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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA GC Election is Live
« on: February 27, 2017, 12:08:18 PM »
Voted

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got a brewday disaster story?
« on: February 27, 2017, 11:31:05 AM »
My three favorite disasters.
1)In my extract days I topped of my carboy of Irish stout with StarSan instead of distilled water.   

2) I must have put my brew pot on a spot of sticky wort and then on a pot holder, which stuck to the bottom of the pot.  I didn’t notice it before I put it on my stove.  When I went to heat my strike water, flames started to shoot up the sides of the pot.  I grabbed the flaming pot and ran out of the house and stuck it in a snow bank. My friend was hanging out with me to learn how to brew that day...

3)  My wife and daughter were gone for the weekend and I figured I would have a relaxing brewday and I would keg an existing carboy of an awesome IPA I made for her.  The IPA was one where I had to take multiple measuring samples because I would drink it before I actually checked the final gravity.  Anyway, after a hot summer brew day, my friend called me to invite me to a BBQ so I decided to postpone kegging the IPA and jumped in the shower.  While getting dressed, I remembered I forgot to put my freshly brewed carboy in my fermentation fridge to drop down to pitching temp.  I carried the carboy down into my basement in my brew hauler. I was rushing and when I made the turn to put the carboy into my fridge, I slightly swung the brew hauler and tapped the “to be kegged carboy” with the one I was carrying.  The to be kegged carboy shattered, flooding our basement with gallons of beer.  I was fortunate enough that the one I was carrying did not break and I didn’t get cut.  I could have been found bled out in my underwear in a puddle of my blood, my beer, and my tears that I shed because that IPA that I lost was so awesome.

So sorry about those last 2, but thanks so much for the laughs

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Beer Travel / Re: Deep Creek, MD
« on: February 26, 2017, 10:08:08 PM »
Yes, as I said, the wife liked the blonde. I thought it was very bland. I still don't know how they get away with selling that stout. I've brewed better beers and dumped them for what I perceived as smaller flaws. But like I said, they are in a resort town capitalizing on the whole drink local, brewery boom. And there are likely several fanboy hipsters in the area drinking that stout regularly

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Never a shortage
« on: February 26, 2017, 05:08:14 PM »
For those of you who know him, I got a neat response when I posted this pic on FB. The first comment was "Did Dan Listermann's model for the picture?"

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Never a shortage
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:44:02 AM »
Yes, I believe the recipes and production are now in the possession of Christian Moerlein Brewing. They bought up the rights to a ton of older recipes and brands. Think they have around 42 labels but are only producing around 15

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Beer Travel / Re: Hofbrau House Newport
« on: February 25, 2017, 05:25:05 PM »
Yeah we all should!  The wife and I almost ended up there this afternoon, went to Moerlein instead.  Have fun Frank!

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Thanks JT. I did renew for club, but have not been back to a meeting since I met you back in late 2015

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Beer Travel / Re: Hofbrau House Newport
« on: February 25, 2017, 05:24:04 PM »
Getting kinda scary. There's 15 of us, and 2 have already left.(so, could have been 17 ordering)  I'm almost 2L in and waitress is just taking dinner order for us. Luckily  I ordered pretzels while waiting for a table and did not start with the doppelbock. We had to wait for everyone to get here for the 5pm gathering before we could order. We set the whole thing up, so we were here early to find space for all of us

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Beer Travel / Re: Hofbrau House Newport
« on: February 25, 2017, 05:16:05 PM »
John and JT, I'm all up for it. I do the M-F grind, so Jon, pick a weekend you want to come me down and we will make it happen

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Beer Travel / Hofbrau House Newport
« on: February 25, 2017, 03:09:28 PM »
Getting ready for a family gathering here. Liter of Maerzen and half of doppelbock. Should be a good night!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:57:13 AM »
Looks good

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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: February 23, 2017, 06:37:00 PM »
Can't remember if he's been listed or not, but Jimmy Buffett. After living with 2 parrot head roomates for 2 years, I could be really happy never hearing anything from him again. This past weekend in Deep Creek MD, I was reminded of this when he popped up on someone's iPod and everyone except me really got into it. Ugh!

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The Pub / Re: Beer Criticism
« on: February 21, 2017, 04:23:20 PM »
Denny, I really needed that to lighten the mood. Thanks so much for sharing

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General Homebrew Discussion / Never a shortage
« on: February 21, 2017, 01:10:24 PM »
Not sure if this should be here or elsewhere... if wrong, please inform me or move. It seems every time I spend some time in the basement at my office working on something, I find a cool old piece of breweriana(think that's the word.) Found this old Burger brewing metal (tin?) Advertising sign/serving plate just hanging out down there.


It's about 18x24 or so and dusty, but still a nice find.

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Very interesting. By the end, you had me hoping to hear results despite the disclaimer that it would be a couple weeks. I look forward to hearing the outcome

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Guinness Antwerpen Stout
« on: February 19, 2017, 03:13:24 PM »
Martin, how was Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest? First one I have missed in the last 5 years.

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