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Title: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: tubercle on January 01, 2011, 12:30:55 AM
  Ms. Tubercle is cooking wings in the deep fryer as we speak (per Capazzoli's recipe), pouring a fresh homebrew (something close to an Old Ale), waiting on the S.C. Gamecocks vs Florida St game to start - GO COCKS!, dreaming about the Moonshiner's Reunion in October and trying to figure out how much longer I need to boil to increase my efficency.
 

 It has been a great year and Tubercle has enjoyed the fun and informative banter between all my friends on this forum.

 Here to another great 365 days of the same.

 Hope every one is safe & warm.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: punatic on January 01, 2011, 12:58:20 AM
UCF won the Liberty Bowl so it's already a Happy New Year here!  Woo hoo!

Just got invited to my friends' house for homemade pizza and rootbeer (they are Mormons).  They usuall make their rootbeer in a corny keg with dry ice.  The dry ice store was closed today so no joy.  My friend does have bottled nitrogen though.  I mentioned that some stouts are pushed with nitrogen.  Before I could offer to lend him my small CO2 rig he decided to try nitrogen on the rootbeer.  This ought to be interesting... Anyone ever try nitrogenated rootbeer before?

 
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: capozzoli on January 01, 2011, 01:19:52 AM
Lets hope 2011 is better than 2010.

How could it not be.

I just got done a great big overflowing plate of Roast wild pork and homemade sauerkraut served along side a couple of huge perogies. I think I over did it. Gonna abstain tonight and Im not even sure I will be awake to ring in the new year.

You guys are gonna have to do it for me.

Happy New Year to all.

Enjoy those wings tuber, one of my very favorite dishes.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: oscarvan on January 01, 2011, 01:23:27 AM
Working......... Newark to Houston.......killing three hours before going to LA. No home brew for this boy tonight....
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: deepsouth on January 01, 2011, 01:45:12 AM
happy new years all.  cooked all day today and tomorrow too.  enjoyed a surly cynic ale and we're popping a bottle of dom sometime prior to midnight.

cheers!
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: euge on January 01, 2011, 03:12:33 AM
I'm wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year.

Working. Hoping I won't get stuck here till 8am like last year. Quite frankly, to me it's amateur night. And I'd rather be at home.

A bottle of Infinium awaits me. Can't wait for 2330 hrs! ;D
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: punatic on January 01, 2011, 03:31:50 AM
Hau'oli la Hānau from the last time zone!
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: Mikey on January 01, 2011, 04:24:58 AM
Lets hope 2011 is better than 2010.

How could it not be.

I just got done a great big overflowing plate of Roast wild pork and homemade sauerkraut served along side a couple of huge perogies. I think I over did it. Gonna abstain tonight and Im not even sure I will be awake to ring in the new year.

You guys are gonna have to do it for me.

Happy New Year to all.

Enjoy those wings tuber, one of my very favorite dishes.

2011 has to be better than the previous 2.

HNY everyone!
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: yugamrap on January 01, 2011, 04:50:14 AM
Happy Brew Year to you all!  I spent the afternoon brewing a batch of dry stout and figuring out what to do with a keg of tripel that accidentally got frozen.  I'm going to let it thaw and sit to let the CO2 re-absorb.  Hopefully, it'll be okay.

Here's to a healthy and happy 2011 for everyone - especially Babalu!  Hang in there Jeff!
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: 1vertical on January 01, 2011, 04:57:29 AM
Farewell 2010...... Heres to 2011 may she be a dang  side better than the last.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: tygo on January 01, 2011, 05:23:50 AM
Happy New Year to all! 
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: tschmidlin on January 01, 2011, 09:19:09 AM
I always hope the new year is better than the last, but that doesn't mean the last was bad :)

Working on some Infinium, it's good for me, but there's a bit much left open from the party . . .
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: bluesman on January 01, 2011, 02:55:18 PM
Happy New Year to all. Here's hoping for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011. I'm making some pork and sauerkraut as a tradition of mine for the last 25 years or so...serving it up with my IPA later today. Hope everyone made it through okay.

Peace and Cheers  8)
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: kerneldustjacket on January 01, 2011, 03:20:47 PM
The last day of 2010 was good; brewed 24 gallons of APA with a close brewing buddy, watched a few bowl games, and ate steamed May river oysters for dinner (the May river is in the Bluffton South Carolina area...the oysters are Eastern Oysters...AKA "Crassostrea Virginica" for those who know their oysters. Dipping sauces included cocktail sauce and melted butter with tabasco vinegar)

tubercle, I was pulling hard for the Gamecocks; tho I follow the Georgia Bulldogs, I have to pull for the SEC when appropriate. Five turnovers is hard to overcome.  :'(

punatic, it was a good Liberty Bowl, UCF played well; congratulations.  :)

Happy New Year All...looking forward to all you have to say in the upcoming year...you're all a class act.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: Slowbrew on January 01, 2011, 03:25:09 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

The family and I got home about 11:45 last night from some friends house and it didn't occur to me post here before bed.  2010 could have been worse but I hope to not end too many years the way it went out.

