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The Pub / Re: GABF co-babysitting?
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:39:19 AM »
I meant so he doesn't run away on you.

Now if I said "Fuzzy Handcuffs"... ;D

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:38:09 AM »
I think the changes will be positive, except for as a steward, I don't relish having to deal with double the amount of bottles....imagine trying to find a beer's mate after a full 2 days of comp.....gives me the chills thinking about the logistics.

That and all the wasted beer....oh the horror!

We don't waste beer in Seattle.

Did you see the last night of NHC?

That was a great idea putting out the left over bottles.  Are you the first to do that or does that happen every year? 

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The Pub / Re: GABF co-babysitting?
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:43:54 PM »
Is there anyone I can hire to babysit *me* at GABF?
I'll do it - I charge airfare, hotel, and tickets to the GABF. :)
Who brings/pays for the handcuffs?  ;D

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:22:41 AM »
Gary was on The Brewing Network last Sunday and explained the reasons behind some of the changes. The changes seem to have been made for good reasons.  I was surprised that a lot of the Canadian qualifiers didn't send their beers to the 2nd round.

I love the tiebreaker rules for Ninkasi too, with a coin flip at the end ( but very unlikely to ever reach that point ).

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Beer Travel / Re: Inn at Cooperstown Bed and Brew
« on: January 24, 2013, 06:14:43 AM »
Sounds great.  Maybe they'll have some specials during Hall of Fame weekend since I doubt many people will show up this year.

One event I always wanted to go to is the Woodstock Inn and Brewery's Brewer's Weekend in Woodstock, NH.  They run several a year where you get to stay at the Inn, have special planned events, and best of all, get to work in the brewery making beer!!!

http://www.woodstockinnnh.com/packages.php

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 22, 2013, 08:15:40 AM »
Ha!  Only two teams won't be watching the game on TV.  Neither one comes from Foxborough.

At least the Dolphins didn't choke on the money ball (cough, cough) and blow a perfect season in the Super Bowl.  :-*

I still think they should have tested David Tyree's helmet for stick em'  ;D

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 21, 2013, 01:10:00 PM »
And yeah Belichick's a proven cheater so I don't know why anyone would defend him.

Wow...good thing we got that squared away.  So glad this guy has been suspended, banned from football, and not going to be allowed into the HOF.  ::)

Maybe we should take a look at the evidence again just to make sure..oh yeah, the NFL destroyed it.  What are they hiding?

So how do you feel about scouts who go to opponents games the week before, and take notes on plays, signals, situations...all done legally in the eyes of the NFL (the same NFL that said Belichick did not use the video during any game currently being played and that they didn't even try to hide the guy videotaping ).  Seems to me it was an intepretation of the rules (albeit a bad one ).  Not to mention the run they went on after the scandal broke and were under the microscope.

I know I'm never going to change your mind or anyone else's, just as you won't change mine, so I'm officially done with it. 

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:21:21 PM »
Some games I wish we had a roof...I've been to some pretty nasty games, but it is an advantage for NE when playing some teams late in the year ( cough cough Miami cough cough  ;) )

Also, just to be clear, I was not implying that the Seahawks used this tactic...but some teams have in the past.  I believe the Redskins were just accused of it this year, but I don't know what came of that.

In the end, a pretty disappointing season (I know it makes all those haters feel good ), but at least the Giants, Steelers, and especially the Jets didn't make it either.  I think I gotta pull for the 49'ers in this Superbowl, though...

On the bright side, now all those Patriots can go to the ProBowl now  ;D




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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:55:21 AM »
There is absolutely nothing about the 12th Man that is cheating, unless you consider it cheating that we love our team more than you guys.

That is one thing about being a season ticket holder for the Patriots that bothers me somewhat.  Our crowd noise isn't anything great.  We have our moments and can get loud but never sustain it. 

But never believe that we fans don't love our sports teams more than you.

Now when the pump fan noise through the PA system, that's should be considered cheating.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking for a Good Online Supply Store
« on: January 21, 2013, 09:03:54 AM »
My list is:

  Brewmasters Warehouse
  Northern Brewer
  Austin Homebrew
  Farmhouse Brewing Supply
  Midwest Supply

For hops, I buy bulk at:
  Nikobrew
  Hops Direct
  Yakima Valley (haven't bought there yet but they look promising)

I like Brewmasters Warehouse when I'm buying specifically for a recipe and can buy down to the ounce. 

Also, I don't know anything about them, but Homebrew Mart is in San Diego, isn't it?  I think this was started by the people at Ballast Point.  Again, I've never used them but they could be worth a look. 

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Events / Re: NHC 2013
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:27:30 AM »
I don't remember a ticket last year, first time. The proper pass on the lanyard was the ticket.
I don't remember the ticket either.  If they had to take the time to collect tickets, the meal would have been half over by the time I got in there.  I joined the line when it was all the way back to the hospitality suite.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:20:45 AM »
Narvin...don't even bother.  I think Tom's going to have "Belichick's a Cheater" engraved on his tombstone.  ::)

The Ravens definitely outplayed the Pats once Talib went out.  Also, maybe next year Gronkowski will be healthy for the big game for once.  Enjoy watching the Superbowl.

Usually around this time I say, "Well the truck leaving Fenway heading to Ft. Myers (Red Sox spring training) is only a couple weeks away", but I think this year that is going to just be more disappointment.




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Events / NHC 2013 Hotel?
« on: January 20, 2013, 02:58:47 PM »
I was going to take the train but it is cheaper and shorter to fly from the airport 15 minutes from my house.

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The Pub / Re: Pint Glass Pricing Poll
« on: January 18, 2013, 08:19:35 AM »
People pay for beer glasses?
Oh I pay for beer glasses.  Everytime I bring one home, the wife gets on me about another glass.   ;D

I love the glass from NHC2012...I hope Philly has something similar.

I voted for $5 for the shaker glass style.  Anything above that, I rather save the money for the beer and use the glasses I have.

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Events / Re: NHC 2013 Hotel?
« on: January 18, 2013, 07:45:40 AM »
The hotel info is up on the conference website.  It's the Philadelphia Marriott downtown.

That's an interesting move to release the hotel info before we can book at the discounted rate. Either I get a room now for a higher rate or wait and risk that there will be no more rooms left.

They also haven't decided on the speakers yet, so I don't even know if I will be going.

Kai

The AAA rate is $332 per night :o  ...I'd wait.

I assume since they said the conference was going to accommodate 2500, they'd have more than 100 rooms for the block...although it will sell out quick, I'm sure.

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