November 28, 2008 at 3:09 pm 2 comments

Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday for years… after all, when can you over eat at dinner, wait a few minutes and then eat all the pie you can cram in? But this one is going to be in the memory banks for a long long time!
My youngest son made it home for the first Thanksgiving dinner with us for 3 years, the last 2 t-days he was in Iraq, and I don’t remember where he was before that, but training I think. Anyway, to have him and his family here really made my day. His daughter ‘Bella being here meant that all 5 grandkids were in my house at one time…which I think was the first time that had ever happened. He,Jenny and ‘Bella will me leaving on Monday,headed for his new duty station in Maryland. Only 7 or 8 hours away…I think we’ll be making the trip fairly often.
Speaking of grandkids, it’s so fun to watch them grow and develop. They range in age from 3 and a half to 5 months,so there’s one in every stage of early development so it’s something new every time I see them.
The Snowy Mountain APA went over very well… it was by far the most popular beer yesterday with Corona being in second place. You can tell by the picture there was a lot of choice too. There was one bottle that died a tragic death… I hit the fridge door with my leg, knocking the shelf off and allowing several bottles to fall. One broke… a Honey Brown that I was hoping to try soon,and the only one I had.

Only question about yesterday…two of the people who drank beer had the runs all night… I have heard of yeast in homebrew causing that in some people,but I hope that wasn’t the cause here.


Entry filed under: Homebrew Stuff & Notes.

Ahhhh.. this might be too easy! Super cheap grain mill

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rockwatching  |  November 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Often thought about home brewing – just concerned my kid will drink it all.

  • 2. mjb  |  February 2, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Many people can have an adverse reaction to the live yeast in homebrews and unpasteurized microbrews. It is usually an issue of acclimation; their digestive system is not ready to host the new guests! I find that the second round effects are minimal. By the third round (this is over a period of several days) there is no more problem.

    Two big hurdles however. Most people WON’T ever give it a second try. AND… since people vary and so do the different strains of yeast, it can happen again. Hard to expect someone to go through the discomfort unless they really love the brew 😉


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