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(Homebrewers Association)   Today marks the first day that homebrewing has been legal in all 50 states since before Prohibition   (homebrewersassociation.org) divider line 60
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2013-07-01 11:28:50 PM  
I'll drink to that.

/It's Canada Day, at this point I'd drink to global thermonuclear destruction or Justin Bieber. Wheeeee!
 
2013-07-02 12:19:59 AM  
Cool.
 
2013-07-02 12:30:57 AM  
I'll drink to that!
 
2013-07-02 01:03:26 AM  
Thanks Obama.  Amidoinitrite?
 
2013-07-02 01:30:35 AM  
Also, I cannot believe that it took this long.
 
2013-07-02 02:35:22 AM  
I'll crack a hand-made IPA to that.
 
2013-07-02 05:02:45 AM  
Good. It's an enjoyable and rewarding hobby. It's always reassuring to see CO2 bubble through the airlock and know my little yeasts are doing their duty for the greater good.
 
2013-07-02 05:40:13 AM  
Cannabis legality not far behind at: 2
 
2013-07-02 05:47:03 AM  
What about the other seven, subby?
 
2013-07-02 05:53:25 AM  

quatchi: I'll drink to that.

/It's Canada Day, at this point I'd drink to global thermonuclear destruction or Justin Bieber. Wheeeee!


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/fist.angry god.underage robin sparkles.yes please.
 
2013-07-02 06:45:31 AM  
Everyone can buy overpriced clone recipe kits and make off-tasting malt extract beer in their kitchen? Just don't ask me to drink it anymore, OK?
 
2013-07-02 07:21:57 AM  

assjuice: Everyone can buy overpriced clone recipe kits and make off-tasting malt extract beer in their kitchen? Just don't ask me to drink it anymore, OK?


Plus, it's cheaper to buy it.
 
2013-07-02 07:27:14 AM  
1. There weren't 50 states before prohibition.
2. Kansas, for one, was completely dry even before prohibition.
3. Today marks the first day that homebrewing has been legal in all 50 states since before Prohibition
 
2013-07-02 07:44:37 AM  
Can we homebrew beer? Jimmy Carter says, "yes."
 
2013-07-02 07:59:32 AM  
Were there actually police forces who allocated time and money to stopping homebrewing up until today? That's pretty sad.
 
2013-07-02 08:02:51 AM  
Yet I live in a place where I can't walk to a liquor store and buy a bottle of booze.
 
2013-07-02 08:06:05 AM  
"We going to brew on, we're going to drink. Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!"

whydidieatthis.com

\Okay, two days early, but still.
 
2013-07-02 08:12:31 AM  

A Terrible Human: Yet I live in a place where I can't walk to a liquor store and buy a bottle of booze.


Blue Laws are about inconvenience.  Sure, a person could stock-up and have as much booze as they want readily available, but the nagging Nancies want to make sure that if you aren't committed to being a pro alcoholic, you have to jump through hoops to mix a cocktail.

Hey, I just figured out why AA calls them "Sponsors"!
 
2013-07-02 08:15:32 AM  

Virtuoso80: Were there actually police forces who allocated time and money to stopping homebrewing up until today? That's pretty sad.


Well, I don't know if I'd go that far. I heard that there was a homebrewing shop in Alabama that got shut down because they were selling homebrew supplies and equipment. That's the only thing I ever heard of, though.
 
2013-07-02 08:29:55 AM  
Too early for a beer.
 
2013-07-02 08:32:53 AM  
I'll have to crack open a nice home-brewed bourbon-vanilla porter this evening as a show of solidarity with my fellow zymurgy enthusiasts!

/Or 2
//Or 3
 
2013-07-02 08:34:04 AM  
OOOh, homebrew thread.

Beerporn time. I'll start

lh3.googleusercontent.comlh6.googleusercontent.com

That's my keezer.  From right to left, I've a (fairly badly burnt) Rye Pale, an English Bitter that ended up closer to a brown ale (Midwest sent me the wrong grain), Denny's Wry Smile (great recipe), and Sweetwater's IPA.

I've spent too much money on my hardware at this point.  Still not even doing all-grain.  But damn it, I have beer on tap at my house!
 
2013-07-02 08:38:48 AM  

Kuroshin: A Terrible Human: Yet I live in a place where I can't walk to a liquor store and buy a bottle of booze.

