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I agree that the whole "lock-in" process that some states enforce against a beer is a crime.

The Pub / Re: Post count went down?
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:45:29 AM »

We've been meaning to talk to you... Number 17.

The Pub / Re: Post count went down?
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:37:31 AM »
Here's our top 11 posting members (why 11.. you'll see)


The Pub / Re: Post count went down?
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:21:44 AM »
Just a note.. checking through our logs, I don't see anything having been archived and run through the pole, but who knows what the gremlins are doing in their spare time.

And yeha, I lost posts too.. I agree, let's blame Denny.

Given the screaming mimi fits that the distributors put up whenever states put in limited self-distribution, I can't see that happening. Plus even here in Cali where if I'm reading the BA site  on self-distribution correctly, many breweries at some growth point throw in the self-distribution towel to focus solely on the brewing

Questions about the forum? / Re: Intro Threads??
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:09:58 AM »
When in doubt.. use the Pub.

There's a "Howdy Everybody" thread in there.

Of course, be careful, post in the wrong place and the wicked evil moderators who lord over this place may just break out the ban hammer. (Hey wait, do we have a ban hammer? :) )

Welcome to the group! Therapy sessions start at Beer O'Clock

The Pub / Re: Post count went down?
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:07:16 AM »
The way Denny posts there's no need for that!

Oh boy! It's June!

You know what that means! Heat and lots of it.

Whatcha doing in the brewery this weekend?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Imperial?
« on: May 29, 2010, 10:52:33 PM »
To add to this conversation, on another thread I read someone attempting to brew an Imperial Pilsner.  I wondered about the Imperial and thought, isn't that just a Bond Bock, or a Helles.  I have never heard of an Imperial Pilsner, is this just a fancy term used to stimulate curiosity?

There's a few out there. To my mind, an Impy Pils has more strength than a Maibock and a hell of a lot more hops. So while in general "Imperial" and "Double" are just eye catchers, this one does indicate something a little different that you won't typically find even with the "Strong" European Golden Lagers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 NHC
« on: May 29, 2010, 10:10:30 AM »
See, this is why I really love these conventions... sometimes you just end up with the wackiest things going on.

Of course I was asleep for one of my favorite ones I've heard. At the Vegas Conference, someone got the fool idea of having the Hospitality Suite open 24 hours a day. (yikes) The Falcons took one of the overnight shifts and at some point (3AM-4AM?) I stretched out on a couple of stackable chairs and zonked. Meanwhile, the other guys who stayed awake reported that at some wee hour, a working girl came walking into the suite and hung out with them for a while, just shooting the s*** and drinking beer. Apparently didn't even try drumming up any work from them. (Homebrewers in general don't seem to be an ideal target audience for that market)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 NHC
« on: May 29, 2010, 09:32:46 AM »
I would just add a couple notes to the growth: the conference was here in Cincinnati only two years ago, in 2008. The conference has already added additional growth to the point that there are no hotels big enough here any more.

Sadly, it seems like throwing a world class kickass beer party takes a ton of work, luck and circumstances falling into place.

And seriously, if the host hotels were really on the game, they'd change up their normal hotel bar lineup and fill it with craft beer and take that chunk of sales. You'd be surprised just how many guys are in the bar buying beers (because they don't see them at home, etc). I remember in Chicago, the hotel made a move to bring in a "little" Goose Island before we arrived and sold out of it so quickly that they brought in a ton more before the conference was over. Of course that was also the same year we shared the hotel with a Southern Baptist group and an AA group. :)

Other Fermentables / Re: How much wine to top up?
« on: May 29, 2010, 09:26:05 AM »
Just a note: Private Preserve is a blend of CO2, Argon and Nitrogen

The Pub / Re: You guys are freakin' awesome!
« on: May 28, 2010, 09:18:17 PM »
I just realized that Keith says "All y'all" when he's drunk.

Watch it! Ain't nothing wrong with a good all y'all even dead sober.. I mean it pretty much works this way:

you = 1 person
y'all = 2-4 people (really 3 though)
all y'all = 4+

It's all basic math and ball bearings. :)

And man, I love my "Pale Chocolate Oat Malt Doesn't Have a Name Until I Gotta Write It Up Mild" - 4 Imperial Pints (or Imperial Dimpled Mugs) and still sober enough to sing in the church choir.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Imperial?
« on: May 28, 2010, 03:30:34 PM »
Depending upon how pedantic you want to be - only Imperial stouts qualify as "Imperial" because they were produced for the Russian Imperial Court. Everyone else using "Imperial" is wrong!

Ok, but if you're going to be relaxed about the world and look askance at the pedant, then really there's no hard guidelines except to say - "It's Imperial if it is bigger than you'd expect the base style to be" (i.e. the OG is above the OG range of the base style)

Beer Recipes / Re: Prohibition Ale
« on: May 28, 2010, 09:56:18 AM »
If you're really wanting a prohibition ale (and I'll confess, not entirely certain what that would be except an ale version of a Pre-Pro lager)

Drop the honey and drop the hops you've got there. Neither Cascade nor Summit would have been around back then. If you want truly old school Americano then you want ot use Cluster and maybe some American "noble" variant.

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