Basically, I need a ride. So, in exchange for round trip transportation between downtown San Diego and Stone I will buy you dinner there.
I will be returning from my deployment to Afghanistan and will be out-processing through San Diego. I will be there for a few days around June 12 - 14 or so and I would really like to get up to Stone while I am there. I won't have transportation - hence the request for a ride.
If anyone is interested please send me a message on the forum with your contact info. I will be traveling the next few days so it may take a while to get back with you.
Silver - I don't know why I was thinking gold. As for Sam Adams O-fest, it is my favorite widely distributed US-brewed O-fest (my top being mine - no distribution, except my garage, 2nd being Dry Dock's - but the brewer is now opening his own place so that may change).
I would use a "cold-steeping" method for the carafa. Let it soak overnight in cold water, strain, then boil the liquid for 15 minutes of so while you are brewing. The resulting liquor can be added anytime to achieve the color/taste you want. You can even can it and store refridgerated for several months.
I would ask myself "Is it mango first, then beer, or is it Belgian Beer first, then mango" and enter it accordingly. I.E. - Mango first would be in "fruit beer" and Belgian first would be in "Belgian Specialty".