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The Pub / Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« on: March 19, 2016, 08:56:50 PM »
There is no Drew, only Zuul.

There's an article with the AHA waiting to be posted, but I think we'll carve out a little time to talk about it on the podcast.

But yes, in all things weight lossy - diet is paramount.

Yes is the answer.  Exercise gets you into shape, but will never get you to a weight loss goal.  Diet is indeed paramount.  Try not drinking every day.  It's a start!  What's cool about exercise is that it makes you stop bad habits.  It just doesn't work when you have a hangover.

The Pub / Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« on: March 18, 2016, 11:59:55 AM »
Yeah I saw a picture of Drew and was like Wow.  That being said, the last time you all saw me was in 2013 in Philly.  I've dropped 30 lbs since then.  I had gone off the reservation as far as taking care of myself over the last ten years so I started running again and with that the diet has changed and my beer consumption has been cut a bit, but I still enjoy more than I need!  See you in Balmore!

The Pub / Re: How far to closest brewpub?
« on: March 16, 2016, 03:21:13 PM »
I live in a rural area and the closest one is about 30 miles away, and it's not wonderful, but I do have a BBQ joint and a German restaurant with awesome beer selections up the road a piece.

The Pub / Re: Fireman Capital to Purchase Cigar City Brewing
« on: March 16, 2016, 03:18:33 PM »
As both an investor and a beer nut, I would like to see a good return on my investment, and even as a beer nut I have to admit, professional brewing is a business first and a passion second.  If you don't make money, your ability to follow your passion is severely limited.  Personally, I feel that smaller is better for quality, but not so much for longevity.  Selling to a venture capital firm is usually only a temporary situation.  They grow the business and resell it.  A holding company, on the other hand, invests for the long haul to build their portfolio.  Both are concerned with building profit for their investors.  Both are ways of getting capital investment in a relatively short amount of time compared to shopping individual smaller investors.

The Pub / RIP Keith Emerson
« on: March 16, 2016, 03:03:31 PM »
As a musician, this guy influenced me at least as much as any guitar hero.  Luckily he left behind an awesome musical legacy.  Too soon gone...a tragedy

Events / Re: NHC Hotels
« on: March 08, 2016, 06:06:16 PM »
I'm at the Hilton too.  I'd commute, but DUI doesn't sound like fun to me...

Events / Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« on: March 08, 2016, 05:14:52 PM »
I would like to thank all involved with the registration process.  It worked!  No problems at all.  Competition entry went well too.....  Are we getting our act together or what?  ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 27, 2016, 06:53:17 PM »
Bottling for first round entries.  Looking forward to Baltimore this year.  I can actually take the train into town.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Oktoberfest water profile
« on: February 27, 2016, 06:49:35 PM »
I think the lower mineral content will make for a smoother, maltier beer.  Think of the taste profile of a Czech pilsner, for instance.  You can definitely taste the malt character even though the bitterness is high (although IMHO it is a very round bitterness with no astringency).

The Pub / Re: Another A-B purchase
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:48:44 PM »
If I made a living selling something and I had a chance to sell it all, why wouldn't I? Its not like there's more honor in selling pints than kegs, or kegs vs the whole brewery. As far as it ruining craft beer, there's plenty of small breweries already doing that at the pint level.
That's not the point. The point is people doing it for themselves, their way. Not allowing a big conglomerate to buy them out, contributing to the corporate "reich".
People get into making beer and selling it because it's something they love doing. Selling out is compromising those ideals. This is like Bob Dylan doing commercials. He has stated before he plays music for the money and ONLY FOR THE MONEY. He may write good music, but that is selling out. Period.
As homebrewers we can be all about the beer.

Once you open a brewery you had better be focused on making a profit. If you don't, the doors will get padlocked, all assets auctioned off, and you are a Homebrewer once again.

Very true.  If you aren't in business to make money, you shouldn't be in business.  Ideals don't put food on the (your) table.  And if your product is crappy, the market will let you know.

The Pub / Re: My Christmas Present
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:43:06 PM »
Very cool!!  Need to get down there.

All Things Food / Re: Steamed Clams
« on: October 30, 2015, 11:46:20 AM »
Yum!  Love shellfish.  Oysters, clams, mussels. Our favorite way is steamed in white wine or a nice, light Belgian beer with lots of garlic, hot pepper, olive oil, salt and pepper.  With a nice baguette.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: October 30, 2015, 11:42:14 AM »
We've been done for a few weeks now.  Overall, a very good year for tomatoes and peppers, pretty much everything.  Even the leeks turned out well.  We made a ton of pickles and have plenty of roasted tomatoes for sauce.  Made chipotles and have some nice dried anchos and chile grandes for chili.


The Pub / Re: Windows 10
« on: October 07, 2015, 06:42:20 PM »
I have Windows 10 at work.  I use in in Windows 7 mode although the apps all have a 10 look.  It seems to be faster than Windows past and so far not buggy.  I'm OK with it.  SolidWorks runs on it OK so I'm good to go.

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