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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 11, 2011, 08:10:58 AM »
Last week, most places were $3.95, but a couple stations have dropped this week to $3.88...what a bargain!

The Pub / Re: It's Baseball Season!
« on: May 10, 2011, 01:25:08 PM »
Rut Roh, Rorge!   ;)

East   W   L   PCT   GB   Home   Away   DIV   Streak
NY Yankees   19   13   .594   ---   12-6   7-7   8-4   Won 1
Tampa Bay   20   14   .588   ---   9-10   11-4   9-5   Won 4
Boston   17   18   .486   3 1/2   11-9   6-9   6-6   Won 3
West   W   L   PCT   GB   Home   Away   DIV   Streak
LA Angels   20   16   .556   ---   8-9   12-7   4-2   Lost 1
Oakland   19   17   .528   1   8-8   11-9   8-7   Won 2
Texas   18   18   .500   2   12-8   6-10   6-8   Lost 2

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Life membership
« on: May 05, 2011, 05:17:29 AM »
Would it make a difference if Charlie P wore it for a day?  :D

I do agree though a t-shirt as a thank you is a little weak.  Maybe a discount on BJCP testing for lifetime members or a voucher for a couple free entries to the NHC competition.

Or nothing at all except the feeling of supporting a great organization.

Janis - thanks for the hard work this time of year!

I imagine Janis must feel like an Accountant at tax season around this time of the year.

Thank you.

2225 judging is continuing until May 8th.   For the people in the crowd who have made second round before, what was the due by date in past years for 2nd round?  Wasn't it something like the end of May?

Let's just hope Janis has a chance to get the info to the people who move on in time to get there stuff together and shipped by the deadline.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA First Round
« on: May 04, 2011, 05:35:09 AM »
I think that's a safe bet.

I guess it doesn't matter since the score sheets are received earlier than the NHC posting anyways.  I'm sure it has to do something with having the database complete before releasing it to the site.

The only advantage I can see is the people who know they are advancing can rebrew their entries if they know they are going to the second round.  But the only way to alleviate that would be to not release any scoresheets until everyone is done, which I doubt would fly ( nor would I want that to happen ).  

But let's not forget that the NE region WAS one of those early judging sites.

Equipment and Software / Re: Beersmith
« on: May 02, 2011, 08:42:19 AM »
I've used both and like beersmith better.  I particularly like the feature where you can enter grains by % and scale down to a homebrew size recipe.  Very handy when you get a recipe from a commercial brewer who gives you percentages.  Promash may do this as well but I haven't bothered to look.

The Pub / Re: Bin Laden's dead
« on: May 02, 2011, 05:45:46 AM »
Job well done by the Seal make us all proud!! 

I have two brothers who were in the Navy...too bad this is what they looked like:


Ingredients / Do hops like warm soil?
« on: April 30, 2011, 10:30:55 AM »
I have 2nd year hops up and I was going to put 1mm plastic around them ( the stuff I use in my pumpkin garden to prevent weeds and limit evaporation in the hot summer time.  I'd probably put a soaker hose under the plastic for watering, and the actual hop crowns would not be covered, maybe leaving 2" clearance around.

This plastic keeps the soil nice and warm, which pumpkins love, but do the hops do well in this environment?
I swore this year I will not spend all my free time weeding the gardens.


Zymurgy / Re: May/June Issue, already?!
« on: April 30, 2011, 10:24:10 AM »
Zymurgy typically mails around the 17th of the month prior to the date on the magazine cover, so the July/August issue will mail around June 17th.

Who's the lucky one that has to stay behind for NHC and get Zymurgy mail out?  >:(

The Pub / Re: NY Bar Exam Success!
« on: April 29, 2011, 05:45:49 AM »
I thought about taking the bar exam once, then I found out it was about the law...not exactly what I thought  :D

Congratulations!!  Maybe take the AL bar exam, and sue those $%^$% for not passing the homebrew legislation!

The Pub / Re: Storms in the southeast
« on: April 28, 2011, 01:14:36 PM »
His account showed him active at 7am this morning, so hopefully that's a good sign.


You don't want hair of the dog ale?

Personally, I thought the "dryer lint ale" mentioned earlier has real possibilities :)

As long as it's a dark load for stouts and porters, and maybe whites for pilsners.  ;D

Events / Re: NHC BJCP Event Wed Night
« on: April 28, 2011, 06:37:40 AM »
Gordon said on the Sunday Session it was moved to a lunch so he could go to the Brewing Network Anniversary party at White Labs on Wednesday night.

While he jokingly said it was all about him a very significant number of people, including my wife and I, want to do both and I think this is a fairly obvious change.

Sorry...I forgot the grin  ;D  I've never met him personally but I'm pretty sure Gordon's not one of those "Do you know who I am?" people.  :D

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