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The Pub / RIP MCA
« on: May 04, 2012, 05:42:22 PM »
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.

Ingredients / Hops Direct Yard Sale
« on: April 13, 2012, 05:08:12 PM »
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.

Classifieds / Group Grain Buy - Chicago Area
« on: August 25, 2011, 10:33:41 PM »
If anyone in the Chicago area is interested, there's a group buy being organized here:

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

Ingredients / Pacific Jade Hops
« on: June 28, 2011, 11:06:34 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.

The Pub / My Newest Assistant Brewer
« on: May 26, 2011, 03:07:42 PM »
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.

Homebrew Competitions / Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer Competition
« on: April 08, 2011, 03:34:04 PM »
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...!/PilsnerUrquellUSA?sk=app_4949752878 or

Ingredients / Briess Pilsen Malt
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:20:09 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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