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Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 08, 2012, 11:36:07 PM
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)
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Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: fatdogale on October 09, 2012, 12:38:57 AM
That is perfection, right there...
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: jeffy on October 09, 2012, 01:02:54 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 09, 2012, 04:16:46 AM
Greetings back atcha from Pu`uhonua o Honaunau.  It's a tough gig, but hey, somebody's gotta do it.


No Yellowhammer here, so I settled for a Hoptimum instead.

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Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: tschmidlin on October 09, 2012, 05:13:44 AM
Nice - took your own beer too?  Nothing local worth trying?
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 09, 2012, 12:20:46 PM
There is fixin' to be a local brewery around here that I am planning to go visit, but it will be the first one and they will be draft only to start. Otherwise, the best beer you are getting at the package store is Negro Modelo.

I also brought a keg of my Belgian White and a homebrew I made spiced with ginger, honey and lemon peel in a corny keg.
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 09, 2012, 12:21:45 PM
I'd settle for a Hoptimum right now, too. ;)
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 09, 2012, 01:18:12 PM
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)

That assumes all of us work.   ;D
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: euge on October 09, 2012, 01:53:53 PM
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)

That assumes all of us work.   ;D

+1!

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Are you selling your brew in the bottle now?
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 09, 2012, 04:48:49 PM
I'd settle for a Hoptimum right now, too. ;)

Same sun - different horizon.  Dat buggah sure gits around!   8)
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 09, 2012, 05:29:44 PM
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)

That assumes all of us work.   ;D

+1!

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/15b2035aa6df40ed2b3536e01cd88d2b.jpg)

Are you selling your brew in the bottle now?

Yep. IPA is now available in 22 oz bottles. Other specialty beers to come soon.
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: denny on October 09, 2012, 06:12:22 PM
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)

That assumes all of us work.   ;D

+1!

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/15b2035aa6df40ed2b3536e01cd88d2b.jpg)

Are you selling your brew in the bottle now?

Yep. IPA is now available in 22 oz bottles. Other specialty beers to come soon.

Cool!  that means you can start shipping me some now!  ;)


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Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 09, 2012, 09:43:16 PM
It's gonna get better now that I finally got a contract for Amarillo! I'll definitely send you some Denny since I owe you for hooking me up with Ted as my hop source! :)
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: bluesman on October 10, 2012, 04:57:18 PM
Nice photo.  I have yet to try your beer...maybe in Philly. You planning to go to NHC this year?
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: euge on October 10, 2012, 05:01:48 PM
I'm hoping Keith will become a "Major" player so I can get his brew someday in Texas!
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: denny on October 10, 2012, 05:13:14 PM
It's gonna get better now that I finally got a contract for Amarillo! I'll definitely send you some Denny since I owe you for hooking me up with Ted as my hop source! :)

Really glad that's working out for you!
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: 1vertical on October 11, 2012, 05:19:26 AM
It's gonna get better now that I finally got a contract for Amarillo! I'll definitely send you some Denny since I owe you for hooking me up with Ted as my hop source! :)
Thats where all puterbaugh farms amarillo stock went huh?
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 11, 2012, 12:51:12 PM
It's gonna get better now that I finally got a contract for Amarillo! I'll definitely send you some Denny since I owe you for hooking me up with Ted as my hop source! :)
Thats where all puterbaugh farms amarillo stock went huh?

I highly doubt it. I'm only getting 100 lbs or so. Probably all used for strictly dry hopping.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: denny on October 11, 2012, 04:04:36 PM
It's gonna get better now that I finally got a contract for Amarillo! I'll definitely send you some Denny since I owe you for hooking me up with Ted as my hop source! :)
Thats where all puterbaugh farms amarillo stock went huh?

Nope, completely different source.
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 12, 2012, 12:43:22 PM
Week always goes too damn fast. Last day on the beach. Oh well, down to my last two IPAs and just ran out of coffee.

