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Theoman, you may want to seek this beer out ;)

"Bitter Sweet Symphony"
7.8 vol%
78 IBU
Interesting to mention is that this beer is an American - Belgian co-operation beer.
It is young American brewmaster Jean Brouillet (27) from Pennsylvania who has done some majour efforts to participate that wonderful American influenced recipe.
Together with Gaverhopke brewmaster Gudrun Vandoorn, a great tasting cross-pollinated new Belgian IPA is brewed.
This beer is nearly entirely exported to the US by 12 Percent Imports.

The Pub / The dog story
« on: August 03, 2011, 05:35:34 PM »

Beer Recipes / Doing a Barleywine
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:58:36 PM »
This a modified version of what I brewed last year, using caramunich II instead of  cara-red, along with adding a load of whirlpool hops.

So speak up if there's something really wrong with what's posted

Big Betty 2011

Batch Size (Gal):         5.20   
Total Grain (Lbs):       18.13
Anticipated OG:          1.102   
Anticipated SRM:          12.9
Anticipated IBU:         127.2

 48.3%  Maris Otter         < edit > Golden Promise                        
 48.3%  Munich Malt                   
  3.5%   CaraMunich II                 

 56g.     Chinook - - - - - First WH
 42g.     Centennial - - -  First WH
 28g.     Cascade - - - -  First WH

 50g.     Columbus       - 20 min.
 42g.     Chinook          - 15 min.
 35g.     Centennial      -  10 min.
 28g.     Cascade             5 min.

 10g.     Cascade                          WP
 10g.     Centennial                        WP
 10g.     Chinook                           WP
 10g.     Columbus                          WP

Wyeast 1882-PC Thames Valley II

Mash Schedule
1.88  Qts Water Per Lbs Grain:

Saccharification Rest Temp : 150  Time: 180

The Pub / No Politics, just the news
« on: April 24, 2011, 01:09:10 AM »
As the tittle says its just the news so keep it that way :)

TSA Airport passenger screener charged in distributing child pornography


A nice thread about the story here >

Enjoy the TSA posters ( Bart , gsoltso ) trying to say its nothing....

 I really like this post:

Check out these two lines from the article:

Originally Posted by Article
Homeland Security agents arrested the TSA officer March 24, and he is being held without bail.

Originally Posted by Article
The charges detail 104 illicit photographs allegedly uploaded over four weeks in February.
I find it very interesting that:

   1. He is accused of uploading images.
   2. Homeland Security - not the FBI - arrested him.

I find those sentences interesting because my impression is that most "child porn" arrests are done by the FBI and involve people accused of downloading.

Consider what would happen if a TSO were caught uploading nude-o-scope images to the internet:

   1. The charging documents would say uploading. [check!]
   2. To keep the dirty laundry hidden, the arrest be done by DHS LEOs, not LEOs from the FBI or another agency. [check!]
   3. So that the evidence would not need to be shown in open court, where the media and activists could see it, the accused would be charged with child porn. [check!]

Consequently, I conclude that he is the first TSO to be charged with a crime as a result of uploading nude-o-scope images to the internet.


Don't forget this pic was taken at a TSA checkpoint

Close up

< edit to add >

The federal agent alleged that Gordon's Photobucket account also included a picture of him wearing his blue TSA uniform.

The indictment alleges that Gordon used at least six Facebook accounts and employed multiple names "to upload and store images of sexual exploitation of minor children."

The charges detail 104 illicit photographs allegedly uploaded over four weeks in February.

Authorities also seized from Gordon an HP laptop and a four-gigabyte flash drive that they say contained more than 600 images or movies containing child pornography, according to court filings.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Bellevaux Malmedy Blanche
« on: April 17, 2011, 03:26:26 PM »
Finally got around to drinking this bottle and its like others from the Brasserie de Bellevaux in Malmedy,Be.,nice but nothing great nor with any real flaws,did have a tartness that I didn't recall in the fresher bottles @ the brewery.

I'll see how the yeast does in a 1 gal. test batch.

This review is about right>
"Yellow color, disappearing white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, lemon. Flavor is tart lemons, coriander, wheat, grain, sour lemon finish. Light bodied. Refreshing"

Ingredients / Shopping supplies
« on: April 03, 2011, 03:56:33 PM »
Well I did a side job just to buy some grains/yeast/supplies to last the rest of the year.

