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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:03:12 AM »
Vegas could be good. Cheap flights and cheap hotel rooms.

Yeah, but it's not a real town, like Orlando. All phony and make-believe--no character, whatsoever. Would never, ever go there.

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Events / Re: Need Some Tips for Homebrew Con?
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:13:28 AM »
I'm getting packed for this year's conference. Can anyone let the cat out of the bag for where the 2018 conference will be?
I thought everyone knew that😉.


Apparently I'm not an insider.

City starts with a "P" and there's one on each coast...the one in the east is better :P

I think you can figure it out Mark. ;-)

Any PORT inLAND

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Events / Re: Need Some Tips for Homebrew Con?
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:18:55 AM »
I'm getting packed for this year's conference. Can anyone let the cat out of the bag for where the 2018 conference will be?
I thought everyone knew that😉.

Apparently I'm not an insider.

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Events / Re: Need Some Tips for Homebrew Con?
« on: June 11, 2017, 04:19:29 PM »
I'm getting packed for this year's conference. Can anyone let the cat out of the bag for where the 2018 conference will be?

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 01, 2017, 02:07:46 PM »
Think Mardi Gras with home brew! It will be the best night of your life. (If you're married, it's probably best not to mention that to your wife.)

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Events / Re: Reommendations for brewpubs, restaurants, etc... at NHC?
« on: April 30, 2017, 01:31:17 PM »
The Happy Gnome looks like it has potential.

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Events / Reommendations for brewpubs, restaurants, etc... at NHC?
« on: April 29, 2017, 03:48:50 PM »
I'm starting to get excited for the conference in MSP. Can any locals recommend some craft beer hot spots?

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The Pub / Re: Congratulations...You're Old
« on: April 29, 2017, 03:45:59 PM »
I'm so old I don't even have a Facebook account. ;D


Same here, Chumley. I'm not antisocial by any means but I just can't find a reason to care about having one. Ehh, each his own.

In many ways, I'd be better off without mine. I keep it for the homebrewing forums and cat videos. Otherwise, I try to ignore the nonsense.

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Equipment and Software / Re: SS Brewtech Conical Opinion
« on: March 28, 2017, 01:19:30 PM »
I just got my Chronical BME with the temperature regulation, and I love it! I'll be using it again in a few more days.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old brewing magazines
« on: October 26, 2016, 02:21:54 PM »
I have a nearly complete collection of Zymurgy and BYO, starting in the mid-90's. Like others have said, lots of info is inaccurate, especially before 2000, but I can't bear to part with them. I like the feel of paper in my hands, too. Online just doesn't cut it, and can we really be sure ezines will be available when stuff like the Zombie Apocalypse hits?

How often do you look at them?  That was the deciding factor for me.

More often than you might think, especially the issues within the last five years. Not so much for the older ones.

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The Pub / Re: Spelling and Grammar
« on: October 26, 2016, 02:16:25 AM »
I would say (and I know that I'm in the minority on this by a wide margin) that the ongoing trend of "it doesn't matter, as long as I get the point across" only leads to lower expectations of everyone all the time.  It doesn't take much more time to just try a little and make things much better.  Must we always lower the bar?

(I know, I'm just a grumpy old man and should accept it and shut up)

I'm a grammar Nazi, but I only correct my closest of friends. I also realize I'm in the minority (actually, I become worried when I'm in the majority) and agree that society has become incredibly dumbed down. I have a hard time finding mediocrity to be acceptable.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old brewing magazines
« on: October 26, 2016, 02:06:42 AM »
I have a nearly complete collection of Zymurgy and BYO, starting in the mid-90's. Like others have said, lots of info is inaccurate, especially before 2000, but I can't bear to part with them. I like the feel of paper in my hands, too. Online just doesn't cut it, and can we really be sure ezines will be available when stuff like the Zombie Apocalypse hits?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 21, 2016, 02:11:52 PM »
opinions:  Am I supporting AB-Inbev if I finally use up the several Northern Brewer gift cards I've won as competition prizes (it's the only thing I've won more often than my 5 Beer Guns)   ;D

You won them before they sold out. You get a pass.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 20, 2016, 07:07:11 AM »
Do those that are anti AB also avoid Walmart, Target, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Total Wine, Specs, BevMo? All of those can be considered anti competition.

I don't avoid any of those businesses. The NB acquisition was personal.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:27:35 AM »
There has to be a strategy here, but it is not apparent to me.

Exactly where I'm at.  AB doesn't do things without a reason, but I can't fathom the reason here.

I'm dumfounded by the acquisition, too. Unless this is the first step in an as yet unknown corporate strategy.

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