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All Things Food / Re: Coffee roasting
« on: November 19, 2010, 04:24:06 AM »
I use this for grinding.

http://www.amazon.com/Hopper-Cast-Grinder-Wheat-Grain/dp/B0038NPJVG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1290033885&sr=8-5

That there is my grain mill. I dunno that I'd use coffee in it, though, as I'd be worried about coffee oils making my grain taste weird.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Chimay
« on: November 19, 2010, 03:17:18 AM »


Makes me a little more confident as a brewer.  8)







Start shipping your bottles across the ocean, then shipped in refrigerated, or perhaps just as often unrefrigerated trucks, and the let them sit on the store shelves for several months and see if you are still as confident.  ;)

You know, you bring up a good point. I haven't tried Chimay since I moved to Europe, I guess it's gotta be better than what I found in the states. IIRC it had just a really harsh flavor and I couldn't see why people liked it so much. Time to give it another shot.

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The Pub / Re: scotch
« on: November 19, 2010, 12:52:08 AM »
Guys, my only advice is that someday you should try something called Laphroaig

http://www.laphroaig.com/

If I'm not drinking beer or bourbon I drink this straight. Kinda pricey, but good for special occasions.

I don't think there's a bad Isla whisky, just some are better than others. Laphroaig is up with the best. Has anyone had their Triple Wood? I've heard really good things about it but haven't had the chance to try it yet. Am also curious about the new Kilchomen releases, haven't been able to try them either.

If you like the heavy peating of Laphroaig, try this sometime: http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-12867.aspx Japanese whisky has really been gangbusters lately, especially Suntory. Highly recommended.

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All Things Food / Re: Coffee roasting
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:36:20 PM »
That press looks nice! I'm getting a drip also so I can have the coffee maker in the bedroom. The plan is that SWMBO and I will get up earlier and have a nice coffee in bed before getting up for reals, and drip + timer means it might be easier. But you can never have too many french presses.

tschmidlin, you built a coffee maker for starbucks? Surely there's some more to tell there? :-)

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All Things Food / Re: Coffee roasting
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:03:07 PM »
Phil, there's a way to adjust the grind further if it isn't going as fine as you want (espresso) if it's anything like the MrCoffee burr grinder.

Yup, it goes from super-coarse for french press all the way down to super fine for espresso. I've only got a french press, bien sur, but we just ordered a cheapo drip coffee maker for the masses coming for thanksgiving (coffee service for 20 is difficult when you only have two 8-oz french presses!). I'm looking forward to trying it out to see how the flavors differ.

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All Things Food / Re: Coffee roasting
« on: November 17, 2010, 01:32:56 PM »
Not much to do with roasting per se, but once you get the beans, how do you do your grinding? I just picked up a Bodum Bistro burr grinder and holy moly, the FIRST grind gave me the best coffee I've had in a long, long time. Plus it look nice too! Here's a photo with some of the Square Mile coffee I have on a monthly subscription:


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: 1 tap foamy
« on: November 16, 2010, 06:01:32 AM »
could be an air leak too. if your lines aren't clamped down properly.

I had a post earlier (that I need to update with info) about the same issue. I opened up the kegerator and started pouring to see where in the line the problem was coming from. Straight from the connector, by all appearances, just like beerocd says. Gonna try to cut it and re-clamp this evening to see if it works.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Ordering Liquid Yeast While Overseas
« on: November 15, 2010, 03:14:51 AM »
Hrm. APO you say. Have you looked at ordering from the UK? It's a shorter hop I think, in terms of shipping, no? If so, perhaps you could find somebody at an English station to go buy the stuff in the shop and ship it APO to APO? Just a thought.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Ordering Liquid Yeast While Overseas
« on: November 15, 2010, 01:19:46 AM »
You may already know about this article, but: http://www.homebrew.com/articles/article11140201.shtml

Of course there's no dateline so I dunno how old this is, but I'd recommend contacting those guys and seeing if they've got any advice for you.

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Then I'll be watching the Bears cream the Vikings.

Allow me to correct your typo: "Then I'll be watching the Vikings cream the Bears."   ;D

 ;D

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Then I'll be watching the Bears cream the Vikings.

Allow me to correct your typo: "Then I'll be watching the Vikings cream the Bears."   ;D

Care to place a friendly beer-related wager on that? I dunno how we'd work out the wager-ing but I'd bet my Cutler against your Favr-e-uh any day. Maybe something like: If the Bears win, you brew X for the next brew day, if the vikings win, I brew X for the next, etc?

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Doing a Longbrook IPA from the recipe wiki because I wanted an IPA ready in time for Thanksgiving. Then I'll be watching the Bears cream the Vikings.

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The Pub / Re: Salute
« on: November 12, 2010, 02:55:27 PM »
Nous voilà means "here we are" - stupid iPhone won't let me type right.

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The Pub / Re: Salute
« on: November 12, 2010, 02:54:15 PM »
It's been easy/popular to bash the French, but we as a nation have a long association with them. Quite possibly we would have failed in our revolution without their support. And remember- they gave us our beloved Statue Of Liberty as a gift to commemorate that friendship.

Great post Phil! Not too long. Actually very concise. Thanks.



I was hesitating to post a pic I took of Lafayette's tomb but wasn't sure how to tie t in. When he came to help during the Revolutionary War (and "came to help sounds trite - I believe he came with several thousand men) he said "Nous voilà.". After the US army took back Paris, one American soldier was reported to have gone to the tomb and said, "nous revoila" meanng, "And here we are."

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The Pub / Re: Salute
« on: November 12, 2010, 02:47:41 PM »
I'd rather have a German Division in front of me than a French one behind."

- General George S. Patton

Patton was also known for telling a shell-shocked (that's PTSD FYI) soldier to stop being such a pussy, effectively. I don't hold much for Patton or his quotes.

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