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Do or do not. There is no try. YODA


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12/22/13 8:36 A

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Strained my neck lifting last night - had to quit in the middle - at least I got some in - but kind of ruined my night

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12/10/13 8:20 P

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Anybody try the Paulaner Salvator Double Bock?
Pretty Tasty !

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12/6/13 10:12 A

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Bourbon last night to celebrate repeal of prohibition.

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12/5/13 10:28 A

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Had some Porter last night

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11/17/13 4:35 P

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We went out for a wine tasting to a newly opened winery right on the Delaware/Maryland border. In fact it is so close to the border that there is a Mason-Dixon marker on their land! The wines we tasted were FANTASTIC, and we really got a great tour of the facility!

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6/20/13 1:21 P

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have not been home-brewing for quite some time but thought this team would get me motivated to try again. No such luck so far, but will keep in touch maybe just to get this team active again!!

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Well, sent my entry in to Nationals yesterday - I have no expectations of placing, but am happy to make it to this level this year. Final banquet and winners announced on 29 June - in Philadelphia.

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5/12/13 10:13 P

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FINALLY bottled the Chianti this afternoon (almost 2 months later than I had planned). But it did taste good going in -- can't wait to taste it after some bottle aging!

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2/5/13 8:40 A

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Good morning!

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11/25/12 5:27 P

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Chianti was at the right dryness, so racked it and added stabilizer. Next checkpoint on Christmas Day!


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8/17/12 10:34 P

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Good luck!

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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We're going up to our local homebrew supply shop tomorrow morning to grab yeast for ginger beer and rootbeer kits we have. My parents found the rootbeer kit in their basement when they bought their new-to-them house - it's copywrite 1928! The syrup had separated, but after a good shake it looks just the same as the other soda kits I've bought new. We're going to give it a shot. Wish us luck :)

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That competition sounds pretty cool! Our local homebrew club has one every May. We weren't ready for it this year, but next year we'll definitely have a submission :)

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7/20/12 8:31 A

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76F here in Delaware, heading into the low 80's with a good chance of rain throughout the day. Had 1.61" overnight, which we badly needed!

Tomorrow is the big home brew competition at the DE State Fair. Not participating this year but wishing all of the entrants the best of luck!

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5/5/12 9:21 A

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Heading down to my homebrewing store this morning to get my pino grigio kit from Chile and pick up supplies to bottle my shiraz. Always enjoy a visit there, even if it does cost me a few pennies!

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We picked up the ingredients for a British style bitters on Saturday with the intention of brewing it on Sunday. Oops! This Saturday morning I guess.

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4/1/12 9:14 A

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Shiraz kit plus other essential supplies picked up yesterday. Aiming to get it fermenting today, although I have a LOT to do (yardwork, taxes). It takes about 30 days to be ready for bottling, so April 1 is a good day to start.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Patrick
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3/31/12 8:30 A

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Picking up my Australian Shiraz wine kit today!

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3/27/12 8:54 A

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Changed my mind...planning to go with an Australian Shiraz, which I am hoping is in stock. Assuming that is the case, I'll get it ordered this week, then plan to do a white (looks like I can get a Pino Grigio) with the Chilean grapes that come in at the end of next month. I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited!!

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3/23/12 8:59 A

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Good class last evening. Lots of questions got answered. The #1 item I need to get a batch of wine going is a kit (duh!) and a 7.9 gallon bucket. The one BIG difference between wine making and beer making is the maturity time. Beer -- 45-60 days. Wine -- months or even years! Doug from the Xtreme Brewing store said there are Chilean grapes coming next month, so that will be my initial launch (I think...patience is not one of my stronger virtues!).

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2/17/12 8:51 A

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Signed up for a beginners wine making class on 3/22 with my favorite home brew store here in DE (Xtreme Brewing). Looking forward to this class....

Patrick
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12/9/11 8:49 A

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Thanks for the advice on the water. Drinking water is cheaper anyway, so that works for me. I am a big fan of pino grigio so that may be my initial entry.

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12/9/11 8:38 A

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Distilled is not a good choice for making anything. It is so void of mineral your finished product will not be true to it's style. Drinking or spring water are better. The general rule is if your water is good enough to drink it's good enough to brew with. White wines tend to mature faster than reds. I like Pino grigio,reisling and piesporter. I made a chardonney because it's supposed to be most popular but I had difficulty giving it away. People said the berry wine was great but the white was kinda blaa. Good luck with it just the same.

