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Questions about the forum? / Re: White Pages of Death Support Thread
« on: December 21, 2010, 01:07:14 AM »
Hi there, friendly neighborhood web developer here with my $0.02. Forgive me if I'm saying something that is already known, but given that 1. this problem is happening across multiple platforms and browsers and 2. never, ever ever happens for me and 3. it's a -BLANK- as in white (right?) screen, that tells me it's most likely a server-side problem as opposed to an end-user problem. Furthermore, as a Drupal developer I'm very familiar with ye olde WSOD (white screen of death). Given that this forum has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year, and given that a lot of people are starting to go on vacation and have more time to post/loiter on the forum, this leads me to believe this is most likely a memory or other resource problem. In my mind that's one of the few explanations for intermittent failures.

Denny etc, I'd be happy to try to diagnose the problem if you can't get ahold of your admin types.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cough Syrup off flavor?
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:59:46 AM »
Maybe the yeast...despite what the manufacturer says, S-33 is a British yeast, not Belgian.

No kidding? wtf... Is it at least high-alcohol tolerant?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cough Syrup off flavor?
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:49:08 AM »
A cough syrup flavor makes me think of a medicinal quality.  Would that be accurate?  If so that would be a result of certain phenols.  What temp did you ferment at?  Which yeast did you use?  I'm not sure that too much yeast would cause a flavor like that.  How much yeast did you use?  Did you use a yeast starter?  How long was it in the fermentor?

I suppose you could say medicinal... For me, the alcohol flavor is very strong, but there's also a bit of a fruity note, and those two combined are what make me say cough syrup.

Temp fermentation: It was in the cave when it really started to cool down earlier this month, I'd say average temp was between 50 and 60 f.

Yeast: Safale S-33, made a starter the day before pitching with about 200 ml (6.76 ounces).

Fermentation time: no rack to secondary, was in the primary for about 30 days.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Orval
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:22:54 AM »
Just got back from Brussels, and can now say I've had a great Orval experience. Nuetnigenough (restaurant near Manneken-pis) had a veal and bacon meatloaf served with an Orval sauce, that was pretty tasty!

General Homebrew Discussion / Cough Syrup off flavor?
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:18:02 AM »
Anybody ever had a cough syrup off-flavor? I brewed a small-batch (1 gal carboy) Tripel for my MIL for Christmas and it appears to not be doing so well. OG 1060/FG 1015 but I was sampling from a half-bottle that came out of the dregs of the bottling bucket, so perhaps too much yeast?

The Pub / Re: A New Record?
« on: December 16, 2010, 03:27:21 AM »
Had something very similar happen to me as I was heading home from the hospital to get some stuff for my wife as they were going to induce labor the next day. RPMs go BURRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrppp.............. zero. Luckily, I was already at the top of the big hill near me AND had a slow lane so I was able to coast the entire way home. Called the tow truck for a reservation the following morning but he never showed, so I borrowed a friend's car to visit my wife, only to have the tow truck call as soon as I got there, saying that they were on there way, so I had to zoom back home (under the speed limit of course). Wouldn't you know it, the only time I ever skipped a stop sign and there were the Gendarmes waiting for me. My French wasn't so good at the time but I think they got the gist of 1. wife about to have a baby 2. car broke down 3. tow truck calling me constantly telling me that he's leaving in 2 minutes WITHOUT the car if I don't get there, etc etc.

That was a day. Hope yours is better!

The Pub / Re: A Christmas Story
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:59:17 AM »
Reported to moderator.

...for being AWESOME!

:-) Got any more where that came from?

The Pub / Re: Every episode of Star Trek, ever!
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:58:11 AM »
Apparently, in the future, all Europeans have given up their native languages and use British English.  ::)

But only if they're bad guys, right? Otherwise they talk like Mal from Firefly, all homey western-y like, y'all.

The Pub / Re: Every episode of Star Trek, ever!
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:56:42 AM »
LOL, I know, right? Although I do have to say, I see plenty of old dudes that look like Robert around here. One poor guy makes a habit of getting wasted at the local and the bicycling around the village. It's interesting, to say the least.

I didn't get too much into Voyager but I've been thinking about giving it another go.

The Pub / Re: Every episode of Star Trek, ever!
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:32:13 AM »
Watching "Family" -STTNG S04E02 - where Picard returns to his home village of La Barre. What I love is that every single person in that village seems to have been straight out of central casting for A Christmas Carol. Could they not find anybody with a French accent?

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:09:45 AM »
Hrm, smoked bleu... That's got me thinking, in the winter-time here a traditional dish is oven-baked camembert. Typically you slice it in half, on the horizontal axis of the cheese, put a spoonful of creme fraiche on top and put it in a 375 deg oven for about 20 minutes or until it starts to brown. I've seen elsewhere that some people cold smoke camembert, but it seems to me that combining the two would be a worthy endeavor.

The Pub / Re: Blah, winter sickness
« on: December 14, 2010, 02:50:23 AM »

The Pub / Blah, winter sickness
« on: December 13, 2010, 06:01:22 AM »
Anybody else feeling under the weather?

Luckily SWMBO is making chicken noodle soup tonight.

Equipment and Software / Re: On a mission from beer......
« on: December 10, 2010, 10:54:25 AM »
Amish Nazis. I hate Amish Nazis.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Orval
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:46:45 AM »
Nope, got it from Intermarche in France.

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