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The Pub / Mezcal (artisnal)
« on: July 13, 2015, 11:04:21 AM »
Ok we have a whiskey thread that goes pretty deep. So what say the masses on this topic?

I had a bottle of Vago Mexicano sampled it and thought it gave me a headache. Was NOT the mezcal
because the rest of the bottle did not give that result.  I did find it smokey, floral and earthy
with a smidgeon of water to open it up....I would buy it again only change the variety just to see.

I wanted to try alipus but there was not a drop to be found in BFE whyo...

If you want to delve deeper check out the web presence of VAGO they are as much about
building from the agave as we are about building from the grain YMMV.

Questions about the forum? / Thread Notify not working
« on: April 14, 2015, 10:32:15 AM »
I have not had proper notify function for over a year now.
I suspect my ISP.  For a time notify emails were going into my Spam folder.
Now I can't see any evidence of a notify alert.  I even went into
the control panel and re-initialized my preferences.  Any Ideas?
thanks in advance

The Pub / Happy National Beer Day!
« on: April 07, 2015, 11:22:00 AM »
I had an ESB with lunch to celebrate!    ;D

This beer pours a brilliant cranberry red with a little foam quickly dissipating into a
line of foam around the periphery of my glass.  Aroma is more like raspberry than cherry.
First little sip is tart and kind of low on the mouth feel.  Non descript fruity flavor that
makes you have to hunt for any cherry.  Sneaky 7% abv that also makes you hunt for
the alcohol warmth that is not present.... better be careful with this and have a designated
Driver around.  The foam ring clings to the edge of the glass and lasts quite a bit.  By the
2nd or 3rd ounce, you are enjoying the beer.  Before the end of that little 12 oz glass I was
feeling the 7% big time.  I would have another but definitely not a session brew.  A beer to be
shared with a friend.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Me being a beer snob
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:32:53 PM »
Pic is worth a thousand words.   (Thanks to SHMBO for the gift of the Glass!)

Commercial Beer Reviews / Coors Banquet
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:17:39 PM »
Flame suit is ON.....sacrilege to follow.....

Ok....I am having a couple of cans of this beer.  It used to give me a headache before
I could finish a couple it seems different, better, drinkable, clean, not much head,
streaming small bubbles.  Uh....a bit light on the palate compared to lagers from micro brewers
still flavorful and well, drinkable. Something you could do at hot summer picnic,
 tossing some cases in a horse tank full of Ice water while roasting a pig on the spit.
...harleys and live music thumping in the background.

 please note this was


FWIW  I have had worse

Other Fermentables / 10 yr. old Beet Chablis pic
« on: January 31, 2015, 12:34:45 PM »
This bottle has been in my cellar ten years since its concocting.  It is a nice Chablis with
overtones of sherry.  Heady alcohol, fruity aroma, legs on the glass.  I think I done gud.
Note the original red beet color has migrated into a brownish hue.

All Things Food / Those Brats
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:53:09 PM »
Take those bratwurst or other likely sausages and submerge them
in a good portion of 'estery' Belgian homebrew and cook em on low heat
for several dang yummy..... :P

Yeast and Fermentation / New Yeast 'Thermo tolerant"
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:33:07 AM »

Ingredients / Serebrianka Hop
« on: September 20, 2014, 03:18:37 PM »
Wow gotta chime in on this varietal.  Low AA hop with a great flavor.  I put like 3 oz in an
ESB recipe and wound up with a great beer and the hop profile is Icing on the Cake.  Just
my .02 cents. Nice clean bittering to offset the sweet malt.
 If you were wanting to know about this hop it is a neat tasty addition.
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Commercial Beer Reviews / Black Tooth Brewery Saddlebronc Brown Ale
« on: June 04, 2014, 10:59:44 AM »
Well here is one from the home team.  They did a really good job on this beer.
I understand it is going to be packaged in some cans and distributed  thusly soon.
At present only available in a few locations locally but I am sure if word gets out
it will be a hit. 

Big chocolate malt comes thru and keeps coming through for a long time after.
Real clean taste I think It is prolly the good water they have up there.
Mouth feel is full and slightly slick...

Brewery is in Sheridan Wyoming and if you travel through you should stop and
quaff one of these goodies......

They have other styles and I have not yet tried them.

The Pub / A hint of the Good Stuff
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:44:51 AM »
This may have been the last piece of this material left in the wild....

Wish I had found the piece that this busted off from

The Pub / Saturday Night in Bombay
« on: April 27, 2014, 05:08:55 PM »
Album by Remember Shakti.  John Mclauglin, Zakir Hussain....other very talented musicians.

All I can say is Zow!  Have you heard them lately Denny?

Yeast and Fermentation / SCORE!!!
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:16:53 AM »
Even tho I am not able to drink much now a days....
I managed to score a vial of ECY Bug Farm yeast.

Since it is prolly a long time (year) from brew to finish beer,
My hope is that I will have healed in that time and can try this.

I am thinking of a nice golden pils wert with the addition of
some unmalted wheat and doing a turbid mash.  To this plan,
I will use some "Aged premium Hops" from puterbaugh farms,
make the house smell like cheese...then make a goodly addition
to the solera after the next forthcoming cherry brett pull from same..... is GUD!

The Pub / Where have I been?
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:42:55 PM »
Dang I am peeved at Microsoft and the end of XP (RANT)! Anyone else?  My XP system barely opens
a webpage any more.  Guess it is time to puke money for a new system. Or battle the brain cells
to digest a new O.S.....

And dang my ole intestinal tract has staged a coup and a full fleged revolution. I am not
sure how this is going to combine with my beer brewing.  Not being able to consume my beer SUX.


Miss y'all and I will try to touch back to update if my system can keep me active on the www.  ???

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