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The Pub / Property of Ones
« on: January 13, 2010, 10:48:51 PM »
Several years ago I stumbled across this internet character. This was before
I started brewing. I still find it very funny.

The Property of Ones

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The Pub / Our Turn....Cold Snap in Florida...
« on: January 11, 2010, 07:19:11 AM »
I say it is our turn because a close friend of mine lives in Tampa...He frequently calls during
one of my blizzards or cold snaps and says, "How you holding up? Cold up there? Wait
hold on I can hear you over the Air Conditioner, let me turn it down..."

We always respond with, "Yeah it's pretty cold but this imperial micro brew is keeping me
nice and warm."  His selection, although growing has been limited to local
micro brew.

It's going to break the 50* mark today...Stay warm Florida, and stay off the ice on the pond. :D ;)

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Homebrew Clubs / Mile High Monks
« on: January 09, 2010, 10:24:07 PM »
I thought I would take a moment to shamlessly plug my club.

The Mile High Monks.
Mile High Monks Web Site
Mile High Monks AHA Profile

We gather every third Saturday of the month. We meet at a new location each month, usually sponsored by a
club member. We make it a point to have someone brew at each meeting and usually it is the hosting member
that is brewing. Frequently others bring their equipment and brew a la "Big Brew Day" and much home brewed
beer is shared.

We also have one meeting in the Summer that is hosted by two members that live on the far outskirts of
town. We call it our Hookas and Potatoes party. This meeting is usually a big event as we make it a point
to have plenty of beer on tap (members frequently bring corneys) and we BBQ have a good time and because
there is enough room to accommodate, if anyone is overserved or feels that they may better spend the
night, camping is encouraged. The area available to accomodate the Big Summer Meeting nears 20 acres
so Potato Cannons are brought along with water balloons, occasional swimsuits, cornhole games and any
other summer fun activity. There have been 2 hooka pipes that have made an apearance (and yes regular
tobacco is consumed) in the traditional use of hookas. Also this is the only exception to our "One brewer
must brew at each meeting" rule.


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Equipment and Software / Argggh!! Where did the file go?
« on: December 15, 2009, 09:29:50 PM »
Jumping into BeerSmith to get some recipes ready, I find that all of my personal beer log and
recipes are gone!! I do not remember going anywhere near the BeerSmith folder or deleting
any files related to beer. Anyone know what file extension would be my beer log for BeerSmith
and if there are related back-up files I could possibly go to?
 :'(

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Beer Travel / MN Richfield, Minny, and St. Paul
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:04:44 PM »
To my friends from near the old stomping grounds. I am heading up on Friday morning. I may be able to
squeeze a quick visit on Friday night or Saturday morning. Saturday I would be limited to visiting at
the NB store, or the sprawl of America...(I know... :-\ . Tradition. I get some of my Christmas
shopping done there, plus no Ikea in Denver.) But a bar there with local brews is better than nothing
at all.

Anyone want to meet me in person...?  8)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Beer Review Generator.
« on: November 13, 2009, 10:19:10 PM »
Denny's beer name generator reminded me of this little gem. I would love to memorize one
of these and spring it on an unsuspecting brewer.

Beer Review Generator

"Pours a clear strawberry blonde with a nine-inch head. Stunning lacing.
Excellent earthy nose, maybe a little mango and coffee. Absolutely
disgusting biscuity flavor, with marzipan and hops. Elegant mouthfeel
and slightly dry finish. Score: 4.98/5."
 ;D


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Kegging and Bottling / Bottling from Kegs.
« on: November 09, 2009, 11:53:06 PM »
So, This year I decided not to bottle my holiday beer. But I would love to share some, as I have in
years past. I know it is easy to bottle from kegs and what not, but how many out there find that oxidation
it is really a perception and myth versus a real problem?

Does it really oxidize or have a great potential to oxidize? Do you have occasions where it did?
Do you have a high frequency of non-events when bottling from a keg?

I ask because I think that I would like to enter it into a comp, and I would have to bottle from
the keg.

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Beer Travel / Now this topic is Mine!!
« on: November 08, 2009, 08:27:57 PM »
I am ever so happy to see this category. I love travel and have made it a point to travel
to as many AHA rallies as I can. I missed the Surley Brewing rally. But have many
under my belt.

Some of my AHA rallies,
Boston Brewing, MA
Stone Brewing, CA
Ska Brewing, CO
Lefthand Brewing, CO
New Belgium, CO

Funny thing is I am closer to Stone than Boston and I had to spend the night in San Diego
while Boston was a day trip!

I cannot wait to share more stories and read others.

Cheers.   ;D

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