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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Arkansas Brewers
« on: December 09, 2010, 09:13:11 AM »
I am certain that there are brewers in Arkansas, but it seems that there aren't many on this forum. I know that James from Basic Brewing is based in Fayetteville, and there are a few clubs scattered about. Try googling for it, although a cursory search returned nothing in the NE Arkansas area.

Beer Recipes / Re: Please don't hate me: Heileman's Old Style clone recipe?
« on: December 08, 2010, 01:50:41 PM »
I do an "opening day" Classic American Pilsner.  Not really Old Style, but sort of a nostalgia lager for a bygone era of ballpark brew.  Anyway, I'd be curious to know how your Old Style beer turns out.  My old man worked at the Heileman brewery in college!

dmtaylor: distilled water?  No mineral additions? 

What's your grain bill/hop allotment? I think I'll do the straight pilsner mentioned by dmtaylor, but based on the beeradvocate reviews it sounds like there's a bit of coriander as well as a roasty corn (DMS probably) flavor. I think I'll probably toast some flaked maize in the oven along with a sprinkling of coriander seeds to try to get that, maybe a tsp or two. How's it sound?

All Things Food / Re: Help me clone Hillshire Farms
« on: December 08, 2010, 01:44:35 PM »
Back when football season first started I was trying to replicate Johnsonville Brats. This site: got me pretty damn close. In the myriad of links he provides, you can find this one:

which is pretty much my go-to for sausage recipes these days. They're pretty damn good. Here's the closest to kielbasa he has:

Say it with me: polish saaaaahsejj.

Beer Recipes / Re: Please don't hate me: Heileman's Old Style clone recipe?
« on: December 08, 2010, 07:43:29 AM »
Hey, THANKS! This seems easy enough; in case anyone's conscience needs clearing, as I mentioned I'm brewing this for next year's season (plan to bottle) and want it more for an authentic 'ballpark experience' for my non-American baseball fan friends. Baseball is pretty big in France, believe it or not, but they've still got a ways to go before they 'get it:' they don't serve beer at games, and they server -hamburgers- of all things at the concession stand. Horrors! In addition to these Old Style knockoffs I'm also planning on doing "homebrew" vienna beefs.

The Pub / Re: The Doghouse!!
« on: December 07, 2010, 03:37:59 PM »
I got my wife a 1-gallon fermenter, airlock, 5kg bag of breiss spray DME and about 5 kilos of various specialty grains. Doghouse?

The Pub / Re: Getting a dog
« on: December 07, 2010, 02:39:11 PM »
Also, no sig change at post #200? Lame!

The Pub / Re: Getting a dog
« on: December 07, 2010, 02:38:49 PM »
Also, you've got to remember... most dog breeds were created for a specific purpose and even though you may get a pup which is several generations removed from that purpose... the pup may still carry some of those traits.   True it most in all likelyhood it won't be a natural for that purpose but it will most likely exhibit something specific to the breed and it may be something of a nuisance depending on your situation.

Yup, that's part of my reasoning for a Golden. I want a buddy for my duck blind on the Normandy marshes.

For crating, I'm definitely going to do that, as every single Golden owner I've ever talked to has said that a crate is invaluable.

I've asked SWMBO to write up a list of reasons why she likes the idea of getting a dog and why she dislikes the idea of getting a dog. I'll post those as soon as I get them and we'll see where we go from there I guess.

Re mutts, the problem is, my wife really only likes the way Goldens look. Any other dogs and she gets grossed out. This may be a matter of training, of course.... We'll see.

The Pub / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 07, 2010, 07:56:20 AM »
So what do you guys think the CDC doctor whispered in Ricks ear? Considering the blood tests, I think that he told rick that he has some sort of mutated strain of the virus and he is a zombie. Also in the flashback to the original outbreak Shane couldn't hear Ricks heart beat before he left him. The machines, life support and fluids went off. Rick was there in coma supposedly for another month after Shane left him and put the gurney in front of the door. . Could he have survived that long in that bed? Hmmm?

Mt wife thinks Im crazy, she thinks that the doctor told Rick Lori is pregnant.

I don't want to spoil anything, but let's just say the comic books cover this topic. Although, so far the tv series hasn't exactly stuck with canon.

The Pub / Re: Getting a dog
« on: December 06, 2010, 05:57:59 PM »
The problem with puppies is that (so I've heard) they're super difficult to manage for about two years. I suppose I could hire a trainer/take a training class but my wife would be stuck dealing with him/her during the day while I'm at work, and I feel like that wouldn't be fair. I've been trying to find a breed shelter like they have in the states - I was thinking that an older dog (4 years +) would be much easier for everybody. Not sure though - I wouldn't want to get one and then it not work out and the poor guy has to go to yet -another- home.

The Pub / Getting a dog
« on: December 06, 2010, 05:12:11 PM »
I want a Golden Retriever. My wife used to be super scared of dogs (she was bitten, once, by a pekingese, when she was 10) but I've slowly gotten her feeling better around them. But she says no dog until we have at least one child over the age of 10. I would prefer not to wait a decade to get a pooch, so I'm looking for help convincing her. We have a decent sized yard and a huuuge park across the street, so exercise is not a problem (although I'm sure I'll be a bit winded for the first few walkies). Anybody ever had to convince a wife before? Did you succeed? How'd you do it?

The Pub / Re: I am a rich man......
« on: December 06, 2010, 05:07:41 PM »
I sure wish I had a brewing partner. My friends have no problem putting away the beer, but start talking brewing and eyes glaze over...

At least their eyes don't glaze over when you talk about why the homebrew in your kegs is better than the 1664 or Leffe they're quaffing.

The Pub / Re: Science Friday on Beer
« on: December 06, 2010, 12:45:09 PM »
Also interesting/annoying: a "hop engineer" from miller/coors called in with a 'question,' which was more of a poorly-executed advert for their hop extracts. "They can't be skunked!" Not much of a selling point if you ask me.

The Pub / Re: Science Friday on Beer
« on: December 06, 2010, 12:43:21 PM »
Just had a chance to listen to it. Frankly a horrible interview, the interviewee sounded like he wanted to be somewhere else.

The Pub / Re: I am a rich man......
« on: December 06, 2010, 10:14:15 AM »
Man, that sounds like a blast. I did something similar Saturday night, after mass, the wife and I took our nephew to some friends' house and met up with a bunch of other people to play and sing Christmas carols. That was a lot of fun (although the teenagers in the house were debbie downers until they decided to go upstairs to watch a DVD... in an unheated garage addition... when it was -3 c outside. Here's hoping we raise our kids better).

The Pub / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 06, 2010, 08:58:45 AM »
Some kind soul has been posting these to BitTorrent so I haven't missed any. I own every one of the Walking Dead comics (although most of them are on my comic reader on my iPhone, as opposed to paper) and the wife and I have watched the newest ep every Tuesday night. I hope it keeps going!

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