Blue Laws are about inconvenience.  Sure, a person could stock-up and have as much booze as they want readily available, but the nagging Nancies want to make sure that if you aren't committed to being a pro alcoholic, you have to jump through hoops to mix a cocktail.

Hey, I just figured out why AA calls them "Sponsors"!


I swear it's the damn fundies and the people in the local government/cops getting kickbacks from the bootleggers....at least the last time there was a vote on whether to go wet here. Now it doesn't farking matter since I can go to Corbin,Manchester or Somerset to buy all the liquor I like. Lol all the funds from the alcohol sales would've went to the cops too but nope.
 
2013-07-02 08:51:09 AM  
Good, I would crack a homebrew when I get home tonight but the only thing I have on hand is an imperial pale ale that I screwed up the sugar load for the bottle conditioning.  I think I lose half the bottle when it overfoams.

/kinda wished I had the time this past weekend to get my simple stout bottled.... life gets in the way
 
2013-07-02 08:54:34 AM  
Dammit, Fark. All along I thought homebrewing made me cool. Turns out, just makes me more of a geek.
 
2013-07-02 09:09:25 AM  

Saiga410: Good, I would crack a homebrew when I get home tonight but the only thing I have on hand is an imperial pale ale that I screwed up the sugar load for the bottle conditioning.  I think I lose half the bottle when it overfoams.

/kinda wished I had the time this past weekend to get my simple stout bottled.... life gets in the way


Crap, I know what you mean. I've got so many batches on my "to do" list, but just don't have the time. I'm thinking of quitting my job and abandoning my family.
 
2013-07-02 09:15:35 AM  

Saiga410: Good, I would crack a homebrew when I get home tonight but the only thing I have on hand is an imperial pale ale that I screwed up the sugar load for the bottle conditioning.  I think I lose half the bottle when it overfoams.

/kinda wished I had the time this past weekend to get my simple stout bottled.... life gets in the way


And that's why I bit the bullet and went to kegs.  Sooooooooo much nicer.  If you need some travelling beers, just fill up a growler and go.  Every time I get some extra scratch, I just order a keg with my kit.  I've six kegs now, which is perfect: 4 can fit in the keezer, then the other two are the cleaner and water keg for washing lines.  CO2 fills are dirt cheap.
 
2013-07-02 09:15:42 AM  

Dear Jerk: 1. There weren't 50 states before prohibition.
2. Kansas, for one, was completely dry even before prohibition.
3. Today marks the first day that homebrewing has been legal in all 50 states since before Prohibition


You actually took the time to break it down. I, on the other hand, saw so many issues with a headline with so few words that I had to quickly jump to the thread to calm the uncontrollable twitches.
 
2013-07-02 09:50:19 AM  

KeatingFive: assjuice: Everyone can buy overpriced clone recipe kits and make off-tasting malt extract beer in their kitchen? Just don't ask me to drink it anymore, OK?

Plus, it's cheaper to buy it.


I'd like to know where you shop. I mostly did grain brewing, but made a couple extract batches. I could make 75 bottles for $20.
 
2013-07-02 09:56:27 AM  
Yet you can't legally make your own spirits.


/we'll technically you can if you have a bunch of money to pay for all the special taxes and don't mind the occasional unannounced visits from the FDA and the ATF.
 
2013-07-02 10:05:30 AM  

WhippingBoy: Saiga410: Good, I would crack a homebrew when I get home tonight but the only thing I have on hand is an imperial pale ale that I screwed up the sugar load for the bottle conditioning.  I think I lose half the bottle when it overfoams.

/kinda wished I had the time this past weekend to get my simple stout bottled.... life gets in the way

Crap, I know what you mean. I've got so many batches on my "to do" list, but just don't have the time. I'm thinking of quitting my job and abandoning my family.


You're not the only one to have such thoughts, my friend...

/The wife makes me do my brewing at night after she and the kids are asleep. And, as restitution for my hobby, I have to take ALL the shifts with our 4-month-old that same night!
//Still worth it...
 
2013-07-02 10:11:47 AM  

Where wolf: OOOh, homebrew thread.

Beerporn time. I'll start

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 640x480][lh6.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]

That's my keezer.  From right to left, I've a (fairly badly burnt) Rye Pale, an English Bitter that ended up closer to a brown ale (Midwest sent me the wrong grain), Denny's Wry Smile (great recipe), and Sweetwater's IPA.

I've spent too much money on my hardware at this point.  Still not even doing all-grain.  But damn it, I have beer on tap at my house!