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Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: dak0415 on October 12, 2012, 02:13:33 PM
Week always goes too damn fast. Last day on the beach. Oh well, down to my last two IPAs and just ran out of coffee.
No coffee and no beer?  Time to go home anyway!
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: bluesman on October 12, 2012, 04:28:49 PM
Vacations always seem to fly by. Hope you had a good one. At least there's plenty of beer to come home to.   :)
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 12, 2012, 05:52:08 PM
Week always goes too damn fast. Last day on the beach. Oh well, down to my last two IPAs and just ran out of coffee.

I hear ya Keith.  I always hated having to go home.  That's why I moved here and started growing my own coffee.  It wasn't easy and I left a lot behind, but it is way worth it. 
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 12, 2012, 06:48:37 PM
I'm actually ready to get back. I like the beach a lot but I would not want to live here. I have a home on 7 acres of mountain land dropped in the middle of a fairly remote forest that I enjoy very much and a business that I am looking forward to get back too.

Not saying I wouldn't mind owning a beach house, but a week is enough for me.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: denny on October 12, 2012, 07:09:33 PM
I'm actually ready to get back. I like the beach a lot but I would not want to live here. I have a home on 7 acres of mountain land dropped in the middle of a fairly remote forest that I enjoy very much and a business that I am looking forward to get back too.

Not saying I wouldn't mind owning a beach house, but a week is enough for me.

Kinda the same way I feel about Hawaii.
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 12, 2012, 11:45:36 PM
I like Hawaii but the Gulf has prettier beaches. ;)
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 13, 2012, 12:13:29 AM
I like Hawaii but the Gulf has prettier beaches. ;)

Absolutely!  Be sure you tell EVERYBODY that.   ;)

My point above was don't spend all of your days wishing that you were someplace else.  Figure out where you want to be most, and then make it happen.  Thank goodness that everybody has different tastes in where they want to be most of all.  Otherwise the good places would be really crowded.  I am very fortunate to live in my favorite place in the world.

As to the OP - my wife and I had just finished watching the sumset at Honaunau.  While waiting for her to return from using the facilities I was looking at this forum on my iPhone.  Low and behold there was a picture of the sun setting 5000 miles away five hours earlier.  I had just taken a picture of the same sun setting on the same day over a different horizon.  I am old enough to marvel at the fact that I have a small box that I carry in my pocket that can share sunsets with someone on the other side of the world - instantaneously.  And I would have traded you a 4-pack of Hoptimum for a sip of your Yellowhammer.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 13, 2012, 03:04:42 AM
Glad to see that you took some time off.
It is pretty busy around here in the fall so no time off for me.
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 13, 2012, 12:31:48 PM
I agree with you Carl, just have fun giving you a hard time. Though I do think, in some ways, the gulf is prettier than the beaches of Hawaii. That said, I'd dig having a coffee tree. ;)
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 13, 2012, 01:01:44 PM
And the thing about the sun setting 5000 miles away is pretty damn awesome.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: thebigbaker on October 13, 2012, 01:38:46 PM
I agree with you Carl, just have fun giving you a hard time. Though I do think, in some ways, the gulf is prettier than the beaches of Hawaii. That said, I'd dig having a coffee tree. ;)

I spent 8 yrs in Mobile, Al and I love the Gulf.  The beaches along the panhandle of Fl are the best beaches in the US...the mainland that is.  I grew up in HI and have a condo in Kihei, Maui and as much as I love the Gulf beaches, I can't think of any way that those beaches are prettier than the beaches of Hawaii.  Sure, there are some beaches on the islands that are nothing to write home about, but the great ones (and there are a lot of them) are some of the best in the world. 
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 13, 2012, 06:48:29 PM
I lived in Florida for a around 36 years.  The beaches there are great.  My family and I used to rent a condo on the beach on Captiva Island 2 or 3 times a year.  It is one of my favorite places in the world.  Sunsets and thunderhead skies over the Gulf there are amazing.  So many shells on the beach...  There is nothing like that here.

