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Messages - nateo

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 07, 2014, 04:18:27 AM »
Oh, I agree with you.  Unfortunately, these days knowledge is dumbed down to popular opinion.

Twas ever thus. In college I had to read the book "Lies my teacher told me" in one of my classes. It's really amazing how much of history is popular opinion, and how little is based on fact.

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The Pub / Re: Pete Coors doesn't get it
« on: May 06, 2014, 01:43:27 AM »
Never underestimate the ability of the mega brewery owners to make money. Remember how CBGB used to be cool, but now they sell those t-shirts at Hot Topic? If it's cool, capitalism will always find a way to destroy it.

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:33:17 AM »
My favorite Ben Franklin quote: "And while we are, as I may call it, Scouring our Planet, by clearing America of Woods, and so making this Side of our Globe reflect a brighter Light to the Eyes of Inhabitants in Mars or Venus, why should we in the Sight of Superior Beings, darken its People? Why increase the Sons of Africa, by Planting them in America, where we have so fair an Opportunity, by excluding all Blacks and Tawneys, of increasing the lovely White and Red?"

According to ol' Ben, "the Tawneys" also included Asians (all kinds), and he felt that the other "nonwhite" peoples we should exclude from America included Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians, Swedes, and all Germans except the Saxons. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Imported German Beers and haze
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:16:59 AM »
I'll keep an eye out on my next trip to Uerige. I'm pretty sure the barrels at Päffgen are real too. At the Ayinger Bräustüberl they have their standard lager from Holzfass, but only at 5pm every day.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Head Retention on A Wheat beer
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:08:32 AM »
When I first started brewing, I had a lot of beers with head-retention issues. One of the worst offenders eventually developed a noticeable off-taste. I think it could be a sanitation issue. I think there's a range where your beer can be infected, but below taste threshold, but it can affect stuff like clarity and head retention.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: What is going on with my Kolsch??
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:03:21 AM »
The problem is, you brewed a Kolsch. That's the unruly American cousin of the well-behaved, proper Kölsch. No wait, that's the other thread. . .

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Imported German Beers and haze
« on: May 05, 2014, 06:58:15 AM »
Andechs Doppelbock is pretty tasty. I had that at the Kloster when I was in Bayern. Apparently, according to Ron Pattinson, the "wood barrels" they serve out of are fake there. Kinda weird, but the beer was still good though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Imported German Beers and haze
« on: May 05, 2014, 02:55:14 AM »
There's a bar down the way that does 0,5L of Aventinus for 3,40€. I know it's a Weizenbock, but whatever. It's still awesome. I'll have to pick up some Celebrator and Salvator for "research" and see if there's a chill haze problem.

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Got a chance to hit Schreckenskammer, Päffgen, and Mühlen on Friday afternoon/evening. We also hit up Haus Töller.

Hausbrauerei Päffgen was definitely my favorite. We had dinner at Haus Töller. They had Päffgen from the Holzfass (the wooden barrel), and the food was the best German food I've had since I moved here. I'd say it's a "don't miss" if you come here.

It's kind out on the edge of the inner ring, and I have no idea if the staff speaks English or not, but they'll bring you beer without you asking for it, and there's only a few things on the menu so you can probably get by just pointing.

Schreckenskammer was a bit disappointing. All of the tables were reserved, so we didn't stay long. The beer was solid, but not outstanding.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kolsch glass source (stang)
« on: April 29, 2014, 02:59:37 PM »
Yeah, in Cologne it's "Koelsch" ... over here its just kolsch....

You should bring that up at the next BJCP board meeting. Apparently they've been doing it wrong this whole time.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kolsch glass source (stang)
« on: April 29, 2014, 02:38:05 PM »
Yeah it's got a PDO (Protected designation of origin). I thought those were kinda silly before I got here, but it really makes buying food products a lot better, especially cheese.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kolsch glass source (stang)
« on: April 29, 2014, 08:52:00 AM »
Naw that's a Krapfen.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kolsch glass source (stang)
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:10:10 AM »
Maibock, Helles, Doppelbock, Eisbock are all spelled the German way. I don't see anyone calling their beer a Maybock or a Light or a Double Bock (just kidding on the last one, http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/47785/)

Edit: and apparently there are "May Bocks" as well: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/maritime-pacific-maybock/19207/

So, I don't know what my point is. But I like Jim's suggestion of Colognesh. Maybe Cologner?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kolsch glass source (stang)
« on: April 29, 2014, 06:29:58 AM »
But this is American language which is unique and has no need for any sort of pretensions. Kolsch. Pronounced exactly as spelled.

Except the BJCP, World Beer Cup, and GABF disagree. Those are about as close as we'll get to "authorities" on beer styles in the US. As soon as they agree with you, or it gets into an English dictionary, I'll start spelling it "Kolsch."

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kolsch glass source (stang)
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:59:02 AM »
You can see I only had 2 years of high school German....

I only had 3 years of high school German, if that makes you feel any better.

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