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zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 30, 2017 - 08:48pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 31, 2017 - 06:16pm PT
Credit: Reilly
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 5, 2017 - 07:08pm PT
I am on the edge of giving up beer.

Not that I want to give up beer. I love beer. But unless I can somehow delete what I saw yesterday from my memory, I don't know if I'll ever be able to raise a glass again.

Yesterday, at the end of the afternoon, we went to The Beer Junction. I'd call it a bottle shop, but it's far more than that. With over 1,300 bottles and 50 taps, and just 10 minutes from my home, it's been my go-to beer joint for the last five years.

But yesterday?

My god. It was...

Well, you decide. Steve and I had picked up our pints at the bar and then found a place to sit. But, having got myself seated, and taken the first sip, I looked around...

...and saw this:

Beer butt!
Beer butt!
Credit: Ghost

I don't know if the photo will convey the enormity, but... butt... Holy Beer Butt, Batman!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 11, 2017 - 07:37pm PT
After the enormity of the beer butt in the above post, there was only one thing to do...

Brew!

The hop farm (a patch in my garden) was ripe for harvest...

Okay, it's not 500 acres in Eastern WA, but it's what I have.
Okay, it's not 500 acres in Eastern WA, but it's what I have.
Credit: Ghost

Looking so good...

Hop heaven
Hop heaven
Credit: Ghost

With that available, I mashed up what will become a mid-strength (~7%) east coast style IPA, and, once the boil was well under way, dumped in about two-thirds of this...

Lupulin overload
Lupulin overload
Credit: Ghost

Added the other third at flame out.

If you're in Seattle about three weeks from now, and thirsty, there'll be fresh-hop IPA on tap.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 11, 2017 - 08:01pm PT
Dale's Amber Ale?  I think there's a reason I've never heard if it.  T...
Dale's Amber Ale? I think there's a reason I've never heard if it. The Donkee glass didn't help either.
Credit: Reilly

Now, two nights ago in Pinedale things were MUCH betta!
"Yes, son, this is how you get yer cowboy on."
"Yes, son, this is how you get yer cowboy on."
Credit: Reilly

Ghost, my nephew's crop in Columbia City...
A benefit of owning a three story condo!
A benefit of owning a three story condo!
Credit: Reilly
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 11, 2017 - 08:20pm PT
my nephew's crop in Columbia City...

What will he do with all that green goodness?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 11, 2017 - 08:27pm PT
Same thing you would. His last batch equals anything I've had from Belgium! If he didn't have a good day job he would have a future in brewing.
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2017 - 10:46am PT
Ghost -

What hop varietal you growin'?? Citra?

Here's to Ammon!......raising a few pints to you, Sir! Heal fast.

Credit: mooch

guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 13, 2017 - 11:12am PT
Right now you can get 24 packs of Hamms......"From the land of sky blue waters" .... for $11.99.

serve it up ICE cold, in a glass, and enjoy.

I find that those go a lot farther when your at Stoney Point and the thirsty lads ask whats in the ice chest.


And Ghost.... I had to quit brewing beer because if I did not, my butt was going to look like that.....

nice hops, i wish I was going to be in Seattle in 4 weeks.

Do you bottle it in 12oz? Or?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 13, 2017 - 12:41pm PT
What hop varietal you growin'?? Citra?

It's a mix of hops, most of which I can't even remember. There are six plants in that patch, at least four varietals -- maybe five. Centennial for sure, maybe Cascade, Chinook, Nugget, Mt. Hood, Willamette... Can't remember what got into that patch and what didn't. But definitely no Citra or Mosaic or anything cool and modern.

Do you bottle it in 12oz? Or?

Keg.

And Ghost.... I had to quit brewing beer because if I did not, my butt was going to look like that.....

Quite a lot of big butts (and big guts) in the beer joints around here. That one just stood out because of the way it was encased.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 13, 2017 - 02:07pm PT
Keg.... good to know.

If I ever start up the old Brewery again it will be Keg only.

When I was doing it a ton, it was only bottles, lots and lots of bottles. Washing and sterilizing 66 bottles was a pain....

opening up and sampling all of the different beers was making my whole body grow in size... so I gave it up "for climbing."





Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 13, 2017 - 07:38pm PT
If I ever start up the old Brewery again it will be Keg only.

Kegging is a lot easier and more convenient in many respects, but there is also a place for bottles.

Still, there is the issue of the keg farm in my cellar...
There is no such thing as too much beer!
There is no such thing as too much beer!
Credit: Ghost

And then there are a few more kegs in the fridges...
Pilsner on the left, IPA on the right. Tripel in the little round-shou...
Pilsner on the left, IPA on the right. Tripel in the little round-shouldered fridge on the far right.
Credit: Ghost
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 09:08am PT
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:09pm PT
Ghost..... nice set up.
GuapoVino

climber
Sep 14, 2017 - 05:00pm PT
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locker

climber
Sep 14, 2017 - 05:04pm PT



"Holy Beer Butt, Batman!!...


LOL!!!...



and...

just one more big plus for "Burning"...

ZERO calories!!!...

;-)



EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Sep 14, 2017 - 05:58pm PT
Bourbon 🥃
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Sep 14, 2017 - 06:11pm PT
Enjoying a Singha with my spicy red curry. Mmmmmm Good!!!

DMT
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2017 - 12:05pm PT
Credit: mooch
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 27, 2017 - 12:11pm PT
So, Ghost, The Nephew got 5 lbs of buds which dried out to 1.5 lbs, enough he says for 40 gallons? Whoa! Might be time to visit him again in a couple months!
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