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Bit the Bullet

Unread postby HopSong » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:52 pm

Well, after long deliberation, I bit the bullet and placed an order with Thorsten for the 20L BM. He has the equipment shipped directly from Germany to my door. Along with the BM, I ordered the thermal blanket, chiller, 10L malt pipe and the hood. Sheesh.. I never believed I'd spend this much money to brew beer.

Now the L o o o n g wait for the order to be filled, shipped..and the l o o o n g trip from Germany to California.

Thanks to Nesto for allowing me to visit him last Sunday for a brew session.. T'was eye opening.

Bill
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby Nesto » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:53 pm

I think you're gonna like it Bill! One more brewing connection thanks to Niels. Great to have you over to the brew house (aka my garage) Bill.
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby niels » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:27 pm

Coolness! You'll not regret it.

Attending a Braumeister brewing session can be bad for your funds ;)

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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby HopSong » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Speidel/Braumeister as well as Blichmann are bad for my wallet. Thorsten said it will be anywhere from 3-6 weeks before the eqpt arrives.. argghhh. He has seen it arrive within 3 weeks.. but, Fed-Ex and customs can delay that timing..
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby Dicko » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:26 am

niels wrote:Coolness! You'll not regret it.

Attending a Braumeister brewing session can be bad for your funds ;)

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:lol: :lol:

I had four brewers come to my place to see how the Braumeister worked and three of them went out and bought one. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby dinnerstick » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:10 am

you guys should consider filling in the 'location' tab on your profile so we can see where you are! i assume patagonia or falklands if it's taking 6 weeks??
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby Lylo » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:52 pm

I am glad we were finally able to sway you Bill! Welcome fellow Canuck.
I wasn't planning on going for a run today but those cops came from nowhere!
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby HopSong » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:54 pm

Yah, I guess I should. Lylo.. I'm from CA.. as in Calif :D Greatest wine country in the world.. Sonoma County..
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby dinnerstick » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:03 pm

wine shmine, what about russian river!? have been to sonoma and enjoyed the wines as bit as delicious as that other valley
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby HopSong » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:44 pm

Exactly, Dinnerstick.. that OTHER valley is where i live at the convergence of three different wine regions (Russian River appalachian which is mostly Pinot; Dry Creek appalachian which is heavy on Zinfandel and Cabernet; Alexander Valley appelachian which is a good combo of more great reds) . In fact, the river, the Russian River is less than a mile as the crow flies in my back yard. Nothing but trees and a hill between us. Unless you are talking about Russian River Brewing.. that's about 12 miles down the highway.. Mighty fine beer. But, yes, amidst all these world famous wines, we have a few most excellent breweries in the county. Lagunitas, 101, Russian River, Fogbelt (where I volunteer), St. Florians, Bear Republic (in my hometown) More are starting as time goes on. Have a friend who is supposed to open a brewery in October.. once all the permits go out.

The old saying is true. "It takes a LOT of good beer to make good wine"
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby Lylo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:54 pm

HbgBill wrote:Yah, I guess I should. Lylo.. I'm from CA.. as in Calif :D Greatest wine country in the world.. Sonoma County..

Sorry Bill, I was/am confused. Also sorry that you have to live in Ca. At least you should be well tanned when you slide into the Pacific!! Ha!
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Unread postby HopSong » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:33 pm

Well.. now that I ordered my BM.. I'm overanxious.. I keep checking my email to see if Thorsten has a date. 3,4,5 6 weeks out is a L-O-N-G time.
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