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Old John    Posted 02-11-2004 at 05:37:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi All,
I've been reading this list for a couplea
weeks. And, I haven't yet seen any posts
about homebrewing.
Are there any confirmed Homebrewers on the
How much do you cook-up, in a year?
Do you like Ales as well or better than
Is Darker nearly always better, in this
Have you ever used black-strap molasses
in a stout?
Do you use kits, canned, or dry malt?
Have you ever done an all-grain brew?
Oh, and, have any of you brewed any good
Mead, or Melomel?

I haven't brewed up a batch, since we've
been out here in the country.
I've been getting along, using up what I
had ahead. But, I have a little group of
Kinsmen, who come over 'bout once a month,
to engage in a little religious endeavor.
So, I need to get things set up & get busy,
cooking up some beer.
Deja-brew, hunh.
' Til later.........
Old John

I owe you an apology    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:53:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't take the time to notice that the Baptist post was by "John" and this one was "Old John". Please disregard the reference to demon drink in my reply below. It was meant as humor for uptight John.

Alias    Posted 02-11-2004 at 06:58:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
John, I'm sending your post on to my son. He makes beer and wine on a regular basis. It's a hobby with him. Usually he gives it away. At first, it wasn't fit for the hogs. But, now he's got it down pretty near pat. I'm starting to run a little short so I'll have to remind him to bring along a fresh batch............gfp

KellyGa    Posted 02-11-2004 at 06:27:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband got a bunch of beer books, and a bunch of brewing stuff from his mom one year for Christmas. Interesting. He might have made 2 batches, then put it away, never has gotten it all back out. The beer was okay, I think it was a lot of trouble. He looked to be having fun. :)

Old John    Posted 02-11-2004 at 06:44:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Kelly,
I can make good German-style beers,English ales
& other imports for about a fourth the price of the real thing at the liquor store.
They taste like the real ones too.
There for a couple of years I was making 85 gallons a year. I have a lot of Friends.

I take pride in serving Friends & Kinsmen
a sparkling glass of something I brewed, myself.
I like it a lot better than "standard", same-old
American beers. That's just me.YMMV
'Til later............
Old John

KellyGa    Posted 02-11-2004 at 06:52:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think Ian would have loved to get imto making beer more than he did. He just never had time. I think a lot of stuff like that will come back in the days of being retired. When you have to work all the time, and you have a child or children, there isn't much time left to do the things you want to do. Once the kids are grown I think you have a lot more time to yourself. I have kept everything, right down to the last brown bottle, so maybe one day...he also liked to serve his friends his own beers, made him proud. :)

Ron,ar    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:14:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
In years past I tried a little homebrewing, don't drink it but like to enter it in competions. Also made wine. (I saw your posts about religion, if you get that uptight about religous jokes you shouldn't get involved with the demon spirits.):^)
Try a good wheat, Muntons makes the best barley/wheat malt but you must use premieum yeast to convert the complex sugars if you add DME instead of sugar. Remember, it is not what goes in the mouth, but what comes out of it.

???    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:28:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Who was uptight?

Kelly...who is loosy goosy today

not you    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:40:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I posted that in the wrong place, meant it for John.

KellyGa    Posted 02-11-2004 at 07:44:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figured, just checking. :)

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