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Beer Travel / Re: When ya goto Tulsa
« on: April 20, 2011, 09:08:23 PM »
Ok sounds good, but what about parking??

I'm not sure about parking, as I usually park in an adjacent garage when visiting the BOK center and it costs $5/day. Hotel guests may get a voucher?  ???

Beer Travel / Re: When ya goto Tulsa
« on: April 20, 2011, 01:29:13 AM »
corky, I got a 1/2 price room thru priceline at
Courtyard Tulsa CentralCourtyard Tulsa Central
3340 South 79th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74145

Good place to stay with a great breakfast kitchen in the place.  It is not real
close to McNellies tho.  I looked around downtown for a hotel that was within
walking distance to that pub and did not find anything I was willing to chance.

This day and age, there is supposedly a scourge of pests that can be acquired
staying at lodging chains....I don't need or want that tend to shy away from
older downtown high rise lodging.

Next time... try the Courtyard Tulsa Downtown in the old Atlas Life Building for about $85/night. This place is history in T-town! It's about 3 1/2 blocks from McNellie's (+others), but they have a great little 50's diner & the press club bar on the bottom floor that always has fresh local (Marshall IPA or Pub Draught) beer on tap. It's an Übercool old building w/ remodeled rooms & lots of art deco! Our homebrew club had our competition awards ceremony there last year.  ;)    

Beer Travel / Re: When ya goto Tulsa
« on: April 19, 2011, 04:38:22 PM »
My apologies to get anyone's hope up for a meet.  The car's cv joing puked all it's grease
onto the hot muffler in Hot Springs and there was not any abundance of subaru parts to be
found.....two days later I got the car functional again and that really tapped into my visiting.
I just could not fit in a visit to the aforementioned pub...maybe next time.   >:(

Sorry to hear you had Subaru troubles! I've got one myself, a 2008 Tribeca. Probably the nearest dealership was Tulsa or Little Rock? Just let us know the next time your around and we'll grab a pint.  :(

Beer Recipes / Re: Maris Otter in a Steam Beer?
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:56:22 AM »
I'd actually suggest that you use pils or pale malt and mash lower to achieve the desired dryness required in a California Common. MO is too malty leading to a perceived sweetness in the finished. Just my 2-cents!  ;)   

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2011 NHC Regions Filling Up
« on: March 24, 2011, 04:34:44 PM »
WOW, just freakin' WOW!!!  :o  ;D  8)

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2011 NHC Regions Filling Up
« on: March 24, 2011, 04:01:48 PM »
The NHC is going to max out for the first time in its history! That's going to be 6,750 homebrews (beers, ciders & meads), not including Canada. WOWSA!  :o

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2011 NHC Regions Filling Up
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:48:37 PM »
My region (Old West/Dallas) just maxed, so that only leaves Seattle @ 726 (10:48CST).  8)

Beer Travel / Re: When ya goto Tulsa
« on: March 21, 2011, 05:58:00 AM »
Looks like I will be there in about 8-10 days.  Anyone up for a meet and a beer? :) ???

Now that the basketball tournament is over, I might head back downtown for a pint? Send me a PM!  ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How do YOU keg hop?
« on: March 15, 2011, 05:34:30 PM »
Let me preface that this style of giant tea ball is no longer available through Williams-Sonoma, but I use these in my kegs. Occasionally, you can find them on e-Bay.  They are made completely out of s/s (even the chain & hook) and hold between 1-1 1/2 ozs. of dried whole hops. I often use more than one suspended from my dip tube.  ;)


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Best high gravity/high alcohol tolerant yeast?
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:17:13 PM »
yeah, that's what i was hoping to avoid. 

any other suggestions?  hoping to get it brewed this weekend, so unfortunately no time to brew a smaller beer batch. 



If you're going "flatout" and hoping for the best, then I'd recommend using two packets of Fermentis SafBrew T-58 but I wouldn't add all of the fermentables at once. Save any sugar additions for the secondary. I've had good luck with strain especially using it to bottle condition higher alcohol Belgies. Good luck!  ;)

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Moonlight Meadery Story
« on: February 16, 2011, 06:37:01 AM »
Michael is an awesome guy, an amazing meadmaker. I wish him all the best in his meadventure!  My only complaint is that his meads are becoming so popular, I can't mail order them before they sell out.   :P

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Shiner Dormunder 'style' Spring Ale
« on: February 15, 2011, 06:05:48 AM »
They've got to label it "ale" in TX b/c of TABC laws, but it really is a lager... albeit not a very good example of a Dortmunder. I spent some time over there & can't say it even tastes "German" to me. I'll take the Stroh's!  :o 

Beer Recipes / Re: Spitfire Ale clone
« on: February 13, 2011, 01:36:05 AM »
Q: Spitfire can be considered a Kentish ale, right?
A: It doesn't get more Kentish than Spitfire!  ;D

Q: What say ye? Otherwise I'm going to find that copy of Zymurgy and just try that. The nice thing about kentish ales is that my water is perfect for it, which is to say, out of the tap it's horrible for any type of beer other than kentish. Anyway, here's the malt bill:

A: The below recipe from mrbowenz looks real good. I think that 2USG recipe is an old one from one of the CAMRA books, although ingredient wise is probably historically farely accurate.  I'd recommend using the WLP022-Essex Ale yeast as I've personally had good luck with it brewing Kentish-style ales. It'll compliment the amber/brown malt giving the finished beer a real nice breadiness akin to a Bishop's Finger or Spitfire. Get the freshest UK Goldings hops you can find. Good luck!  ;)  

Kegging and Bottling / Re: The Humble Bottle Cap
« on: February 02, 2011, 06:40:39 PM »
Hip, hip, hooray!  :D

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« on: January 27, 2011, 04:10:12 AM »
I love this year's batch, but the verdict is still out on its aging potential.  :-\

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (2011 Expedition)

I've been hunting Bigfoot & collecting trophy cases for the last decade or so.
Here's a vertical that we drank last year.  :-*

Bigfoot Expeditions (1999-2010)

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