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Postby dartedplus » Thu Apr 11, 2002 1:17 pm

My wife finally had the baby. Zachary Alexander, in about 21 years, will be a new addition to our little brewing club. Hopefully I'll be able to make a master brewer out of him! On another note, I entered my first competition, but unfortunately didnt do well because I entered my black forest stout into the wrong category. I put it in as a sweet stout instead of a fruit beer so it scored poorly. But !@#$ if it isnt a tastee beer. Oh well, next time I will enter a beer that is definitely within its style.
My wheat/barley wine has finished fermenting, now I just have to bottle it and wait for about 2 years before I try it. Everyone have a great day.
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21 years is too long to wait

Postby Push Eject » Thu Apr 11, 2002 1:40 pm

Ed, Congrats!!!

I was born in Northern Germany and partially raised in Southern Germany -- there's no waiting until 21 there. Just a thought. Plane tickets are cheap now too. Why not take the little tyke over for his 6 month birthday and teach him early the joys of a good keg or two?

Sorry to hear about your mis-styled beer. If it makes you feel any better I did that last year too... with EIGHT entries.

Yeah, I'm a moron.

Finally, as for waiting two years to try your barleywine -- don't! What if it peaks at 9 months? Try it now and then, man!

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Wie gehts

Postby andytv » Thu Apr 11, 2002 7:03 pm

Congrats !!! I'm expecting my first in June. Funny... I was born in Germany too (southern Germany) and remember enjoying beer as early as age 6. I still have several contacts in Bavaria who send me beers on occasion, like Czechvar (the beer formerly known as Budvar).

Ed....Please lemme know how brewing & babysitting jive... I'll be in charge of the rugrat on Saturdays, which mean she'll be exposed to homebrewing from day one!


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Postby mickeymac » Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:03 pm

My five-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son are fascinated by the brewing equipment. Plus the boy absolutely loves a drink of beer. However, young kids in the house definitely make homebrewing a challenge. I wind up doing all of my work after they're in bed for the night. It makes for some late nights/early mornings. Have fun with your son and keep your hands off that barley wine for a while.
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Way to go, Idaho!

Postby BillyBock » Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:12 pm

Congrats, Ed! In case you didn't know, the subject line came from Toy Story--I'm sure you'll get to watch that soon enough (over and over and over) :-) I've got 4 kids myself (and the gray hairs to go with it). Are you planning on having any more?
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Thank you

Postby dartedplus » Fri Apr 12, 2002 12:15 pm

Thank you. Sorry to hear about the beers, that kinda stinks. I scored a 17 on mine( out of 50)
I'm sure the little Z man will be trying some before the ripe old age of 21 or maybe 2.1.
I will wait at least a year I think on the b wine, I tried one that another guy made that was 5 years old. Talk about FINE!!! Thanks again.
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Postby Freon12 » Fri Apr 12, 2002 2:35 pm

Where did I put those blue cigars?
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Good luck

Postby Fraoch » Sat Apr 13, 2002 3:41 am

Good luck to you and your wife Ed, we have a 9 month boy called Jimmy who is alot of fun!You may find that youll have to upsize your system as time is very precious now, I get a day a month when my wife takes him out to give me space and time to brew 10 gals. I run around like a maniac mashing etc, by time they come back i'm ready to pitch the yeast. Best of luck to your family.
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