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Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2350
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 08:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am ending this year pretty much as I lived it: overworked. It is 3:30am and I am just finishing my work for the day. But it is my last workday of 2009 and so I am bidding good riddance to this year. I am ready to hoist a few tomorrow to celebrate its passing. Off PA tomorrow morning to party with old friends.

Enjoy your New Years festivities everyone. See you all after the holiday.
 

Vance Barnes
Senior Member
Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3874
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 66.32.159.53
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 08:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewing a New Year Blue Moon pale ale to send out 2009 as I type. I'll hoist one to your 2010 being better Paul.
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11089
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Friday, January 01, 2010 - 01:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm home on New Year's Eve, with my wife and her elderly (85 and 78) parents who are not up to going out. The kids are attending an overnight party (chaperoned by a friend's parents). We had beer at Christmas, so I've agreed to let wine be the beverage for tonight, including a 10-year-old sparkling mead of my own making.

Here's to 2010 giving us more of what matters to our souls and less of what doesn't.

Cheers!
 

mark taylor
Intermediate Member
Username: Marktaylo

Post Number: 331
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 189.177.223.222
Posted on Friday, January 01, 2010 - 01:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Feliz Ano Nuevo! We'll be down at the jardin in front of the Parroquia with crowds of others waving gigante sparklers in the air to the music. The beer? Most likely one of Modelo's offerings.
See you in 2010!
mark
www.backyardbrewer.blogspot.com
www.thebackyardbrewer.com
 

Steve Haun
Intermediate Member
Username: Stevehaun

Post Number: 358
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 67.209.87.85
Posted on Friday, January 01, 2010 - 02:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Happy New Year! Finishing off a keg of Drunk Uncle Dunkel tonight. Hanging out with the wife and two big yeller dogs.
 

Bob D
Junior Member
Username: Fl_bob

Post Number: 94
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 68.59.121.58
Posted on Friday, January 01, 2010 - 05:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Steve, Drunk Uncle Dunkel is the best name of the year. I have a drunk uncle who speaks fondly of Dunkel. Recipe please? Oh, and Happy New Year!
 

Steve Haun
Intermediate Member
Username: Stevehaun

Post Number: 359
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 67.209.87.85
Posted on Friday, January 01, 2010 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drunk Uncle Dunkel is my feeble attempt to clone Budvar dark - I still have fond memories of quaffing that beer in Prague. It is more bitter than a munich dunkel.

OG: 1.052
IBU: 30

Grain bill:
6# pilsener malt (I use Rahr)
4.5 # munich malt (I use Weyermann)
0.6 # Weyermann Caramunich I
0.3 # Weyermann Carafa I

Single infusion mash @ 148F for 60 min. Add Carafa to mash 5-10 minutes before you start sparge

90 min boil
60 min: 1.1 oz Mt Hood
30 min: 1.1 oz Mt Hood

Wyeast 2206
Ferment @ 49-51F for minimum of 3 weeks.
Lager @ 35-40F for 1 month
 

marc pullum
Member
Username: Brewinales

Post Number: 110
Registered: 06-2006
Posted From: 24.252.47.145
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Got new years eve off work so I spent it bottling 5 gallons of steam beer(even talked my wife into helping) kegged 5 gallons of steam and 5 gallons of oatmeal porter that club did as our fall big brew. Now i just finished 12 hour night #2 of 4 and it's been a no fun weekend.Oh well The california common steamer will be perfectly carbonated when i get off work tuesday morning!
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2352
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I, too, am already back at work. I need to put in about 6 hours before a 9:00am conference call tomorrow. Don't get me wrong; I am grateful for the work. I know that not every freelancer can complain of over-work in this economy. But my #1 New Years resolution is to manage client expectations better so that I'm working no more than 50 - 55 hrs per week. Enough is enough.

I did take 3 days off for the holiday. Rang in the new year with my own mead rather than cheap champagne, with friends in PA. Came home to find a bottle of Ardbeg on the porch, the gift of a client grateful for my extra effort. Life could be MUCH worse.
 

Bob D
Junior Member
Username: Fl_bob

Post Number: 95
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 68.59.121.58
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2010 - 05:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Steve. It will be in my next round of lagers.
 

Denny Conn
Senior Member
Username: Denny

Post Number: 7326
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2010 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm late to the party, but Happy New Year to everyone.