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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: June 21, 2016, 04:08:26 AM »
It is 109 degrees here in the valley.
Hit 84 here by the water. I came pretty close to turning on the AC.
Ha!  We've had the A/C on since April.  Today is supposed to be a little cooler than of late with a high of only 90 and humidity at 80%. 
It's a wet heat.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 13, 2016, 02:56:24 PM »
I almost retro-nasaled the beer I was drinking when I read snooty-mc-snooterson.

Did anybody get a chance to try the Bretty McBrettface beer at club night?  It had a long line.

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All Things Food / Re: Low n Slow Pork Butt
« on: June 12, 2016, 05:33:16 PM »
I used to work at a resort that was owned by AB at the time, and we used beechwood chips from the brewery when they were done with them to smoke a lot of our meats.
Interesting.  I thought they just left them in the bright tank permanently.

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All Things Food / Re: Low n Slow Pork Butt
« on: June 12, 2016, 04:59:48 PM »
Apple is a nice choice.
I smoked a chicken a couple weekends ago over some spent maple spirals I got from Cigar City.  They had used them in their "spin-bot" for a pale ale.

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All Things Food / Re: Low n Slow Pork Butt
« on: June 12, 2016, 03:45:41 PM »
Just charcoal, or did you put some wood smoke in there?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Forum Meet Up @ NHC16
« on: June 10, 2016, 03:10:50 PM »
Dang.  Missed it once again.  For some reason I kept thinking it was set for Saturday.  Looks like a good turn out.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: How to add coffee to a stout
« on: June 04, 2016, 03:10:52 PM »
the last one I made had a green pepper flavor/aroma to some people.  Drew suggests using a darker roast to prevent this in cold steeped beer.


I've read this posted a couple times lately. I've never had this issue - yet. My go to is usually Sumatra because I love the earthy, cedary aroma and flavor. The other two beans I really like in beer are Espresso and French roasts, being obviously deeply roasted. What coffee did you have this issue with, out of curiosity? It seems like a really lightly roasted coffee like Kona or Blue Mountain would be pretty susceptible to this issue.
It really wasn't so light.  I buy from a local roaster, usually by country of origin rather than roast color.  This was Brazilian.

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The Pub / Re: Best beer themed songs
« on: June 04, 2016, 02:14:53 PM »
I haven't heard "Beer Run" in a long time. Great song!

B double, E double R U N beer run
B double, E double R U N beer run
All we need is a ten and fiver
A car and key and a sober driver
B double, E double R U N beer run
That's also one of my favorites.
See if you can find Garnet's Homemade Beer:
Oh the year was 1975
I wish I'd never tried it now
When a band of men was turned quite green
By the scuzziest ale you've ever seen.
Goddamn them all, I was told this beer was worth it's weight in gold.
For its a foolish man who shows no fear at a glass of Garnets homemade beer.

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Events / Re: BJCP Reception in Baltimore
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:46:06 AM »
I will probably be a little late.  Save me some lunch!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: How to add coffee to a stout
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:44:12 AM »
Hoosier's is the method I use, but the last one I made had a green pepper flavor/aroma to some people.  Drew suggests using a darker roast to prevent this in cold steeped beer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Still learning my yeast strain
« on: June 04, 2016, 05:30:56 AM »
Its crazy sometimes how just when you think you know something, you still have more to learn

In the words of the immortal Jethro Gump, "The more I know about beer, the more I know I need to know more about beer."
I have used that quote myself.  Whatever happened to him?

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Events / Re: Sightseeing at the Conference
« on: June 02, 2016, 01:24:21 PM »
It is close by Lexington Market, also worth a visit, although it is not in the best of neighborhoods.  It is the oldest operating market in the US I think.

Is the Lexington Market like the Reading Terminal Market in Philly? My wife and I loved that place.

it's much less touristy than Reading Terminal, which is good and bad.  If you head up that way I'd suggest you check out Faidley's crab cakes.

http://www.faidleyscrabcakes.com/
What I think is cool about this old market is most of it is inside, but it is sloped, like you walk downhill on an old tile floor from one side to the other.  It's a great place for different lunches, but not as "safe" as Readinf Terminal Market in Philly.  I had a soft shelled crab sandwich at Faidleys last time.  And a beer.  They have beer.

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Events / Re: Sightseeing at the Conference
« on: June 01, 2016, 09:27:52 AM »
We spent a weekend there a year or so ago without a car.  We took the light rail from the airport and stayed in the Inner Harbor area.  The water taxi to Fells Point is cool, but it is also close enough to walk to and fro by way of the Italian district. 
The Poe cemetery is also a good choice.  It is close by Lexington Market, also worth a visit, although it is not in the best of neighborhoods.  It is the oldest operating market in the US I think.  There is a really cool public library near there if you like architecture.
We visited Baltimore Museum of Art also.

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Memorial Day afternoon and I am having the last of the beers that Morticai sent my way.  This one is marked "2012 Maple Barleywine". 
It pours with very low foam, very clear dark amber color with constant effervescence. 
The maple aroma is a bit stronger in this than the newer sample he sent.  There is significant alcohol presence, in aroma, flavor and mouthfeel, but it is not hot or off-putting.  Aroma has a big caramel and dark bread aspect, but also has a fairly strong dark fruit side - plums maybe.  Very low to no hop aroma.  It smells clean and strong and is balanced to malt.
The flavor is similar to the aroma with dark bread and maple, but it is followed by a good dose of fruit, reminding me of brûléed dates or figs.  Hop flavor is strong, but stays in the background behind the malt and esters.  Finish is well balanced with enough hop bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.
Man, what a nice beer.  Thanks for sharing!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation twice?
« on: May 29, 2016, 10:47:53 AM »
Hydrometer or refractometer?
I was also going to ask if the reading was from a refractometer.  If so, you need a calculator to adjust the gravity after fermentation.

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