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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.

Beer Travel / Re: Hilton Head
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:07:09 PM »
I've lived here a couple of years now. You have many food selections on-island depending on your taste and budget. Most will be very crowded this week.

The Shelter Cove Marina area has varied selection of restaurants. There is a large public area behind the shops, and there are many family oriented activities planned this week.

Salty Dog in Sea Pines is very popular and also has a large outside dining/bar area, and shops to keep you busy while waiting for a table. Very touristy, but good.

For beer, the Lodge has the best selection. A few local selections, but many more on draft. Its located in a complex just off the main traffic circle. In the same complex is the Hilton Head Brewing Co. Their beer isn't my favorite, but they do good business, so you may enjoy it. There are a few other restaurants in that complex, and all are predictably good.

Off island, but reasonably close, the best on-site brewed beers in the area, IMO, are RiverDog Brewing and Southern Barrel Brewing. Both located in the Bluffton area. RiverDog is a tasting room, that serves small plate food. They offer a small batch beer each Friday. Last week they had a Dobblebock stored in red wine barrels. They also have the best sours that I've found in the area. Southern Barrel has a larger dining area, and more beer selections. They are also very good.

Don't forget your umbrella, looks like a chance of rain every afternoon this week. But being from Tampa, you may know what that's about.
Thanks for recommending the Lodge.  They had a very nice selection.
It only rained on me once the whole week and that was on the drive onto the island.
All in all a nice visit with my brothers and sisters.  Now back to work.

Beer Travel / Re: Hilton Head
« on: July 03, 2017, 03:48:23 PM »
Thanks, guys.  I brought homebrewed Reunion Rye Pale Ale just in case.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yippee!
« on: July 02, 2017, 03:30:05 PM »
I found this article on CAP that I find interesting. Especially the American Double Mash.

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Yep, that's the one.  A word on the Double Mash, or the cereal mash as it was called back in the day.  I tried it several times, using grits or poleneta.  I found that I got a better corn flavor from using plain old flaked maize, with no cereal mashing, so I quit doing it. YMMV.
I really like doing a cereal mash, not just because it is traditional, although that plays a part, but because it smells so good.

Beer Travel / Hilton Head
« on: July 02, 2017, 03:27:35 PM »
I will be in Hilton Head, S.C. this week to meet up with my five brothers and sisters and their spouses.  Does anybody have any personal recommendations for good beer and food?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Celis Grand Cru
« on: July 02, 2017, 05:24:29 AM »
I haven't had that beer since it was brewed in Austin.

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