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Crossposted to homebrewing...

My housemate lacks all sense of situational awareness, and while in most cases this has little effect on me, recently it has caused me pain.

A couple of weeks ago, I brewed a Belgian tripel and set it to work in our pantry. This was all well and good until I came home one particularly sunny afternoon to find the pantry door swung wide open. Hoping for the best, I shut the door and blocked it with some empty bottles. The next day, also a peculiarly sunny one, I came home to find that the bottles had been kicked aside and the door swung wide open again.

I left him a note that said that if the beer was lightstruck, I would lose my shyte.

I finally got around to racking the beer on Tuesday. It smells great, with something of a citrusy-apple going on, but it tastes like pennies.

The three things I've learned since I started doing this are: 1) 'splodey bottles are a drag; 2) while cheese is often quite good with beer, under no circumstances should beer smell like cheese; and 3) skunked beer tastes like pennies.
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: March 10th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I am punching him in the soul from 3000 miles away.

komos From: komos Date: March 10th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You always did have Amazing Mental Powers.
jenarael From: jenarael Date: March 10th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
This is why one should have an underground lair for brewing. Kudos to Komos, so to speak, for having the patience. I've never had private brew in the US.

Pennies? Ew.

Yeah, ew.
komos From: komos Date: March 10th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


With three furnaces going, the underground lair is less than suitable for fermenting during the winter. Once summer hits, I'm planning on talking to the powers that be to see if I can't get some small corner to work in.

The process is surprisingly easy, and the results are very satisfying. Brewing has also been an excuse to be social, so on the whole it's been very good.

I agree with the Ew. It's funny that when I say "tastes like pennies," everyone knows what I'm talking about.
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