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12/8/11 8:55 A

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Definitely some minerals in our well water, so at least for my first foray into winemaking I'll pick up some distilled water from the store. I think I have most of the equipment I need, except of course wine bottles, but I still have $$$ on a gift certificate from my local homebrew shop, so I can get what I need there.

Still unsure if I'll go white or red on my first batch. I like both....

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12/7/11 10:01 P

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Hi Bro, If your well water isnt filled with iron or sulfur it will make good beer. Some beers call for mineral additions like gypsum or calcium. I dont know that book but wine making is no more difficult than beer. A bit more patience required as it matures slower.

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12/7/11 10:31 A

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Just picked up my first winemaking book from the library yesterday: "Home Winemaking Step by Step" by Jon Iverson. Any opinions on this book? Worth buying?

Have a great day everyone?

Patrick
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10/22/11 10:22 A

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I've decided to get rid of much of home brewed beer, as it is taking up valuable space in the refrigerator and on some shelves. I read that the nutrients are good for the soil so I plan to empty them outside rather than just running them down the drain. A little sad, but then in the not too distant future I will start investigating winemaking.

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9/30/11 9:49 A

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Hi all,

I'm still alive and kicking, but just had lapband surgery, so I won't be having beer for a good long time. I am considering wine homebrewing, as I certainly have all the right equipment!

More to follow....

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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I received the official BJCP info on my two entries. While I was not happy my IPA was not well judged, it did make me think about some changes I am going to make in my homebrewing process:

- The next brew I make I am going to try using water directly out of my well (not filtered). The last few batches I used filtered water and while it is removing many of the minerals, it is adding sodium from my water softener! Both of my last creations are WAY too bubbly for my liking, and I can't help but think the softened water is the culprit. Previous to this I had been using spring water purchased from my grocery store. Also -- I want to see what happens when using water direct from my well.

- I am going to use fresh bottles each time, and switch to the the 22oz size. I have been using 12oz bottles and have been reusing them (they of course get a good cleaning each time). BUT...I had bottles break for the first time and one of the judges felt there may be a bacteria issue with my IPA. The other judge did not say that, but hearing it once is enough for me! Plus going to the 22oz bottle means many less bottles to fill!

So all in all a good experience, and I'm motivated to improve.

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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My entries into the Delaware State Fair did not do too well -- IPA = 24th out of 26 entries, and the wheat beer 7th out of 9. I suspect the foamyness did not sit well with the judges. Oh well, next year....

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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91F at 10:30AM, heat index of 99!! Got to 100 yesterday, and will get close today. Heading to the Delaware State Fair today, as I have two beers entered into the "Best of the brews" home brewing contest. It will be rough in the heat (it is under a tent but will still be hit!). Oh, and I'm sure I will find a turkey leg to munch on!

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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7/9/11 9:55 A

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I have entered two of my home brews into the Delaware State Fair "Battle of the brews" competition. Judging will take place on 7/23. Anxious to see how my entries do.

Patrick
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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Hi - anybody into porters? I have a question about the crystal I'm using. Thanks,

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Beer brewing Saturday! Hops about to go in. The house will smell REALLY good after that!

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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Oooh! Ginger mead sounds faboulous!!

Made my way to single digit sizing one veggie at a time. :)


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I was doing some bottle inventory yesterday and discovered I still had some IPA's that I brewed late last summer! I'm excited!! It was a particularly good batch too....

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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Hi, all! Some friends, my husband and I brewed some ginger mead on New Year's Eve (our first non-beer recipe) and will pop it open next New Year's!

~ Julie - Pittsburgh, PA ~


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Daily check in? Maybe a few missed.PLMITCH I love what you've done with the place and glad I found my way back.

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Daily check in? Maybe a few missed.PLMITCH I love what you've done with the place and glad I found my way back.

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Daily check in? Maybe a few missed.PLMITCH I love what you've done with the place and glad I found my way back.

