Curly's Brew Day! Finally.....
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Finally brewed today. It's a hefe. I chose that because it's quick, easy, I had the yeast, and I like 'em.

    First off, I had to clean the cobwebs off (literally). So, it begins:

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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    And grind the grains:


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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Mash time!

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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Boiling!


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Let the fermentation begin:

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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Now I'll reward myself with some smoked ribs!


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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • C_BC_B
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    You have a conical? And ribs?? Now I hate your face more!
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    C_B said:

    You have a conical? And ribs?? Now I hate your face more!



    Conical was a Christmas gift several years ago. It's a crime that it sat idle for the last year. I shall repent.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • ThymThym
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    DrCurly said:

    C_B said:

    You have a conical? And ribs?? Now I hate your face more!



    Conical was a Christmas gift several years ago. It's a crime that it sat idle for the last year. I shall repent.


    you better.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    im intrigued by how incredibly full the brew kettle is while boiling... i would end up with jaw dropping boil overs if i ever tried to fill my kettle that full.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    im intrigued by how incredibly full the brew kettle is while boiling... i would end up with jaw dropping boil overs if i ever tried to fill my kettle that full.


    Ha! I couldn't see that last night at work. (firefox didn't have flash?) That is epic full. How do you control that???
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Lakewood said:

    im intrigued by how incredibly full the brew kettle is while boiling... i would end up with jaw dropping boil overs if i ever tried to fill my kettle that full.



    Yeah ... this ....
    Wow?
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  • ceanntceannt
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    .... and I hate yer face too .....

    I want me a conical!
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  • BenSBenS
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    Wow. For some reason I always assumed that curly brewed mr. beer no-boil extract kits and drank the batch in a day. He's got a nicer setup than I do. SOB. I must have a conical!
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    BenS said:

    Wow. For some reason I always assumed that curly brewed mr. beer no-boil extract kits and drank the batch in a day. He's got a nicer setup than I do. SOB. I must have a conical!



    yeah, i can't wait until i have a fancy brew rig so i can take a few years off from brewing. :D
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  • ceanntceannt
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    so Curly............


    How the heck do you keep from boiling over with that volume?????????????
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  • ceanntceannt
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    dang that conical is shiny....... need sunglasses to check on it
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    ceannt said:

    so Curly............


    How the heck do you keep from boiling over with that volume?????????????



    FermCap.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    BenS said:

    Wow. For some reason I always assumed that curly brewed mr. beer no-boil extract kits and drank the batch in a day. He's got a nicer setup than I do. SOB. I must have a conical!



    yeah, i can't wait until i have a fancy brew rig so i can take a few years off from brewing. :D


    It's sickening, isn't it? I would add this or that over time slowly building it. About the time I was "finished" was shortly before my unexplained hiatus. I'm back, though.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    BenS said:

    Wow. For some reason I always assumed that curly brewed mr. beer no-boil extract kits and drank the batch in a day. He's got a nicer setup than I do. SOB. I must have a conical!



    I do. I just stole these pictures from google images.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • ThymThym
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    DrCurly said:

    BenS said:

    Wow. For some reason I always assumed that curly brewed mr. beer no-boil extract kits and drank the batch in a day. He's got a nicer setup than I do. SOB. I must have a conical!



    I do. I just stole these pictures from google images.


    ah, now it makes sense.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • scoobscoob
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    I'm going to be brewing a hefe myself here pretty soon, and for the same reason, it's fast grain to glass!
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    scoob said:

    I'm going to be brewing a hefe myself here pretty soon, and for the same reason, it's fast grain to glass!



    goddamrite! Although mine isn't quite as high gravity as yours. It came in at 1.054 SG.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • C_BC_B
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    DrCurly said:

    scoob said:

    I'm going to be brewing a hefe myself here pretty soon, and for the same reason, it's fast grain to glass!



    goddamrite! Although mine isn't quite as high gravity as yours. It came in at 1.054 SG.

    That sounds like a tasty hefe though. I can really like a big range on hefes. Hefe.
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    My last one (which was my last brew, which was last year) was only 1.040. Very refreshing.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Took a hydro sample tonight. 1.012. About right. SG was 1.054. Solid wheat beer. Tastes good, a little phenolic, but that was because of some temp-control issues about 4 days into ferment. Still tastes good. I'll probably drink it.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • ThymThym
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    DrCurly said:

    Took a hydro sample tonight. 1.012. About right. SG was 1.054. Solid wheat beer. Tastes good, a little phenolic, but that was because of some temp-control issues about 4 days into ferment. Still tastes good. I'll probably drink it.



    Sound terrible. You should send it to me to dispose of it.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Took a hydro sample tonight. 1.012. About right. SG was 1.054. Solid wheat beer. Tastes good, a little phenolic, but that was because of some temp-control issues about 4 days into ferment. Still tastes good. I'll probably drink it.



    Sound terrible. You should send it to me to dispose of it.


    leave it in the conical and ship the whole thing to my house. i'll give you a free diagnosis. :)
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Took a hydro sample tonight. 1.012. About right. SG was 1.054. Solid wheat beer. Tastes good, a little phenolic, but that was because of some temp-control issues about 4 days into ferment. Still tastes good. I'll probably drink it.



    Sound terrible. You should send it to me to dispose of it.


    leave it in the conical and ship the whole thing to my house. i'll give you a free diagnosis. :)


    OK. I'm pretty sure I've got a "postage paid" envelope around here somewhere...


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Beer:

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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • ThymThym
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    looks good. real good.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I keep trying to grab that glass through the screen .......
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  • ThymThym
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    ceannt said:

    I keep trying to grab that glass through the screen .......



    That won't work.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    ceannt said:

    I keep trying to grab that glass through the screen .......



    That won't work.


    try harder.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Lakewood said:

    ceannt said:

    I keep trying to grab that glass through the screen .......



    That won't work.


    try harder.


    I think I broke a finger ....
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    Lakewood said:

    ceannt said:

    I keep trying to grab that glass through the screen .......



    That won't work.


    try harder.


    I think I broke a finger ....


    you're almost there!
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  • ceanntceannt
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    ceannt said:

    Lakewood said:

    ceannt said:

    I keep trying to grab that glass through the screen .......



    That won't work.


    try harder.


    I think I broke a finger ....


    you're almost there!


    Ha!
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