My wife's grandfather worked at a brewery in Pittsburgh in the 20s-30s. They were apparently allowed to drink up to 2 cases a day.
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I don't add co2 regularly for any reason. Though I could see it being an issue if stored this way for a long period... I wouldn't say i've gone more than 6 months before attaching co2 to carbonate the beer. I've never had one lose the seal yet...
That's why I'm in $20 range and trying different whiskies. Living within my means. Yeah I know it's un-American to do so but right now I'm not going to pay more than $30 for a bottle of booze. All the Scotch I looked at is in the nosebleed range.
How about Scotch then? We've discussed Bourbons. How about a $30 (or less) bottle of Scotch?
Tell ya what Euge, try Hoosier's recommendation for the Balvenie Doublebarrel (name?) if you've been enjoying the bourbon. I'm not a huge fan of scotch generally but this stuff I really like. Makes just fantastic hot scotchies on brew day.
Had a glass of 15 year Pappy last night. Damn fine whiskey. Smooth, complex, carmel, vanilla, wood. Good stuff. But at the price per glass, I won't be tasting it again soon.
This is what I find with so many of the super high-end whisk(e)ys. Johnny Walker Blue Label and Chivas Royal Salute are damn good Scotches, but not worth anywhere near the price. They're something I've had by the glass 2 or 3 times, but I'd never spring for a bottle. There are just as many whiskeys that are just as good (if not better) that don't carry the "name tax".
For the right money, yes.
-3F here; might be another day or two.
perfect time to get those seeds started! isn't that what march is for? looking at seed catalogs, getting your fingers dirty with little trays of soil? hanging out under the full spectrum lamps until the sun decides it will grace you with it's presence for more than 15 minutes each day?
you're right, of course, but I started Feb28th last year and winter just kept going and going into mid May, so I'm going to wait a little longer.
on a plus side though, I've got some new neighbors so I've got an entire new group who are going to see the glow from my reef tank/grow lights and think I've got a major ganja grow operation going.
I used to get regular visits from the police when I lived in Vermont because I had a 600 watt metal halide grow lamp in the front room with veggies under it all winter. They were 'checking up on the neighbors'
If you really don't have a local roaster then Star Bucks is not bad. Peete's is good too. As others have said look at the freshness dates and use freshest possible.
For a coffee beer, I do a coarse crack and add them like dry hops to the keg. Ethiopian beans have been my current favorite. Costa Rica is good, too.