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All Things Food / Re: Brats
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:31:38 AM »
Well, I am on an eternal quest to clone PBR, so I guess we're in the same boat.

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All Things Food / Re: Brats
« on: December 01, 2014, 04:16:28 PM »
Nice work.  However, Johnsonville should not be your gold standard for brats.  I have had dozens of varieties better.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: guinness blonde lager
« on: December 01, 2014, 11:44:16 AM »
The bartender poured us regulars all a sample of this the other day at the local tavern.  It was universally disliked.  We thought it had a nasty hop aftertaste, kind of like tropical fruit mixed with onions.  And most of these guys drink PBR on tap.

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The Pub / Re: Reminiscing
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:21:23 AM »
Hmmm......reminiscing over the past year.....I guess I miss the 10 gallons of tripel I brewed this spring.  Those two kegs disappeared way too fast.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Raspberry Ale
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:41:43 AM »
You can always throw a bean in the keg.  I've got a Christmas saison "dry hopping" with a vanilla bean and a half stick of cinnamon in the keg right now.

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The Pub / Re: Back yard lovin
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:57:22 PM »
Coincidentally, when I came back to work after lunch today, there was a 3x4 mule deer buck chasing a doe across the street from the office. It was kind of funny, as the homeowner one whose property the deer were on, was trying to chase them away, and the buck was paying absolutely no attention to him.

I shot one of those bucks in rut a couple of years ago.  Worst tasting animal I ever harvested in my life.  With the rut on, I am now focusing my efforts on finding a whitetail doe.

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The Pub / Re: Irritated at NFL scheduling
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:31:54 AM »
As a diehard Eagles fan, I was psyched about Fox flexing the Eagles-Packers game to the afternoon, and was really looking forward to watching it.  I went pheasant hunting in the morning, got home an hour before the kickoff, started up some charcoal in the chimney starter to grill chicken wings during the game, poured a saison out of the kegerator, sat down, turned the tv on.....and its the Lions-Cardinals.

What to do? Charcoal was lit, so I decided to grill the wings up, then go to the sports bar at halftime to watch the game.  But at the half, the Iggles were losing 30 - 3.....so I stayed home. :(

Thanks for the link to the coverage, Narvin.  Although it makes no sense at all.

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All Things Food / Re: Thanksgiving is Coming!
« on: November 14, 2014, 09:36:11 AM »
.....

I usually buy a turkey the week of Thanksgiving when it is dirt cheap and freeze the meat for lean protein over the winter. .....

While there is nothing wrong with the cheap turkey (I always buy one and keep it frozen until I smoke it in the summer), if you want to go for the extra "wow" factor, try an organic free range never frozen heirloom turkey.  We bought one a couple of years ago.  The damn thing cost $75 for a 13 lb. bird, but it was night and day better in taste than a Butterball or other commercial brand.

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All Things Food / Re: Thanksgiving is Coming!
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:32:39 PM »
I may or may not do any cooking on Thanksgiving..............I may or may not go hunting that morning..........

But one thing is for sure.  I will be drinking home-brewed saison along with Wild Turkey bourbon as I watch my Philadelphia Eagles kick the snot out of the Dallas Cowboys as well as the same time watching the wax melt off of Jerry Jones' face.

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I have six primary fermentors, all in the 6.5 to 7 gallon capacity range.  Two glass carboys, two better bottles, two plastic buckets.  I like them all.  I also use bleach to sanitize them, and triple rinse. Never have any problems (knock on wood) with them.  Been brewing for 24 years.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Storing Aging Beer
« on: November 07, 2014, 09:47:56 AM »
1.  Barley wines, wee heavies, big Belgians.
2.  As long as you want
3.  Cellar temperature (upper 40s to low 60s°F)
4.  Huh?

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I ferment my American wheats  and wheat-ryes with European or German ale strains.  They seem to leave a little more residual malt flavor than the American strains.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1990s beer critic
« on: October 22, 2014, 03:58:37 PM »
I am glad that I could share a good laugh that old farts like Denny and I laughed at years ago, but forgot in our dotage.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1990s beer critic
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:40:23 AM »
Read some of the reviews at Amazon concerning his book, which you can buy for a penny.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Beer-Lovers-Rating-Guide/dp/1563056828

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1990s beer critic
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:33:29 AM »
Nevermind......I should have just spent more time googling.

The answer is....Bob Klein!

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