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James Ford

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« Reply #1260 on: March 29, 2012, 02:43:29 pm »
First a marriage, then a puppy. When should we expect a Sweetcell Jr.?


baked bread last night from the leftover spent grains from homebrewing.  delicious!

a fringe benefit of getting away from all-extract brewing.  the missus is an amazing bread baker but we have yet to incorporate the used grains into anything.  there are also recipes that can use beer yeast, including harvested (post-fermentation) yeast - hit up the googles for "barm bread".

i found a recipe for dog treats using spent grain.  just got myself a puppy last week, so i now have someone to bake them for ;D

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« Reply #1261 on: March 29, 2012, 03:22:57 pm »
definitely not before we're certain we can keep the puppy alive  :o
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« Reply #1262 on: March 29, 2012, 03:54:34 pm »
baked bread last night from the leftover spent grains from homebrewing.  delicious!

a fringe benefit of getting away from all-extract brewing.  the missus is an amazing bread baker but we have yet to incorporate the used grains into anything.  there are also recipes that can use beer yeast, including harvested (post-fermentation) yeast - hit up the googles for "barm bread".

i found a recipe for dog treats using spent grain.  just got myself a puppy last week, so i now have someone to bake them for ;D

awesome.  thanks for the heads up on barm bread.  looks like a lot of work.

made dog treats too. although no dog to give them to.

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« Reply #1263 on: March 31, 2012, 03:00:39 pm »
thanks for the heads up - as of this morning they had wised up and were selling it for $9 a bottle instead of the $24.99 you got it for

Unlike our good friend James Ford, I'm willing to let my fellow boardies know that I just picked up two four packs of KBS right here.

http://wagnersliquor.com/

They had a few cases as of noon.

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« Reply #1264 on: March 31, 2012, 05:14:31 pm »
Seems like this would be a better option...(copied and pasted from BA forum)

Was just at the Fairfax, VA Total Wine, and they had FBS for 3.99 a four pack. Picked up a case for 23.94, bottled 11/11/11. They also had Bell's Cherry Stout and Bell's Java Stout for 3.99 a four pack.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1265 on: March 31, 2012, 07:46:44 pm »
thats a pretty wild and crazy price for FBS - I don;t really care for Bells cherry stout but those are killer prices

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« Reply #1266 on: April 01, 2012, 05:38:52 am »
Hey guys... been reading this thread for awhile and have had some great finds.  I have been deployed since December (return in June) and have had my wife pick up some beer that you guys have suggested (and some random ones she grabbed) to stock up for when I get back.  What do you think I need to add to my list? (Just recently getting into this).

Founder's KBS
Founder's Imperial Stout
Breckenridge Small Batch 471
Bell's Hopslam
Firestone Union Jack IPA
Firestone Walker's Reserve
Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale (Pearl Jam 20)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1267 on: April 01, 2012, 04:39:39 pm »
Stopped by the Lincolnia location:

FBS was sold out, but other discount deals included: Williamsburg Coffee Stout 3.99/6 pk, Dogfish Chicory Stout $3.99/4 pk, Magic Hat Howl $3.99/6 pk, Weyerbacher Winter Ale, 3.99/6 pk. Saw signs for Bells White Winter and Double Cream Stout and Victory Yakima Glory, all 3.99/6 pk. but they were all sold out.

Seems like this would be a better option...(copied and pasted from BA forum)

Was just at the Fairfax, VA Total Wine, and they had FBS for 3.99 a four pack. Picked up a case for 23.94, bottled 11/11/11. They also had Bell's Cherry Stout and Bell's Java Stout for 3.99 a four pack.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1268 on: April 01, 2012, 04:41:36 pm »
Those are all good to great. If the words barrel aged barleyine appeal to you, seek out Weyerbacher Insanity.


Hey guys... been reading this thread for awhile and have had some great finds.  I have been deployed since December (return in June) and have had my wife pick up some beer that you guys have suggested (and some random ones she grabbed) to stock up for when I get back.  What do you think I need to add to my list? (Just recently getting into this).

