From the HBD Archive
From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Is homebrew a bargain?
Date: 1989-11-09 15:54:47 GMT

The last batch I made, an all-grain Porter supposedly very much like Anchor
Steam's Porter, cost me $14.26 for the five gallon batch, or about $1.68
per six-pack. Compare that with about $5.00 per six for the Anchor variety.

--Doug

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Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |I can resist anything
Box 1663, MS F-602 | except temptation.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 | ...
(505)667-4569 |Oscar Wilde
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Date: Thu, 9 Nov 89 09:04:47 MST
From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Anchor Christmas Ale

> We were told that distributers who released the ale before Thanksgiving
> would be cut off from thier supply. Our best efforts to learn the
> ingredients or to taste it were quickly thwarted by the staff. The
> question now remains: How did Doug Roberts, in New Mexico of all
> places, get his hands on a bottle? I suppose that if we had been
> really, really sneaky, we could have lifted a bottle or two out of
> the factory second boxes that were sitting on the floor in the
> bottling room. But then it would have been a question of where to
> put the bottles while we tried to make it out of the brewery alive,
> since no one in our group was carrying a purse. So Doug, how did
> you manage to get a bottle of Anchor's 1989 Christmas Ale?

Most interesting! Another note to the mystery: The label on the bottle that I
had stated "Christmas Ale, 1986". Now This certainly wasn't three year old ale
that I was drinking: it was fresh and delicious! The friend who brought the
beer over to my house (three weeks ago) purchased it at a local liquor store
here in Los Alamos, a place not widely known for it's diversity of consumer
goods.

--Doug

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Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |I can resist anything
Box 1663, MS F-602 | except temptation.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 | ...
(505)667-4569 |Oscar Wilde
dzzr@lanl.gov |
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Date: Wed, 8 Nov 89 17:58:00 est
From: Chris Shenton <chris@asylum.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Subject: re: A question of infections

"Lance "Turbo" Smith" writes:
> My bottles had a 30 minute soak in H20/Cl solution (about three tablespoons
> in 4 gallons) with a hot water rinse and drip dry. The bottle caps
> weren't boiled because the inner ceils boiled off the first ones I tried.
> (Some sort of damned lotto contest.)

I've never bothered to boil my caps, but instead soak them too in the bleach
solution. Have had no problems, and it sounds much simpler...

Why is this never mentioned in the books? Any suggestions? (or have I just been
lucky? :-)

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