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Anniversary Brew

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #2218 by MTbottle
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Hi folks;
The wife and I just celebrated our 50th Anniversary, and you'll never guess what we did ..... We brewed an Oatmeal Stout specifically FOR our anniversary, ON our anniversary. It was a holiday weekend (Labor day here in the US), couldn't get a motel in the big city (225 mile round trip), so we just stayed home and worked together and brewed a special recipe. She doesn't like beer too much and brewing is usually 'my thing' with very little help, but this time we both worked on it because it was our own special beer. I've got an artist designing a label for us, which will be painted and fired onto a couple of bottles for keepsakes, just in case we make it to our 75th (like that's going to happen ......). I got the recipe (and tweaked it a bit) from a book I got from the UK (Durden Park Circle), called "Old British Beers" and we brewed it according to their way of brewing it (3 1/2 hr mash, 90 min boil) and it takes 3 months to mature, so after the primary, secondary, and bottling we won't get a drink of it until about mid/end of December or so :( :(

Whad'ya'think? Was that a stupid idea, or was it a good idea?

We're going to go to the big city this weekend instead of last week, and we'll avoid the crowds and the drunks on the road B)
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1 year 10 months ago #2219 by Gash
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Excellent idea! My wife has no interest in the brewing process, although she does drink it..... :D
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1 year 6 months ago #2284 by MTbottle
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Just thought I'd answer back, since it probably looks like I've ignored you .... I bought a larger solid state hard drive, and transferred everything on to a remote drive. Bad idea, for this computer illiterate! I haven't figured out how to transfer it all back onto the new drive, therefore I lost all of my bookmarks, passwords, etc.. I was just able to log on now because I tried out one of my old passwords that I never use any more, and Viola! it worked!!
Thanks for the comeback ..... my wife is just the opposite - she doesn't mind the 'cooking' part of brewing, she just hates drinking the beer, but that's fine with me, since I have more of the finished product for myself! That may sound selfish, but I figure I'm doing her a favor, by not having to drink that dark, nasty-tasting, foul-smelling, liquid! Works for me, anyway! The artist who was going to design my label flaked out on me, and as an artist I make a really good logger or ditchdigger (I can't draw a straight line, much less figure out how to use a computer app for designing a label), so the label didn't happen. The end result of the beer was great, and I only made a 2 gallon batch, so next time I will be making a 5 gallon batch.

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1 year 6 months ago #2285 by Gash
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That's great to hear. Thanks for the reply Sounds like a great recipe! Cheers mate!

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Gash - Sat 14 Jul - 21:42

ah well, seems Ive answered on one and Finroo on the other, no dramas, all good!

Cherry1's Avatar Cherry1 - Sat 14 Jul - 16:16

Managed to double post a topic, can you delete the second one Gash?Cheers Chris

bradobrew - Wed 20 Jun - 20:42

Thanks for the help gash. bradobeer, bradobrew its almost the same haha

Gash - Mon 18 Jun - 18:09

Sorry mate, missed this message! Hope everything is ok! Cheers

Finnroo - Tue 12 Jun - 17:32

Finn roo here, im g oing to take a monthoff social media because of my health issues.Cellar dweller is something i have come to enjoy just putting my 2 bobs worth in and enjoying it. Cheers Gash and thank you so much for everything see you in 4 weeks

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