4 sacks of grain:
Castle Pilsner
Franco Belges Pilsner
Crisp Maris Otter
Simpsons Golden Promise

Wyeast 3463 Forbidden Fruit
Wyeast 1882 Thames Valley II
Wyeast 1968 London ESB
Wyeast 2633 Oktoberfest Blend
Wyeast 3739 Flanders Golden Ale
Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes
Wyeast 3711 French Saison

Falconer's Flight Hop Pellets 8 oz.

Calcium Chloride 1lb
Gypsum   1lb

That should take me thur the year along with my other grains/hops/yeast,  fingers crossed its enough.

The Pub / It was a good week
« on: March 19, 2011, 03:17:36 PM »
While having our roof re-done the contractor`s  supplier sent architectural shingles along with the top of the line skylite. The guys doing the install didn't know what we had ordered and by the time it was noticed 90% of the roof was done :D

The boss was pissed at his crew & the supplier but said it was his problem and theres no extra charges :D :D

The bathrooms & living room tile is almost done so we drove back home yesterday evening. Thats when my luck ran out or so I thought, after being stuck in traffic for 30 mins on st rd 40 behind some jerk doing 35mph I saw an opening. A downshift and thats two cars passed as I pulled back in line only I noticed blue/red lites flashing 5 cars behind.... GPS showed 82mph in a 55mph zone  :o

I was busted no way outta of it, so as the cop weaved his way closer I pulled over to face the music. "Hows it going"  not too good now sir,  "Why? at this point I babbled about the traffic ect as I handed my papers over knowing the ticket would be about $400.

He runs my info and hands my stuff back and says "he feels your pain"(re: traffic) and only stopped me as I looked like someone they wanted really bad. Did I mention he was packing 3 guns & dress in full swat gear, so my speeding & passing of 2 cars wasn't worth his time and  I was free to go ;D

Yep it was a good week, I thought about buying a lotto ticket before thinking maybe I had used up all my good luck.

roofing pics

The Pub / Gone fishing
« on: January 22, 2011, 01:06:46 PM »
Looks like just another day ice fishing

But whats this?

Oh so thats where you parked

Mean while back at the parking lot

The Pub / "Man With the Golden Ear"
« on: January 20, 2011, 12:20:03 PM »
Don Kirshner

Don Kirshner, a rock promoter and music publisher who helped garner hits for the make-believe groups The Monkees and The Archies and boosted the careers of Billy Joel, Neil Diamond and the Police, has died. He was 76.


As a kid I would stay up late just to watch the  "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert"

The Pub / "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: December 31, 2010, 07:57:30 PM »
It means if you refuse a breath test during a traffic stop, a judge is on site, and issues a warrant that allows police to perform a mandatory blood test.


General Homebrew Discussion / Looking back
« on: December 24, 2010, 03:19:26 PM »
To the best of my knowledge these pics are the total number brewed this year, the last batch brewed yesterday :o

Not all were 5gal, but damn thats alot of brewing :D

All Things Food / Poppers
« on: June 28, 2010, 10:48:56 PM »
Jalapeno Poppers ;D

2oz cream cheese
6oz sharp cheddar
2tbs chile powder
1tsp chipotle sauce
cut peppers in halves, fill with spread, cook 12-15mins @300f
Enjoy  ;D

Commercial Beer Reviews / Sladek Hopburst
« on: May 17, 2010, 10:38:09 AM »
De Molen Sladek Hopburst

I give it a C+

Commercial Beer Reviews / Troubadour Blond Ale
« on: May 02, 2010, 10:08:16 PM »
World Beer Cup Apr 16, 2010 ...  Troubadour Blond Ale received the gold medal in the Belgian-style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale category. ...

--->>>Yeah its good but not that good ::)


Commercial Beer Reviews / Saaz Hopburst
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:02:09 AM »
Ugh, my dutch buddy tried to stop me from wasting my money on this beer. The first bottle didn't taste good but I went ahead and got a couple more to bring home. Well it still taste like old yeast with a hot alcohol bite,  oh and it gave me heartburn >:(

I have another bottle to sample- > Sladek Hopburst, hope its better.

-- edit to add this comment from another forum --

How can that beer be brewed in Nov and then botted in Jan of the same year.

I had to look and sure enough its also wrong on the Sladek Hopburst bottle too :D

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