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mwsrosso
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Beer
      #612726 - 02/05/10 08:52 AM

Haven't had an SQA Beer for a while:

<sound of Guinness chugging>........</sound of Guinness chugging>

Good health all.

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Re: Beer [Re: mwsrosso]
      #612738 - 02/05/10 11:35 AM

Cheershish to you Mark

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Re: Beer [Re: JakeBrake]
      #612742 - 02/05/10 11:58 AM

Hoist one for the rest of us...I might have a bit of the whiskey tonight since its movie night. Nothing like sitting at home sipping while the kids enjoy popcorn.

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Re: Beer [Re: michaeljf]
      #612743 - 02/05/10 12:14 PM

Keiths IPA for me.

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Re: Beer [Re: Walen]
      #612749 - 02/05/10 12:39 PM

Capt'n & Coke, coming up.

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Re: Beer [Re: Rich W.]
      #612754 - 02/05/10 01:12 PM

As for me, I'll be enjoying a nice Reisling tonight, by the fire, with my lovely wife of 31 years.

But on Sunday night it will be beers, wings, and watching the Super Bowl on the big television.

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Re: Beer [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #612760 - 02/05/10 03:14 PM

Patriots? They didn't make it this year, Joe. <grin>

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Re: Beer [Re: JakeBrake]
      #612796 - 02/06/10 04:18 AM

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Patriots? They didn't make it this year, Joe. <grin>




No, the Patriots didn't make it. Most years, the Super Bowl is only played with two teams. And this year the Colts, and Saints are the two.

So I believe that means there's another team that didn't make it this year, right Jake?

Colts 31, Saints 17
Beers 2 or 3, Wings many

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Re: Beer [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #612822 - 02/06/10 11:19 PM

Tried half-a-dozen different brands last week. Its official now, Guinness is my favourite beer...

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Re: Beer [Re: Finny Mathews]
      #617388 - 03/11/10 11:07 AM

Brewed a 5 gallon batch of a "robust" Porter last weekend.

Looks like my batch has finally stopped fermenting and I'll likely be bottling some time this weekend.

Then in another 2 weeks I find out if I have something decent or 2.5 cases of crap!



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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #617391 - 03/11/10 11:32 AM

Hey SteveO,

I just brewed up a batch of Oatmeal Stout. Gave it a shot of oxygen after pitching the yeast and it's now happily bubbling away in the pantry. I'm hoping to bottle late next week.

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Re: Beer [Re: tonymro]
      #619390 - 03/24/10 12:49 PM

Quote:

Hey SteveO,

I just brewed up a batch of Oatmeal Stout. Gave it a shot of oxygen after pitching the yeast and it's now happily bubbling away in the pantry. I'm hoping to bottle late next week.

Cheers!




Very cool! I bottled yesterday.

I bought a (cheap) kit and I'm already wanting to upgrade things and build a better layout in my basement versus hijacking the kitchen to do it.

Shot of oxygen... do you just bubble some into it? Where do you get the O2?

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #634515 - 07/13/10 10:49 AM

After brewing a couple extract kits with my handy dandy plastic beer setup (worked great by the way) I'm going full bore and making the leap to all grain, 10+ gallon batches.

I'm pretty excited, but kind of taking a hit with all of the various startup costs in doing so. Kind of curious how long it'll take me to make back my investment by making the switch.

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #634531 - 07/13/10 01:24 PM

Quote:

Shot of oxygen... do you just bubble some into it? Where do you get the O2?




You can buy O2 cylinders at Home Depot. I bought the special airstone with plastic tubing at my local homebrew supply store. I give it about 30 seconds of bubbles, which gives the yeast a kick start on the fermentation process. You can knock a couple of days off of fermentation by using a little O2.

If you're really wanting the ultimate in all grain brewing setups, you'll want to build a Brutus 10 brewing system...

http://www.alenuts.com/brutus.htm
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Re: Beer [Re: tonymro]
      #635468 - 07/20/10 08:36 AM

Yeah, I'd WANT to build that, but I'm a little more redneck.

