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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:11:54 PM »
Again, I completely disagree.  It's all about education.

I completely agree.  Truth isn't dependent on popular opinion.

Popular t-shirts with a quote people want to believe are going to win this one, I believe.

True or not, this quote will live on.

So we disagree.  I think we can agree on that.
I don't disagree that the quote will live on, but I think it matters.  It is marketing without substance, based on a lie, and I can't support that.  But you go ahead. ;)
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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 12:01:34 PM »
Again, I completely disagree.  It's all about education.

I completely agree.  Truth isn't dependent on popular opinion.

Popular t-shirts with a quote people want to believe are going to win this one, I believe.

True or not, this quote will live on.

So we disagree.  I think we can agree on that.

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:45:24 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

It no longer matters if Ben Franklin said it or didn't.
I completely disagree.  It matters.

Well, it may matter to you but you're too late. That horse is out of the barn.

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:39:35 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

It no longer matters if Ben Franklin said it or didn't.

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nah, but you get extra exercise walking back and forth to the kegerator

Not if you fill a pitcher.

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My kegs are in the basement, so if I have company I'll usually just fill a pitcher.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Utopias
« on: May 02, 2014, 08:18:45 AM »
Triple bock was still.  Is Utopia carbonated?  I honestly have zero recollection of it other than to know that I drank it on my front porch.  Sometime between my 30th and 35th birthdays.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Utopias
« on: May 02, 2014, 06:40:19 AM »
Having tried the alcoholic soy sauce, I don't think triple bock and Utopias taste anything alike.

Thank goodness for that.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Utopias
« on: May 01, 2014, 09:47:39 AM »
I had this the first year it came out. Was like 20% beer syrup and not very impressive. I was a bit angry because a small bottle was $20 and that would buy quite a bit of beer back then.

And haven't heard much positive about Utopia since.

I think you're recalling the Triple Bock.  Small blue bottle, right?

I had several vintages, back in the day, but never really enjoyed them.  It was a lot like alcoholic soy sauce.

I split a bottle of Utopia on my birthday a few years back when it first came out.  I have no recollection of what it tasted like at that point.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Digestibility
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:40:09 AM »
It's about dryness and high attenuation.

Dryness is the important part to me.  You can have high attenuation and a relatively high final gravity, but for digestibility you want to finish low.  I've started targeting lower OGs on my Belgian beers in order to finish lower and have the same alcohol content.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: force carbonation-best method
« on: April 29, 2014, 02:27:34 PM »
I connect my co2 to the liquid post (using the proper disconnect, of course) and pressurize at 30 psi for 24 hours, then I vent the keg, drop the pressure to serving pressure and pressurize for another 24 hours.  The co2 filtering up through the beer absorbs faster and you don't have to shake and roll your beer around on the floor.

Do what works for you, but without a sintered stone on the end of the diptube I have a hard time believing that the beer carbonates significantly faster by pushing the gas in through the liquid post.

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Amanda - Sucks you got injured. I was actually thinking the risks last night. I wonder if using a stainless disconnect would be safer. Those things are $30-40.

There is still no regulator, which is the real issue with those little guys. The tiny regulators are wicked expensive, somewhere on the order of $120. I believe the 16 gram cartridges are around 130psi, which is high enough to make you bleed for 3 days (pro-tip!).

I need to find mine and secure it from child height.

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I'm thinking at least 1-2 more picnic tap setups, but after that I'm not sure.

I'd keep a handful of picnic taps on hand if you're going to use them.  Those things can grow mold inside them and once that happens, you pretty much want to toss them.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:49:51 AM »
We get Four Roses Single Barrel cask strength selections at the local Binny's.  They're each different, but the ones I've had are pretty tasty even at 65% ABV.  I'm not sure they're worth the premium over the standard single barrel, but now and then what the heck.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:38:26 AM »
You know I gotta say the caliber of pics on this thread has really stepped up. Composition-wise in particular.

I like the contrast between the scenic sweep of Jim's backyard and the narrow gang way between my house and my neighbors.  He plays saxophone.  We can feel it.

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