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Any home brewers out there?

So besides adventure touring and track days, I also do a little home brewing. I usually lean more towards the stouts and ales, but I'll never turn down a good beer and I'm always looking for a good cold weather brew. Anybody out there home brew? And if you do, do you have any recipes you'd like to share?

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I was a pretty enthusiastic home brewer for some years but have been settling for the ever-increasing range of excellent microbrews for a while.

One year when I was brewing I took a six pack to a customer's Christmas party for vendors. I offered one of my beers to another of the vendors who said he'd never had a homebrew. I poured it for him and briefly explained the brewing process. He tried it and said it was the best beer he'd ever had, where could he buy some? I reiterated that I had made it myself and it wasn't for sale and besides the one remaining six pack was set aside for my upcoming trip to Florida. He pulled out a hundred dollar bill and assured me that he REALLY wanted to buy it, so I said OK, sold to the computer vendor for $100. I drove home (only 2 miles), grabbed the last six, and returned with an IPA brewed with oak chips to simulate the oak casks used to ship original IPAs to India. That hundred bucks bought a whole bunch of good beer for trip to Florida.


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So besides adventure touring and track days, I also do a little home brewing. I usually lean more towards the stouts and ales, but I'll never turn down a good beer and I'm always looking for a good cold weather brew. Anybody out there home brew? And if you do, do you have any recipes you'd like to share?
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I was a pretty enthusiastic home brewer for some years but have been settling for the ever-increasing range of excellent microbrews for a while.

One year when I was brewing I took a six pack to a customer's Christmas party for vendors. I offered one of my beers to another of the vendors who said he'd never had a home brew. I poured it for him and briefly explained the brewing process. He tried it and said it was the best beer he'd ever had, where could he buy some? I reiterated that I had made it myself and it wasn't for sale and besides the one remaining six pack was set aside for my upcoming trip to Florida. He pulled out a hundred dollar bill and assured me that he REALLY wanted to buy it, so I said OK, sold to the computer vendor for $100. I drove home (only 2 miles), grabbed the last six, and returned with an IPA brewed with oak chips to simulate the oak casks used to ship original IPAs to India. That hundred bucks bought a whole bunch of good beer for trip to Florida.
While I don't have the recipe I could easily get it(I think!). The wife and I have been kegging our Nova Scotia Ale for almost 2 yrs. now. It's close to an IPA, but only 104.00 for 50 litres compared to about 120.00 somethin' for the IPA. The IPA takes 3 wks. the N.S.A. only 2.

We don't like drinkin' store bought anymore and sorta dread the draft at the bars or Legion we occasion.(less now) Bars are notorious for improper cleaning of beer lines and pitchers/glasses.

Yes! We are draft snobs! Nothing comes close to our beloved N.S.A. We are not connoisseurs but we like the brew, not sure if it's a "winter" Ale but it's good for every season for us!

Heading down tomorrow for a fresh keg...I'll grab the recipe if they will allow it, if you like? It's light and a little on the bitter side, but very fragrant and fresh....Close to the I.P.A. CHEERS...It's beer time!

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He pulled out a hundred dollar bill and assured me that he REALLY wanted to buy it, so I said OK, sold to the computer vendor for $100. I drove home (only 2 miles), grabbed the last six, and returned with an IPA brewed with oak chips to simulate the oak casks used to ship original IPAs to India. That hundred bucks bought a whole bunch of good beer for trip to Florida.
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Haven't brewed for years, but my fave was an India Pale Ale I bought "kits" to make. I made a fermentation chamber so that my ferments were done at a constant 25C, as well as my secondary after bottling. Then I stuck it into my basement and let it age 3 months before any 'tippling'. It was GOOD!

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