I got an old keg that I cut the top out of for my boil pot. Installed weldless ball valve, thermometer, and sight gauge.

I converted 2 60qt. Igloo cube coolers into my mash tun and HLT. I bought a Bayou Classic banjo burner, refractometer, and a couple of 5 gallon kegs to ditch bottling for the most part.

Currently searching for a large chest freezer I can hook up to a temp controller for future lagering and 6 keg kegerator.

I bulk ordered a lot of base malts so my wife kind of freaked out when I showed up with 250 pounds of grain. "But I got a good deal honey!!"

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #635490 - 07/20/10 11:19 AM

Anyone up for Flying Dog's 20th anniversary ale "Raging B!tch"
http://www.flyingdogales.com/Beer-Anniversary.aspx


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Re: Beer [Re: sowen_qa]
      #651401 - 12/06/10 01:32 PM

Just thought I'd update the progress on homebrewing.

I love it.

I'm pretty much thoroughly addicted. When asked what I wanted for Christmas gifts I threw out a lot of "more kegs" so we'll see!

I hit that Brutus website again and that is one mean setup. Someday...

I've made 10 gallons of porter, pumpkin ale, and IPA so far and have enjoyed the heck out of doing it.

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #654839 - 01/05/11 07:54 AM

Getting ready to do a group brewing project.

Handful of brewers are each brewing 5 or 10 gallons of Russian Imperial Stout to age in a Jack Daniels whiskey barrel (75 gallons) for 10 months.

I can't wait!

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #654845 - 01/05/11 08:48 AM

Lucky buggers - I'd LOVE to do that!

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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #654847 - 01/05/11 08:54 AM

Are we invited to the tasting party??

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Re: Beer [Re: SoCalGal]
      #654859 - 01/05/11 10:08 AM

My Lodge has just started stocking Genesee Cream Ale. I think I'm in love. No more Bud for me.

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Re: Beer [Re: SoCalGal]
      #654868 - 01/05/11 10:49 AM

As I've mentioned on another thread, I've lost 25+ pounds and did a sprint length (mini) triathlon this past year. All with the help of a coworker and friend. In thanks for his extensive assistance I purchased him a basic home brew kit. This morning he placed my Christmas gift on my desk. It's a bottomless bottle of his homemade beer. Whenever I finish it, I exchange it for a refill.

I think he's trying to sabotage my weight loss. (It's worth the extra work)

The first batch, which we did together, was wonderful. A pale ale with a beautiful blond color and a full yet not heavy flavor. No sharpness to speak of with a mild and short aftertaste. It went down REAL easy. (And fast)

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Re: Beer [Re: Rich W.]
      #654882 - 01/05/11 01:20 PM

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My Lodge has just started stocking Genesee Cream Ale. I think I'm in love. No more Bud for me.




Ah, the fruit of the Gods from New York according to my dad. My dad always drank top pick. We lived in central NY, not far from Genesee County so the beer was widely available.

I have a friend here in San Diego too who also grew up not far from Genesee, and she said the same thing about the Cream Ale. I've never tried it but I miss New York.

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Re: Beer [Re: yagsy]
      #668737 - 04/19/11 01:27 PM

So far 2 months aging the imperial stout in the Jack Daniels whiskey barrel. There are rumors that we'll be pulling samples soon to taste.

Since then I've brewed a wheat beer and a brown ale.

I bought an old freezer so I could temp control fermentation and also lager. I'm kind of late for Oktoberfests but I think I'll brew one in the next week or so anyhow. I try to have 3 or 4 beers on tap at any given time. My "boss" is now leery of any box on the front porch. "What'd you buy now???"



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Re: Beer [Re: SoCalGal]
      #668856 - 04/20/11 05:35 AM

For those who have no idea what homebrewing is all about, I offer a video I made. Just go to youtube dot com/joepolvino and click on All Grain Brewing from Grain to Glass. There is also a helpful video on making a yeast starter.

