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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:32:26 AM »
Looking Out My Back Door - CCR

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 18, 2017, 02:01:21 PM »
Pieces Of April - Three Dog Night

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:42:17 PM »
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy

Ingredients / Re: Apollo Comet Columbus
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:01:07 PM »
Am I the only one who was thinking of the "Comet - it makes you vomit" song?

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 07, 2017, 02:48:13 PM »
On Top Of The World - Cheap Trick

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 05, 2017, 02:32:45 PM »
Yellow River - Christie

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Celis Grand Cru
« on: July 05, 2017, 12:57:05 PM »
Celis Grand Cru was one of my favorites back in the 2000's. My parents toured the original brewery in Austin and were impressed. Sadly, Miller bought them and put them out of business.  But there is good new on the horizon!

Ingredients / Re: cocoa nibs
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:54:15 AM »
I have recently been testing a product called Cholaca.  Pure organic cacao nibs emulsified with water  It's packagad sterile so you can add to taste after fermentation.  I found that it's not only delicious, it's way easier to use than nibs.
Denny, where are you getting yours? Their website says Whole Foods but I can't find it at my local WF.  How much in a 5 gal. batch do you reckon? I usually use 6oz./5 gal. of nibs for my Chocolate Milk Stout. I'd like to give this stuff a try.

The Pub / Re: Rebel Brewer Closing Retail and Warehouse
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:11:43 AM »
...For me, having Morebeer open a warehouse on the East Coast made it tough to order from anyone else. That was a savvy business move on their part, and I'm sure that set them apart from the other major online retailers for many homebrewers.
This. When I couldn't get it from my LHBS I used to use NB exclusively. Right before the Inbev deal, I tried Morebeer and have been using them ever since. I can order on a Wednesday and have it here in ATL by Friday. Just yesterday I got a NB catalog in the mail and for the first time ever, I tossed it in the recycling bin without even cracking it open. I try to use my favorite local, Operation Homebrew, as much as possible. But it's a traffic nightmare getting there from my house or from work. 22 miles from work and at least 45 mins. to get there.  >:(

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Want to start lagering
« on: February 10, 2017, 03:15:01 PM »
7-21 days later (when fermentation and any associated cleanup is complete by the yeast), drop the temperature to somewhere between 30-40F for a few weeks.  [/quote]
I like to do a diacetyl rest before I drop the temp. Just raise the fermentation temperature from lager temperatures to ~68-70oF for a couple of days near the end of the fermentation.

Pimp My System / Re: Finished My Brew Stand
« on: February 01, 2017, 12:34:01 PM »
What burners did you use?

Bayou Classic BG14.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Lager Strain
« on: January 26, 2017, 12:50:27 PM »
I've used WLP830, WLP833, WLP820, WY2124, WY2206 and just recently, the Lager X. Hoever, I think I've decided to stick with the WY2206. It just "hits the spot" for me. I brew 10 gals. of an O'fest yearly and usually a Dunkel, German Pils or a Schwarzbier. It does well by me.   

The Pub / Re: Uline
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:28:52 PM »
I bought casters for my brew stand from them. They have warhouses everywhere, so orders ship pretty quick.  They are like the McMaster-Carr of storage stuff. And their catalogs are like a small telephone book.

Ingredients / Re: Name your hop source!
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:45:02 PM »
Hops Direct for large bulk (1lb.), Freshops for smaller amounts and the LHBS in a pinch. I have a freezer full o' hops right now, so no needs for quite awhile.  But based on what ya'll have posted, I'll check out YVH and HH next time the need arises.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration 2016
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:09:58 AM »
I knew you were good for something!  Now to find some flavorfull decaf beans....

So, getting back to this...

My wife can only drink decaf and she lamented the flavors of all she tried vs. the real deal. Then about a year ago we spent a day in Athens, GA and had dinner at Five And Ten (excellent choice, BTW) and she was blown away by the decaf coffee they served. The waiter told us it was from Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, NC. It is their Slow Motion selection. We came home and immediately signed up to have it automatically delivered every month. I plan to get an extra bag soon to use in a coffee porter.

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