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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #20 November 9, 2012
Free Republic | 11/09/2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 11/09/2012 3:34:30 PM PST by Red_Devil 232

Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!

Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew

 

BEER


Well, the Local Homebrew Store in Shriveport, La had their opening day yesterday. I drove the 35 miles to their location and was not disappointed. They had quite a collection of craft beers. They also have a nice selection of grains, hops and other supplies. I talked to the owner for a little bit, nice people. I bought a vile of White Labs Champagne Yeast (WLP715) and a pack of Nottingham Ale Yeast and a couple of other items I needed for a 5-gallon batch of another Hard Apple Cider. They also had quite a selection of Extract Kits. I will be going back when I need something. I am hoping they are successful in their business. It is nice to be able to drive to a store and not have to order over the internet then wait for delivery.

The link below is to a Sapporo Beer (Japan) commercial that was posted to me today on the Gardening Thread. Excellent Graphics. I drank quite a few of them as a young Marine stationed in Japan. I hope you enjoy it, I enjoyed the beer back when and the commercial today. It is not long but entertaining.

Sapporo Beer

I will start the 5-gallon batch of Cider tomorrow. My Irish Stout is still in the secondary for at least another week.

I hope all of you and your Brews and Wines are doing well. Stop by and share what you are brewing or let us know what your favorite brew, wine or spirit is.


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; weekly; wine
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1 posted on 11/09/2012 3:34:38 PM PST by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Pine to all the usual suspects!


2 posted on 11/09/2012 3:36:19 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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in before the ping?


3 posted on 11/09/2012 3:36:38 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Rio

Yep! But it looks like I was pining to the list.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 3:38:29 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Rio

(Not quite.)

A fellow FReeper mentioned homemade Beet Wine in a separate thread. I found several online recipes involving boiling a quantity of beets, adding sugar, and fermenting the liquid.

Anyone here heard of this?

I have a rather large quantity of beets right now.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 3:38:41 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for the link! I reading it as I drink one of my 2008 (Bush Era)hard apple cider.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 3:39:45 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My first attempt at brewing, an IPA is bubbling away and smells awesome.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 3:41:39 PM PST by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Newcastle, Brown Ale it is!


8 posted on 11/09/2012 3:42:19 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: Hotmetal

Go for it! It will turn out great!


9 posted on 11/09/2012 3:43:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

We sure could have used this thread Tuesday evening...


10 posted on 11/09/2012 3:43:35 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Joe Marine 76

I almost bought one to sample from the homebrew store I visisited. Here is to a good brew!


11 posted on 11/09/2012 3:45:47 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ken5050

I watched as long as I could sipping on some Sparkling Cranberry Mead but headed to bed at 9 central. Disgusting outcome. the election, not the Mead!


12 posted on 11/09/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Nanuet NY just opened a new homebrew place ! Growlers and Gills. Will plan on visiting it this weekend. Free tastings !!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 3:52:55 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin)
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To: Red_Devil 232

You must try a Newcastle Brown Ale. Very smooth, no aftertaste.

By the way, Happy Birthday Marine!


14 posted on 11/09/2012 3:56:07 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: Red_Devil 232

I always liked that Sapporo commercial. Really clever. Don’t know if they still make it or not, but back in the 1990s Sapporo made a brew called Sapporo Black that I really liked. Not too hoppy, nice roasted malt character, just a hint of toffee at the end. Good stuff.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 4:04:15 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Rio
Yeah, we tried it. My wife kind of likes it but it tastes like dirt wine to me.

Were I to try it again, I would use raisins or possible a wine concentrate.

Just sayin'

16 posted on 11/09/2012 4:05:44 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Joe Marine 76

There was a campus bar back when I was in college that used to serve Newcastle on tap. I would get a pint (or three) every Thursday when I’d go for lunch. One of my favorite beers of all time.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 4:06:37 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
No beers for me tonight (well....perhaps just one later) going to my daughters school musical, Alice In Wonderland.

Have a batch of Belgium Triple brewing but I'm a bit concerned that it's not working yet after 2 days...hmmmm.

I'll give it a day or 2 and see if I need to re add yeast.

Anyways my local home brew store had a 10% off sale on Tuesday if you showed them your I Voted sticker. Cool guys.

18 posted on 11/09/2012 4:07:14 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Joe Marine 76

And to you! Tomorrow is indeed a special day, 237th! I bet Tuns Tavern and Brewery was awash in beers or ciders that day as they offered up a pint or two to the new recruits - those first Marines.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 4:14:10 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DemforBush

I don’t remember if there was a Sapporo Black when I was there in the early 70’s. But I liked it. Along with a few brews and a couple of their small ceramic flasks of sake - Gees that could make a guy wobbly!


20 posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:57 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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