Topics Topics Help/Instructions Help Edit Profile Profile Member List Register  
Search Last 1 | 3 | 7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Visit The Brewery's sponsor!
Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2006 * Archive through January 20, 2006 * Last Brew of the Season < Previous Next >

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  ClosedClosed: New threads not accepted on this page        

Author Message
 

Phil Lapp
New Member
Username: Phil_lapp

Post Number: 25
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 64.222.186.54
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have whined about moving to the middle of VT, no homebrew shops, cold weather, whatever. Saturday I did the last brew before spring, as of now I am stocked for the long cold winter. I have to say, it was great. A big boil of a 1.070 IPA, a foot of snow on the ground, a smoker box with chicken and ribs, and nice big fire in the snow in the yard. According to my new digital probe thermometer, when held to the open air, all at about 15 degrees F.

It was a heck of good time, and probably better than brewing in mud season. It is a little tough when everything keeps freezing, like buckets to table. Oh well, hope you southern brewers keep at it for the next few months. Not me. phil.
 

Connie
Advanced Member
Username: Connie

Post Number: 626
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 24.98.80.132
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 01:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

today should be up to about 62 here in the Sunny South ...yeah, brew pot heating now!
 

dhacker
Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 129
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 70.156.47.95
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 01:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sure Connie . . go ahead . . like you don't already have enough beer in the fermenters!

 

Richard Nye
Senior Member
Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 1187
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.225.248.227
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Phil, glad you enjoyed it. I went to school in the upper penninsula of Michigan. There were some truly great moments there. Now I live in southern CA by the ocean and there a lot of truly great moments too, but I'm not freezing my ass off anymore.
 

Connie
Advanced Member
Username: Connie

Post Number: 627
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 24.98.80.132
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dhacker, You should know that I only brew in the winter to take advantage of the cooler tap water for the CFC. I like to have at least a hundred gallons going into Summer...these 22 kegs are empty at the moment. (eight or nine kegs in the server ready to go)





 

Chumley
Senior Member
Username: Chumley

Post Number: 3862
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.227.171.151
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looks like Connie brews "Targetbrau"...:-)

Gee, Phil, my brewing season has just started...I've brewed 4 batches in the last three weeks...my main brewing season runs from late December through early May (though I pretty much brewe all year round)...and I live in Montana.

Thank god Al Gore invented global warming, we have had great brewing weather here in January and February the last 5 years...now when the March snows arrive, its another story...
 

dhacker
Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 130
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 207.230.140.240
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 03:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dang it Connie . . you did it again!

Showing off a perfectly organized, over the top inventory, make everyone on this list look like amateurs, pic!

 

Connie
Advanced Member
Username: Connie

Post Number: 628
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 24.98.80.132
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)



Thank you, I'm an advanced beginner.
 

Phil Lapp
Junior Member
Username: Phil_lapp

Post Number: 26
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 64.222.186.54
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Like VT versus MT, I live on a bit smaller scale than the bigsky. I am looking at about 25 gallons to get through till the thaw. This is the first year I have thought ahead, so I might come up short. In Oregon, it was just about the rain in the brew kettle, not the temp. Not that a good downpour can't make for a tough brewday.
 

ELK
Senior Member
Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1303
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 04:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Phil, sounds like a fun brewday for the spectators.. I can feel the fire on my backside and smell the ribs.. I bet you created lifetime memories for all that attended. I will be brewing a batch in the next week as the starter is going. My worst enemy is the wind and rain , my friend is the sun and calm. Some days it is like brewing on the ski slope warming hut patio on spring break sans bikini's. I forget about the dark cold brew days. I try to grill up some elk burgers or ribs also. And I have a firepit and 3 prs of speakers around the yard.
 

MJR
Intermediate Member
Username: Mjr

Post Number: 264
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 71.11.140.107
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm brewing right now! :-)

5.5 gallons of Abbey Single, a style we don't see near enough of.