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Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:50:42 AM »
It looks like the car rental itself is pretty cheap at $95 for a week, but the insurance is about $25 per day!  I may have to find a different solution.  To be honest I never buy rental insurance, but I guess I have been pretty lucky.

The Pub / Re: The approaching darkness
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:36:44 PM »
Did you know that the shadow will be crossing America at about 1800 MPH?

Beer Recipes / Re: Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:35:38 PM »
We had this at Moerlein Lager House on the River in Cincinnati. They had a lot of photos from the Burger brewery they acquired the rights to. I snapped shots of a couple I thought might be interesting:
And in reality, the text below the photo is really the interesting part

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When I lived in Cincinnati, mostly in the 70's, I used to do side by side tastings of local, regional and imported beers.  Burger, surprisingly, came out on top a couple of times.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: East vs West
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:59:18 AM »
This is part of their "Beers Across the World" collaboration.  I highly recommend you buy the somewhat expensive twelve pack, which includes a beer from each of twelve colabs.

Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:10:36 AM »
Be sure your CC covers car insurance or buy it. If you don't scratch up the car I would be surprised. I just about wore out the wheel covers on one side. We also hit an animal while there which ran out in front of me. I had walk away insurance so no worries and no added charges.
This reminds me of a time I was driving a rental down from the top of Sequoia National Park and one of the wheel covers flew off around a fast curve.  I pulled over to look for it and about the same time another car pulled over to see if everything was OK.  I told him about the cover and he said he had one just like it at his house, just down the hill.  I followed him and sure enough he had an exact match.  I was really afraid the rental car company was going to charge me for broken or missing wheel covers, but they just said it happens all the time on that particular model. 

Beer Recipes / Re: Rye IPA
« on: August 10, 2017, 05:29:57 AM »
My Rye APA just got a gold medal at the First Coast Cup in Jacksonville.  I used a lot of Denny's ideas to make it and just rebrewed it Sunday. 
72% 2-row, 18% Rye malt, 7% Crystal 60 and 3% Carapils approximately.  First wort hopped with Mount Hood, Citra for 60 minute bittering and again at 10 minutes.  Dry hopped with Mount Hood.  1056 yeast.

Beer Travel / Re: North Carolina Beercation, looking for reccs
« on: August 10, 2017, 05:10:06 AM »
You left out my favorite in Charlotte - Wooden Robot.  They are making some great beers.

Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: August 10, 2017, 05:08:16 AM »
So far all we have is air tickets leaving Thursday evening Sept. 21 and returning Saturday afternoon the 30th. 
I wonder if I can buy the sim card here before we go and save last minute hassle.
I am looking into the new edition of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide, but it looks like it comes out in September.
We want to spend a couple of days in Dublin then rent a car.  I want to see Belfast and the north coast as well as some of the places recommended in this thread on the west side of the island. 
I have driven in England, Wales and Scotland as well as Australia so I have only a respectable fear of RHD.
I'm excited.

Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: August 08, 2017, 11:33:58 AM »
I have been rereading this thread in advance of a trip next month to Ireland and have a couple questions for Mike. 
1) With cell phone technology, is it really necessary to get a garmin or similar device and the related maps? 
2) Is there a reason you bought another cell phone for the trip?  Did you do this to avoid roaming charges?  We have iphones and service through AT&T.  I plan to call them and get more info before the trip.
Thanks for your help.

The Pub / Re: Guess I'm not gonna be a star....
« on: August 08, 2017, 11:01:14 AM »
I've heard from several people that they've been scouring OR looking for someone and so far everyone has turned them down.

They were looking in LA too. I was approached, but wasn't interested.
They approached clubs in Florida as well.

The Pub / Re: Guess I'm not gonna be a star....
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:38:25 PM »
You are still an All Star.

Beer Recipes / Re: Vienna Lager recipe help
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:09:14 AM »
I would ditch the cara red and sub the Briess and the cara red for Wyerman Munich II.  That should bump up the color and the malt flavor.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:30:41 AM »
I am just finishing brewing a German Pilsner this afternoon.  My last brew session at home was Memorial Day and I am flat out of homebrew.  (I did make a couple meads since then, but I don't think that counts).  This session went pretty well.  I used a few tips from the low oxygen thread - extremely clear wort running into the carboys right now.

The Pub / Re: Tipping ettiquite
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:07:35 AM »
We once had several issues that were server related and got the whole meal, drinks and all, comped by the manager without ever asking.  At the end of the meal I wanted to leave money, but I didn't want it to go to the server.  It bothered me, but I left a good tip anyway.

All Grain Brewing / Re: What's your favorite type of beer?
« on: July 08, 2017, 11:36:12 AM »
If I am out at a pub and I see a German Pilsner, I will try at least a sample of that and if good, a glass.  'Same with any beer with Rye in it.
It's pretty much the same for homebrew as well - I like to have 5% abv beers, usually Pale or Amber colored and well-hopped.  On a regular basis I tend not to drink beers with high alcohol content or lots of roast malts.

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