New Brewery!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by levain, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I have some old stuff stashed that I'm not touching yet, but, other than that, all I have is cask ales, and, they don't travel well. You'll have to take a trip east!:clap
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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    First brew underway!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. ctbandit

    ctbandit Been here awhile

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    I'll be over in the spring! Seriously though, I'd love to try some home brew.
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  4. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Where's the beer wench?

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  5. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    Jim I may not of picked up on it .. what sort of beer styles do you brew?




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    I'm a huge fan of Imerial Stout .. (well pretty much any stout actually) ... are these any harder/easier to brew than regular Bitter or Lager?






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  6. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    very nice Jim - will you be updating this thread? :lurk
    Haven't brewed in ~6 months... :cry mebbe' this'll be enuff to get me going again.

    Cheers! :slurp
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  7. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Very nice! I would love to give it a go some day. How about a documentation of the process as you go? I would be very interested in following along. :thumb
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  8. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    She drops by on occasion, but, wasn't there today:lol3:freaky
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  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I make mostly english styles, and, american pale ales. Other than that, it's belgians.

    I love a good imperial stout too on occasion, and, I'll be making one in a couple weeks, once I get stocked up again. This basement took longer than I expected:lol3 Generally, stouts aren't any more difficult than any other ale. Actually, the darker a beer, the easier they are to brew since the roasted malts hide any flaws from technique or whatever. A Good Pilsner is the most difficult beer to nail.

    Now, that said, an Imperial Stout is really difficult to get right. High alcohol brewing has it's own rules to follow, but, with an imperial stout, you need the balance of sweetness and alcohol. Too sweet, and, it's cloying. Too dry and it loses alot of rich character we love. I've never made one, but, I've decided I'm going to get one down this winter for next year. FWIW, I love Victory Storm King and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy. Awesome stuff! :freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky
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  10. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Get on it! We should start an ADV homebrew club. I think there's alot of us in these parts!
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  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Thanks! I took a few more pictures today, jsut since it was my first brew in the basement with my new setup, but, not the whole process. I'll be racking this beer in a week or so, and, I'll be brewing again. I'll document it start to finish and add it to this thread!
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  12. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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    Damn it! I could've gotten maybe a bottle outta you. :lol3
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  13. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    +1 on the victory really hard to get hold of in NH though. Haven't tried Oskar Blues though ... have to add it to the list :freaky
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  14. MooseKiller

    MooseKiller Tripod

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    Very nice set up! I have done some small batches before, and I am looking to get back into it sometime in the next 6 months or so. I woull eventually like to end up with a system like yours... Eventually. Right now I simply don't have the space... Or money! :deal
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  15. spitfire1776

    spitfire1776 Gigantors Robot Dog

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    Need a neighbor?
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  16. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    If you're under 40, I'd love to have you on Rhode Island Ave. All my neighbors are old farts:lol3
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  17. spitfire1776

    spitfire1776 Gigantors Robot Dog

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    33, plus I have a collection of bikes. Most that are loud and fast..... :D
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  18. Brucasso

    Brucasso Been here awhile

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    So what are you naming the stuff?

    Federal Hill ale, clam ale or buddy burn balls Brew...:D
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  19. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    :lurk Nice set-up!
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  20. Nan-Lo

    Nan-Lo Been here awhile

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    SWEEET!! Nice work! :rofl
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