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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.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How long is your brew day?
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:01:12 AM »
About 5-6 hours for 5 gallon batch.  Most of my recipes lately have involved a hop stand of 15-30 minutes, plus I have a Grainfather so the heating of the mash water and ramping up to boil takes a while longer.  I have a timer I'm going to put on the GF so my water can start heating up before I get up or get home from work to try and save some time.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Decline of Homebrewing
« on: September 23, 2016, 10:08:24 AM »
I could brew more often, but I don't because I'm wasting time doing WORTHLESS other things on those things and on forums just like this one that I certainly don't need to do but my subconscious tells me that it feels good and some part of me enjoys the numbness I guess. 

Remember the good ol' days when the internet was only good for porn...and there's only so much of that you can look at, right? 




It was tongue in cheek. I even used s wonky face. ;)

It was funny that the whole thread was defending Michael using the argument that there would be no confusion, only to have a recent post where one of his defenders mentions how confusing it is.

My post was also tongue in cheek, and mostly pointed out that I confused the Hidden Moon name with being a cidery, not that I was confused about the brewery in CA.


Hidden Moon is going to be doing beer I thought?

You're right.  They're doing ciders under the Moonlight Meadery name.  It's gets so confusing.

I talked to Michael this past weekend and he definitely is relieved.  Now he can focus on making more mead and getting Hidden Moon, his cidery, going!

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