I knew there had a be a homebrew portion to a "Smoking" forum!

Discussion in 'Beer & Ale' started by spoiledrotten, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Home brew is another hobby I have and love. It's like smoking meat; the process is interesting, but the results are more than satisfying!

    I don't like any beer, but I love my homemade wine, and keep some fermenting all the time for the wife, family and friends.
     
  2. [​IMG]. Nice to have more folks that ferment stuff here.
     
  3. Nice looking bottle of wine. Is that from grapes or a kit?
     
  4. It's from grapes. I purchased the steam juicer (best $100 I ever spent) and go from there with different kinds of fruits, or buy juice from the super market and make it from that. I haven't done a kit yet.
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome and that is some good looking wine you have there...I have made alot of wine in my day but have slowed down some now...I have some going now that has been in the carboy for 4 years. I make mostly fruit wines and have made lots from the juice sold that the Gro. store...
     
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Mind telling me what brane name your steam juicer is ? Thanks
     
  7. This is it, Roller.
     

     
  8. This is it, Roller. I got it from Amazon.com.

    "Back to Basics N12 Stainless Steel Juicer/Cooker Set"


    I'm still wondering how long before I can post a link for something without the admin holding my posts. :(
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  9. 2salty

    2salty Fire Starter

    Welcome from another homebrewer.  I started in 1996.  Wonderful ingredients here in Austin.

    This is going to be fun!  I'm looking forward to caculating the number of homebrews needed to cold smoke bacon.

    Made fig, muscadine, and pear wines this past summer.
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Oh boy, now I have to learn how to make wine too. It would save me a ton of money, because Judy does like her wine!
     
  11. Al, it's a very interesting and fun hobby. What other hobby, beside cooking, allows and almost demands that you sample the product all through the process? The outcome of wine making is limited only by your imagination. The possibilities are endless. You can make wine out of almost anything and the savings by making it yourself are wonderful. My wife and I like my homemade wine more than any of the store bought wine we've had. One reason is that it's made to our own specifications and tastes.
     
  12. 2salty

    2salty Fire Starter

    Watching the CO2 bubbles in the airlock is a lot like watching the smoker!  It's easier to walk away from the fermenter for a day or two, tho.
     
     
  13. I know what you mean. I remember getting up in the middle of the night, going in the mud room to watch the bubbles. I've gotten more patient as time goes by, but it was funny when I'd get back in bed, the wife knew where I'd been and would ask how the bubbles are doing. Like the bug zapper and beer being listed as quality entertainment for a redneck. :)
     
  14. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Do you guys have any noob recommended reading /websites/books.  I sure would like to learn this craft. 
     
  15. 2salty

    2salty Fire Starter

    try looking at this site - www.austinhomebrew.com   I know they sell plenty books and magazines; they are my local supplier and a great mail-order business.  You might also try visiting a Half Priced Books store for literature on the subject.  I'm guessing that some folks have made YouTube videos on the process also.

    SpoiledRotten would probably agree - if you can cook, you can make beer.  I was a little nervous until I found out for myself that it wasn't any harder than making gumbo.  One (important) similarity between brewing and handling meats is cleanliness.  Sanitization is rule #1. 
     
  16. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

  17. The winemaking forum I frequent is:

    http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/

    That site to wine is like this one to smoking meat. You'll always get a friendly, helpful answers from that group of people. BTW, I'm SpoiledRotten on that forum too. Recipes for any kind of wine you could "possible" imagine.
     
  18. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks so much!   I will definitely check the site out.
     
     

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