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #668893 - 04/20/11 08:57 AM

Quote:

I've brewed a wheat beer and a brown ale.





Ahhhhhh, now that's the stuff!


Lately been drinking Shock Top. Normally, I'm a Guinness girl but I love citrus in or on just about anything!

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Re: Beer [Re: yagsy]
      #669046 - 04/21/11 12:42 PM

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Normally, I'm a Guinness girl...




I knew I liked you! Next time CAST is in Grand Rapids (or you happen to be here over a weekend) there is a bar downtown that runs a Sunday special - $2 pints - all draft beers - local stuff and Guinness. Both are drinkable - miss the Smithwicks tho...

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Re: Beer [Re: Walen]
      #669049 - 04/21/11 01:45 PM

If your bar has it, try a half/half with Guinness and raspberry lambic.

Yummy!

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #669076 - 04/22/11 05:55 AM

That sounds like a tasty Guiness halfer....I'll have to try something like that if I get a chance to go out again.

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #669082 - 04/22/11 07:17 AM

Don't know what raspberry lambic is exactly, but interference with a good pint of Guinness is considered a heinous crime here in Ireland, quite probably in breach of local statutes in the more westerly counties. A half and half mix with Champagne is acceptable, but anything less than that is just messing and to be avoided

Off for a weeks holiday in Doolin tomorrow, and plan to imbibe quite a few of the aforementioned pints. Might even be brave and ask for a raspberry lambic, but wouldn't expect much more than blank looks in return. If it's sunny, a pint of Smithwicks is also a very nice thing, and a bottle of Bass doesn't hurt either...

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Re: Beer [Re: Shane_MacLaughlin]
      #669092 - 04/22/11 09:33 AM

Man, I wish the Guinness in the USA (comes in a bottle - purports to be "draft" tasted like that creamy, heady substance I tasted on my first visit to the Emerald Isle.

I was in a pub in Cork (not a tourist pub, just the locals, watching the hurling finals - which we didn't understand at all). I was getting over a nasty bout of seasickness from the overnight boat crossing from Fishguard to Rosslare, but that pint set me up for the rest of the day.

I had been a Guinness-drinker in my college days (a good 6 months earlier <grin>) and my lunch was often a pint of draught Guinness and a pork pie. But I never knew what Guinness was supposed to taste like until I tasted that pint in Cork.

I've seen draft (draught) Guinness all over the place in the USA, but the American propensity to chill everything drinkable and fizzy until it almost has icebergs on the top renders it a thin and tasteless brew. Want to write your name in the creamy head? I don't THINK so!


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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669100 - 04/22/11 11:34 AM

Peter you need to get to a different area, up in the Northeast I can get a nice draught of Guinness. Come to Boston where Irish Pubs abound, and with the brogues you know the Guinness better be poured right!!

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Re: Beer [Re: michaeljf]
      #669114 - 04/22/11 04:47 PM

Okay guys, now you got me wanting Guinness. I actually am drinking ShockTop tonight while watching the Padres game. I like the lighter beer but Guinness and Bass will always be my favorite for mixing. If I come across the raspberry lambic, I will give it a shot though. I love raspberry.

And I concur with Michael that the bars in Boston do serve a good Guinness, not perfect but definitely enjoyable. Southy in particular has some true Irish pubs.

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Re: Beer [Re: yagsy]
      #669119 - 04/22/11 08:37 PM

Quote:

Come to Boston where Irish Pubs abound, and with the brogues you know the Guinness better be poured right!!



Yeah, but the driving scares the living daylights out of me <grin>.

The question is, do they serve the Guinness chilled (a la Budweiser)? Or is it at "cellar temperature?" (What Americans generally think means "warm.")


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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669240 - 04/25/11 08:21 AM

[Yeah, but the driving scares the living daylights out of me <grin>.




