Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 11 @ 6:30pm
Beer fermentation, Day 4
Beard fermentation, Day 11


Poe says:
I love watching the bubbler bubble. what you got in their?
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 6:33pm -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
I like the bubbler too. Im gonna try brewing tomorrow. We'll see if it actually happens though.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 6:34pm -
Grower&Shower says:
I remember those days well. Do you do primary fermentation in plastic? I must urge you to move to glass carboys or stainless if you can get it.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 6:43pm -
Ned Kelly says:
mmm homebrew..... what style ya brewing
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:08pm -
Yogi Beard says:

Always wanted to try home brewing. Great beard, by the way.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:16pm -
Le Duncan says:
Bubble. Bubble. Bubble.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:16pm -
wondermade says:
Help me out - what is that? Because it looks like a piece of crystal with a crazy 3-d bullet shape in it.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:20pm -
Le Duncan says:
@wondermade It's an air lock. It lets CO2 from the fermentation escape, without letting any contaminated air in.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:29pm -
mackle says:
you are participating in a science experiement i know nothing of
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:31pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
The beer is an extract recipe from the book "Beer Captured." It's the Anchor Our Special Ale (1995 version), described thusly in the book: "The 1995 version arrives with a reddish tan whipped cream head that poses on an attractive dark mahogany brown beer. The aroma takes you back to Grandma's kitchen when she was baking spice cake. Sweet spices coat the tongue along with a malty palate. The finish is malty and redolent of vanilla."

If mine is anywhere close to that I'll be thrilled.

@poe - To answer an earlier question, I'm sure you can get more suggestions for all-grain resources from some more well-informed beard-growers here, but I would suggest getting some brewing software like BeerSmith, checking out John Palmer's "How to Brew" (free online via a google search) and checking out these pretty good series of 8 youtube vids (via CLAME).

@flotsambeardsam - Do it! We wanna see photos.

@growershower - Yes, plastic "Ale Pail" primaries. After reading so many horror stories on the Internet I'm steering clear of glass carboys. I use 5 gal. Better Bottles for secondary fermentation. I would love to have stainless fermenters but the ones I've seen are so expensive.

@yogibeard - you should totally try it, it's great. If interested, check the link in my Whiskerino info for my young blog--the tales of a new brewer.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:33pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Ahh, I know fermentation locks all too well.... though I don't make home brews -- I'm one of those silly winemakers.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:34pm -
Scrivener says:
I like your caption. And your beard.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 5:37am -
gragaband says:
I agree Mario Kart was better on SNES, hands down. But we've gotta work within our limitations.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 5:51am -
James A. Polk says:
i've brewed a beer or 2. keep us up to date!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 9:26am -
Just Jamey says:
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:27pm -
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