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12/18/10 10:08 A

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Went to my wife's office party last night at our local casino. Was pleased to find Harpoon IPA on tap! One of my favorites!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
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10/15/10 8:57 A

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We have a very cool event going on this Sunday here in DE -- The 1st annual "Delaware Wine & Beer Festival". It is being held at a winery just 10 minutes away from us, and the weather should be ideal! $20 gets you in plus 5 "tastings".

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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9/18/10 9:56 A

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Finished the last of my April IPA batch last night. The newer batch is much smoother with less of a head. Heading to a local brewpub tonight for dinner. They always have some good stuff on tap.

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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8/28/10 9:08 A

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Out and about last night. Enjoyed one of my favorite craft brews -- Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA on tap!! Live music, friends, good beer - it does not get much better!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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8/1/10 1:01 P

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Got three gallons of red wine which is dry and fruity - can't wait for the finings to do their work and get tasting...

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7/18/10 8:24 A

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Just bottled off 20 litres of hombrew scrumpy... it seems to be quite strong (hic)

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Got a chance to truly savor my new IPA last evening -- it was VERY good! I may have to savor it some more tonight! emoticon

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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3/13/10 10:33 A

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Planning to bottle my newest batch of brew today. Did not get to it before vacation due to water problems in the basement!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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3/8/10 8:04 A

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Great story about the fine folks at Dogfish Head Brewery: http://www.dogfish.com/community/news/pres
s-releases/dogfish-to-build-habitat-ho
me-in-rehoboth-brewpub-parking-lot.htm

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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2/19/10 10:36 A

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Bottle cleaning this weekend in advance of bottling my new batch next Wednesday!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
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2/18/10 7:57 A

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Sending the next few days building, placing, filling containers for new square foot garden--may try growing my own hops!!

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2/15/10 8:09 A

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My wife seemed to like the homebrew shop (btw, here is the link to it: http://xtremebrew.readyhosting.com/store/b
ooks-ss2.html). It helps when you are offered a beer when you walk in the door! Anyway, the brewmaster gave her a belgian blonde, which she liked a lot, so I think I know what I will be making for my next batch! I had a dark Flat Tire clone, which was outstanding!

Have a good week folks!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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2/14/10 9:43 A

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Good morning fellow homebrewers! Field trip today to the closest homebrew store in my area (about 45 minutes away -- xtreme brewing!). My wife is coming along to see what this place is all about.

Patrick
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http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
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Happy Valentine's Day!!! Hug your Homebrew.

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1/30/10 9:19 A

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Great! I'll be brewing next weekend--that mead I was talking about for my daughter and a pale ale for me.
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1/30/10 8:55 A

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Getting ready to brew a batch of IPA today. The house will smell good!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
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Gmorning all, rainy here in SoCal and a chilly47 degrees. Rare here as you know it never rains in Southern California! Have a good one.
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Hiya,
Jeez, I'm whining about 49 degrees...
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1/9/10 9:49 A

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Clear, sunny, but COLD here in DE -- just 26F and the wind is supposed to pick up! BRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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12/17/09 10:33 A

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Did anyone else get a chance to check out the live chat that Harpoon did yesterday? I was pretty busy but was able to catch some of it. Fun to see how a larger craft brewer does stuff....

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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10/28/09 10:52 P

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Wow! Well at least you have some wine to get you through the cold days ahead!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
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Maybe 40 today in MN, did not see much for sunshine either...can anybody bottle some sunshine and heat and send it my way? Tonight I racked 10 gallons of white wine I have been working on, tomorrow I will rack 5 gallons of blush and 5 gallons of Strawberry wine.

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7/17/09 2:40 P

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"Only" 82 today, but VERY humid. Big storms are forcast for later today!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
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7/17/09 12:19 P

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84' sounds nice.94' w/100% humidity here in central florida.Night time temp @ 74' don't allow yesterdays humidity to fall so it's nice AND STICKEY early on.It's the price of the mild winters i guess.

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Sunny and 84 here in Delaware today. No rain since last Thursday (thankfully!). Just got the front yard mowed.

Need some ideas for a "lighter" ale for my next homebrew. Suggestions?

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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7/7/09 2:03 P

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Hi all,

This is a catch all forum for everyone on the team to use as a place to check in, discuss weather, current homebrew etc. Just wanted to explain why it is here. POST AWAY!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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