Founder's KBS
Founder's Imperial Stout
Breckenridge Small Batch 471
Bell's Hopslam
Firestone Union Jack IPA
Firestone Walker's Reserve
Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale (Pearl Jam 20)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1269 on: April 02, 2012, 12:40:56 am »
thanks for the heads up - as of this morning they had wised up and were selling it for $9 a bottle instead of the $24.99 you got it for

i got a 4-pack from them on friday for $25, glad i made it there before they switched to gouging for singles (name for a new band?!?). 

yup, KBS lives up to the hype.  simply delicious.  i might try aging a bottle because i thought the bourbon was a touch too forward and the bourbon fades a little with cellaring supposedly. 
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« Reply #1270 on: April 02, 2012, 12:46:07 am »
Hey guys... been reading this thread for awhile and have had some great finds.  I have been deployed since December (return in June) and have had my wife pick up some beer that you guys have suggested (and some random ones she grabbed) to stock up for when I get back.  What do you think I need to add to my list? (Just recently getting into this).

Founder's KBS
Founder's Imperial Stout
Breckenridge Small Batch 471
Bell's Hopslam
Firestone Union Jack IPA
Firestone Walker's Reserve
Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale (Pearl Jam 20)

awesome list, looks like Nugget Nectar should be in there too (if only under the "tasty beer hyped on the 930 board" category).

do you have a source for KBS and Imp Stout?  they are both seasonals.  KBS only comes out in march, is hard to find unless you're right on top of it (and they disappear fast).  if you wife hasn't already scored some you're out of luck until march 2013.   Imp Stout is also only available once a year, in january.  i can help you with an Imperial, i've got a few aging in the basement.  sorry, i'm not sharing my KBS ;D
 
p.s. kudos to the wife for hunting down all that delicious beer for you.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1271 on: April 02, 2012, 07:54:01 am »
All of these she already got her hands on.  I live down in Yorktown and the Total Wine in Hampton has had all of these (seemingly without the mad rush of the metro-DC area stores)

...and yes, she has been awesome throughout this deployment

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1272 on: April 02, 2012, 09:58:07 am »
Bourbon in Woodley Park has KBS and Goose Island BCBS.

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« Reply #1273 on: April 07, 2012, 11:19:29 pm »
posted this on homebrewtalk.com:

went on a tour of the Harpoon brewery in Windsor, VT.  if you happen to be in the area i strongly recommend it.  not sure what the boston brewery is like, but the windsor one is way chill.

- the people there truly love their job.  two different tour guides blurted out during their segment of the tour "I HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!".  infectious attitude :)

- they have the most kick-ass plate-chiller... as in, it can handle something like 5000+ gallons of boiling wort in less than 15 mins.

- dry-hopping requires someone to scale the outside of a 3-storey fermenter to manually drop in a large basket of hops.  i want that job.

- they aren't supposed to serve you more than four 2-oz samples of their beer at the end of the tour, but they do.  oh gawd to they ever (hic!)

- saw several 44-pound bags of hops laying around, including falconer's flight... drool.

Harpoon will always hold a special place in my heart because we had a keg of their summer ale at my wedding.  that being said, i also recognize some of their offerings are a tad same-y.  however i can heartily recommend any and all of the following, which i both sampled today and walked away with:

- Rich & Dan's Rye IPA: damn solid.  nice strong hoppiness with a mild bite, rye woodiness, 6.9% abv.  recommended.
- Catamount Maple Wheat: good maple taste without being too sweet.  alone it's worth the trip up to the brewery.
- Leviathan Imperial IPA: everything you'd expect in a IIPA.  delicious.
- Leviathan Quad - OMG OMG OMG one of the tastiest american-made quadrupels i've ever had.  amazing balance of sweetness and alcohol heat.  i bought their very last case of the stuff.  those bottles are going straight to my cellar.  looking forward to enjoying these as their complexity develops over the months and years #kidinacandyshop.
- Leviathan Barleywine - the only one i didn't sample today, but one can't really go wrong with a barleywine (especially if aged a few month/years, as i intend to do with this 4-pack)
- Leviathan Triticus - walked out with a growler of this stuff because they barrel-aged the draft version in bourbon barrels (bottled stuff isn't).  it was absolutely amazing.  can't wait to crack into this one next weekend.

Harpoon's regular-gravity beers are decent to very good, but these guys really know how to make strong & flavorful beers.  i'm very lucky that my in-laws live a few miles up the road from windsor ;D
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1274 on: April 10, 2012, 02:45:34 pm »
Has anyone had the opportunity to try the "Insidious"- a bourbon barrel aged russian imperial stout from Fegley's Brewworks in Allentown, PA?  I was up there last weekend and picked up a case for $60. It's a bit thinner than the KBS and not as chewy.  But the flavor comes pretty darn close, at a fraction of the cost....  9 % ABV.  As it warms, you can taste the bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and hints of toffee.  A real nice overall roasty quality.