I did get 1.082 out of Denny's RIPA recipe on Thursday.  Maybe in 2011 I'll be able to figure out what I did different.   ;)

Paul
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: chezteth on January 01, 2011, 04:33:50 PM
Happy New Year to everyone!!  My family & I spent our New Year's Eve with friends and had a blast!  I have vacation Monday & Tuesday so I can bring the new year in right with some brewing.  I will be brewing an Ordinary Bitter & an Old Ale.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: denny on January 01, 2011, 05:45:47 PM
Happy New Beer everybody!  we had a pretty quiet night.  I made some homemade angel hair pasta and shrimp and scallops in a Vermouth cream sauce to go with it.  Drank my version of Rochefort 10, and even managed to stay awake til midnight.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: dano14041 on January 01, 2011, 05:48:27 PM
Happy New Year to everyone!
I achieved one of my goals in 2010. In 2011 I am going to concentrate on studying for  and passing the CPA exam. And, of course, keep brewing!
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: punatic on January 01, 2011, 07:05:52 PM

punatic, it was a good Liberty Bowl, UCF played well; congratulations.  :)


Thank you kerneldustjacket.  It was a good game.  Both teams played hard till the final gun.

I was a Gators fan for decades before enrolling in UCF Engineering, so I have that FL vs GA rivalry in my blood.

You're right, the SEC is a tough conference, as the Hawaii Warriors learned in the Sugar Bowl a few years ago.  I warned my UH fan friends that they were not playing high school football against the Bulldogs.

It's a gorgeous first day of the year here.  No surf to speak of  :(  So I'm gonna go snorkeling in the Kapoho tidepools.

Ham's in the smoker, blackeyed peas are soaked, collard greens are ready to cook, Bama's kicking Michigan State's a$$ in Orlando - time to go jump in the Pacific for a swim...
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: kerneldustjacket on January 02, 2011, 03:34:52 AM

You're right, the SEC is a tough conference, as the Hawaii Warriors learned in the Sugar Bowl a few years ago.  I warned my UH fan friends that they were not playing high school against the Bulldogs.

Yeah, the 2007 Sugar Bowl was a tough game for Hawaii, but I liked their attitude.

Good Bama game; and to my surprise Mississippi State seriously routed Michigan.
I'm eager to see the Auburn / Oregon game...should be interesting.

And I have to say I'm surprised to hear you can get collards in Hawaii! Are they as good as back home?

Good luck and good fortune for you in 2011; keep the laid-back dial set on 11.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: punatic on January 02, 2011, 07:41:36 AM

Yeah, the 2007 Sugar Bowl was a tough game for Hawaii, but I liked their attitude.


And I have to say I'm surprised to hear you can get collards in Hawaii! Are they as good as back home?


If I remember correctly UH got their first touchdown in the 4th quarter, and from the reaction of the UH fans you'd of thought they just won the game.  That is sooo Hawaii.  Always looking at the positive side of things!  As a Dolphan and a Hawaii resident I am proud that Davone Bess is doing so well in the NFL
 
Hawaii is home.  The collard greens I fixed today were local and turned out to be the best I've made so far, by far.  A bit expensive though, so next year I'm growing my own.

We're always laid back here.  Life's too short to be in a hurry...
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: Mikey on January 02, 2011, 04:08:43 PM
Collared can be an awful meal if cooked wrong or a delicious if done correctly. I guess that's true of a lot of foods, but this one seems to be more black and while.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: kerneldustjacket on January 03, 2011, 12:42:39 AM
Collared can be an awful meal if cooked wrong or a delicious if done correctly. I guess that's true of a lot of foods, but this one seems to be more black and while.

No doubt Mikey...and It's always handy to have a good pepper vinegar on hand to liven it up.
Title: Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
Post by: punatic on January 03, 2011, 12:58:06 AM
Collared can be an awful meal if cooked wrong or a delicious if done correctly. I guess that's true of a lot of foods, but this one seems to be more black and while.

All of the collard greens I've ever eaten were green...  :D

You're right kerneldustjacket, a dollop of peppered vinegar is a good addition!