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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrew Store In Evanston IL
« on: April 03, 2012, 08:21:55 PM »
Phil - Brew Camp is new.  Maybe a year or two.

Brew & Grow has expanded and has more locations, but none of them are particularly convenient for me.  Never had a bad experience there.
I never went to the old B&G downtown, as I heard too many bad things about it. The new store in the West Loop is pretty good, but not convenient.

The south 'burbs are dying for a good LHBS, but that's probably nowhere near the OP's home. There's nothing south of Beverly and as nice as those (unnamed) guys are, I don't shop with them as they're always out of stuff.

The Pub / Re: regional Sayings
« on: April 02, 2012, 10:18:22 PM »
I think my favorite regionalism here in LA is the freeway notion. Ignoring the plethora of names every freeway has (and will vary based on the your mile marker) or the fact that some freeways that go N/S are marked as E/W and vice versa, my favorite is the reference scheme.

In the rest of the country an interstate is always I-something. Where I grew up, I was used to talking about I-4, I-95, I-75, Highway 50, State Road 441, etc.

Out here in Los Angeles - it's all "the" as in "the 5", "the 101", "the 210", "the 2", etc, etc.

Took a while to get used to, but now I can't imagine saying I-5, Highway 101, etc.
That was a hard habit to shake when I moved to Chicago. Of course around here, they mostly use the name and not the number, but you get to use the: The Dan Ryan.

The Pub / Re: regional Sayings
« on: March 31, 2012, 03:19:05 PM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
I liked learning that, the myriad of ways Harry Wappler had to describe rain and convergence effects over the Sound.

My favorite thin in Chicago is the Combination Sandwich -- italian beef and a grilled sausage on a bun.

The Pub / Re: vote for Pedro
« on: March 31, 2012, 03:08:37 PM »
I hope you didn't interrupt him while he was chatting online with babes.

The Pub / Re: BASEBALL!
« on: March 29, 2012, 11:50:39 AM »

If the pro teams from Japan played teams from the US during the regular season and could compete for the World Series Title, I wouldn't have a problem with it.  Instead it's a publicity stunt and seems like a MLB comment on US fans.

/stepping off high horse now/

I'm glad Ichiro had a good game!


I think the dumbest part of this is that both teams have more Spring Training games next week. I guess it's to let them get over jet lag, but it seems ridiculous to play two games that count and then play more practice games.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Would you pay this much?
« on: March 26, 2012, 12:22:10 PM »
aroudn 15000 packs to the US, just 7760 east of the mississippi.

I don't think I will be buying one. I hope they make lots of money and whenever I make to belgium I will try it.
That changes everything  ;D

I imagine some of it will hit Chicago, but given the frenzy around rare releases here, I wouldn't try to find it.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Would you pay this much?
« on: March 25, 2012, 11:15:06 PM »
I wouldn't pay that, but given they're only releasing 7,760 packs in the US, I doubt I'll even see one.

Beer Travel / Re: Road Trip City ?s
« on: March 23, 2012, 11:46:01 AM »
Desert Edge Brewery and Pub in Salt Lake City is a sentimental favorite of mine. I used to go there when you could get Coors or Bud, and now it's a full brew pub. They only brew 4% ABV beers, though, so they may not appeal to your Northwest palate. I've had some pretty tasty beers there, though.

I haven't been, but I've heard good things about the Bayou in SLC. You can enjoy paying Utah's marked up price for bottled beers, as they don't allow draft over 4% ABV. Utah brewers are doing some good things at that limit, give some a try.

I'll be celebrating finishing up painting my wife's new office by brewing a wit and a rye IPA tomorrow. I usually brew a wit around this time each year so it's ready when it gets warm in May -- it's been over 80 three days this week and a wit would have been most refreshing.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« on: March 17, 2012, 03:53:18 PM »
The drinker came first when he/she realized this stuff could be consumed. Probably a result of a dare or starvation. Then came the brewer!

Oh come on. I know you guys want to say it's a consumable art form... ;)
New Holland Brewing in Michigan used to use "Art in fermented form" as their slogan  ;)

The Pub / Re: Latest life changing event.
« on: March 12, 2012, 12:23:31 PM »
I'm trying to imagine if I would ever describe any electronic device as a life changing event. :D


The Pub / Re: Meaningless thread.
« on: March 08, 2012, 12:44:56 AM »
A Møøse once bit my sister

Questions about the forum? / Re: Go Down
« on: March 06, 2012, 02:43:47 AM »
Well, I'll be damned...logging in as a mere mortal, I have the same "go down" problem.  I've reported it to the AHA IT folks.

Well then the solution is obvious. Just make everyone an admin.


It would seem it's the theme. Can you let us mere mortals have the option to use the curve theme?

Beer Travel / Re: Things to do After the NHC.
« on: February 13, 2012, 05:22:23 AM »
The Locks are great. Then go for a beer  at Ray's Boathouse. Even better if you can time it for sunset over the Olympics.

Woodland Park Zoo is good too.Just up the road is Red Mill and their killer burgers. I have dreams of their chile verde burger.

I'm not going to NHC, but hope to be back in Seattle  in May, while my wife's at a conference. Verde burgers will be consumed

Beer Recipes / Re: SN Bigfoot Clone?
« on: February 12, 2012, 03:28:17 AM »
This came pretty close, I think. People who tried it told me they thought of Bigfoot, before I said anything about the inspiration. I pulled all this from the SN site

1.097 OG
15# pale malt
1# Crystal 80. Use a medium English for best results.
(1 # dry extract because my efficiency sucked)

60 min
2 oz Chinook  13% alpha

15 min
1 oz Cascade 5.5% alpha
1 oz Centennial 8.6 % alpha

2 min
1 oz Cascade 5.5% alpha
1 oz Centennial 8.6 % alpha

Dry Hop with last 14 days

1 oz Cascade
1 oz Centennial
1 oz Chinook

I pitched on a yeast cake of Wyeast 1272, but 1056, WLP 001, US-05 would be the closer match.

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