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Magnus Graham
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Username: Cellarman

Post Number: 244
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 84.201.149.189
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I cannot find a time machine on e-bay and my local HBS doesn't have one.
Anyone know where I can find 6-8 hours each month to do the brewing I want to.

I have a 5 gallon batch in the shed waiting to be syphoned and primed. Can't even get the time for that.

Any others out there sympathise?

Mag (more lighthearted than my World Views posts)
keep it simple they've made beer for millennia
mash it boil it hop it yeast it drink it
 

Rob Beck
Intermediate Member
Username: Robbeck

Post Number: 335
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 66.140.74.36
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am completely with you, Magnus. I was used to brewing twice a month and I haven't brewed since the end of January.
Hang in there.
 

Anil Tyson
Junior Member
Username: Anil

Post Number: 37
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.183.71.243
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 01:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ditto. I have an Oatmeal Stout that's been "waiting" to get kegged for four weeks... Maybe this week will change that?
 

Beergroupie
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Username: Beergroupie

Post Number: 18
Registered: 02-2001
Posted From: 169.155.33.1
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 02:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I found the time in my case Mag...I just quit going to the gym.....Oh sure, there is that extra 30 lbs of beer fat I've added to my frame since I started this brewing habit but what the Hell, I have 15 5 gallon kegs to keep full..... Live fast, die bloated and leave a flammable corpse.
 

Steve Sampson
Intermediate Member
Username: Sampsosm

Post Number: 375
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 129.137.238.74
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I feel you, I have yeast in the fridge thats way past date, I always make those impulse yeast buys at the LHBS, and then never get around to using them.
 

Vance Barnes
Senior Member
Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 2747
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 208.49.148.10
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 05:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I keep justifying my current month of not brewing by the facts I have 10 gal lagering and 10 gal dry hopping. Not sure when I'll get to brew that Rochfort 8 recipe. I did order the yeast for that and some Roselare and Bret.for a Flanders red.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 873
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 72.4.22.214
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 07:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anil . . you and I must be living in parallel universes.

Oat stout going on 4 weeks in secondary past scheduled transfer date.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1383
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.236.0.89
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do like I did...

Win the PowerBall and retire!
 

Master B
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Username: Cwixon

Post Number: 168
Registered: 11-2005
Posted From: 67.149.67.117
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can relate.

I just landed a job last week (within company). Now I'm going to be a harness engineer. What fears me most is the travels to Japan. From what I've heard there's not a beer worth having there.

On top of that I have to build my senior project (a state of the art mash tun) in all my spare time. Yes cool project, but not when it's for school.

I used to brew every other week. Dam!

Hopefully things will settle down and I'll be back to my old ways.
We're not here for a long time. We're here for a good time.
Cheers to life!!
 

Marlon Lang
Junior Member
Username: Marlon_lang

Post Number: 59
Registered: 12-2006
Posted From: 74.230.219.161
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 12:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm with Paul. I did not win the Power Ball but I did retire. Now I brew during the week and teach brewing on weekends. Life is VERY good.
 

PaulK
Advanced Member
Username: Paulk

Post Number: 628
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 68.84.198.40
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 01:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

>>What fears me most is the travels to Japan. From what I've heard there's not a beer worth having there.

Hitachino Nest brewery in Japan makes some top notch brews.
 

David Lewinnek
Intermediate Member
Username: Davelew

Post Number: 311
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 209.6.217.208
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 01:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul's right, there is some excellent microbrew in Japan as long as you avoid the Asahi-Kirin-Sapporo macrobrews.

Even if you find yourself in a bar without local microbrews, Guinness is widely available throughout most of Japan. It's not the best beer in the world, but it's superior to Bud, Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo
 

David Lewinnek
Intermediate Member
Username: Davelew

Post Number: 312
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 209.6.217.208
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 02:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And to get back to the original post, I too want a time machine. House-hunting, moving, fixing up the new house, and recovering from a back injury have all conspired to keep me away from my kettles & tuns since last October.

I hope to brew before the month is out, though. I'm thinking of a nice weizen, something that will be drinkable fairly young.
 

Paul Edwards
Senior Member
Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1384
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.229.26.131
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, I lied about winning the PowerBall, Marlon.

I did brew yesterday, tho. I have 10 gallons of St Chuck's Porter chugging away in the basement.

I'll get another ESB brewed with Wyeast 1469 next Wednesday.

retirement is good...
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 7021
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.224.220
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul, let us know how the Wyeast 1469 turns out; it's a strain I've been considering for a mild ale.
 

Paul Edwards
Senior Member
Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1385
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.229.26.131
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill,

I'm repeating it. I did a split batch of ESB a couple of months ago with 1469 in half and 1968 in the other half.

As much as I like 1968, I like the 1469 better. I'll put together a better description next time I'm having a pint of the current one.

I hope Wyeast makes it available year-round
 

Denny Conn
Senior Member
Username: Denny

Post Number: 6312
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I haven't used 1469 yet, but several guys in the club have and all the beers have been great. I think it would make a good yeast for a mild, Bill.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 7022
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.224.220
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 07:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, I had to pop across the border today to enter some beer in a competition, and the homebrew shop just happened to have Wyeast 1469 in stock. So I bought a pack. I'm going to be brewing Jeff Renner's Lucky Penny mild recipe with it. My usual go-to yeast for milds and browns is Danstar Windsor; I'll make at least a mental comparison.

Thanks for the reports and recommendations, Paul and Denny.
 

John Thompson
Intermediate Member
Username: Jt100

Post Number: 497
Registered: 04-2002
Posted From: 63.139.81.162
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 08:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haven't had a homebrew in a couple months nor brewed since last October. Fixing the house to sell, a 2 year old boy and life in general have all climbed up the priority ladder. 2 or 3 ten gallon batches should get me right again. Maybe next weekend...or the one after that...or the one after that.....
 

John Bueltel
Junior Member
Username: Hb92

Post Number: 80
Registered: 06-2006
Posted From: 12.215.64.43
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 09:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds like we need to establish brew rooms at work. You know how there are break rooms, work out rooms, smoking rooms (do they have these anymore), rest rooms. Brew at work and make every one happy....especially your co-workers. You could have brewer of the month awards. Might have brew-offs between other companies. This could even cut down on sick leave days and increase the number of workers that stay late.
 

Magnus Graham
Member
Username: Cellarman

Post Number: 245
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 84.201.163.90
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 11:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Funny how small family members disrupt brewing in a manner inversely proportional to the increase in the need for ready beer supplies.

Thinking I've used the correct math(s) terminology.

Mag
keep it simple they've made beer for millennia
mash it boil it hop it yeast it drink it