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The Pub / Re: My Back's Killing me
« on: February 08, 2012, 01:05:35 PM »

Can you see me from there?
btw I'm right behind you with that big b-day in April.

Congrats!  Let's get together for an old fart celebratory beer at NHC!

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Ingredients / Re: Coffee Addition into Secondary
« on: February 08, 2012, 01:03:54 PM »
I do both.  I add lightly cracked beans to secondary for aroma and strong brewed espresso at packaging for flavor.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Recipe similarity in competition
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:23:07 AM »
So what you're all telling me is that you CAN taste the love.
Thanks.
Or the flavor contribution of a 15 year old  BLUE cooler ;D

ESPECIALLY THAT!

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Thanks, Kate.

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The Pub / Re: My Back's Killing me
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:24:13 AM »
IMO, most people who have problems with their "backs" also tend to have problems with their "fronts" (i.e., big flabby bellies).

Prevention is key:  Strengthen the core.

This.

I guess I'm not most people.

I think that's obvious, Jeff!

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The Pub / Re: Very cool
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:23:35 AM »
They've paid back all the money, haven't they?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: help interpreting BJCP scoresheet
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:22:13 AM »
Good analysis, Thomas.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Recipe similarity in competition
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:16:17 AM »
IMO, recipe counts for maybe 10%, at most 20%, of the finished beer.  Ingredient choice and quality and brewing techniques are a much bigger factor.  For instance, at one NHC I tasted 7 different versions of my Rye IPA recipe.  None tasted like the other and none tasted like mine does.

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Going Pro / Re: How hard is it to be a pro brewer?
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:14:02 AM »
and may i add, you better have damn good food or they won't come back even if the beer is good.
I don't think that's true at all, not everyone goes out to eat AND drink.  Some people just want to stop somewhere after work for a couple beers and head home for dinner.

Based on my own actions and what I've seen and heard from others, I think you're underestimating the importance of food.  Most people who go to a brewpub, including myself, won't go back if the food isn't top notch.  Sure you get some who go there only to drink, but most of the $$ is made from the food, not the beer.  As much of a beer geek as i am, I won't be there just for the beer.  There are too many other choices, at least around here.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Heretic Evil Twin
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:28:54 PM »
I want to try his beers very badly. As it is I have no hope for seeing any of them in Texas. For goodness sake I've never even tasted Pliny! :-[

I think Heretic will be pouring at NHC...did you get a ticket?
Not as far as I know.

I was told by Jamil's secretary that they were 95% sure they were going to be there. I'll be getting an email shortly to confirm that but I do think he will be there pouring.  :)

OTOH, Tom has the inside line on what breweries the WA liquor commission will allow.

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Ingredients / Re: Magnum late
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:27:59 PM »

Good to know Denny...because I was thinking about using some Magnum for flavor additions in an APA. I'll just avoid that idea and use good old American C hops instead.

Ron, keep in mind that it's just a single data point of my own experience.  Obviously, Sierra Nevada has a different take on it.

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The Pub / Re: My Back's Killing me
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:38:27 PM »

Rather than brew something that is 1.060, brew something 1.120, for the next 60 years :)

60 more years?  I dunno if I can stand that!

Graham, be sure to let us know what happens with your back.

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The Pub / Re: My Back's Killing me
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:20:12 PM »
Hey...Happy Early Bday Denny....not trying to rush it or anything but... ;D

What are you brewing for this fine occasion?

Haven't decided what to brew yet.  Guess I'd better decide and get some yeast going!

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The Pub / Re: My Back's Killing me
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:19:01 PM »
according to your tag line denny, life is just beginning ::)

I guess I'll find out...I hope so!

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