Over on the Atlantic side, Playalinda is awesome too.  I learned how to surf in the shadow of launch pad 39B.  I've made more batches of prickly pear mead from cactuses on the dunes of Canaveral National Seashore than I can remember (they are in season now, by the way).

I miss them a lot, but if I never left Hawaii Island ever again, that would be just fine.  Black sand beaches have gotten under my skin...  And the diving here is unbelieveable!
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 13, 2012, 11:14:50 PM
I agree with you Carl, just have fun giving you a hard time. Though I do think, in some ways, the gulf is prettier than the beaches of Hawaii. That said, I'd dig having a coffee tree. ;)

I spent 8 yrs in Mobile, Al and I love the Gulf.  The beaches along the panhandle of Fl are the best beaches in the US...the mainland that is.  I grew up in HI and have a condo in Kihei, Maui and as much as I love the Gulf beaches, I can't think of any way that those beaches are prettier than the beaches of Hawaii.  Sure, there are some beaches on the islands that are nothing to write home about, but the great ones (and there are a lot of them) are some of the best in the world.

I guess it is the sugar sand and the water wild life I see at the gulf that I never saw at Hawaii. Or maybe it's the $2000 plane ride that sours me as opposed to the 6 hour drive. ;) I never lived in Hawaii, so I don't know it well. I have lived at the gulf for a period.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 13, 2012, 11:44:14 PM
Or maybe it's the $2000 plane ride that sours me as opposed to the 6 hour drive. ;)

We love our 2,300+ mile wide moat!   ;D
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: erockrph on October 14, 2012, 12:55:45 PM
Jeez, you guys are getting me jealous. We just had our first frost up here in RI yesterday. Hawai'i is definitely on my bucket list, but the Keys are a perfectly acceptable substitute until I can get there (even if I can't hunt the deer on Big Pine). Southwest gets me to Ft Lauderdale cheap, and once you get past Miami the car ride is fantastic. Nothing beats being able to wade out hundreds of feet from shore on Bahia Honda, still be in knee-deep water, and sight cast to fish cruising the flats.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: thebigbaker on October 14, 2012, 02:22:48 PM
Jeez, you guys are getting me jealous. We just had our first frost up here in RI yesterday. Hawai'i is definitely on my bucket list, but the Keys are a perfectly acceptable substitute until I can get there (even if I can't hunt the deer on Big Pine). Southwest gets me to Ft Lauderdale cheap, and once you get past Miami the car ride is fantastic. Nothing beats being able to wade out hundreds of feet from shore on Bahia Honda, still be in knee-deep water, and sight cast to fish cruising the flats.

The Keys are great!  I had friends live down there for years and I went to visit them at least twice a year, sometimes for a month + long stays.  So many great fishing spots and like you said, you can wade out hundreds of feet or just take out a kayak.  I haven't been down there in about 7-8 years, as most of my friends have left the Keys.  As for Hawaii, if you ever make plans to visit, I would be happy to share our condo in Kihei, Maui (which is directly across from Kam II beach).  We rent it out when we are not there and would give you and all other AHA members our friends and family discount ($60/nt April - Nov).
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 14, 2012, 03:08:37 PM
I had family in Marathon while growing up (they are all gone now).  I learned how to high dive off of the old Bahia Honda bridge.  Caught my first tarpon in Vaca Cut.

