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The Pub / Tequila
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:37:13 AM »
I could have sworn we had a Tequila thread, but nothing came up after a search. Not sure when I started liking the higher end Tequilas, but it was quite some time ago. Personally, I don't care for Blanco and if I never do another Tequila shot it will be too soon. I gravitate toward Reposado and Anejo, but typically land back on Reposado. Of course I am talking 100% Agave, otherwise skip it.

My newest find is Lunazul Reposado which I bought because it was inexpensive for a party. At $15 in our stores on sale it seemed like a steal, but I yesterday I drifted across the state line into SC and found it for $12 and change on a cash transaction. I also picked up a bottle of Lunazul Anejo for something like $17. I'll be giving it a whirl in a few weeks. The Reposado is darn tasty at a really affordable price point. Here's a blog post which has some of their history.
http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/lunazul-reposado/

My go to Reposado for the house has been Cuervo Tradicional for year until I spotted the Lunazul. I tried the 100 Annos Reposado not long ago and it was pretty boring stuff. Good enough for mixing, but not enough character to enjoy over ice. 1800 is ok, but I prefer something a little more spicy and when both Lunazul and the Cuervo are lower in price it just has to sit on the shelf.

I think my first bottle of better Tequila was Cabo Wabo and I recall paying $50 for the fifth. I saw it recently for $35 which is more like where it should be priced. Don Julio Reposado is a fave, but the $50+ price point seems a little steep when you figure I could get it in Mexico for a song, or at least for listening to a 5 min timeshare talk. I really, really enjoy Tres Generaciones Anejo, but it also has a price point which gives pause.

I have two Casta worms, one is a Casta Pasion Añejo (blue) and the other is Casta Pasion Extra Añejo (red). One of these days I'll crack them open. I've had Casta Gusano Extra Añejo, but not the other two.



Maybe someone else has some Tequila thoughts.

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General Homebrew Discussion / 1908 Wahl & Henius Volume II
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:59:02 AM »
Does anyone have the 1908 W&H, specifically Volume II?

I can find scans of the first volume, and some libraries who have the second volume, but none in my area. If you do have the book, please let me know, I am interested in two pages from it.

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The Pub / AleSmith
« on: May 22, 2014, 01:18:11 PM »
We now have it in NC, that is all... ;)


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The Pub / Computer - XP
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:58:22 AM »
With XP being ditched I'm thinking of my options for the future. My wife has a newer laptop, I have a work laptop, we have an old laptop we rarely (read as never) use which I believe is XP (might need to boot it and find out), and I have my tower which is XP and probably destined for the scrap heap in the next couple of years.

I'm trying to decide what direction to head with a replacement since it just doesn't make sense to upgrade the old tower. I don't particularly love a laptop and since I have one for work and one in the closet I'm just not leaning toward going that route. I can get a new tower which would meet the needs for a reasonable sum.

I'm frugal so I'm leaning toward keeping the old tower till it dies and then worrying about it. I use Firefox and Chrome with Thunderbird and they will be supported for awhile so I don't see issues with viruses and malware in my future any more than I see currently.

I know there are plenty of tech savvy folks on the forum, so I'd like to hear your thoughts. I'm not going to change to Linux just to keep an ailing machine, but I can't see replacing a machine which still functions properly.

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All Things Food / Roasted Bone Marrow
« on: March 02, 2014, 09:44:57 AM »
I was at a restaurant in Raleigh (Stanbury) last night and we ordered the Roasted Bone Marrow. I think I have a new favorite food. Alone on toasted bread it was great, with the parsley, shallots and capers it was divine.

Here's someone else's photo off the web of the dish

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The Pub / No Tailgating, No Problem
« on: January 30, 2014, 05:45:18 AM »
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You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car.
And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to
eat or drink right next to your car. However, you’re not going to be
able take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill,
and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space.

http://tailgatetower.bigbossbrewing.com/

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The Pub / BB Jingler
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:44:18 PM »
This just never gets old.

http://jingler.bigbossbrewing.com/

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The Pub / Can you get drunk on Non-Alcoholic Beer?
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:30:49 AM »
The answer is no, of course. ;)

The video in the deadspin link is kinda cool.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/can-you-get-drunk-on-na-beer/

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Questions about the forum? / Main Page Glitch
« on: June 05, 2013, 05:11:24 AM »
The main page
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php

Does not show I am logged in. When I click any subforum I am logged in.

Thought you should know.

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The Pub / Is Staples your office supply store?
« on: May 31, 2013, 05:10:13 AM »
It's not mine anymore. Staples had a contest for a marketing campaign and a small business applied and got the following email response.
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Entry contains content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group.

Up until I read that I had used Staples as my office supply store...no more.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/staple-this/

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The Pub / Oh what a tangled web we weave...
« on: May 20, 2013, 07:34:12 AM »

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The Pub / A bomber is rarely a good deal
« on: May 09, 2013, 05:32:43 AM »
What I have been preaching for years! ;)

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/i-told-ya-so/

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