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The Pub / Alpina Mobile Bongos Beer Bar
« on: June 03, 2011, 09:39:11 AM »
The mobile party center features an integrated kegerator, 8kg of ice storage, and customizable tops for adding everything from a gas-powered grill to extra serving areas.

Only $11,000! BTW my birthday is in july incase anyone needs gift ideas...

Alpina Mobile Bongos Beer Bar

Pimp My System / Re: Sneak preview....
« on: June 02, 2011, 09:46:55 PM »
looks awesome! nice work!

The Pub / Public Domain Beer/Wine/Brewing Books
« on: June 02, 2011, 09:39:32 PM »
Awhile ago I found an archive of public domain brewing books but I can't seem to find the link. They were compiled from Google Books so I figured I would post the list of titles since i don't feel right hosting the entire archive (not really sure about the legal ramifications so I'd rather not take the chance). Hopefully this will make it easier for someone to search for specific titles.


Accum -    1820 - A Treatise on the Art of Making Wine from Native Fruits.pdf
Accum -    1821 - Ubhandlung uber die Kunft zu Brauen.pdf
Anon -       1760 - The Compleat Brewer or, the Art and Mystery of Brewing Explained.pdf
Anon -       1768 - Every Man His Own Brewer; or A Compendium of the English Brewery.pdf
Anon -       17-- - London Complete Art of Cookery; also The Complete Brewer Explaining the Art of Brewing Porter, Ale, Twopenny, and Table-beer.pdf
Anon -       1807 - Remarks and Experiments on Different Parts of the Process of Brewing; Particularly on the Continued Application of a Boiling Heat During the Operation of Mashing.pdf
Anon -       1826 - The Vintner's and Brewer's Guide--Manufacturing Wines, Malted Liquors, Cider, Perry, Vinegar, Spirits, etc.pdf
Anon -       1830 - The Wine Drinkers Manual.pdf
Anon -       1847 - Practical Information on the Best Method of Brewing from Sugar.pdf
Anon -       1847 - The Secrets of the Mash Tun; or, Causes of Failure in Producing Good Ale or Beer.pdf
Anon -       1848 - How to Brew with three-fourths Barley to One Fourth Malt.pdf
Anon -       1855 - Practisches Lehrbuch der Bayer'schen Bierbrauerei.pdf
Anon -       1865 - The Art and Mystery of Making British Wines, Cider, Perry Cordials and Liquors--Also, the Whole Art of Brewing.pdf
Appligny -    1783 - Instructions sur L'art de Faire la Biere.pdf
Barclay -    1865 - Handy-book for Licenced Victuallers, Brewers, Wine Retailers, etc..pdf
Beik -       1864 - Die Bierbrauerie.pdf
Black -    1835 - Practical Treatise on Brewing - 1st Ed.pdf
Black -    1849 - A Practical Treatise on Brewing - 4th Ed.pdf
Booth -    1834 - The Art of Brewing - 2nd ed.pdf
Braverstock-   1824 - Braverstock on Brewing.pdf
Bromwich -    1783 - The Experienced Beekeeper.pdf
Buchanan -    1861 - The Culture of the Grape and Wine Making - 7th ed.pdf
Busby -    1825 - A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine and the Art of Making Wine.pdf
Byrn -       1852 - The Complete Practical Brewer or, Plain Accurate , and Thorough Instructions in the Brewing of Ale, Beer, and Porter.pdf
Byrn -       1860 - The Complete Practical Brewer or, Plain Accurate , and Thorough Instructions in the Brewing of Ale, Beer, and Porter.pdf
Carnell -    1814 - A Treatise on Family Winemaking.pdf
Chadwick -    1835 - Practical Treatise on Brewing.pdf
Clarkson -    1853 - Instructions for Brewing Porter and Stout at an Expense of 4d and 5d per Gallon.pdf
Cobbett -    1826 - Cottage Economy Containing Information Relative to the Brewing of Beer, etc..pdf
Collingwood -    1792 - The Universal Cook and City and Country Housekeeper -- Including the Making and Management of Made Wines, Cordial Waters, and Malt Liquors.pdf
Combrune -    1758 - An Essay on Brewing with a View of Establishing the Principles of the Art.pdf
Combrune -    1802 - L'art de Brasser Traduit de L'anglais.pdf
Cooper -    1757 - The Complete Distiller.pdf
Coxe -       1817 - A View of the Management of Fruit Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider.pdf
Davies -    1810 - The Inkeeper's and Butler's Guide , or, a Directory for Making and Managing British Wines - 13th ed.pdf
Denman -    1864 - The Vine and its Fruit.pdf
Digby -    1669 - The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Openend; Several Ways of Making Metheglin, Cider, Cherry-Wine, etc.txt
Dublin Society- 1733 - Instructions for Managing Bees.pdf
Dufour -    1826 - The American Vine-Dresser's Guide Being a Treatise on the Cultivation of the Vine and the Process of Wine Making.pdf