After a couple of batches bottling I'm going to pull the trigger on a big chest freezer and get my keezer setup.  Plus I prefer lagers so I need somewhere to do that when it's not winter.
 
2013-07-02 10:33:10 AM  

quatchi: It's Canada Day, at this point I'd drink to global thermonuclear destruction or  OF Justin Bieber. Wheeeee!


ftfy
Happy Canada day, eh !

/hoser
 
2013-07-02 10:54:24 AM  

nocturnal001: Where wolf: OOOh, homebrew thread.

Beerporn time. I'll start

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 640x480][lh6.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]

That's my keezer.  From right to left, I've a (fairly badly burnt) Rye Pale, an English Bitter that ended up closer to a brown ale (Midwest sent me the wrong grain), Denny's Wry Smile (great recipe), and Sweetwater's IPA.

I've spent too much money on my hardware at this point.  Still not even doing all-grain.  But damn it, I have beer on tap at my house!


After a couple of batches bottling I'm going to pull the trigger on a big chest freezer and get my keezer setup.  Plus I prefer lagers so I need somewhere to do that when it's not winter.


Keep an eye on craigslist daily.  I got my freezer for $100.  It's in full working order, had the key and everything.  I have a mini fridge in the garage that I use for fermenting (with a controller to keep it around 60 degrees), I just need to build a chamber to extend the fridge so I can do more than one batch at a time.
 
2013-07-02 10:55:15 AM  

Where wolf: I've six kegs now, which is perfect: 4 can fit in the keezer, then the other two are the cleaner and water keg for washing lines.


You need to make one of these puppies. They work great for cleaning lines and you don't need a keg for it.

farm6.static.flickr.com

DIY article on how to do it
 
2013-07-02 11:11:12 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Where wolf: I've six kegs now, which is perfect: 4 can fit in the keezer, then the other two are the cleaner and water keg for washing lines.

You need to make one of these puppies. They work great for cleaning lines and you don't need a keg for it.

[farm6.static.flickr.com image 375x500]

DIY article on how to do it


i237.photobucket.com

done and done...
 
2013-07-02 11:12:09 AM  

amyldoanitrite: The wife makes me do my brewing at night after she and the kids are asleep. And, as restitution for my hobby, I have to take ALL the shifts with our 4-month-old that same night!


Hey me too. I built an immersion chiller last two weekends ago, so this past weekend I was able to do a batch on Saturday night and one on Sunday night (since I didn't need to worry about making a bunch of ice for cooling). Now I have an English Pale Ale and  Vienna Malt/Amarillo SMASH Ipa bubbling away in my basement.
 
2013-07-02 11:24:15 AM  
I'm going to bottle my first round of homebrew this weekend, so I'm really getting a kick out of this etc.

/5 gallons is a lot of bottles, even the 550mls I've been saving up
 
2013-07-02 11:55:07 AM  

dennysgod: Yet you can't legally make your own spirits.


/we'll technically you can if you have a bunch of money to pay for all the special taxes and don't mind the occasional unannounced visits from the FDA and the ATF.


Seems reasonable.
 
2013-07-02 12:00:55 PM  
I'm still waiting on my first all-grain batch to finish bottle conditioning, but if the flavor doesn't change much from when I racked it, it should be farking killer. I was going for something similar to Fat Tire but with more pronounced flavor and I think I nailed it. It's got that biscuit-y toasty flavor of Fat Tire, but it's also got a lot more malty sweetness with a bit of a bite at the end. Easily my best batch yet. Next up, Hefeweizen.
 
2013-07-02 12:08:02 PM  

dennysgod: Yet you can't legally make your own spirits.


/we'll technically you can if you have a bunch of money to pay for all the special taxes and don't mind the occasional unannounced visits from the FDA and the ATF.


There is an explosion hazard for spirits.

Plus that whole excise tax on them Link

Distilled Spirits
Proof Gallon *
$13.50 less any credit for wine and flavor content.

* A proof gallon is a gallon of liquid that is 100 proof, or 50% alcohol. The tax is adjusted, depending on the percentage of alcohol of the product.
 
2013-07-02 12:10:03 PM  

Where wolf: OOOh, homebrew thread.

Beerporn time. I'll start

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 640x480][lh6.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]

That's my keezer.  From right to left, I've a (fairly badly burnt) Rye Pale, an English Bitter that ended up closer to a brown ale (Midwest sent me the wrong grain), Denny's Wry Smile (great recipe), and Sweetwater's IPA.

