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Messages - redbeerman

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Ingredients / Re: Pilsner malt
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:33:21 AM »
Best is best, but Avengard is pretty darn good.  Weyermann is solid, too.  Dingeman's for Belgians is probably preferred, but not necessary IMHO.

I've been using Avengard and have been very happy with the results.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewing with cabbage (say what?)
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:09:01 AM »
I would not use beets, although I love them, I believe they would impart a flavor that is a bit too earthy for beer.  You could boil some beets and use the boil water to do some experiments though.

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The Pub / Re: Natural Born Losers
« on: August 28, 2014, 06:52:45 AM »
What makes me angry is watching people run up their credit cards and home equity debt, then filing for bankruptcy and getting out of paying any of it back.  This leaves responsible people pretty much holding the bag.  We pay for it with higher interest rates and tighter lending practices.
Pretty much a myth. About ten years ago the lending industry was given the opportunity to rewrite the personal bankruptcy code to the point that it no longer serves the function of providing people who need it a fresh start. This is not good for any of us except lenders because it means lots of people using most of their money to pay back debt instead of participating in the economy. The number one reason people declare bankruptcy is unexpected medical expenses coupled with not being able to work for awhile because of the sickness or injury.

I was using a very specific example with names withheld.   8)

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:20:09 AM »
Thanks man!

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The Pub / Re: Natural Born Losers
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:13:27 AM »
What makes me angry is watching people run up their credit cards and home equity debt, then filing for bankruptcy and getting out of paying any of it back.  This leaves responsible people pretty much holding the bag.  We pay for it with higher interest rates and tighter lending practices.
Although one could argue that lax lending practices are what leads to this particular issue and that this is all cyclic. If you're handing out what is essentially free money, then irresponsible idiots will snap it up in a heartbeat.

Like what the banks are getting from the Fed?  ;)

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The Pub / Re: Natural Born Losers
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:38:08 AM »
What makes me angry is watching people run up their credit cards and home equity debt, then filing for bankruptcy and getting out of paying any of it back.  This leaves responsible people pretty much holding the bag.  We pay for it with higher interest rates and tighter lending practices.

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Going Pro / Re: Congratulation yellowhammer
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:21:42 AM »
Awesome, Keith!  Way to grow!

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The Pub / Re: Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant visit
« on: August 05, 2014, 04:53:33 AM »
Went to the Newark one last night.  The food was good, but I must say the beers were a letdown.  I had a cask conditioned American IPA, that was not very hoppy, tasted the White Clay IPA , which had a grassy aftertaste, a Bavarian IPA, tasted like a souped up wheat beer,  It was OK, but... and a Belgian white IPA, basically a wit beer on steroids, also OK, but nothing wonderful.  I've had better at the Wilmington location.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Free Beer!
« on: August 04, 2014, 06:53:19 AM »
It's the Mosaic hops... ;)

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: July 28, 2014, 06:54:51 AM »
Weekend was normal for this time of year, albeit a bit less humid that normal.  Wicked T-storms last night and a ton of rain.  Today is beautiful.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP Beer Judging Exam
« on: July 25, 2014, 08:24:01 AM »
There is always San Diego next year.... that's probably where I'll end up taking it.  Everything within three hours of me in booked for more than a year.

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Going Pro / Re: Yellowhammer Article
« on: July 23, 2014, 01:12:19 PM »
Woo hoo!  that is all....

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All Things Food / Re: Cake
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:37:51 AM »
Mmmmmmmmmm, cake...............

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The Pub / Re: Delaware State Fair homebrew competition in the news
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:35:45 AM »
Good job guys!  And thanks for the watermelon, Jimmy!   :D  As always this was a great comp to judge.

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Ingredients / Re: How do you... cucumber?
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:45:33 AM »
I have quick pickled about 5-6 cukes. I'm wearing thin on those.
You can always jar some.  They keep forever, so you don't get burnt out on them.  The cool thing is you don't have to pressure can them, just a boiling water bath is enough due to the acidity.  of course I have a kid who could live on them.  I did cukes and kohlrabi last weekend.

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