Peter, from someone who's driving up and down the east coast in all major rush hours, somewhat in the midwest, and SoCal, I can state emphatically that SoCal has the worst set of drivers I've encountered. This is true for several reasons:
1) not the driver's fault but the highway design system here is beyond ridiculous and actually encourages the stupidest and scariest drivers.
2)Drivers here do NOT pay attention for the most part beyond their own nose. To them, if it's not at the end of their nose, they have a clear path. They just don't SEE anything because, well, "noone else does".
3) Rules of the road? They actually exist? SoCalers, I swear think driving rules only exist in the movies.
4) Common Courtesy - everywhere else I have driven, yes, there are jerks on the road but people for the most part extend common courtesy. Here, there is nothing "common" about courtesy as it doesn't exist. Beyond expecting someone to let you in their lane as you're trying to get off the freeway, if you use a signal to indicate where you're going, the person behind will speed up to not allow you to get into that lane. It's almost as if people get their jollies out of messing with people while driving. And noone seems to be immune to this.
5) Merging - Like in #4, merging seems to be a game of "no, I won't let you in" and causes major traffic problems all because someone thinks if they let one car ahead of them, they are going to "lose". Lose what I don't know, but it's just dumb!
6) Rain - and finally if it rains here in SoCal, especially after a dry spell, LOOK OUT! The freeways here are worse than in the mountains with glare ice on the roads. The roads here are not treated, so water puddles on the roads, oil from the vehicles sits on the roads and makes the roads super slick when it rains. Of course drivers here are not used to driving on slick roads, so they drive stupidly.

If anyone thinks that northeasterners are rude while driving, at least they do not pull out guns and shoot when there's a problem. They yell, honk their horn and get it out of their system. Here, you're not supposed to use your horn even to warn someone which I find very weird. Being unaware or the absolute refusal to be aware of others here is so much more rude, it's beyond belief.

So Peter, don't be afraid of the Boston drivers. They're nothing compared to SoCal. And I have a wide variety of experiences to compare. NYC rush hour is a piece of cake. DC rush hour can be annoying and dumb but nothing compared with L.A. And San Diego doesn't have the volume but the stupidity, ignorance and intolerance is unbelievably high.

And just thinking about it, I could use a few Guinnesses.

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Re: Beer [Re: yagsy]
      #669244 - 04/25/11 08:33 AM

Ok I can see the SoCal issue but man have you ever driven in the Tampa area... I am by no means a Sunday driver but dayam those driver scare the bajesuses outta me... Traffic may not be bad but man don't get caught doing the speed limit...

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Re: Beer [Re: Larry Geisz]
      #669255 - 04/25/11 09:51 AM

Quote:

Southy in particular has some true Irish pubs.



The reason being, for some odd reason, the Irish have settled there since the mid-1800's or so. Other areas as well, but Southie maintains its distinctive Irishness...it's the area of the city where they still have the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Some places you can get a cold Guinness, but that tens to be places that have little idea what they are doing, go into any of the many brew-pubs around and you can get it just like it's served "over there".

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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669399 - 04/26/11 10:15 AM

I remember my first Guinness: it was at college, and we went to a high-end bar in town. Having looked at Guinness many times, I had a mental "image" of what the taste would be like, and that taste was something along the lines of a porter.

A friend asked if I wanted a Guinness and, wanting to broaden my taste and cultural experience, I said yes. I took a taste and thought someone was pulling a gag on me: it was almost flat, bitter, and tasted like someone extinguished a cheap cigar in it. I seriously looked at my friend, watching for him to point at me and laugh out loud at me for drinking such a vile drink while he held the soggy cigar, but it didn't happen. I even remember asking, "Is it supposed to taste this way?" I wish I was joking, but this is 100% true.

Since then, I have had the chance to sample and brew a wide variety of beer, and Guinness is one beer that is in my top 5 now.