I've spent too much money on my hardware at this point.  Still not even doing all-grain.  But damn it, I have beer on tap at my house!


I currently have a stout bottle conditioning, and need to rack a yarrow beer into secondary tonight.

No room (yet) for taps.
 
2013-07-02 12:30:18 PM  
Anyone on here brew moonshine?
I'm looking to start, but I'm not sure how much to spend on a still.
 
2013-07-02 12:34:11 PM  

mrmyxolodian: Anyone on here brew moonshine?
I'm looking to start, but I'm not sure how much to spend on a still.


...and if you regularly engage in any other Federal crimes, please feel free to admit to them on this public forum.
 
2013-07-02 12:45:03 PM  

buckler: mrmyxolodian: Anyone on here brew moonshine?
I'm looking to start, but I'm not sure how much to spend on a still.

...and if you regularly engage in any other Federal crimes, please feel free to admit to them on this public forum.



Yeah, yeah, yeah. Buying, selling or owning a still are all legal.
 
2013-07-02 01:05:32 PM  

mrmyxolodian: buckler: mrmyxolodian: Anyone on here brew moonshine?
I'm looking to start, but I'm not sure how much to spend on a still.

...and if you regularly engage in any other Federal crimes, please feel free to admit to them on this public forum.


Yeah, yeah, yeah. Buying, selling or owning a still are all legal.


With the caveat of stills are not to be used for the manufacture of distilled spirits.

If you walked into a homebrewing store, they sell everything a person would need, right down to the books, but if you asked them advice on distilling alcohol, they will ask you to leave, as it is illegal.

My local homebrew store has such a disclaimer on the still, books, and specialized yeast they sell.  The still is only for distilling water and essential oils. The books are for entertainment and not instructional use.  The yeast doesn't have one.

The disclaimer also goes on to say you will be asked to leave if you ask for advice on distilling alcohol.

A similar disclaimer is at a multitude of garden centers.  Growing pot medicinally is legal in my state, however if you make it known to the business you are looking to grow pot, they will ask you to leave.

For the record, I do not own a still.

//or grow pot.
 
2013-07-02 01:06:29 PM  

meat0918: mrmyxolodian: buckler: mrmyxolodian: Anyone on here brew moonshine?
I'm looking to start, but I'm not sure how much to spend on a still.

...and if you regularly engage in any other Federal crimes, please feel free to admit to them on this public forum.


Yeah, yeah, yeah. Buying, selling or owning a still are all legal.

With the caveat of stills are not to be used for the manufacture of distilled spirits.

If you walked into a homebrewing store, they sell everything a person would need, right down to the books, but if you asked them advice on distilling alcohol, they will ask you to leave, as it is illegal.

My local homebrew store has such a disclaimer on the still, books, and specialized yeast they sell.  The still is only for distilling water and essential oils. The books are for entertainment and not instructional use.  The yeast doesn't have one beyond the "don't ask for distilling advice".

The disclaimer also goes on to say you will be asked to leave if you ask for advice on distilling alcohol.

A similar disclaimer is at a multitude of garden centers.  Growing pot medicinally is legal in my state, however if you make it known to the business you are looking to grow pot, they will ask you to leave.

For the record, I do not own a still.

//or grow pot.


FTFM.
 
2013-07-02 01:09:06 PM  

meat0918: For the record, I do not own a still.

//or grow pot.


Sure you dont Skippy.  Wink wink, nudge nudge.
 
2013-07-02 01:19:46 PM  

Where wolf: And that's why I bit the bullet and went to kegs. Sooooooooo much nicer.


There are not enough THIS's in the world to fully express how much I agree with this statement. Kegs farking rule! Instead of cleaning 30-50 vessels, you clean 1. Plus, if you rig your fermentor siphon to the liquid-out side of the keg, you can purge the keg and siphon tubing with CO2 before transferring the beer. Nice and clean while minimizing O2 pickup. Flavor stability biatches!

Nice keezer, btw. Very jealous.

and Lando Lincoln, why you gotta go and make me add another thing to my gadgets to build list. The list is too damn long! ...must....build...line...cleaner...
 
2013-07-02 01:25:43 PM  

Buck Henderson: and Lando Lincoln, why you gotta go and make me add another thing to my gadgets to build list. The list is too damn long! ...must....build...line...cleaner...


This is the easiest brewing DIY project ever. It took me maybe two minutes to do this project after getting the parts.
 
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