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The Pub / Re: What does “craft beer” mean to you?
« on: July 01, 2010, 01:51:46 PM »
I think a craft beer is any that's been "crafted", by a brewer, to taste. I don't think the size of the brewery, or the style of the beer, has anything to do with it. It's only when marketability or profitability starts to dictate the recipe that it ceases to be a "crafted" product.

So I couldn't choose any of the poll options, because I think a light lager with a high proportion of adjuncts can be a craft beer.

The Pub / Re: Pranks?
« on: July 01, 2010, 01:43:29 PM »
Sometimes when I'm in a bad mood and see someone leave their car running in a fire lane to "run in for just one thing", I'll turn it around so it's pointed in the opposite direction, then discreetly watch as they come out of the store and freak out. I like to think that they never do it again, but that's probably wishful thinking...

The Pub / Re: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is fully licensed today!
« on: July 01, 2010, 10:45:47 AM »
Sweet! Any idea when they're opening? I'll be in the area in August/September. Love the site design too.

In my experience bringing beers to parties, there are only two kinds of beer drinkers. The first will say, "oh yeah, that's pretty good," then put it down and go back to their Miller Lite. The second will tie you up answering questions nonstop for half an hour. Point being, I don't think anyone wants a small amount of information on the label. They either don't care what it is, or they want to know everything about it. I'd put the stats on there too; at least ABV, since everyone's going to ask.

Zymurgy / Re: Submitting Articles.
« on: June 30, 2010, 08:33:33 PM »
We are getting off topic, something I never do. So lets just stop.

You know for it to be "on topic" you'd have to talk about beer, right? ;)

Were the kitchens inspected of all the pie makers? I'm sure there's compliance and sanitation and health certificates that are needed for food production too. It is after all being served to the public. It's a conspiracy.

From what I'm reading, it doesn't seem like health code has anything to do with it. Serving homebrew to the public is illegal under OR state law - serving pie is not.

However, the Liquor Control Act does not apply to the making or keeping of naturally fermented wines and fruit juices or beer in the home, for home consumption and not for sale.
(emphasis mine)

Obviously I hope OR home brewers will lobby for a change in the language, but as it stands I don't see how you can fault them for enforcing the law.

Zymurgy / Re: Submitting Articles.
« on: June 28, 2010, 07:08:09 PM »
He's actually a well-known actor who decided to change careers by creating an alter ego.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Corn vs. Cane
« on: June 24, 2010, 11:52:10 AM »
By weight, the cane sugar would contribute about 5% more gravity, alcohol, CO2, etc. They should both ferment out 100%, so no flavor to speak of. Cane sugar's cheaper.

The Pub / Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« on: June 23, 2010, 10:07:08 PM »
I realize this thread is taking an abrupt turn, but hey, it's in the pub...

I've had some bad hangovers, but I don't think one's ever gone grammarial. ;)

There are situations in which a split infinitive sounds perfectly fine to me, and others in which it just sounds wrong, and I don't even think there's rhyme or reason to it. I guess I'm just a snooty priss. (Another word for which overly pedantic lexicographers would hang me out to dry!)

"To seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly split infinitives that have never been split before..." ;D

The Pub / Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« on: June 23, 2010, 09:13:46 PM »
f##k gets changed, but that's about it.

So far everyone's been adult enough to not make it a concern.

Until Drew starts splitting his f##king infinitives, that is. I was going easy on y'all, but look out.

edit: Hey look, it works! Also, Drew, just messing with you. ;)

The Pub / Re: can someone explain
« on: June 21, 2010, 09:09:00 PM »
Didnt Russia have one of these deep oil leaks that they stopped with a nuclear explosion?

Not nearly this deep, though. The hydrostatic pressure means an explosion wouldn't do it, from what I gather.

The Pub / Re: can someone explain
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:50:28 AM »
Here's America’s Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters. I think this oil leak will make it to the top if it is not capped soon.

It would be nice to have some quantifiable explanation for, or at least the reasoning behind, that list. The fact that TMI is included makes it seem more like a fringe eco-crusader thing than a serious consideration of the environmental impacts. They should call it "Ten Environmental Disasters of Varying Degrees of Severity, In No Particular Order".

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Sterilizing kegs
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:31:00 AM »
Have you replaced your beer lines? If they're the source nothing you do to the keg will help.

The Pub / Re: can someone explain
« on: June 20, 2010, 08:40:07 AM »
I cant believe people are not shaken with constant fear. Maybe I am being negative but I think this is going to turn out to be the worst disaster in the history of mankind. I hope this is just one of my nightmares and not the reality but I am starting to wonder.

Just trying to inject some humor into what really isn't a funny situation at all.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: non-alcoholic brew?
« on: June 20, 2010, 08:30:26 AM »
I've done something like cowstick's method, but on the stove. Just for fun, with a gallon of beer. After about 20 minutes at 180°F I could no longer smell any alcohol coming off, but based on a hydrometer reading it was still 1.9% ABV (down from 5.8%). Very little impact on flavor though - I have notes somewhere but I can't find them.

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