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Hop Growing / should I cover my hops?
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:44:18 AM »
So I have a couple shoots already  about 6-8in long and we are supposed to get 8-12in of snow Tomorrow and drop 50º should I cover the pot of hops or let them be? I do have mulch on them right now.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:09:15 PM »
Oh No! A Banjo Player!- Gobs O Phun   

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The Pub / Re: Growler fills at Delaware liquor stores
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:59:17 PM »
i know of many breweries that do that. I have also heard of people getting in trouble because it's "not factory sealed", not that a bottle cap is more secure  ;)

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The Pub / Re: Growler fills at Delaware liquor stores
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:36:45 PM »
I'm not saying that you shouldn't be able to buy that amount of beer. my main issue would the additional space require to hold the kegs to fill the growlers and the growlers them selves. for small store space is very limited it's hard enough to find room for all the new beers let alone the 40ish from Sam Adams, then have to try and squeeze in room to fit kegs (they may not sell/move as fast) as a 30pk thus it would not be creating income and also the beer would not be "fresh" if it didn't move. for many small stores they would have to decide if they wanted numerous kegs of the bigger breweries and also their beer on shelves vs trying to stock the most diverse product they can. there is only so much room in store.
It pains me to say this but making money is more important than what the beer is being sold in. A store needs to make a profit and having dead weight in the store is no good.
I would rather drive to the brewery and support them directly than the convenience of a gas station or liquor store. 
another potential issue with the growler in Colorado and i believe many other states would be the "open container" laws.
in general i agree that there are way too many regulations in our daily lives and many should be thrown out or reformed.

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The Pub / Re: Growler fills at Delaware liquor stores
« on: March 11, 2013, 01:19:39 PM »
Unfortunately i see way to people that are not responsible with their alcohol consumption.  I agree that most normal/responsible drinkers will at least wait until they get home to crack open the growler and enjoy, but there also a good number of people that would be coming multiple days a to get a refill (especially if the Coors or similar started offering their beers) and not being responsible . In today's society it seems like it only takes a few bad apples to ruin it for the rest of us. Like i said before the logistics for a small corner store like mine would make this idea nothing but a hassle. This concept would only be viable for the bigger stores and even then would probably present a challenge in-terms of the extra storage needs.
As a store employee I'm technically liable for accident that involves a customer, just as bar tender is technically liable for serving an intoxicated person, so i guess i see too many negatives in this idea. 

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The Pub / Re: Growler fills at Delaware liquor stores
« on: March 10, 2013, 01:04:22 AM »
i know of few liquor stores in Colorado that sell beer in growlers, but they don't fill growlers.

Grocery stores can't sell beer, because we have to protect liquor stores. Makes sense that liquor stores wouldn't be able to fill growlers, assuming we care about protecting breweries.
unless it's 3.2% or not "sold in the store" but in side entrance with no entrance into the main store.

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The Pub / Re: Growler fills at Delaware liquor stores
« on: March 09, 2013, 12:32:29 AM »
i know of few liquor stores in Colorado that sell beer in growlers, but they don't fill growlers. As a liquor store employee i can only see added issues in terms of inconvenience for the store. I like the idea as customer but as someone who on a daily basis sees what non-responsible drinkers consume it seems like this would be a bad idea.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Icelandic lager
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:57:57 AM »
My boss just recently returned from a trip to Iceland. It was interesting to see that the local craft beer movement is just becoming mainstream there. He was nice enough to bring me back a local craft beer
Snorri Islenskt Ol nr 10 is what he brought back. From what i gather and what he was told it is light lager made from all Icelandic ingredients and has thyme in it.
the beer itself was very clean, crisp, and refreshing. the color was very pale similar to Coors, it reminded me a bit like ac golden/coors batch 19. it seemed to over carbonated though, but overall 3.5/5 stars

http://www.borgbrugghus.is/thetta-eru-bjorarnir/nr/42
fyi the page is in Icelandic

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:46:21 AM »
save my life - ZZ Ward

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: dry yeast for rye ipa
« on: February 28, 2013, 12:29:02 AM »
I'm trying to decide what yeast i want to use for rye ipa.
The standard of US-05, and S-04 are what i normally use and have produced what i'm looking for in my other beers. I have i was thinking that US-56 or T-58 could be interesting. would the t-58 and the rye be too much? I plan on doing an extract with NB rye extract malt, w/specialty grains.

What hops are you planning on using?

http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/10289/altiltude-rye-ipa

cluster, Chinook, Columbus, Amarillo

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: dry yeast for rye ipa
« on: February 27, 2013, 04:10:32 PM »
Thanks for suggestions.  I will probably go with us 05.

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Yeast and Fermentation / dry yeast for rye ipa
« on: February 27, 2013, 12:53:17 AM »
I'm trying to decide what yeast i want to use for rye ipa.
The standard of US-05, and S-04 are what i normally use and have produced what i'm looking for in my other beers. I have i was thinking that US-56 or T-58 could be interesting. would the t-58 and the rye be too much? I plan on doing an extract with NB rye extract malt, w/specialty grains.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:45:49 PM »
hey pretty girl-Kip Moore

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The Pub / Re: Why does Budweiser just not get it?
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:54:27 PM »
At the liquor store I work at their new black crown was flying of the shelves for a couple weeks and is already slowing down drastically. With most of the bud (non craft-like) drinkers they just want a light, clean, easy, & cheap beer to get drunk off.
Many off their craft like beers are good but their is no major hurry for bud to overhual their thinking as they (inbev) have a ~70% share of the beer market in the U.S.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First Lager
« on: February 23, 2013, 02:25:24 PM »
thanks for the suggestions
one my first thoughts was a marzen/Oktoberfest but i didn't want wait for the traditional laggering time

i think i will try the Cali-common or schwarzbier

I not  a huge fan of the American style pale lagers minus actually batch 19 from Coors (and similar pre-prohibition pale lagers

after looking at the style guide for a schwarzbier, sounds like it's similar to New Belgium's 1554? If so that is one of my favorite beers from them.

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