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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: September 14, 2018, 01:01:26 AM »
Just finishing up a fifth of Paddy Irish Whiskey. Skip this one, it has an odd plastic off aroma and flavor and lacks complexity. Not worth your time.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: September 12, 2018, 01:08:24 PM »
It's delicious. I think people overlook it on the shelf because of the bottle appearance.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:45:28 PM »
Find some Sazerac Rye. Should be in the $26-30 price range.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:11:41 PM »
I really enjoyed the Evan Williams BiB so I purchased another fifth and think in NC the handle goes on sale in Oct. or Nov.

We got lucky with some shipments of Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel so I found one by asking at a local ABC for $72+tx. Was just in NJ and they were $60+tx so I brought home another three bottles. Currently this is my favorite higher priced Bourbon.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to dipose of the red oxygen tanks?
« on: September 04, 2018, 01:44:54 PM »

LI-ION/NIMH/NiCAD: Can usually be dropped off at places like Lowes, HomeDepot, Menard, Interstate Battery, etc.


Unfortunately it is not quite that simple. My local HD does not accept batteries, but Lowes does accept them. I have been driving around with two laptop batteries in my vehicle for a long time because I have not had a reason to go to Lowes.

We try to recycle everything we can. Often I will pull items out of the trash my wife has discarded and put them in the recycling. This weekend our multi-function printer died. I could not determine a place which would take it for recycling so it went in the can. Still feel bad about it, but there is a limit to how far one can go with recycling.

With China refusing much of our recycling those of us in the US will soon be asked to discard many things in the garbage.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada/ Weihenstephan Oktoberfest
« on: September 03, 2018, 09:02:40 PM »
I'm the other side of the fence. I had three last night and found it delicious. Plan on at least another three today. Really got my juices flowing for O'fest beers this year.

I think it is quite malty. IMO everyone should stack it up against their favorite O'fest in a blind taste tests. Now to be fair what I am drinking was packaged on 07/23/18 and may have been made in NC as opposed to CA.

The Pub / Re: Fear The Walking Dead
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:31:00 PM »
I just binged the first three episodes. Not too bad currently.

The Pub / Fear The Walking Dead
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:19:55 PM »
I have kinda lost interest in this show, but watch it as background noise. They have introduced a new character, Jim, who is a brewer and was about to sell out to a large conglomerate, but the zombie apocalypse hit. A writer on the show must be a homebrewer or a beer nerd. The character sounds passionate, obsessed with beer, and a bit crazy. Kinda the way most of us sound to the rest of the world. ;)

Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:57:07 PM »
This time only 1,095 miles. Craft beer is not that difficult to find in Ireland and Northern Ireland, but finding it draft can be difficult.

All Things Food / Re: What is cooking today?
« on: August 07, 2018, 11:05:33 PM »
Puttanesca came out quite good.

All Things Food / Re: What is cooking today?
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:13:24 PM »
 A couple of days late, but over the weekend smoked/grilled another Tomahawk. Took it to 120F over charcoal with Hickory and then grilled over Mequite Charcoal.

Making Pasta Puttanesca tonight.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:09:21 PM »
So back to the cheap Bourbons. Evan Williams Bottled In Bond went on sale in NC for $13.95 a fifth. Not a bad glass at all. Drank three neat last night and was not expecting much so I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it turned out.

Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: August 07, 2018, 12:55:19 PM »
Leaving Saturday for a return visit. Two nights in Kilkenny, then on to Belfast, Bushmills, and Donegal before returning to Dublin for the journey home. I'll post anything great we run into along the way.

All Things Food / Re: Durable Food Processor?
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:42:21 PM »
I wonder if the one the OP mentioned and linked would process SPAM? You can call me skeptical. ;)

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 26, 2018, 12:21:04 PM »
For anyone who took or plans to take my Virgin Bourbon suggestion. Do not make it your last drink of the night after some really great Bourbons. It is too rough around the edges for that and will show it's flaws. I found this out the hard way last night. The new ROT is when drinking Virgin only drink Virgin or drink it first before moving on. ;)

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