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The Pub / Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« on: April 24, 2011, 11:19:05 AM »
Spell check at your local newspaper has been out-sourced to another country.

Would not surprise me a f*cking bit...

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The Pub / Re: No Politics, just the news
« on: April 24, 2011, 11:15:29 AM »
Atrocious...

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The Pub / Re: A sure sign of the season (pic)
« on: April 24, 2011, 11:13:16 AM »
Actually that is a baby wild cottontail I have a tradition of catching
one every year and bringing it to my wife so she can have ewwwww and ahhhhhh time....


Yeah my cat sits @ the glass door watching the bird feeder and
wanting SOOOOOOO bad to get her paws on the feathered denzions.
She would not know what to do if she were outside since she has never
been out more than a few minutes in her 6 years of life.
Feral Cats make good target practice.

Same here, my cat is always meowing funnily at the birds and squirrels out the window.  He wouldn't know what to do with them if he got out, I don't think.  He's 9 years old and has only been out a few times ever, when he's been able to sneak out (that little bugger). 

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Using two different yeasts
« on: April 23, 2011, 10:28:02 AM »
Funny this should come up.  Last night I had a discussion with a friend about using 2 yeasts in a beer.  It is my understanding that one dominates the other; whichever one takes off first.  But he seemed to think that you'd get qualities from both strains.  
I'm not sure as I've never done an experiment on this subject.

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The Pub / Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« on: April 23, 2011, 10:24:53 AM »
I believe it should also be, "Today, I decided to count them."

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I believe you're thinking of the Rocky Mountainian Dark Ale Secret Society.
No, I think he's talking about the CDA (Cross Dressing Amateurs Cabal), certainly a fun group to belong to but they're fighting an uphill battle

Yeesh, I'd hate to be apart of that cause...

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What could be more arrogant, shallow and pedantic than the North westerners trying to claim this beer style as their own when they didn't even create it!!
Yes, we all get together monthly and plot how we can name a beer after one of our mountain ranges (that runs from Canada to California).  Muahahahahahahah  ::)

Wouldn't surprise me...
It's fitting that your avatar looks a bit like Mulder.

Except the dude in my avatar was WAY cooler than Mulder would EVER be.

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Cross Dressing Amateurs is a good one though.


te he....that's just how ridiculous a name I think Cascadian Dark Ale is...

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What could be more arrogant, shallow and pedantic than the North westerners trying to claim this beer style as their own when they didn't even create it!!
Yes, we all get together monthly and plot how we can name a beer after one of our mountain ranges (that runs from Canada to California).  Muahahahahahahah  ::)

Wouldn't surprise me...

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[Like someone else said, American Black Ale, if you wanna put a label on it.

Isn't that just about exactly what the Brewer's Association did with their guidelines...

American-Style Black Ale
American-style Black Ale is perceived to have medium high to high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body. Fruity, floral and herbal character from hops of all origins may contribute character. The style is further characterized by a moderate degree of caramel malt character and dark roasted malt flavor and aroma. High astringency and high degree of burnt roast malt character should be absent.
Original Gravity (ºPlato) 1.056-1.075 (14-18.2 ºPlato) ● Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato) 1.012-1.018

Touché, guy.

This is all silliness.  Sinamarian Ale sounds cool, but that implies Sinamar needs to be used.  Noonanian ale sounds funny...perhaps appropriate though.

Noonan!  Noooooooooonan!

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The Pub / Re: Man, work is p!$$!ng me off.
« on: April 21, 2011, 10:54:11 AM »
My advice to anyone attending college is to have an exact goal in mind and work towards it. If you don't have this after the first two years you are probably going to waste your efforts. Sure there'll be a diploma and all that but it is possible to graduate college without gaining any real skills or pertinent knowledge. I estimate the majority end up in this situation and find themselves working jobs they don't like and never expected to do in the first place.


The point you make is spot on THESE DAYS.  When I went to college, a degree was all you needed to get a job.  It didn't really matter what it was in, as long as you had one.  When I graduated 5 years later, that had all changed.  A degree in anything didn't matter, because EVERYONE these days has a degree.  You're fukked if you don't have one, you're fukked if you do.  It's the people that get them in specific fields and have a plan when they go to college that get the good jobs.  Other than that, they're like me, working in a job I had no intention of doing that doesn't even require a fakkin' degree.  
College is so damned overrated.  Used to be that it proved to potential employers that you care, that you went the extra mile to gain more education.  But that's of no consequence today.

