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Old 02-14-2008, 11:06 AM   #11
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Sweet! They used to call those "beer pigs" By the time they rolled out, I was already well (too well for most people ) set up. I was always a little curious about them though. Does it work well? Beer come out ok? Easy to do? Might be nice to set one up just for some quick beer in small batches. Right now I keg my beer in pony kegs. It's a lot of work that way, and it might be nice to have something easy.
It 'OK' and I brew a batch on occasion. Takes about 10 days from start to finish. The key is fresh ingredients.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:32 AM   #12
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Well, I have found a birthday present request! A Beer Pig! LOL

66210 ;), I have sampled most of those brews, and they are great.
My usual, in the price range I am willing to pay, has been Saranac's Pale Ale,
but I think Redhook's Iron Hammer is a bit better. Course, around here, all
"specialty or microbrew" beers have just had a HUGE price increase... along the
lines of $1.00 or more per six pack. WAHHHHH!
So the really nice IPAs and other brews only pass my lips on special occasion.
Hey, today is Thursday! That's special, isn't it??????
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:19 PM   #13
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I too like beer... mostly IPA's .. but it is winter and stouts go good in the winter.

Some of my favorites right now are: Not including Belgian Ales...

Dogfish Head Brewery
60
90 minute Imperial IPA
Ale
Indian Brown Ale
Strong Ale
Palo Salto

Clipper City Brewery
Loose Cannon
Winter Storm

Victory Brewery
Hop Devil
Hop Wallop
I like their stouts too
Storm King

Lagunitas Brewery
a long list of these...
Kill ugly radio
Maximus
IPA
some others
I like some of their Ales too
Hairy eyeball
Censored (Kronik)
Sirius (this is my favorite Creme ale ever)
Stout
Cappuccino Stout

Alagash Brewery
Ales
Four
Triple
Black
Left Hand Brewery
Stout
Imperial Stout

North Coast Brewery
Ale
Pranqster
Brother Thelonius
Stout
Old Rasputin Imperial Stout (especially the 10th anniversary Barrel aged stout)
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:25 PM   #14
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around here, all
"specialty or microbrew" beers have just had a HUGE price increase
Having just moved from somewhere between Zebulon and Wilson, I know what you mean. Just head down to the Hi5 on Glenwood, or the Flying Saucer, right around the corner and bottoms up! I swear beer is cheaper in bars than it is in the Grocery stores there.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:29 PM   #15
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Gadget, Victory HopWallop Rocks! All Dogfish brews rule as well. Never been a fan of Lagunitas, you'd think as a judge, I'd be able to nail it right on the head, but nope. Just not my cup-o-hops I guess. Great list though. Nice to know we have some serious afficianados here..... Wait till we get to my tasting post tomorrow...
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:46 PM   #16
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Gadget, Victory HopWallop Rocks! All Dogfish brews rule as well. Never been a fan of Lagunitas, you'd think as a judge, I'd be able to nail it right on the head, but nope. Just not my cup-o-hops I guess. Great list though. Nice to know we have some serious afficianados here..... Wait till we get to my tasting post tomorrow...
btw.. I like your primer... good stuff...

Lagunitas Maximus is a beer that both my Valentine bride and I both like though she would just as quickly order a Blue Moon, Saxo, Lagunitas White, Karma, Petrus, or any wheat beer.

edited --- You must give that Lagunitas Sirius a try...so good, so right


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Old 02-14-2008, 01:59 PM   #17
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Thanks!!!
I used to brew my own beer 10-15 years ago.
After reading your primer, I believe I might have to try my hand at it again!
Mrs Hoot rolls her eyes at me and says,
"Here we go again!"
I prefer stout or a porter, but I am quite fond of IPA.
I look forward to more of your primer!!
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Hey SixSix, I was tempted to attempt to get my own saucer on the wall at Flying Saucer!
LOL! What a wonderful task. :)
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... my Valentine bride and I both like ...
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Happy Anniversary!

As for the rest.... Right now I am working on a "how to taste beer" edition of the primer. With good instructions on throwing a beer tasting party Should be done tomorrow morning.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:44 PM   #20
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I believe I might have to try my hand at it again!
Mrs Hoot rolls her eyes at me and says,
"Here we go again!"
yepper..here we go again! Just remember this important phrase when equipment shopping, "for just a few dollars more I could have..." Don't fool around, get the entry level kegging equipment. Bottles are a pain.
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