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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: February 23, 2017, 10:41:59 AM »
The Eagles are meh.  I can take or leave them.

If you want good long-haired country music from that era, a far better choice is "The Gilded Palace of Sin" by the Flying Burrito Brothers. Heck, "Workingman's Dead" or "American Beauty" are better country than the Eagles.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 12:31:27 PM »
I am really disappointed by the decision to drop 2000 and 2001.  2001 is better than 2278, at least for me to get that little hint of diacetyl.

My wish list for the new governing committee members is that they find someone who can Make Homebrewing Great Again......and can see past the FAKE HOMEBREWING NEWS like oxygen is bad for wort. Sad.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Diacetyl
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:28:52 AM »
I LOVE a little diacetyl in my beers, which is why I am a huge fan of Ringwood yeast.   :D  Not only bo pils, but dark ales.  A Russian Imperial Stout with a little diacetyl is a good thing.

I have struggled for years to get more diacetyl in my brews and have generally failed miserably.  Under pitching, fermenting too cold, you name it.

In my opinion, a 1.035ish OG mild is much better with a little diaceytl, as I find the mouthfeel is fuller and less thin. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:50:01 AM »
Everybody had a hard year
Everybody had a good time
Everybody had a wet dream
Everybody saw the sunshine
Oh yeah
Everybody had a good year
Everybody let their hair down
Everybody pulled their socks up
Everybody put their foot down
Oh yeah

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 21, 2017, 09:31:23 PM »
Mr. Roboto is a good choice for worst song ever.

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 20, 2017, 11:48:21 AM »
Any 80s hair band. 

I concur with the Journey/Styx/REO hate.  I would add Foreigner to that grouping.

70s progressive bands, like Yes/ELP/Genesis gets a quick whack of the radio scan button. Much as I like Todd Rundgren, I hate Utopia.

The number of Springsteen songs I like can generally be counted on one hand.  His songs are best covered by other bands, like the Band's version of "Atlantic City".

These days I listen to a lot of alt country.  And I hate just about all of today's hot young country, or whatever they call it these days.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Glass Disaster
« on: January 09, 2017, 10:35:04 AM »
I broke a glass carboy about 25 years ago when I still brewed extract batches on the stove, by pouring in too warm of wort.  Since then, I have never drained wort into a carboy unless it is under 75°F.  25 years later, I am still using the same 6 or so glass carboys, with the exception of one that I dropped (empty) 4 years ago.  Knock on wood.

About 10 years ago on a different forum, a thread like this was pretty fun and popular, we just gotta stick to one rule, no arguing or trying to change opinions. Just state your opinion or belief about brewing that doesn't seem popular..

Mine is.... I don't like Citra hops, they taste like soap and bell peppers to me.

I don't like CTZ hops, except in very small doses in combination with other hops.  I pass on the dank.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 29, 2016, 02:54:48 PM »
Nice work on the split immersion chiller.  I wish my immersion chiller would split so I would have a reason to buy an expensive stainless steel immersion chiller.  But alas, I am too cheap, so I am doomed to brew and drink my nasty oxidized beer for the rest of my life.  ;)

All Things Food / Re: Philippine adobo
« on: December 27, 2016, 08:38:34 PM »
Yep, that's pretty much the recipe the late great Cruz Campo, who lived in the Philippines, gave me 10 years ago. Good stuff. Try it with a good Asian vinegar, like filipino palm or Chinese black, sometime.

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I would run a hot Oxyclean solution through it, then flush again with warm water.  No, it is not toxic, but....IT MAY OXIDIZE YOUR BEER!  :D

Store those things dry.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: This is Belgium
« on: December 27, 2016, 04:02:20 PM »
How do you keep the oxygen out of your waffles? I looked on and couldn't find much help.

Good question.  I use an all-copper waffle iron.  Maybe that is why my waffles aren't as malty as the ones at the iHop?  ???

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's on tap for the Super Bowl?
« on: December 27, 2016, 03:59:53 PM »
If the Super Bowl ends up being the Patriots vs. the Cowboys, I will take my wife to a foreign film instead, and drink white Zinfandel.  :(

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast January - March PCs
« on: December 20, 2016, 05:20:01 PM »
I have a sneaky suspicion that some rare English ale and German weissbier strains are not going to be forthcoming.  :(

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