Feuchtwanger -    1858 - Fermented Liquors: A Treatise on Brewing, Distilling, and Rectifying.pdf
Ford -       1862 - A Practical Treatise on Malting and Brewing.pdf
Gray -       1823 - Observations on the Vinous Fermentation.pdf
Gray/Savage -    1866 - Ale in Prose and Verse.pdf
Gray -             Key to Gray's Brewer's Assistant.pdf
Grey -       1866 - A Runlet of Ale.pdf
Gumbinner -    1846 - Handbuch der Praktischen Bierbrauerei.pdf
Hall -       1818 - The Distiller.pdf
Ham -       1828 - The Manufacture of Cider and Perry - 2nd ed.pdf
Ham -       1829 - Theory and Practice of Brewing With Malted and Unmalted Corn.pdf
Haraszthy -    1862 - Grape Culture, Wines, and Wine-Making.pdf
Harper -    1860 - The Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration, and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Etc.pdf
Hitchcock -    1842 - The Cause and Prevention of Acidity in Malt Liquors.pdf
Hughes -    1796 - A Treatise on the Brewing of Beer.pdf
Husmann -    1866 - The Cultivation of the Native Grape and Manufacture of American WInes.pdf
Jonas -    1818 - The Distiller's Guide; Comprehending the Art of Distillation and Rectification.pdf
Kidd -       1808 - Remarks and Experiments on the Different Parts of Brewing.pdf
Knight -    1801 - The Manufacture of Cider and Perry.pdf
Lacour -    1853 - The Manufacture of Liquors, Wines, and Cordials without the Aid of Distillation.pdf
Levesque -    1836 - The Art of Brewing and Fermenting in the Summer -- and the Making of Malt.pdf
Loftus -    1856 - The Brewer: A Familiar Treatise on the Art of Brewing with Directions for the Selection of Malt and Hops--and the Making of Cider and Wine.pdf
Marchant -    1888 - In Praise of Ale.pdf
Maxwell -    1747 - The Practical Bee-Master.pdf
McMullen -    1852 - Handbook of Wines: Practical, Theoretical, and Historical.pdf
Mead -       1867 - An Elementary Treatise on American Grape Culture and Wine Making.pdf
Mener -    1839 - Die Bayerische Bierbrauerei.pdf
Monzert -    1866 - The Independent Liquorist; or, the Art and Manufacturing and Preparing.pdf
Monzert -    1889 - Practical Distiller.pdf
Morewood -    1824 - An Essay on the Inventions and Customs of Both Ancients and Moderns in the Use of Inebriating Liquors.pdf
Morrice -    1802 - A Treatise on Brewing Wherein is Exhibited the Whole Process of the Art and Mystery of Brewing.pdf
Mulder -    1861 - De La Biere - Sa Composition Chimique, Sa Fabrication.pdf
Nutt -       1834 - Practical Directions for the Management of Honeybees.pdf
Otto -       1865 - Die Beirbrauerei, die Branntweinbrennerei und die Liqueurfabrication.pdf
Oxford -    1835 - Oxford Night Caps, Being a Collection of Reciepts for Making Various Beverages Used in the University - 3rd ed.pdf
Palmer -    1824 - The Spirit, Wine Dealer, and Publicans Director.pdf
Phipps -    1825 - The Vintner's Guide.pdf
Reemelin -    1859 - The Vine-Dresser's Manual; an Illustrated Treatise on Vinyards and Wine-Making.pdf
Roberts -    1835 - British Winemaker and Domestic Brewer.pdf
Roberts -    1847 - The Scottish Ale-Brewer and Practical Maltster -- Including India Pale Ale.pdf
Shultz -    1850 - Theoretisch-Praktische Bierbrauerei Nach Ihrer Ersten Entwicklung Bis Zum Jetzigen Standpunkte.pdf
Shutzenberger - 1893 - On Fermentation.pdf
Smeed -    1845 - The Wine Merchant's Manual: A Treatise on the Fining.pdf
Strong -    1867 - Culture of the Grape.pdf
Strutt -    1825 - The Practical Apiarian.pdf
Terrington -    1869 - Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks; a Collection of Recipes for Cups and Other Compounded Drinks.pdf
Thomas -    1862 - How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant's Companion.pdf
Thomson -    1849 - Brewing and Distillation.pdf
Tizard -    1850 - The Theory and Practice of Brewing (3rd ed).pdf
Tizard -    1857 - The Theory and Practice of Brewing (4th ed).pdf
Tovey -    1864 - British and Foreign Spirits.pdf
Tuck -       1822 - The Private Brewers Guide to the Art of Brewing Ale and Porter.pdf
Warder -    1713 - The True Amazons or, the Monarchy of Bees -- Also, how to make the English Wine or Mead.pdf
Watkins -    1773 - The Complete English Brewer or, the Art and Mystery of Brewing in All its Various Branches.pdf
Wigney -    1835 - A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Malting and Brewing.pdf
Wigney -    1838 - An Elementary Dictionary (of the brewers trade).pdf

