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The Pub / Re: Nfl,playoffs
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:23:42 AM »
I looking for the 2004 Superbowl rematch, Pats vs. Panthers.  Hopefully the Pats win it by more than 3 points this time.  Although if the game comes down to it, #3 will deliver I'm sure.

And hopefully Edelman shook off the rust this past weekend and won't drop the ball so much against the Broncos.

The big concern are the injuries to Collins, Jones and Mayo (no relation to me :) ).  To lose one of these guys is hard, but 3 of your best defensive players makes me worry.

Equipment and Software / Re: The Beer Bug?
« on: January 15, 2016, 11:59:04 AM »
We have one for the KCBM Competition's Mead BOS prize. Seems like it is more useful for mead and wine making than brewing. That said, I hope I win it so I can try it out!

Darn...not for the Cider BOS?  :)

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: January 14, 2016, 12:28:44 PM »
We got slammed a couple days ago...a whole 2.5 inches of snow  ::)  That brings our total up to about 6.5 inches for the can people live like this?  ;D

Such an odd winter for New England.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What to look for in MA&NH
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:36:46 PM »
Ol'factory Pils from 2 roads, maybe? It's a dry-hopped pilsner in the style of Pivo Pils from FW, good stuff.

That Two Roads brewery is impressive...and they have good food trucks outside.

Zymurgy / Re: New year, new Zymurgy editor!
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:08:56 AM »
Thank you Jill and Good luck Dave!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What to look for in MA&NH
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:03:04 AM »
If he's driving through CT, New England Brewing just release Imperial Stout Trooper and G-Bot (formerly Ghandi-bot) on Monday to several counties.  There's also Lawson's Sip of Sunshine around too...excellent beer!  In CT though, you need to ask the stores if they have it and it will be limited (4-pack of SOS, and 1 or 2 cans of G-Bot/IST).  Unfortunately, some store owners only save this stuff for their regular costumers (a dick move if you ask me).

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What to look for in MA&NH
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:47:12 AM »
I have a friend visiting Maine and New Hampshire for work. He wants to bring me some beer. What suggestions do you have for what is available there that I cant get in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky?

Driving or flying?

In NH, Stoneface (Newington), Earth Eagle (Portsmouth), Deciduous (Newmarket), Kelsen's (Derry)

In Maine, Tributary(Kittery), Bissell Brothers & Foundation (Portland - across the street from allagash), Maine Beer (Freeport - think LL Bean), Marshall Wharf (Belfast but found in a lot of stores).

The Pub / Re: Nfl,playoffs
« on: January 12, 2016, 06:16:30 AM »
It almost look like they intended to lose to Miami.....belichick strategy???

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That's the conspiracy theory going around.  By locking up the #2 seed, they would not have to face the Steelers until the AFC Championship game and it would be at Gillette.  I think it's total BS.

I agree with ERockrph, that the strategy was not get hurt (although Brady did) and get Jackson some snaps.

Hopefully with Edelman and Volmer back on offense and Jones and Hightower on defense, they can take down the Chef's (great googily-moogily).

The Pub / Re: Nfl,playoffs
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:21:26 PM »
Never root for the Squealers Darkside, never. Truck into Denver and take care of business,  but never root for the Squealers

I knew the answer as I was typing it...what is wrong with me?!?!  Thanks for setting me straight! :)


Beer Travel / Beer Trip in February
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:07:31 PM »
In February, my family and I are taking a trip to San Diego (well Carlsbad actually) and I had a question about some of the breweries out in Vista.  We arrive late on Sat. and since Sunday isn't planned yet, the family may go to Legoland (staying across the street), so I thought it would be a great time to visit the breweries out in Vista about 6 miles away.

Trying to lay out my day.  I may Uber out there and see if I could walk from brewery to brewery, since they don't seem more than a mile or two apart.  May also help clear my head between breweries.  I just don't know if that area is conducive to walking, i.e. sidewalks.  Anyone know the area well?

I'm also trying to figure out which breweries would be the best to hit since I'm not sure I'd be able to get to them all.  I know I definitely want to go to Belching Beaver, but what about the following:

  Iron Fist
  Barrel Harbor
  Booze Brothers
  Latitude 33

Any help would be appreciated.  This will be my first-ever trip to CA...very excited!


The Pub / Re: Nfl,playoffs
« on: January 11, 2016, 11:42:22 AM »
Tough game for me next week...root for the Steelers so the Pats host the AFC Championship game (after taking care of KC) or root for Denver and going there for the game because rooting for Pittsburgh just makes me feel dirty.

They should have thrown a flag on Pittsburgh, just like they did earlier in the game with Munchak.  Of course Cinny had the game if they could have just hung onto the ball.

At least the Burfict penalty was no question...unlike the one earlier in the game where they called helmet to helmet when the defender was going for a clean hit and the receiver dropped his head.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: reusing brown beer bottles
« on: January 08, 2016, 01:40:42 PM »
Unless I'm sending into competition, I don't even bother removing the labels.  But like everyone else said, a soak in Oxyclean takes care of it.

Also, rinse the bottles right away when you're drinking them.  That way nothing will grown in them between that time and the time you use them.

The Pub / Re: Brewery upgrade
« on: January 08, 2016, 06:37:52 AM »
I'd use my elliptical more but it's hard to get to with all the carboys and other brewing equipment stacked around it  ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hard root beer awful
« on: January 08, 2016, 06:30:07 AM »
Not your Fathers was a huge hit in my area of CT - it was great to drink during the summer time and fun to make rootbeer floats with.

I think it's just about run it's course and novelty.  I might pick up a 6 pack or two this upcoming summer but I don't see the demand anymore.

When it first came out up here in NH, stores had bottle limits on it.  Now you can find it in every grocery store and Walmart.

The Pub / Re: The Pub?
« on: January 07, 2016, 09:40:04 AM »
Wow, I didn't even know you existed and had that power, so you must be someone important. Do you have a boss who can take the whole forum down? ;)

Yes he does.  So don't piss him off otherwise he'll shutdown the forum and bring TechTalk back  :o

I did read the first post that came through and I think Matt made the right decision.

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