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Re: Beer [Re: jpolvino]
      #669428 - 04/26/11 01:30 PM

Guinness is one beer that I took to right away. By the time I was ready to try a Guinness, I had a good inkling of the taste and I knew it wouldn't be carbonated. ONe of the best things about Guinness is that it contains a very tiny amount of sugar which means those of us watching our carbs, Guinness is the beer of choice. Why not have a fantastic tasting beer too? Guinness is more than a beer, it's a meal! Note: less sugar means less alocohol content. I believe Guinness is only 4%. But in my mind, Guinness is the "fruit of the gods."

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Re: Beer [Re: yagsy]
      #669441 - 04/26/11 02:07 PM

You're sort-of right about sugar, carbs and alcohol, Jean Ann. But the residual sugar in an alcoholic drink has nothing to do with the alcoholic strength. At fermenting time (up to a point) more sugar means more alcohol, because the process consumes sugar to produce alcohol. But whatever is left after fermentation gives no indication of how it started off. Alcopop: lot of sugar, little alcohol (relatively.) Chianti: not much sugar, plenty of alcohol.

With that said - yes - Guinness (as sold here in a bottle and called - with bizarre inaccuracy - "draught") is on the low end of the alcohol scale - about 4%. As for the carbs, not many beers publish that, so it's hard to compare.


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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669516 - 04/27/11 05:22 AM

For those of you that like draft Guinness I can recommend this if you can get hold of any outside the UK:

http://www.marstonsbeercompany.co.uk/our_brands/marstons/oysterstout.asp

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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669567 - 04/27/11 08:56 AM

Oh that is true, Peter. I really was only thinking of beer, not wine or alcohol. I'm not much of a wine drinker anyway, so I forget about how yes, wine and alcohol are higher in alcohol content.

Mark, I will definitely be on the lookout for Marsten's. Thanks!

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Re: Beer [Re: yagsy]
      #669570 - 04/27/11 09:21 AM

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... and alcohol are higher in alcohol content



Are you sure you haven't been sampling <grin>?

I knew what you meant, really!

I was only using alcopop and wine as examples, but it was your earlier remark, "Note: less sugar means less alcohol content." While true, that has nothing to do with "... Guinness ... contains a very tiny amount of sugar." If they so chose, they could brew a stout that has more residual sugar and low alcohol, or vice versa.


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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669667 - 04/28/11 05:15 AM

It kind of goes like this with the raw fermentable:

Very high sugar = high alcohol and residual sweetness
High sugar = high alcohol and some residual sweetness
Medium sugar = medium alcohol and low/no residual sweetness
Low sugar = low alcohol and low/no residual sweetness

Of course, the residual sweetness can be manipulated by yeast selection and fermentation temperature. Also, a non-fermentable sugar like lactose can be used to add sweetness.

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Re: Beer [Re: jpolvino]
      #670604 - 05/06/11 01:32 AM

Tried Bud Lite for the first time in a very long time yesterday, in a vain attempt to cut the calories. Still have five cans left out of the six pack if any one out there wants them. Never again, need a pint of Guinness quick just to check if my taste buds are still working.

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Re: Beer [Re: Shane_MacLaughlin]
      #670624 - 05/06/11 09:01 AM

Shane - Next time stick with water.

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Re: Beer [Re: Walen]
      #670631 - 05/06/11 10:34 AM

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Tried Bud Lite for the first time in a very long time yesterday



Dear Lord! Do you know what they MAKE that stuff from? RICE, for crying out loud!

I abandoned almost all Budweider products long ago. There are still a couple that are drinkable (if I'm thirsty enough), and they stopped making the one my wife liked (she is NOT a beer drinker.) It's original name was (and I don't think I can do this correctly with UBB) B[superscript E] pronounced "B to the E." Not surprisingly, THAT name didn't catch on, so they changed it to "Bud Extra." It was really an alcopop, and they modified its formula, then dropped it altogether. I still have one of the original 10oz cans of "B to the E" inscribed "beer with caffeine, ginseng and guarana extract and natural flavor. 6.6% alc. vol." It also doesn't have a date on the bottom of the can, despite the rather twee legend "See bottom for BORN ON DATE." (Registered trade mark, by the way!)


