Central ADV Homebrewers

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by GSAnderson, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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  2. HOT DAMN!

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  3. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    Oooooooo, sad state of affairs. Dust is an inch thick on the carboys. Time to get cleaning and collect notes from batches gone by.
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  4. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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    So are we going to have a competition?

    I will supply prizes?
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  5. HOT DAMN!

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    ...and I will offer my services as a taste tester. :thumb
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  6. BENRON

    BENRON Crosscut Certified

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    Whats the buy in for the equipment to start homebrewing?

    Benron needs a winter hobby.:1drink
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  7. gonzomup

    gonzomup ChainGang Recidivist

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    I'll be over in 30 minutes...beer will help us figure out the KLR...:freaky

    gonzomup, official ADV Zymurgist taste-tester
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  8. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    Been wanting to start my own home brew hobby, but would like to taste other inmates attempt at it. We could have a weekly or monthly get together. Those that brew bring that, those that don't, bring a high quality micro brew.
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  9. zoid

    zoid Dirty Old Hippie

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    I toast your health, sir. With a slightly immature IPA. :beer
    And after I finish this off, I'll toast the rest of the misfits in ADV land with a smoky porter, possibly a stout, or even a mead. Sometimes indecision can be a good thing. :lol3

    Merry Christmas All.
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  10. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    Around $100. I'd suggest finding a local homebrew supply store. They usually have a kit for starting brewers like this:

    http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdBySubCat.aspx?SubCat=520&fd=1.

    Ingredients per batch run from $25-$40 depending on the complexity of the recipe.
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  11. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    Back at ya :freaky

    I've got a Porter ready to bottle and a Amber Honey Ale ready to brew.
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  12. CBBaron

    CBBaron Long timer

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    Starter kits are about $100. Ingredient kits $20-$50 for 5gal. And you will need to supply a large pot and burner. For starters you can use a canning pot and stove top, a step up is a turkey fryer. Save your bottles.

    I've been brewing for about 3 years. My beers are all-grain. I also do wine kits, meads and this fall some cider. A few batches have been horrible (but I know why), a few OK, but most have been very very good.

    Craig
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  13. CBBaron

    CBBaron Long timer

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    I hear you on the indecision. I think I have over a dozen different beers, wines, meads and ciders in the beer fridge. So what should I open now?? :beer

    Craig
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  14. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    I'm in.

    Don't have a lot on the go right now, but it's time to brew again.

    Got some Barley Wine left.

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    A little lively this one:

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    Who mentioned KLR? I might be buying one next week. Off topic, but I don't care.
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  15. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    It would be great to stop at some of these brewers houses on rides. I am looking at you PropForward....
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  16. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    I don't really have the room to entertain a bunch of adventure riders.

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    Damn snow. :bluduh
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  17. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Wisconsin Public Radio

    Friday Morning

    Can be heard later on archived shows on wpr.org.

    6:00 AM Joy Cardin - 12/25A
    Ever wonder what makes the bubbles in your beer? And why does Guinness taste better in Ireland? After six, Joy Cardin welcomes a physicist and accomplished home brewer with some insights about the science of beer.Guest: Mark Denny, Physicist, Author, Froth! The Science of Beer."(Rebroadcast from May 14, 2009)

    Edit: Eventually it will show up at the audio archives.
    http://www.wpr.org/webcasting/audioarchives_display.cfm?Code=jca

    Actually, since this is a rebroadcast from May, the show is already in the archives ready to be listened to. Search "Mark Denny" on Joy's archive page and it will pop right up.
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  18. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Yeast farting and belching mostly.
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  19. zoid

    zoid Dirty Old Hippie

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    Mmmm. Yeast farts tickle my nose.
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  20. Get_Bent

    Get_Bent Been here awhile

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