You got me thinking.  When I lived in Florida, at this time of the year my friends and I would head up to Daytona for Biketoberfest and then head down to the Keys for Fantasy Fest the week leading up to Halloween

Man I sure miss that.  We just had the Iron Man Triathlon here yesterday, but a few hundred 0% body fat weirdos are not nearly as much fun as thousands of drunk bikers on harleys, or waunding around Key West drunk and nekkid.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: weazletoe on October 14, 2012, 08:07:00 PM
Looks like your week is as good as my last 10+ days. Have fun, brah!
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: tschmidlin on October 14, 2012, 09:44:49 PM
It is cheaper for me to get to Hawaii than the gulf coast.  There are so many beautiful areas of the world that you don't need to spend $2000 getting to - my sister just spent a week in St. Thomas and the tickets from RDU were less than $400 each.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 14, 2012, 10:20:40 PM
$2000 for 1st class.  <$800 for everybody else.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: thebigbaker on October 14, 2012, 10:38:24 PM
We usually get our Denver to Maui flights for $500-$600 and either direct or one stop.  Our last trip to HI this past May was less than $500 w/ one stop.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: euge on October 15, 2012, 01:36:17 AM
Ok I'll dive in and say the only good beaches we have are in the southern part of Texas. Almost to Mexico but the white sand on the barrier islands is something to be seen. World-class.

Usually though, it's so miserable, humid and stinky down in Corpus I don't bother.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: morticaixavier on October 15, 2012, 03:35:35 PM
nothing can compare to the beaches in Maine though. grey sand that's hard as a rock, water so cold it will shrink your dinky even in July and August. Horse flies bigger than you. ahh the atlantic. (I kid, I love maine and walking on the beach in december with a big storm blowing up and giant snow flakes drifting down around you is AMAZING.

I took a road trip at one point from VT to key west and that was really nice. the outer banks in NC are also amazing places to contemplate the sea. Mallory square in key west, although over run with tourists (or perhaps sort of because of the tourists) is alot of fun. little beach in maui is great too though ahh naked goth girl with a black umberella, you will live in my memory for years to come.

they are all good and as soon as they work out that teleporting thing I will spend alot more time traveling.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: brewmichigan on October 15, 2012, 03:42:16 PM
I love living just 3.5 hours from this

(http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jensenl/visuals/album/2009/sleeping/IMG_8239.jpg)

Beautiful white sand, crystal clear waters, no salt, no sharks.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: morticaixavier on October 15, 2012, 03:43:27 PM
I love living just 3.5 hours from this

(http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jensenl/visuals/album/2009/sleeping/IMG_8239.jpg)

Beautiful white sand, crystal clear waters, no salt, no sharks.

plus if you get to cold you can just set the lake on fire  ;)
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 15, 2012, 04:12:47 PM
I love living just 3.5 hours from this

(http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jensenl/visuals/album/2009/sleeping/IMG_8239.jpg)

Beautiful white sand, crystal clear waters, no salt, no sharks.

plus if you get to cold you can just set the lake on fire  ;)

You have never been there, I can say for sure.

Might go up to the Keweenaw next week.
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 15, 2012, 04:54:14 PM
No sharks??? Where's the fun in that???

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Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: morticaixavier on October 15, 2012, 05:29:12 PM
I love living just 3.5 hours from this

(http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jensenl/visuals/album/2009/sleeping/IMG_8239.jpg)

Beautiful white sand, crystal clear waters, no salt, no sharks.

plus if you get to cold you can just set the lake on fire  ;)

You have never been there, I can say for sure.

Might go up to the Keweenaw next week.

true, but I got married here

(http://www.ernevad.us/images/sunset.jpg)
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 15, 2012, 05:44:28 PM
Mort, just another online poll. But it does not suck up on the Leelanau.
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/best_places_USA/sleeping-bear-dunes-michigan-voted-good-morning-americas/story?id=14319616

Of course the cat is now out of the bag, as they say.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-14/hamptons-of-michigan-draws-new-yorkers-with-bargain-homes.html

There are many that have taken up a summer place, including a rotund red haired Italian with a pony tail.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/chef_mario_batali_pens_love_le.html

Like I said, it does not suck up there.

Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: thebigbaker on October 15, 2012, 05:47:08 PM
Where the wife and I got married, Kapalua Beach, Maui
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd494/thebigbaker/image136.jpg)

Where we live part time.  Kamaole II Beach across from our condo in Kihei, Maui.
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd494/thebigbaker/KamIIFromSouthLavaRocks.jpg)

Amazing nightly sunsets from Kam II Beach (wife and daughter)
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd494/thebigbaker/KaliaandJessKamIISunset.jpg)

Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: morticaixavier on October 15, 2012, 05:48:47 PM
I know, the great lakes are all amazing. I'm just messin. Even down south further where the water was pretty bad a while ago it's been cleaned up alot in the last 30 years or so.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: thebigbaker on October 15, 2012, 05:50:41 PM
I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Michigan w/ a friend's family when I was in college and I must say that I was totally surprised at how beautiful it was up there (went in July and not January!).  Although, I've seen my friend's photos of them ice sailing and that looks like a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 15, 2012, 06:09:26 PM
I know, the great lakes are all amazing. I'm just messin. Even down south further where the water was pretty bad a while ago it's been cleaned up alot in the last 30 years or so.
Even the Cayuhoga river, which did catch on fire near the refineries and mills, is clean up.

The one benefit from the invasive Zebra Mussels has been that Lake Erie is said to be very clear now. The mussels have filtered out a lot of pollutioin, and also organisms that are food for larger forms of life. The also clog water intakes, grow on docks, and have to be removed from boats.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: morticaixavier on October 15, 2012, 07:42:10 PM
I know, the great lakes are all amazing. I'm just messin. Even down south further where the water was pretty bad a while ago it's been cleaned up alot in the last 30 years or so.
Even the Cayuhoga river, which did catch on fire near the refineries and mills, is clean up.

The one benefit from the invasive Zebra Mussels has been that Lake Erie is said to be very clear now. The mussels have filtered out a lot of pollutioin, and also organisms that are food for larger forms of life. The also clog water intakes, grow on docks, and have to be removed from boats.

yeah the zebra mussles are a big issue in Vermont as well. also milfoil.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 15, 2012, 08:09:58 PM
No sharks??? Where's the fun in that???

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/e589b49d70db466892b261429f439fe9.jpg)

Hey what are all of those things on the horizon?









 



I know - the oil and natural gas has to come from somewhere.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: brewmichigan on October 15, 2012, 08:28:40 PM
No sharks??? Where's the fun in that???

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/e589b49d70db466892b261429f439fe9.jpg)

Hey what are all of those things on the horizon?









 



I know - the oil and natural gas has to come from somewhere.

It's funny because they've decided that in Michigan, wind turbines will be an eyesore out in the lake but we have oil rigs in the gulf. Never thought of it before but it's kind of hypocritical. Just an observation, nothing political I swear.  :)
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: punatic on October 15, 2012, 09:42:23 PM
It's not easy being green...   ::)
Title: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: majorvices on October 16, 2012, 02:44:03 PM
The oil rigs out on the horizon are the only thing that sucks about the gulf, at least where we stay. Further east they are not as visible. We stay at Ft. Morgan because there's almost no one down there so we have the beach pretty much to ourselves.
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: thebigbaker on October 16, 2012, 05:46:51 PM
The oil rigs out on the horizon are the only thing that sucks about the gulf, at least where we stay. Further east they are not as visible. We stay at Ft. Morgan because there's almost no one down there so we have the beach pretty much to ourselves.

Those oil rigs, especially the ones off the coast of Louisiana, make for some great fishing!
Title: Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
Post by: euge on October 16, 2012, 06:05:17 PM
The oil rigs out on the horizon are the only thing that sucks about the gulf, at least where we stay. Further east they are not as visible. We stay at Ft. Morgan because there's almost no one down there so we have the beach pretty much to ourselves.

Those oil rigs, especially the ones off the coast of Louisiana, make for some great fishing!

The best fishing I've ever done was 100 miles out of Corpus around some rock formations but the captain said the fish congregate around the rigs' underwater superstructure and you can catch a lot off of them.