor extra
by the throat saying, "I said, I don't drink fizzy yellow beer!"
Normally I like to do a big beer on Jan 1 or Dec 31 that'll be ready the
following new year's day, but that tends to conflict with SWMBOAWQ's plans for
black-eyed peas...
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday time. I'm off to figure out the recipe I
had planned when I ordered the ingredients 6 weeks ago...

Scott

 
 
 

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Post by JPullum1 » Fri, 28 Dec 2001 04:33:26


might want to rethink the amount of vanilla. i titrated amt of drops we liked
the taste of in a glass and came up with 14 ml of pure vanilla extract for 5
gallons. a little goes a long way
Quote:

>I'm making a batch of Imperial Stout today.  (Very) Roughly following the
>John
>Courage Imperial stout recipe from Clonebrews, but more aggressively hopped,
>with a lot more roast barley, an 8 oz box of Nestle powdered baking
>chocolate.
>Plan on adding a bottle of Schilling Vanilla extract in secondary.  For
>reasons
>unknown even to me, I'm calling it Lord Vader's Imperial Stout and have
>visions
>of the labels for next Christmas.  One with Darth Vader's face with the ABV
>as
>the reflections in his eyes, the other with Darth Vader holding some poor
>extra
>by the throat saying, "I said, I don't drink fizzy yellow beer!"
>Normally I like to do a big beer on Jan 1 or Dec 31 that'll be ready the
>following new year's day, but that tends to conflict with SWMBOAWQ's plans
>for
>black-eyed peas...
>Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday time. I'm off to figure out the recipe
>I
>had planned when I ordered the ingredients 6 weeks ago...

>Scott

 
 
 

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Post by DifferentPip » Fri, 28 Dec 2001 05:04:07


Quote:
>might want to rethink the amount of vanilla. i titrated amt of drops we liked
>the taste of in a glass and came up with 14 ml of pure vanilla extract for 5
>gallons. a little goes a long way

Well, I do have a couple of weeks to rethink it, opinions much valued.
However, I've heard from others that the flavor fades with time, and I'm
planning on aging this one til next Christmas.  Plus, this is gonna be one
dark, bitter twisted beer, so I'm wondering how much a 1 16-oz bottle of
vanilla would shine through.  If it helps, the ingredients on the vanilla label
are  vanilla bean extractivs in water, *** (35%) and sugar.  I'm guessing
this may throw off my fg a little, but probably not a whole lot.

Scott

 
 
 

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Post by Ro » Sat, 29 Dec 2001 07:26:23


<sigh>
Christmas went by without a fermentable in sight under my tree.  Wifey
usually drops me a wine kit for a yearly wine batch, but not this
time.  Also, the much hinted at dopplebock was absent as well :(    
I don't think my wife likes me doing long-aging stuff.. She's sharing
our bedroom with cider (wine), mead, and barleywine at the moment :/

But I DID get all kinds of other cools stuff, so It ended up being a
fine christmas, with 2 kegs of homebrew on tap, as well as a couple of
bottles of Chimay Cinq Cents downed :)

Happy Holidays everyone!

-Rob


Quote:
> Well, Christmas DOES apply to me.... and thank you for your wishes!  This
> morning when I went in to the kitchen to prepare breakfast-in-bed for my
> very-supportive-of-my-homebrewing-obsession SWMBO wife, I found a rather
> large box all wrapped up in festive paper and bows on top of the stove with
> a card addressed to me.  It said on the outside it was from Ms. S. Claus.
> On the inside, it said "Open me immediately!!!  Merry Christmas!!!"  Well,
> of course, being the suspicious character I am, I immediately figured that
> Osama bin Laden had sent me his entire arsenal of nuclear weapons....
> ahem....  I mean, I figured that this meant I was supposed to open the box,
> so I unceremoniously tore the paper off and opened the box.  What do you
> suppose was inside????????  A rather heavy-gauge, 6-gallon-capacity,
> restaurant-quality Stainless Steel BREWPOT with matching lid!!!!!!!!
> whaaaaa-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!  The bottom of this beauty (the POT, not
> SWMBO!!!-- hee hee hee) must be at least a quarter of an inch thick and it's
> got heavy-duty handles on the sides, as well.  Inside was another card---
> and this is where the term "SWMBO" comes into play ---it said, "The first
> brew made with this pot MUST be a Jumpin' Java Porter OR ELSE!!!!"  So,
> guess what????