The Pub / Re: Colonial Williamsburg
« on: June 02, 2011, 09:22:58 PM »
Old Stitch was one of the numerous 18th century slang terms for strong beer, along with names like Stingo and Dragons Milk. If they brewed the beer you had to anything to an 18th century recipe, it probably was a stock ale (a historical half-step between an IPA and an Imperial IPA, with a certain amount of overlap with modern old ales and the weaker English barleywines).

very cool, I didn't know that. It tasted slightly similar to sam adams but much much better. Funnily enough whenever we talk about that trip my wife always says "remember that really good beer we had?"

I can't seem to find the link at the moment but I downloaded an archive of public domain beer and brewing books, close to 100 different texts from the 1700-1800's. fascinating stuff, but alittle hard to read.

thanks for the info!

The Pub / Re: Colonial Williamsburg
« on: June 02, 2011, 08:47:22 PM »
One other thing. We stopped at the print shop and during the printer's lecture he asked if anyone knew what a font was and a few hands were raised. I was standing in the front and he pointed to me and asked "Can you name 3 fonts?" I replied "I can name 25." He called my bluff and much to his surprise I easily did it bringing a huge smile to his face.

When we were leaving he asked me to stay and he hand-printed his whole typeface catalog for me, including some really cool old documents and a copy of the declaration of independence. It was awesome watching the process. I still have them in storage. All in all, a good day.

The Pub / Colonial Williamsburg
« on: June 02, 2011, 08:37:28 PM »
The Universal thread reminded me of a trip my wife and I took to Colonial Williamsburg years ago. We ate at Shield's Tavern and I remember we had a really nice ale with dinner. The waiter presented it as an original recipe from the 1700's. It was fantastic, and was one of the reasons i started getting into brewing in the first place.

I don't remember the name of it but looking at the current menu I think it was Old Stitch. If anyone has the chance to visit I highly recommend it for not just for the beer but for the history.


I would check your local Dollar Store, I've found 3 types of beer glasses there and I've been really happy with them, all Libby Glasses too!

This is the store we have locally

I picked up a big mug, a stout glass and a belgian curved goblet-type glass so far. They also always have some wacky glasses too like the green coca-cola replicas and glasses shaped like cans.


The Pub / Re: Clink! Clink! Another drink!
« on: June 01, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »
the drunk at the bar with the black mustache that was hiccuping while singing. he didnt sound like daffy/sylvester to you? :) I thought it was a dead giveaway!

Ingredients / Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:41:22 AM »
wow ron that's awesome! nice work!

The Pub / Clink! Clink! Another drink!
« on: May 31, 2011, 08:40:58 PM »

The Pub / Re: Another lost friend
« on: May 31, 2011, 08:33:25 PM »
sorry to hear this, my condolences

The Pub / Re: Bucket List
« on: May 29, 2011, 11:15:04 AM »
Never really did too much hiking (more of a water person) but exploring the appalachians in NJ was always fun. The most memorable time was hiking at the Delaware Water Gap during the winter and finding a totally frozen waterfall. It was like looking at a photo, I've never seen anything like it. We climbed to the top and sat on the ice and ate our lunch looking out over the small river below, it was a fantastic moment, something i'll never forget.

The Pub / Re: Bucket List
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:00:58 PM »
That's very cool!  How long have you been playing?

I've been playing for about 20 yrs now, maybe a bit more. I havent owned a kit in quite some time do to space contraints but once i move into a new house its a priority to get a small kit, after the home brewery is setup of course!

The Pub / Re: Bucket List
« on: May 27, 2011, 01:24:27 PM »
I want to learn how to play the guitar. Before I die.

Drums for me.  I want to channel John Bonham.

I taught myself how to play the drums by going out and buying a kit. A local music shop was going out of business because of some IRS problems and everything was dirt cheap. I got an excellent drum kit for like $250. It barely fit in my car.

I went home, set it up and put on some AC/DC. When i could play every song from Back in Black, I moved to Billy Squier, The Police, Zeppelin, then right to Yes and Rush. About a year later my neighbor was home from college and heard me playing Rush and came over to ask me where I studied and was dumbfounded that i was self-taught. He had been playing drums since he was 10 yrs old and went to school for it in NYC. (He currently owns a Drum School) Always thought that was a great compliment.

I still can't read a single note of drum sheet music but i can play anything i hear.

Just do it!


The Pub / Re: Seismologists tried for manslaughter over quake
« on: May 27, 2011, 01:14:24 PM »
absolutely ridiculous, are the weathermen from the US south gonna get charged for the tornados?

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