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Beer Travel / Re: the big easy
« on: June 22, 2011, 07:19:44 AM »
Thanks, deepsouth.  I'll have to check that out next time I'm there.
It's right on the trolley line, too.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red
« on: June 22, 2011, 04:27:38 AM »
Drained the bottle of Enigma last night. Pretty darn tasty stuff.

What's the Enigma like?
I had some of that at GABF several years ago.  It was one of the few beers I went back for and had a second sample.  Intensely sour as I recall.  A subsequent trip to the brewery in Wisconsin led me to believe they only made it once.  Is it a regular now?

Beer Travel / Re: the big easy
« on: June 22, 2011, 04:24:03 AM »
There's a DBA bar (the same owners as in NYC) on Frenchman St. just east of the quarter in Faurbourg Marigny (sp) that has a good beer selection and live music.  They have Hopatoulis on tap.
If walking in the quarter stop into the French Market deli on Decatur St. near Phillips for a beer to go.  They have a very good selection of singles.
The only brew pub in that area is Crescent City, but I had only OK beers there recently.

Other Fermentables / Re: Need Advice--Did I ruin my honey?
« on: June 21, 2011, 07:39:39 PM »
Not sure what you were trying to do with the water bath, but if the honey spilled into it then what you have is pasteurized, diluted honey.  You can ferment that and make mead once it cools.

The Pub / Re: Read any good book lately?
« on: June 21, 2011, 10:29:31 AM »
The Devil in the White City
Funny you mention that one.  It's the book I plan to start reading on the plane to S.D. tomorrow.
I finished this while in several airports Sunday and Monday.  It's a great historical novel.  Really interesting all the way to the end.  There are two, maybe three stories going on through the book, each one a good read by itself, but together even better.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« on: June 21, 2011, 10:12:44 AM »
We had some good feedback on the CAP that we sent.  It survived the shipping on the hot truck just fine.
Both Wayne, the Cigar City brewer, and I really liked that CAP.  Nice job.  You said you used clusters in it and something else?

Beer Recipes / Re: Fruit beer base
« on: June 21, 2011, 10:00:58 AM »
You guys who were on the best of show beer panel - what did you think of the brined green olive wheat ale we sent you from the spice/herb/veg category?
I found it really interesting, almost like, "well I ordered a martini but they sent me this" kind of thing.
Not beer-like enough?

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: June 21, 2011, 07:37:02 AM »
I want to go back to San Diego.
It feels like I have to swim through the air here it's so humid.

Events / Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:21:55 PM »
Speaking of badges, several people I talked to wondered why theirs had no club or city under the name.  Maybe next year there could be a section on the application for what you want displayed on your badge.  You could put nickname, forum name, club, city, whatever.

I missed meeting Ron, but I sat next to Fred and I already knew several others.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:11:40 PM »
I tried Tom's "you can't handle the sour" and handled it quite well.  Really well actually.
I had the CDA but I personally thought it was a little too roasty for my taste.
I also had many of Drew's saisons.  Hey, Drew, can you explain the guacamole saison again?

Events / Re: NHC San Diego Update
« on: June 17, 2011, 11:38:42 AM »
Just had seven different saisons in Drew's session.  I made some notes!
Time for the opening toast by Vinnie.

Events / Re: NHC San Diego Update
« on: June 17, 2011, 08:57:50 AM »
Tough choice this morning between three talks: Randy Mosher, Homebrew Chef or wild yeast and bacteria?

I judged all day yesterday: spice/herb/veg in the a.m. and wood/smoke in the p.m., then took a train to oldtowne for some fish tacos.  Back at the hotel was a HUGE pro brewer night, then drinking home brew poolside until very early this morning.

Excellent conference so far!

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: June 15, 2011, 01:14:03 PM »
Just got into S.D. Where it's overcast but in the 60s and breezy.  Quite a contrast from Florida I'l say.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Full Boil Process ?
« on: June 14, 2011, 02:14:30 PM »
"it's like cooking, honey, there is no right or wrong, just trial and error"

That's the best advice of all.  When you said that the recipe called for dry-hopping I wanted to say, no, you're the one who calls for dry-hopping!

The Pub / Re: Read any good book lately?
« on: June 14, 2011, 02:11:37 PM »
Star Island was pretty good. I definitely feel like it was a step up from the last few in that elements of the book have clearly stuck around in my brain better than the earlier ones.
I liked it OK too.  I like the whole Florida Wacko genre.  He should bring Skink back.
So then I read Karen Russell's Swamplandia and enjoyed it until about half way through then did not enjoy the second half.

Have you read any of Tim Dorsey's or Paul Levine's Florida wacko books?  Good stuff!

Skink inspired me to tie myself to the center span at the top of the Card Sound Bridge when Hurricane Charley blew through.  Unfortunately Charley blew through Cayo Costa instead...   ;D
Yes to Tim Dorsey, no to Paul Levine so far.
That reminds me of the time I was hitch-hiking across the country and thought it would be cool to see a hurricane, so I went to Galveston.  Fortunately the hurricane went to Corpus Cristi.  That was Celia.  In 1970.  I could be part of the Florida Wacko genre.

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