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Some of these names are getting rather oxymoronic:

Black India PALE Ale - so it it black or is it pale?  Lol  (I know - it's black but the name is funny).

Now a 'Pale' Northern English Brown - so it is pal or is it brown?  ;) 


Shouldn't we be calling 'Black IPA's' IBA?  India Black Ale?  Seems more fitting.

Well, guy, there are white Africans, thus there could be white African Americans...what be your point, son?
Do white people born in Africa go by something other than African?  Seems we always assume African Americans are black.  We even call people African American when they're from the Dominican Republic.  Make sense?  Of course not, friend. 
I find all this labeling rather shallow and pedantic, mmmyes shallow and pedantic. Just gotta put a label on everything don't we?  Gotta claim things for our own (CDA) don't we?  What could be more arrogant, shallow and pedantic than the North westerners trying to claim this beer style as their own when they didn't even create it!!
Enough of this!

Like someone else said, American Black Ale, if you wanna put a label on it.

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Well, I guess I'll throw my opinion out there too.  No one's going to agree with me anyway but here's what I think.
IPA's are british beers brewed with higher alcohol and hops for shipment to India.  It's already a beer style.  To me, that's where it should have ended.  I don't personally even agree with the concept of an "American" IPA.  I think they just fell into the IPA concept because they were stronger and hoppier but I'm not a fan of US hop bombs in general.  So a "Black IPA" is ridiculous and "Cascadian Dark Ale" is just a nod to the North Pacific C hops as far as I can tell.  I probably won't ever brew one but I will brew a robust porter and it may be an awful lot like what someone else would call a CDA.

Well, you have a point, however I think styles should be allowed to evolve.  India pale ale evolved into a style, not just a beer that came from a region.  And that's why I think Crossdressing Amateur (CDA) is a ridiculous name for a style.
The beer that was adapted from a style allows that style to evolve into what it is today.  CDA is basically saying that those beers are brewed with only ingredients coming from the NW, which isn't true.

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Well, on the black and pale ale thing: I'm not sure India Pale Ales were necessarily called "pale ales" because of their color back in the 1800s.  It's just a name, like porter...what's porter mean?  Stout doesn't describe a color of the beer...but the flavor of it; the color is just implied to be dark.  Amber ale refers to the color of the beer explicitly.  ESB doesn't, pilsner doesn't, lambic doesn't, etc.  My point is, a beer's style name doesn't necessarily have to refer to it's color, but whatever else.  Does Pilsner not refer to a region, such as Pilsen in the Czech Republic?  India pale ale just refers to the beer that was taken from from Britain to India.

Note: I'm playing Devil's  Advocate here, more or less.  I think black IPA is contradictory as well, but thinking about it, it may not be as ridiculous as it seems on the surface.  Afterall, it's just a name.  And yes, Cascadian Dark Ale does refer to a region, but 1) it sounds retarded 2) the style is debated to have started on the east coast, not the pacific NW.
American black ale makes sense, india black ale sounds good too...

Catch my drift?

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The Pub / Re: Man, work is p!$$!ng me off.
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:48:26 AM »
McDonald's is trying to hire 50k people today...just sayin'  ;D

There were people lined up around the block at the local Mickey D's to apply for 10 positions - slinging burgers!  Asounding!

My son saw that and was amazed.  I said, "Stay in school, study hard and get good grades, with a degree that will get you nothing..."

Fixed that for you.  I went to school, got OKAY grades, and my degree got me nothing but a bunch of debt.  College is overrated!
The only point to go to college these days, is to get a degree in something useful, like medicine, engineering, computer science...
I majored in Geography...GEOGRAPHY!  What the hell are you suppose to do with that?  It's like majoring in philosophy...seriously? 
Even if you go to grad school the best you'll do is getting a research job that pays squat or maybe, if you so desire, can become a professor. 
I wish I wouldn't have gone to college.  There were some cool experiences I guess, but none of them had to do with school itself.

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