> --
> --DAsh
> (To reply via e-mail, replace the obvious with 7119)



> > To all the rest, regulars, lurkers, newbys, and whoever- Merry Christmas
> > from the Biasi family.
> > Yes I have had a couple of HB's.
> > Tom and Family

 
 
 

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Post by Active » Sat, 29 Dec 2001 03:18:11


Here are a few things my wife and in-laws gave to me for Christmas:

Huge bottle of Red Chimay
6 Pack of GooseIsland Blonde Ale
Bottle of Kriek Cherry
6 Pack Paulaner Hefe Weizen, Octoberfest M?rzen & Double Bock
Bottle of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
6 Pack of Duvel
Bottle of Belhaven Scottish Export Ale
6 Pack of SN Wheat
Bottle of Melomel

10 gal Gott cooler
False bottom for 10 gal Gott cooler
2.8 gal carboy
5 gal carboy
6.5 gal carboy
Assortment of Wyeast - (5 XL Packs)
Wizard Wheat kit
Recipe book
Subscription to BYO

Santa was very good to me this year!
--
----->ActiveX



| Well, Christmas DOES apply to me.... and thank you for your wishes!
This
| morning when I went in to the kitchen to prepare breakfast-in-bed
for my
| very-supportive-of-my-homebrewing-obsession SWMBO wife, I found a
rather
| large box all wrapped up in festive paper and bows on top of the
stove with
| a card addressed to me.  It said on the outside it was from Ms. S.
Claus.
| On the inside, it said "Open me immediately!!!  Merry Christmas!!!"
Well,
| of course, being the suspicious character I am, I immediately
figured that
| Osama bin Laden had sent me his entire arsenal of nuclear
weapons....
| ahem....  I mean, I figured that this meant I was supposed to open
the box,
| so I unceremoniously tore the paper off and opened the box.  What do
you
| suppose was inside????????  A rather heavy-gauge, 6-gallon-capacity,
| restaurant-quality Stainless Steel BREWPOT with matching lid!!!!!!!!
| whaaaaa-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!  The bottom of this beauty (the POT, not
| SWMBO!!!-- hee hee hee) must be at least a quarter of an inch thick
and it's
| got heavy-duty handles on the sides, as well.  Inside was another
card---
| and this is where the term "SWMBO" comes into play ---it said, "The
first
| brew made with this pot MUST be a Jumpin' Java Porter OR ELSE!!!!"
So,
| guess what????
|
| --
| --DAsh
| (To reply via e-mail, replace the obvious with 7119)
|
|


| > To all the rest, regulars, lurkers, newbys, and whoever- Merry
Christmas
| > from the Biasi family.
| > Yes I have had a couple of HB's.
| > Tom and Family
| >
| >
| >
|
|

 
 
 

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Post by JPullum1 » Sun, 30 Dec 2001 00:10:02


that can't be more than an ounce or so of sugar, i really wouldn't worry about
it afecting f.g. whoa!! i just reread that. you'r really talking one of those
pint bottles of imitation vanilla . i used tones pure vanilla extract. so the
taste might easily be different b ut still a whole bottle????????
?i know this is a big bad beer but still............
 
 
 

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Post by JPullum1 » Sun, 30 Dec 2001 00:47:34


been there, done that. i'bve got a saison i just made wed night happily burbing
in the bedroom next to a vent to keep the temp up
Quote:
>ut not this
>time.  Also, the much hinted at dopplebock was absent as well :(    
>I don't think my wife likes me doing long-aging stuff.. She's sharing
>our bedroom with cider (wine), mead, and barleywine at the moment :/

 
 
 

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Post by DifferentPip » Sun, 30 Dec 2001 09:51:07


Quote:
> i just reread that. you'r really talking one of those
>pint bottles of imitation vanilla

No, looks like it's actually vanilla.  I've just read some of the posts on
rec.crafts.meadmaking where the vanilla flavor vanishes over time.  I don't
really want a vanilla Imperial stout, but more like something special to
balance the cocoa I added, though suppose both will fade over time.  Perhaps I
will ease it back a tad. Couple of weeks to transfer and vanilla addition time
so I have time to think this through.
If it helps, I did use 6 oz of Bullion hops at 90, 60, 30 minute additions, and
half an ounce at flameout, so it's gonna smell bitter for a while.  The airlock
smells wonderful though.

Scott

 
 
 

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Post by dgb2n at home dot co » Mon, 31 Dec 2001 21:04:10


Am I the only person in the group who read that as "i just made saison on my
wedding night"???

I love homebrew but come on folks ;-O


Quote:
> been there, done that. i'bve got a saison i just made wed night happily
burbing
> in the bedroom next to a vent to keep the temp up
> >ut not this
> >time.  Also, the much hinted at dopplebock was absent as well :(
> >I don't think my wife likes me doing long-aging stuff.. She's sharing
> >our bedroom with cider (wine), mead, and barleywine at the moment :/