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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #670636 - 05/06/11 11:17 AM

I call Budweiser "the beer for those who like to urinate - ALOT"...I'm not much of a beer snob since I do enjoy a PBR with a BBQ now and again but Budweiser just has something in it I don't like. Cheap beer in college was never Bud, then it was too expensive for us...now its too cheap for me.

I also avoid anything with Lite in the name...if I want a lighter beer I go for an IPA.

If I was going to drink rice I'd make sure it was sake...much better...and not as nasty a next day as Maotai.

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Re: Beer [Re: michaeljf]
      #670664 - 05/07/11 07:03 AM

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I also avoid anything with Lite in the name...if I want a lighter beer I go for an IPA.




Had some bottles of Punk IPA last week, and loved it. Fantastic flavour, highly recommended.

Bud on the other hand is like making love in a canoe.

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Re: Beer [Re: Shane_MacLaughlin]
      #670671 - 05/07/11 12:09 PM

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Bud on the other hand is like making love in a canoe.




Nah - not nearly as much fun


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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #670697 - 05/08/11 08:45 AM

Guinness is a relatively light beer to begin with.

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Re: Beer [Re: NoUse4aName]
      #670802 - 05/09/11 08:12 AM

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Guinness is a relatively light beer to begin with.




Hmmm, so what would you label as a dark beer, and where would Bud fit into this spectrum?

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Re: Beer [Re: Shane_MacLaughlin]
      #670804 - 05/09/11 08:24 AM

Light as in calories/carbs. It has the reputation of being a meal in a glass, but compared to a typical american non-light beer, Guinness is a diet drink.

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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #678332 - 07/12/11 11:22 AM

Sounds like my barrel aged stout is coming out of the barrel late September. They took a gravity reading and we're at ~13% alcohol. Don't really want it to get much hotter than that.

I've brewed 20 gallons of an IPA I really like, and another batch of wheat beer. 5 gallons straight off the recipe, and the other 5 are currently soaking on mangos and pineapples. I'll keg that Sunday.

I think my next adventure will be with a German Dunkelweizen. I personally liked Shiner's Holiday Cheer beer which was a dunkelweizen with peach/pecans. May tweak half the batch with something similar.

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      #691144 - 11/15/11 08:08 AM

Wow... brewed so many beers since July.

The bourbon barrel stout is STILL aging; targeting to be "harvested" in December. We're brewing a clone of Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barley wine to put right back into the barrel and age for another ~year or so.

When I brewed my stout for that barrel project I made more than just for the barrel. During the CMAs, a brewclub in Nashville, TN also hosts a beer competition. I thought the stout I made stood up on its own so I bottled up 2 and shipped them to Nashville.

I am now "Award Winning Brewer" SteveO I took a silver medal in the stout category.

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #691299 - 11/16/11 09:56 AM

Congrats SteveO!!

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Re: Beer [Re: michaeljf]
      #694750 - 01/03/12 12:50 PM

Thanks. Pulled the stout of the whiskey barrel a few weeks ago and participated in another group brew project to fill it right back up with a barleywine we plan to let sit until Thanksgiving time again.

I'm trying to "map out" my brews for the year and have a couple I'd like to repeat (my IPA, pineapple/mango wheat, traditional bock) and a few new ones I haven't brewed before: Golden pilsner, dopplebock, Oktoberfest, something I'll be calling "Girl Stout Cookies," and a few sour beers.

I figure 125 gallons is a good target for the year!

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      #718744 - 10/25/12 08:19 AM

Didn't get much of a chance to brew as often as I'd liked to this year, but we're getting ready to pull the Bigfoot Barleywine out of the whiskey barrel this Sunday.

Going into the barrel this time around is something called Donkere Geneeskunde. It's a Flanders sour brown.

Any of you all ever venture into sour beers?

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