Anyone Here Brew Beer?

Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: Millworker On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:51 pm

Any homebrewers in the coal burning crowd?

I'm always looking for new recipes so if you have something special post it up. I'm looking for all grain recipes, but feel free to post whatever you've got. If you are looking for a particular recipe I may have something, just give me a shout.

:beer:
Millworker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Startford
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Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:03 am

Not yet but I'm gearing up. i have a friend who has been brewing for years and makes some really good beer. He wants a coal stove for his shop but knows nothing about them. we struck a deal that I would help him find a good used coal stove and help him install it and he will teach me everything he knows about brewing beer. If you give a man beer, he will be drunk for a night. If you teach a man to brew beer, he can be drunk every night. 8-)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
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Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: GRinRI On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:29 am

I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said,
Beer is god's way of telling us he loves us and wants us to be happy. :D

Good one Ben! :cheers:
GRinRI
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93


Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: Millworker On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:09 pm

coalkirk wrote:Not yet but I'm gearing up. i have a friend who has been brewing for years and makes some really good beer. He wants a coal stove for his shop but knows nothing about them. we struck a deal that I would help him find a good used coal stove and help him install it and he will teach me everything he knows about brewing beer. If you give a man beer, he will be drunk for a night. If you teach a man to brew beer, he can be drunk every night. 8-)


It's amazing how coal burning technique is such a valuable bartering asset. Just goes to show how involved the process is. Seems easy once you have figured it all out, but I still remember those unhappy days when I didn't :sick:
Millworker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Startford
Stove/Furnace Model: SC100

Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:25 pm

Last summer I brewed my first home brews with a friend. He used to brew alot but got away from it once his kids came along. This caused him to give up homebrewing until I just kept asking him and we finally got some of the kits to get things going. He has converted a 1/2 keg into his boiling pot, wehich works great using a turkey dryer propane heater.

We made a nice bown ale and also a pale ale as well. I'd like to make some more once the weather breaks and we can hang out on his deck, smoke cigars and drink beer while making more beer to drink later!
UpStateMike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Elmira Oval (in house)
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Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:46 pm

I used to have 5 cornelius kegs on tap all the time with my personal homebrews. I made a LOT of beer...just about brewpub in the basement status. As with many things I do...I went big, got bored and sold it all off to chase yet another dream...or shiny thing.

Just sold my wort chiller to someone in Harveys Lake PA...got a few things left if anyone is interested.
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Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:54 pm

av8er list what you got.

We used the cornelius kegs and because he has a kegador he just put his half of the beers into old soda fountain containers, which work great for beer.

I don't mind the bottled method myself. Makes it more transportable.
UpStateMike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Elmira Oval (in house)
Stove/Furnace Model: Round Oak d-18 (workshop)

Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: Millworker On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:41 pm

UpStateMike wrote: I'd like to make some more once the weather breaks and we can hang out on his deck, smoke cigars and drink beer while making more beer to drink later!


I hear that. I am getting the itch and we aren't even through January. I keep looking for a nice (40s) weekend where I can get outside and brew a batch. We still have the porter and hard cider on tap, but I am afraid to lift the kegs to see how light they are :mad:

As soon as the weather turns I am brewing 40 gallons (10gal of 4 different brews). That should get us through half the summer :P
Millworker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Startford
Stove/Furnace Model: SC100

Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:35 pm

I had a blast learning the ropes of brewing. It's pretty simple overall if you have someone to teach you and they have the proper equipment. We'd like to get it gong to the point where we are brewing a batch and while that ones going, we're bottling the previous batch and getting the containers ready to go for the new one. We'll see how that pans out.
UpStateMike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Elmira Oval (in house)
Stove/Furnace Model: Round Oak d-18 (workshop)

Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: offcoursey On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:31 am

Wow... this is an older post!
I just thought I would search home brewing because there is ALWAYS something about everything on the forum. I did extract brewing in the past. I just made my first all-grain batch. Anyone have recipes they want to share? Just making five gallon batches on the cheap. Any style is the kind I like!..
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:38 am

I don't know how to brew beer, but I'd be happy to sample whatever you brew. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:10 pm

Beer is easy, but maybe not for the guys cooking up their own wort. I make mostly wine, my brother is the beer guy.

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
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Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:23 pm

I used to do all grain, but I haven't made a batch in nearly 12 years now.
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Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:42 pm

As mighty rivers from small streams flow, so do great sots from moderate drinkers grow. :drunk: That is something I read off an old temperance movement poster that was framed in a drinking establishment. That being said I seem to be missing a few million brain cells. :roll:
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Re: Anyone Here Brew Beer?

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:24 am

My brother does quite a bit of home brew...

I just make the handles for his taps on my lathe (if anyone is interested)...here's a couple from Red Heart wood. :)
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