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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 27, 2016, 08:34:53 AM »
It's a 5 game series now fellas with the Cubs having home field advantage. This is exciting! I hope they can win it at Wrigley if they do.

Either way, win or lose, you can be fairly certain Chicago will be in flames.

"Dammit...we just lost the World Series!  Let's burn something"
"Hooray...we just won the World Series!  Let's burn something"

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 25, 2016, 06:19:13 AM »
I wish they would do away with the All-Star game determining home field in the WS.  I think any team that wins over 100 games in the regular season and 10 more than their opponent (not including the play-in game) deserves home field.

It's not like adding this is making any more people was the AS game.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 20, 2016, 10:10:16 AM »

I think you're missing the pint many people have.  It's not a "purist" thing.  Personally I couldn't care less what what people drink or who makes it.  The real issue is control of the distribution chain, which is the problem that has started surfacing with AB buying up breweries.

HA...should we coin the phrase "Papazian-Slip" for this one :)

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 20, 2016, 05:29:04 AM »

Now why do you feel the need to call out the Cardinals fans?
We love our baseball just look at when the red Sox Bea us in 04 for their first championship.  It was a standing ovation from everyone inside Busch
Just because we actually have been successful in one sport don't hate us for it. 
Besides the way i see it "Chicago has the Cubs and St Louis had the Blues ."

Speaking of Cardinals fans, where the hell has AmandaK been?

Just to clear things up, the '04 Series was not the Red Sox first was their first in 86 years though.

Come on Cubs!!!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mailing Beers
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:55:19 AM »
I've had good luck with UPS.  For competitions, I wrap each bottle and can in the electronics bubble wrap you find at Home Depot.  Each sheet is 12" wide.  Then I pack in the box inside a trash bag and pack a ton of bubble wrap or newspaper to make sure nothing moves.

When you sent Fedex, did it go Fedex all the way through?  Sometimes Fedex is handed off the the USPS for delivery, depending on what service was selected.

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 14, 2016, 06:32:24 AM »
Cute little bugger, ain't 'e? Well, they'll shut you haters up after this year. Enough is enough. It makes no difference to you. I don't hate on any other teams, only the fans. I'm a BASEBALL fan, not just a Cubs fan. Love and appreciate all baseball and don't be a jackass. Not talking to you, specifically, Stephen, but to people that hate on the Cubs so much (particularly Cards fans; they aren't baseball fans, on the whole, they're Cardinals fans).

Believe me, when my Sox are out of it, I am rooting for the Cubs.  We in New England know a thing or two about a curse.  You have to embrace your curse if you are ever going to beat it.

My only concern is with the situation in Chicago with crime lately, what will happen if and when they win?  It's getting hard to figure who the winner is when both winning and losing teams set their city on fire.

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 14, 2016, 06:12:26 AM »

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 13, 2016, 06:26:38 AM »
Going to Game 1 of the NLCS.  Rooftop, so I won't be in the park.  But whatevah.

I'm long suffering.  Used to go in grade school to see Jody Davis and Rick Sutcliffe.  Before that, Dave Kingman.

Hopefully they will ease your pain.  2004 was a special year for me.  It's amazing that the first thought I had was wishing my father could have seen a Red Sox championship, and now my son and I have seen 3 in our lifetimes. far!

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 11, 2016, 08:55:12 AM »
I would love to see the Cubs and Indians in the will almost be like watching the Red Sox. :)

And we get to hear the announcers say Coco Crisp again

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 11, 2016, 07:26:24 AM »
Well, that's that I guess.  Thanks Big Papi for your contribution to Red Sox Nation (not to mention 3 WS titles!!!)

GO Cubs!!!

Beer Recipes / Re: mirror pond facsimile
« on: October 11, 2016, 06:36:02 AM »
This is the recipe from the CYBI show, and I believe they labeled it successful.

Boil Size: 7.77 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.02 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.60 gal
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 9.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 33.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 78.7 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
11 lbs 9.0 oz         Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         1        91.5 %       
14.0 oz               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)    Grain         2        6.9 %         
3.2 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         3        1.6 %         
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 85.0 min         Hop           4        20.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min         Hop           5        10.2 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min          Hop           6        3.3 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           7        0.0 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) [2000.0 Yeast         8        -             
1.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days      Hop           9        0.0 IBUs     

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 10.1 oz
Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 22.11 qt of water at 155.9 F        148.0 F       75 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 1 steps (4.01gal) of 168.0 F water

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Going to be in the Boston area
« on: October 04, 2016, 10:05:55 AM »
Trillium for bottles in Fort Point area (no tasters but they usually have Trillium beer at Row34 right next door).  Not too far away is Harpoon brewery, which has a very nice Bier hall. Night Shift in Everett (cab or Uber to there).

Sunset Grille in Allston.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: bjcp scoring question
« on: September 29, 2016, 05:36:24 AM »
But that implies that a winner of a competition does not necessarily have the highest score, right?

That's right...welcome to the world of mini-BOS. 

The Pub / Re: Happy National Drink Beer Day
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:08:33 PM »
Must be Wednesday (or Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday).

"But never at dusk" - obscure Steve Martin reference

Equipment and Software / Re: Grainfather FV
« on: September 28, 2016, 05:56:29 AM »
I don't have the FV but for about the same price (at least in the US), I'd go with a SS Brewbucket which has a 7 gallon capacity as opposed to the 6.6 gallon capacity of the FV.

Their FV looks like a coffee urn.

I just use Better Bottles for my fermentation and attach a blowoff tube when there is little head space.

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