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The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: January 31, 2010, 08:56:09 PM »
The great Ray Charles and super Stevie Wonder duo "Living for the City"

on the same stage ..... together.   Two American legends.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJYUSdX-Rps

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Grain Depth
« on: January 31, 2010, 06:46:59 PM »
I use a  58qt rectangular cooler and I've done many 5 gallon batches getting 75-80% efficiency and pretty good clarity. I've even made Pilsners that were fairly clear into the primary with my set-up. As long as your making beers in the 1.040ish and up, you should have good results with a 70 quart extreme.

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The Pub / Re: Germany...
« on: January 31, 2010, 02:55:24 PM »
Wish I could help you. I've never been there but would love to have an opportunity to go. Good Luck.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's brewing this weekend 1/29
« on: January 31, 2010, 02:53:08 PM »
Looks like it's just a WLP002 starter today and the ESB next weekend.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Circular vs Rectangular Mash Tun
« on: January 31, 2010, 02:50:44 PM »
I currently use a rectangular cooler and it's easier to dough-in with my mash paddle as I can break up the dough balls against the flat wall.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer
« on: January 31, 2010, 02:47:21 PM »
What make and model chest do you have?

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All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: January 31, 2010, 11:11:03 AM »
Hey guys.  It's been a while since I've chimed in, so I thought I'd post some photos of what I was up to in the kitchen yesterday.

Potato sopes with goat cheese, salsa verde, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime


Puerco verde tacos with homemade tortillas, refried beans with crumbled cotija cheese, and a vienna lager to wash it down




Looks and sounds tasty. I haven't tried these yet. Looks like a nice appetizer.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Victory Beers
« on: January 31, 2010, 07:35:19 AM »
I like most of their beers. I really like Hop Devil. I am going to the brewpub tomorrow to meet up with my guitar player. He hosts an open jam on Monday nights. Anyway, I am planning to try some of their beers on tap. I wonder how the averall quality will differ from their bottled beer.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Noble Pils
« on: January 30, 2010, 07:45:06 PM »
I just tried this beer for the first time today and it was good. The Noble German hop flavor is pretty good, but I think it's missing that spicy element that is typically found in that particular variety. I give it a "real nice try" and enjoyed it but not a "German" Pils by any means.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: January 30, 2010, 06:55:42 AM »
Check out this fine East Coast band out of Athens, Georgia. It's considered Southern Country and Alt-country with a "three axe attack".

The Drive By Truckers



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3icBcr1_Tw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNp7NGsWfd4&feature=related

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Other than that just want the Bells coming back East this time around.

Me 2.

I can't get it locally. I actually got to try this fine IPA in North Carolina. I want to try their Brown Porter the next time I get a chance. It won Gold in the 2008 GABF.

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Nugget Nectar is a very good beer.  Pretty well balanced at >90IBU. ;D

+1

A very good EC beer. Imperial Amber seasonally brewed between January and March.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: January 28, 2010, 06:46:41 PM »
How about the "Godfather of Soul" himself  Mr. James Brown

Give it up turn me loose!




crank it up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVjXaye2Vi8&feature=related

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Pimp My System / Re: Brutus 10 Build
« on: January 28, 2010, 05:14:05 PM »

We working on the brew stand sat. bluesman? I think we have to grind down some of the twelve inchers to fit them in. Because we didnt completely follow the instruction there has been enough weld distortion to make them to tight. The frame is all pretty damn square and all, just a little arch in the horizontal members on the top.

Could be all welded up this weekend. Any luck with the punched plates for the casters?

Absolutely!

No problem. I'm ready when you are.  8)

Where we headin' for lunch this time Chef Capp?


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: SN Torpedo
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:48:28 AM »
I like Stone IPA just as much as I like DFH 60. I am an IPA kinda guy. Lots of hops and the fresher the better.

I am also a fan of more balance than the standard in my IPA's, more mouthfeel, some crystal malt. I think the yeast is a big player as well. But the hops are the showcase hands down.

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