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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
« on: June 28, 2011, 07:02:16 PM »
I just had this for the first time last weekend and it was excellent. Sometimes DFH seems a bit over the top but i drank 3-4 of them with little problem :) I cant do that with the 60/90 any more than 1 or 2 of those and i'm done for the night.

nice beer, i'll def pick it up again.

Yeast and Fermentation / WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« on: June 27, 2011, 10:44:08 AM »
new strain from white labs

WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast

The Pub / Re: Bartender.....
« on: June 10, 2011, 12:53:32 PM »
I tend towards Speyside as my go-to whiskys because theres something about drinking smoke-flavored scotch that activates my gag-reflex so Talisker/Laphroiag/etc is right out the window for me...I dont mind the earthy flavor of the peat but the smoke is just disgusting. If i wanted that flavor in my booze i would dump an ashtray in it. yuck!

I think Balvenie 12 Double Wood is probably my favorite at the moment but I also like Macallan, Glenmorangie, Drumguish, Speyburn, Singleton of Glendullan, Glenlivet, and Glenfiddich to name a few.

I found a nice flavor map which has been a huge help in determining what to try next:

I also have a PDF here that's printable and with more info.


The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 10, 2011, 12:36:13 PM »
I just did another search and found this:

Those are the original pull-tops, my says she has atleast a case of them in storage!


The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 10, 2011, 12:30:22 PM »
I've seen the big mouth bottles like above, but it's been years since I saw the grenade ones (with the pull tab cap).

yeah i didnt notice an exact match for the old ones when i was searching

The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 10, 2011, 09:39:41 AM »
We used to really enjoy Mickey's on a hot summer day but when they stopped producing the "grenade" wide-mouth barrel bottles we stopped buying it. The puzzles under the cap were fun too.

My wife still has a few 6-packs of the bottles left over, she uses them for flower vases haha.


The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 10, 2011, 09:31:18 AM »
I picked up a 12 pack of Olympia 95% Malt in orange cans. It's fairly good, although head retention is not as good as the older recipe. It's sill cheap without marketing hype. Put money in the ingredients and not the marketing department.

ahaha my grandfather used to drink Olympia, I remember the slogan on the can was "Its in the water" and we always joked that the logo should be a picture of a bear standing near the side of a stream facing away from you with his arms crossed infront of him near his waist. ;)

The Pub / Re: Bartender.....
« on: June 05, 2011, 07:20:45 PM »
If you are a whisky drinker I highly recommend Whisky Stones. My wife bought them for me last year for father's day and they are fantastic, I use them all the time.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: First time Kegging
« on: June 03, 2011, 01:15:56 PM »
wow thanks for the links!

The Pub / Re: Something for you kilt wearers to keep in mind...
« on: June 03, 2011, 12:41:08 PM »
oh no, pennsic stories, don't get me started.

The Pub / Re: Alpina Mobile Bongos Beer Bar
« on: June 03, 2011, 12:35:31 PM »
Dude, it's only got one not want!  ;)

I'm sure they can add one more for $5000!

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!

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