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The Pub / Why does Budweiser just not get it?
« on: January 11, 2013, 09:28:18 AM »
Reading about this "Bud Black Crown" that they are releasing - and I'm thinking "wow, they are really going to launch a flavorful lager type beer".

Then I am reading the most recent issue of "Beer Advocate" and see that the beer they are going to release as "Black Crown" is the beer that scored worse out of the "Project 12" pack (Batch No. 91406) It got a 69 and comments like "near cloying sweetness" and "misplaced carmel note".

I honestly haven't had the beer yet but I'm not expecting much with that score.

We all always say that we don't like Bud products but we respect the prowess of their brewing skills - so why can they not seem to make a truly great beer? I know most of it is marketing but I wonder how much of it is also just lack of understanding on how the beer scene is changing? Newspapers are failing (or have failed) across the country for the same types of reasons.

General Homebrew Discussion / Soapy off flavor
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:08:59 AM »
My last 2 IPAs have both had a soapy off flavor. I realize that this can be caused by autolysis but I don't think this is the case. The only thing different I did in these last 2 recipes was swap our cascades for centennial since I was out. The cascades weren't super fresh but they smelled fine.

Anyone have any ideas?

The Pub / BCS Championship
« on: January 08, 2013, 07:36:51 AM »
Wow, what a great (yawn) game last night. Notre Dame really showed us what all the legend was about .... I was asleep by the third quarter.....

The Pub / PC help - dern wifi won't work
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
Have had nothing but problems with the HP laptop since I got it. Not the wifi suddenly is not working. Looked at troule shooting guide, followed all steps. Nothing.

I'm a Mac guy so I can usually solve issues on macs no problem but I'm not sure if I am missing something here or what. Any suggestions?

The Pub / Alabama
« on: December 01, 2012, 06:11:54 PM »
Wow! What a great SEC championship game! Roll Tide! :D

Going Pro / getting 30 bbls on line
« on: November 30, 2012, 10:41:42 AM »

Old 7 bbl fermenter look like toys now.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Duvell adn Duvel Singl
« on: November 17, 2012, 05:16:07 PM »
About once every 2 or three weeks I stop and get a 4 pack of Duvel. Just love that beer. Easy drinking, lemon like refreshing hop character, dry enough to make it a thirst quencher even at 8.5% ABV and a rocky head unparalleled by just about any other beer. It's become my answer to "pilsner drinking" in some ways.

Really wish we could get the Duvel single in bottles, I really love that beer as well and order it on draft at my local.

Just thought I sing the praises of a well done and often under appreciated beer.

The Pub / Greeting from the Gulf!
« on: October 08, 2012, 04:36:07 PM »
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)

All Grain Brewing / MOVED: Sour beer
« on: September 27, 2012, 10:05:11 AM »

All Grain Brewing / MOVED: Dry hop help
« on: September 24, 2012, 06:15:26 AM »

So, for some reason, my 5+ year old flat screen TV will not pick up HD signal over my antenna anymore.  Something in the TV will allow me to switch to other options (video games, DVD player, etc) but when I go to watch HDTV over the airwaves it won't turn on the receiver. I thought about getting Direct TV, but decided not too.

So I considered getting a new DVD player or Blue Ray to run my HDTV through the player instead. But I can't seem to find any description that says it has an HDTV receiver built in on any of the one's I have looked at. For instance, this one:

I really want to watch football Sunday. Any help? Do these things come standard and they just don't make mention or what?

All Grain Brewing / MOVED: Chilling
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:46:43 AM »

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