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The Pub / RIP MCA
« on: May 04, 2012, 10:42:22 AM »
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away today. Raise a glass to MCA. Lots of great, albeit hazy, memories in my life listening to the Beastie Boys.

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Ingredients / Hops Direct Yard Sale
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:08:12 AM »
Hops Direct is having a yard sale today. They have Amarillo pellets and Citra leaf by the pound, among some other nice deals. Get 'em while you can.

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Classifieds / Group Grain Buy - Chicago Area
« on: August 25, 2011, 03:33:41 PM »
If anyone in the Chicago area is interested, there's a group buy being organized here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f174/group-buy-chicago-3-a-263615/

It's through Mid Country Malt. Other than sacks of grain, some DME/LME, hops, and cleaning supplies are also available.

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Ingredients / Pacific Jade Hops
« on: June 28, 2011, 04:06:34 PM »
Out of curiosity, I picked up 2 ounces of New Zealand Pacific Jade hops at my LHBS today.  The description is citrusy with black pepper notes. Has anyone tried these? I was thinking of using them in a saison.

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The Pub / My Newest Assistant Brewer
« on: May 26, 2011, 08:07:42 AM »
Emersyn Ela Gres, born 5/25/2011 at exactly 10am. 7 lbs, 6 oz and 18 inches long. Mom's ready for a homebrew and requested a Kolsch. It's been cold-conditioning for two weeks. That will have to be good enough this time. I'll try to post a pic after we get home from the hospital.

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Homebrew Competitions / Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer Competition
« on: April 08, 2011, 08:34:04 AM »
Anyone here plan on entering? It's limited to the first 50 entries in each region. Grand prize is a trip to Prague. I threw my name in the hat... http://www.facebook.com/PilsnerUrquellUSA#!/PilsnerUrquellUSA?sk=app_4949752878 or http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pilsner-urquell-unveils-master-home-brewer-competition-119402589.html

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Ingredients / Briess Pilsen Malt
« on: October 01, 2010, 04:20:09 PM »
Has anyone tried this as a base malt? How does it compare to German or Belgian pilsner malts? My LHBS sells it for $44 per sack, compared to Weyermann Pilsner for $63 per sack.

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