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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by amartin » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:12 pm

I'll post pictures of my three tiered system sometime. It's custom made, with a cooler, keggle and some pots and a kent burner. I can't bring it though, not without a pickup truck.

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by dexter » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:18 pm

Noble grape is now doing the same thing over in burnside.

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by Keith » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:02 pm

dexter wrote:Noble grape is now doing the same thing over in burnside.
They are running with the partial grain kits they sell. Still a great opportunity for those wanting to move up from festa, or get into it for their first time.
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by bluenose » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:01 am

jtmwhyte wrote:
bluenose wrote:I might be able to something in Pictou County if anyone's interested

BIAB or hybrid BIAB
I'd be in
Cool stuff... sadly, I also recently emptied my last keg, so I won't be able to offer any samples

Will this be the first official meeting of the Pictou County chapter?
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by stellfd28 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:33 pm

bluenose wrote:
jtmwhyte wrote:
bluenose wrote:I might be able to something in Pictou County if anyone's interested

BIAB or hybrid BIAB
I'd be in
Cool stuff... sadly, I also recently emptied my last keg, so I won't be able to offer any samples

Will this be the first official meeting of the Pictou County chapter?
Are u planning fir the same day?


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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by bluenose » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:03 pm

stellfd28 wrote:Are u planning fir the same day?
yeah, haven't brewed in a while so doing a quick 5 gallon methinks, unless someone wants to collaborate
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by chalmers » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:38 pm

I've received several requests for my address via PM, so I think we'll have a nice turnout. As I'll be able to do the three-vessel brew, and CA is running the propane BIAB, I don't think the e-BIAB is necessary. If someone else wants to run it, they're welcome.

Feel free to bring homebrew to share, there'll be some on tap, as well.

Looking forward to seeing everyone, drop by anytime after 10.

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by GuingesRock » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:42 am

Happy Brewing Day everyone.

My butterscotch pudding beer cleared up and isn't bad, not one of my very best. I used BRY-97 for first time, and I think I lost a lot of my usual hop flavours. I might bring some along for critical analysis. Meeting friends for lunch in HFX, and have Kathleen and Max, but hoping to drop in some time.
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by Keith » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:09 am

Bah I'm called into work. Need to sit this one out. Hopefully Dave runs one out at Everwood once he is back.
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by chalmers » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:06 am

We are live! Not much happening yet, but a few guys are ready to rock. Waiting for a couple more to really get into it. Come on by!

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by bluenose » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:59 am

not a good start for me... I can't get the valve on my mash tun to seal

good thing there's no padewans around to see my bumbling
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by chalmers » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:10 pm

Uh oh. Any success yet? Backup plan?

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by GAM » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:38 pm

Nice light

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by chalmers » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:07 pm

Thanks! ;)

It's raining now, so we and the laptop are inside now. About an hour left in the boil, so things are proceeding nicely. Boiling water to sanitize the chiller and hoses now.

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by GAM » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:22 pm

Wife wants to take me, but I think she just wants to leave me.

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by chalmers » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:24 pm

CA's boil just finished, and mine will in 30min.

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by LeafMan66_67 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:33 pm

We had to bail - Alex's attention span finished up after a couple hours. Good to see a couple of new faces.
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by GAM » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:01 pm

Off Air?

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by mr x » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:04 pm

I forgot to mention, this ustream should have been spammed. No doubt was a great day!

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by chalmers » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:15 pm

Brewday complete!
Ustream was a bit of a dud, with the Crappy weather, and crappy wifi, there was only a short time outside, the rest of the time it was pointed at my chair or light.
Ended up with 40L of 1.048 Nut Brown, and 20L of Zombie Dust IPA clone. Only a couple of mishaps: near-miss on pumping Sparge water on CA, and a full on head hit on my deck light. Besides that, excellent!

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:21 pm

Haha sparge water was a miss, the deck light drew blood. It was a good brew day, everything went well and fast.
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by bluenose » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:20 pm

chalmers wrote:Uh oh. Any success yet? Backup plan?
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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by GuingesRock » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:19 pm

Thanks Chris and Liam, for demonstrating your brewing gear. Thanks Chris & Erin (?sp.) for the hospitality and the beer. Nice to see you again Nick, Kathleen thought little Ellie was adorable. Keith I was hoping to meet you... change jobs! your job is getting in the way of your brewing.... get your priorities right man! :)

Enjoyed it. Especially talking beer with you guys.


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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by chalmers » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:43 pm

Thanks for coming and bringing the family, Mark. Erin at first though Max and Ellie were brother and sister. :)

Great talking beer, drinking beer, making beer. Hope we showed that doing a full mash and/or BIAB is not that much of a time sink compared to partial mashing, but that the method allows exact tuning of your recipe to your tastes and desires. BIAB and 3-vessel were both done within 4 hours (well, the Nut Brown had a 90-min boil, so it was just over 4).

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Re: Learn to Homebrew Day - Saturday, November 2, 2013

Post by dnickerson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:32 am

Thanks Chalmers for the hospitality and providing a place for us noobs to learn. It was great to finally get out and meet some of you guys.

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