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Creeps McLane

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Sometimes i just like to drink beer and plan projects... this is my idea of a solid S   
    Ive been busted with lotion in pics before. This however is sun tan lotion. 
     
    This is a pergola which hops will grow on. We have zero trees in our yard so we need shelter from the sun. This is a small one, a practice one for possibly a bigger one later
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Bonsai & Brew in And where the hell have you been sir???   
    Hope Hoppy did not go to jail.
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MiniYoda in @MiniYoda what do you brew? 2 gallon batches? 5 gallon batches? All extract? Partial   
    So.... forgive me for prying but why do you have to shut down? Theres yeasts and styles that ferment above 65. My saison is at a steady 75 right now. Cant you just make a pale ale and throw some saison yeast in it? If it gets hot, great! If it stays pretty cool, great! Wheats, wits, and pretty much any belgian beer ferments warm. Brewing based on the season is half the fun. 
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    Creeps McLane reacted to MiniYoda in @MiniYoda what do you brew? 2 gallon batches? 5 gallon batches? All extract? Partial   
    I might brew a few, and I appreciate your advise on the saison.  There are a lot of things going on in my world right now.  The divorce, helping my landlord rebuild apartments, and a couple of other hobbies.  trying to keep the apartment around 68 will be expensive, and while I have plenty of ice bottles, it becomes a time event trying to keep the kegs chilled.  Also, I haven't had a free weekend in months, due to bottle two kegs on Friday and brew on Saturday.  I'd like to visit some local brewing restaurants and meet the brew meisters, do some studying on brewing techniques, and just enjoy the summer.  Again, I might brew a batch or two to keep the skills up, but I won't keep up the pace that I've been doing over the past fall/winter.  Thanks for the messages, and never think you are prying.  You are just chatting with me at the bar.  Cheers.
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    Creeps McLane reacted to BDawg62 in https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/beer/ct-beer-hotel-col   
    Just down the road from my work.  Clear across town from home though.  It is still like a 3 hour wait on the weekends to get a table.  I am going to wait for it to settle down before I go.  A lot of other breweries to explore here.
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    Creeps McLane reacted to AnthonyC in Havent heard from you in 12 hours... you ok... i hope you're at least spending some q   
    ...and that goes for you too, Creepy!  Thanks for lookin out!!!!  ????
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    Creeps McLane reacted to AnthonyC in Hey   
    I think I did.  I ended up doing shots with my depressed brother b/c his gf dumped him an hour before the game.  Now I feel like I was hit by a dump truck...  and I have to wrk.  Womp wommmmp!  
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from HoppySmile! in I was watching an episode of brew t.v. on youtube, a series by northern brewer. they   
    We brewed a 10 gallon recipe with 19 oz of hops and I thought that was freaking insane... My buddy just brewed a double IPA.  I know that had a crap ton of hops too.  Ill have to let you know how much exactly
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    Creeps McLane reacted to AnthonyC in I was watching an episode of brew t.v. on youtube, a series by northern brewer. they   
    That sounds great!  Hoppy was telling me about a 5 gallon recipe with 2x the grain bill & 22oz of hops!  Unfortunately for me, my brewing season is coming to an end due to warm weather.  Whatever is in the pails now is about it until October.  It kinda sucks because I had my eye on an ipa that used exclusively tropical hops from New Zealand.
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    Creeps McLane reacted to AnthonyC in Got lost today and happened to end up on my LHBS door step... Who knew it was right n   
    Glad you guys had a great day!  Crazy what a little time with the kid will do.  Mine had a lacrosse game...  2hrs long, rainy, cold...  wouldn't miss it for the world!  
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    Creeps McLane reacted to HoppySmile! in northern brewer has their 3 all grain kits for 19.99 each sale for 48 hrs, I bought t   
    yeah I got the caribou and kolsch a.g. from last time. also got a extract kolsch brewing now from n. brewer. will try really hard to hide sum kolsch to compare to the a.g. kolsch
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    Creeps McLane reacted to bpgreen in where have you been? Do you not love us? Ive been missing you...   
    I don't think this forum is a good fit for me. The last time I bought any Mr Beer products was in 2010, so I've never used any of the current offerings. And I've also never used the yeast that is being shipped now, so I'm not familiar with its characteristics. 
     
    There are other things here that don't fit, as well. I still lurk, but probably won't post.
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Bighead beer in where have you been? Do you not love us? Ive been missing you...   
    Mad busy at home and work,going to new Jersey to watch my granddaughter dance in competition today, prolly be on tomorrow 
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    Creeps McLane reacted to HoppySmile! in Can we see some more scandalous turtle pics?????   
    LOL! man my smart phone isn't so smart anymore, it's 6 years old and all the apps are outdated, so now I can't use it to send pics to my laptop, unless I probably use a cloud. i'm not a teckky guy at all. so the turtle porn is on hold after I get the contracts negotiated between parties, and a new phone
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    Creeps McLane reacted to youdontknowme311 in Ive had a few, so let me just ask. 311 the band? I grew up listening to that stuff. M   
    Haha Yep 311 is my favorite band. Transistor is what you're thinking of... great record but the blue album is my all time favorite.
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