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The Pub / Re: Movie Quote Game
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:40:04 PM »
Repo Man

The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries!

okay so either Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OR Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory

I was actually thinking of Super Troopers, but that works too. 

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The Pub / Re: Movie Quote Game
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:09:44 PM »
Repo Man

The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries!


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The Pub / Re: Suggest a Port?
« on: May 13, 2014, 05:20:09 PM »
Who has experience with brewing port?  I haven't done research into available kits yet.  Is port always fortified with brandy?  I guess I have some work to do here. 

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The Pub / Re: Suggest a Port?
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:28:32 PM »
If you have the time, make your own.i made a chocolate raspberry port a few years back  and it was awesome.

In addition to buying a bottle now, I'd like to give this a shot soon.  Did you use a kit?  It would be great to do up a batch and see how it develops over the years.

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The Pub / Re: Suggest a Port?
« on: May 10, 2014, 06:08:14 AM »
Sounds like I need to man up and spring for a better bottle!   :D  Price aside, what else is good?  I'm mainly a beer guy myself, so I'm kind of out of my element here. 

"Donny, you're out of your element here!"

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The Pub / Suggest a Port?
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:26:10 PM »
My buddy Steve is finally graduating med school after many years of hard work.  I'd like to get him a decent bottle of port - my budget is right around $40.  I am far from an expert.  Any ideas of a commonly-available port that'll fit the bill?

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:33:09 PM »
"Beer is a miracle in itself." - Stephen King

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The Pub / Re: Pete Coors doesn't get it
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:21:36 PM »
Let's face it, we all buy light beers from the main brands and they have a place in our beer economy.

-1 

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The Pub / Re: Tangents
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:59:03 PM »
I always thought it would be cool to get one of those hair metal double-necked guitars, but in order to really take advantage of it, I'd need four hands.  And some long stringy hair.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How was the weekend?!
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:41:01 PM »
Saturday I went fishing and caught my limit (5) of rainbow trout between 2-3 lbs. in size a piece.  I filleted them up and smoked them over alder Sunday.

Wow, I'm jealous!!  I love trout fishing.  Here in MN there aren't too many opportunities.  We do have a few spots but they're all stocked and just not very big. 

I built a cold frame which turned out really well.  I kept finding exactly what I needed - for instance I needed to cut some boards to 33 1/8 inches, and I found 3 that were exactly the right size.  Weird.  I also bottled up two batches of Scottish 70 and spent some quality time with the kids.  Good times. 

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:27:18 PM »
This year my wife has gotten more involved, which has helped us really step things up in the seedling department.  Here's what's up.

Wide shot - Two 3-tier plant stands with grow lights, and DIY germination mats up on top.


Mixed flats with kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, & kale.  I built the 3-sided wooden trays a couple weeks ago.  Scrap electrical wire for the handles. 




Cabbage in soil blocks.


Peas are going nuts!


Peas & Bunching Onions (sown 12 per block).


DIY Germination Mat (make sure your rope lights are incandescent, not LED.)


Sweet Potatoes and some lettuce just for fun.






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The Pub / Re: Spring Brewing Inspiration
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:59:57 PM »
Wow, Tom.  That's gorgeous!  I'm jealous! 
I love it.  I walked around it once about 15 years ago, it's a ~95 mile loop.  I'd really love to do it again.  I have no desire to summit, but I would do the Wonderland Trail every year if I could.

How long does that hike typically take?  My buddies and I take a series of annual Manventures.  This year we're headed to the Wind River range in Wyoming.  The Wonderland Trail sounds promising! 

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:42:35 PM »
growing stuff in the Midwest is exasperating.
80F at 2pm yesterday, everything growing like crazy.
currently 30F and an inch of snow on the ground.  Definite hard freeze tonight.

hopefully this is the last one of these of the spring.

Amen to that!  We've started a ton of seedlings inside, and I spent most of last weekend adding a 3rd tier to both of our light stands, along with a tip-top DIY germination mat.  Once the weather settles down a bit we'll be hardening off and putting some really nice plants in the ground.  I'm pretty pumped about it.

We bought a couple soil block makers this year, which is working out really well. 

I'm currently only on page 7 of this thread - I've been spinning my wheels over on the NB forum when I obviously should have made the switch when the AHA forum booted up.  Now I'm playing catch-up.

Mort got me all sidetracked with Sepp Holzer and hugelkultur!  I'll post some pics of my intensive indoor grow-rig here in the next week. 

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The Pub / Re: Spring Brewing Inspiration
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:38:06 PM »
Wow, Tom.  That's gorgeous!  I'm jealous! 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kids and Homebrew
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:34:52 PM »
My son drinks my beer!  Of course, he's 37.

My son wants to.  But he's got many years until that's OK.

I tell my boys that they have to be able to grow a beard in order to drink a beer.  Then they ask why their grandma (my mother-in-law) can drink my beer...

So far I've just been biting my tongue.   ;D

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