Home made (beer) porn

Discussion in 'Brewing & Beer Knowledge' started by nanobrew, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. nanobrew

    nanobrew

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    Why can just the professionals have all the fun? Why can't there be a place for us to show off our home made talents.

    Post pictures of finished beer pours, fermenting beer, brewing process, equipment, and recent projects.
     
  2. mixed_master7

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    I opened this thread expecting something totally different.

    My feels are all over the place.
     
  3. nanobrew

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    I will start this off with a nice grainy basement picture

    here are my sours:

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    Bottom left: Lambic - brewed solely on a starter made from Canitllon Iris yeast
    Middle bottom: Brett Pale ale (made with Orval and Sanctification dregs), will be getting 9 lbs of Masumoto Peaches
    Right: Berliner Weiss with 6lbs of Masumoto Nectarines
    Top Left (small gallon growler): Soured Saison with 2lbs apricots
    Top Right: Berliner Weiss (same batch as other BW) with 2lbs of Guava from a friend's tree (will add more), 1.5lbs of Passion Fruit (will add more), and 3lbs of Mangos
     
  4. SmarterThanTheAvgBear

    SmarterThanTheAvgBear

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    ISO
     
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  5. bitterbug

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    I'll play. Here is my Pale Ale batch 2 going into the fermenter from last Sunday.

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  6. yeahnatenelson

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    Exposed pellicle: NSFW. Reported.
     
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  7. stakem

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    Ever over-fruit a beer so bad that it stains the head like this?

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  8. dimensionx

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    If you aren't over-doing it, then you aren't trying hard enough!
     
  9. Snarf

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    Overfruit? I'm not sure I understand. I've over rhubarbed, but never overfruited.
     
  10. Adam Jackson

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    Fermenting: (5 of these are sours, have brewed 2 more beers since this was taken in August)
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    On Tap:
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  11. marqoid

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    All three the same basic lambic recipe, each with different souring bugs. All are 2-3 years old, will be bending in next month or so.
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  12. bitterbug

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    So my bothers hobby is woodworking. Here is a picture of me while he teaches me how to make my own mash paddle. The next day I ran him thorough a brew session. It was a great weekend.

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  13. nanobrew

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    that is awesome. I made my own mash paddle, but took a cheap and easy route. I took a pizza peel, cut down the sides then cut a design out.

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  14. bitterbug

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    Here are two tap handles he made for my wife and I as wedding gifts. If you turn them they change initals.

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  15. ShawDeuce22

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    DEM LOONZ/3F

    HHHHHHNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG
     
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  16. StarRaptor

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    The other day I decided to see how my sours had been doing
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    Halvtreds, two in the middle are from Split Batch Sour Red and the one on the end is Petite Framboise d'Ete

    Halvtreds is 18 months old sour lager with nectarines and peaches. I'll probably keg it this weekend to test it at temperature and carbonation but it might get a fresh addition on fruit.

    Both split batches could also be packaged but I want to brew a beer to go on top of the yeast/bug cake
     
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  17. Snarf

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    No reason not to save the trub in a jar to repitch. Even with wild beers, adding fresh wort to all the crap in the bottom is way overpitching.
     
  18. JulianB

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    Wow this thread is already hhhhhnnnnngggggg as fuck.

    Here's some contributions:

    1. Mashing/pasteurizing blueberries (what a delicious smell that creates), then racking a saison over them:

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    2. The army of homebrews fermenting away in my buddy John's garage bathroom:

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    3. Few brewing sights are as pretty as a beautiful swirl on a stout just before boiling:

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    4. Some of my brewing friends still fly sparge. I don't judge them too harshly. ;)

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    5. Our usual brewing area:

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    6. Chickens are a common visitor to our brew days:

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  19. StarRaptor

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  20. bitterbug

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    Looks like lots of fun. Great pictures!!
     
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