Death Valley n00bs beer brew meet

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Shunka, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. El Zorrillo

    El Zorrillo charity case

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    892
    Location:
    SJC, CA
    i have a couple of diving friends who are very good home brewers, i've had many of their different styles of beers. i'm sure at least one of them or both would be happy to help out if it comes down to the DIY home-style stuff. keep us updated on what's going on.
    #21
  2. Shunka

    Shunka Supervision Required

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,273
    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    Me either and some reviews on Yelp didn't make me feel comfortable. One or two okay but there was much more than that. Life is to short to drink crappy beer, and I sure as hell ain't going to make it that way if I can avoid it.

    The biggest problem I'm going to have with doing it at my place is the equipment to make a lot. I can only store about 10gal and we need 20. I have a 5 burner stove so that should be sufficient. (I HOPE!).

    P.S. I got your message and will give you call after work.
    #22
  3. bdarling

    bdarling Weatherman

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    432
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Careful you don't buy yourself another new stove...I witnessed the results of your last boil over. :D

    You kids have fun with Uncle Mike!
    #23
  4. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    9,050
    Location:
    Homeless
    What do you need to crank out 20 gallons? Another Carboy or two? + what?

    PS, I am half way through another case of 22s!!!!!
    #24
  5. Shunka

    Shunka Supervision Required

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,273
    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    At the very least. I have 2. Could use another 2. An extra wort pot would come in handy as well. If anyone is brewing that has these things and would like to come it would work well. Or if anyone is seriously thinking about brewing themselves and wanted to pick up these things...:D

    I tried a carboy and it blew off the bung and yes I used a bubbler. Now I prefer the large fermenting buckets. No mess!

    Oh and if anyone has any 5 ga kegs those would be better than the bottling. If not we'll just have a bottling party too!
    #25
  6. Shunka

    Shunka Supervision Required

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,273
    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    Okay, I'm not going to be able to make the DV meet. I can still make the beer if everyone is still up for it and someone can transport. PM me if you are still interested in brewing.
    #26