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magnus

Member Since 29 Nov 2008
Last Active Yesterday, 05:53 PM
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In Topic: The official Liquor thread.

18 April 2015 - 09:05 PM

I haven't had the pleasure of Weller 12 yet.   EC12 is great, the barrel proof will shake your soul around.   But in general, I tend to dig on 4 year, 6 year stuff.   People getting so damn nutty about Pappy 15, 20, 23, I don't know.  Bourbon has fresh char barrels, the greatest impact on white dog happens in the first couple years.  The best, I'm sure, makes it past 4 but how much better? The variation has to be less than scotch.


In Topic: Homebrews - Who does it?

18 April 2015 - 12:27 PM

Brewer here, about 2000 people drink my beer at festivals but only my friends get regular access.  Last year I cut the bullshit and have gone brew-in-bag and improved my quality of life and the amount of crap I need around. 

 

LG is dead on. Also, growlers (I even know people who store on 2 liter bottles) can be handy to share.  Bottling a whole batch is for suckers.  Get a couple corny kegs and a good co2 bottle and, again, make life easier.

 

 

In general, if you can cook, you can brew.  if you can boil water, you can more or less brew.  Just be present in the moment when you need it, be clean, be adventurous.  I've given that specific talk to people at festivals when they marvel at what I've done, and then watched a few grow into award winners.  

 

This isn't hard, there aren't secrets to the processes or recipes.  The hard part, if money is a pain, is getting going on things like kegging or chillers or that type stuff, being DIY autodidact never hurts, and getting reps under your belt.  Local homebrew clubs and brew demos at stores don't hurt either.  I know Carolina Brewmasters are fantastic if you're in Charlotte. 


In Topic: The official Liquor thread.

18 April 2015 - 12:24 PM

rye here
Knob Creek Rye, Bulleit, hell, Beam in a pinch

 

Bourbon too, obviously

 

 


In Topic: Why is it that some of you huddlers are fixated on..

03 April 2015 - 10:36 PM

40 time isn't crucial, and this won't be popular, but I care about a prospect a ton more than I care whether he went to a school you like. 


In Topic: Perspective on Pre Draft Visits

03 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

and this team believes in good board work.  If you don't get the concepts, you're probably not high on their board.